LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, A decision by the Federal Liberal Nationals Government to extend the JobKeeper scheme for a further six months will be welcomed by country Victorian businesses that are relying on the payments to keep local people in work. Restrictions in place to stop the spread of coronavirus are there to save lives, but they’ve…

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Update- Covid-19 Restrictions

On Sunday 2nd August, the Premier made some very significant announcements regarding restrictions across Victoria. Metropolitan Melbourne is now under Stage 4 restrictions and Regional Victoria (including Mitchell Shire) will return to Stage 3 restrictions from Thursday. Here’s the latest: STAGE 3 STAY AT HOME RESTRICTIONS From 11.59pm Wednesday 5th August regional Victoria will return to…

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Statement on COVID restrictions for regional Victoria

Regional Victoria is reluctantly re-entering Stage 3 COVID restrictions this week. Like all Victorians, we have done our bit to stop the spread of coronavirus, to save lives and to protect the future of our country businesses and communities. We feel utterly let down by the Andrews Labor Government. Main streets of our country towns…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, Border closures continue to have a massive impact on families, businesses and communities. As a resident of a Murray River community, I understand well how much we rely on our interstate neighbours – and them us. Victorian Nationals MPs have been working constructively with our interstate counterparts to help individuals and businesses through…

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Dan’s plan to close meat processors will put food security at risk

The Andrews Labor Government’s failure to get coronavirus outbreaks at meatworks under control is threatening the supply of food to supermarket shelves. High demand for meat through the COVID-19 crisis has seen supermarket shelves stripped bare, but the Andrews Labor Government has flagged it will consider closing meat processors as part of its pandemic response.…

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Victorian timber workers an endangered species under Labor

A review of the Victorian timber industry’s Code, announced by the Andrews Labor Government today, is another nail in the coffin for local jobs and industry confidence. Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh said the Government’s review of the Code of Practice for Timber Production 2014 will do nothing to protect jobs. “The Andrews Labor…

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Urgent solutions needed for Victoria’s cross-border communities

Empty words from the Andrews Labor Government aren’t enough to fix the challenges facing Victoria’s cross-border communities. While we all understand the critical need to stop the spread of this deadly virus, the closures have forced families apart, cut countless workers off from their workplace and stopped the flow of goods and services. Further restrictions…

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