Labor’s got no shame steamrolling the rights of Victorians

Background Labor’s Attorney-General Jill Hennessy has today refused to guarantee that the Andrews Labor Government won’t make changes to the Public Health and Wellbeing Act to stop Victorians from accessing compensation for its destructive coronavirus restrictions. The Public Health and Wellbeing Act allows a person who suffers loss arising from a direction of the Chief…

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Labor’s sole trader support misses the mark

Sole traders who run their business from home continue to be overlooked for financial support to help them stay afloat as harsh coronavirus restrictions smash incomes of Victoria’s smallest businesses. The Andrews Labor Government’s latest business support package again fails to provide any funds for Victorians running their own business from home as a sole…

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Statement on regional Victoria moving to the Third Step

Regional Victorians have done the heavy lifting to stop the spread of COVID-19 with restrictions to be eased from 11.59pm tomorrow night (Wednesday 16 September). Each and every country Victorian has been forced to make massive sacrifices to get to this point. People have given up time with family and friends. We’ve missed weddings and…

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What price do we put on our people?

THERE are people around Australia – I have been trying to help one woman here in the electorate of Murray Plains – desperate to get into other states to farewell loved ones before it is too late. For too many of them, that deadline has passed. Parents, even worse, children, dying in hospitals in other…

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Labor must lift workforce limits or risk stealing Christmas

The Andrews Labor Government must work with industry to resolve fears the food supply chain will crumble unless workforce restrictions are lifted before the busy Christmas period. Industry has called for the requirement on meat processors and food distribution centres to be safely increased from 67 per cent to make sure there’s enough workers to…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, In good news for 2020, Victorian lamb producers are looking forward to one of the best seasons in years. But there’s massive concern in the industry that if workforce restrictions on meat processors aren’t relaxed soon, particularly in regional areas that have recorded few – if any – cases of coronavirus, that our…

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