Labor’s seasonal worker media blitz not working for Victoria

A glossy media campaign to attract seasonal workers, announced today by the Andrews Labor Government, is an insulting step backwards for Victoria’s agriculture sector after months of warnings and negotiations. Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes has ignored genuine proposals from industry to solve the problem, as a looming gap of more than 20,000 workers is expected…

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Minister sitting on the fence on duck hunting season

The Andrews Labor Government has refused to oppose a push by an extreme anti-hunting group to ban duck shooting, raising questions on whether there will be a season in 2021. The Coalition Against Duck Shooting is running a negative campaign to discredit Victoria’s law-abiding, legitimate hunters. Asked in State Parliament this week to stand up…

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Kyabram P-12 finally has its day in the Budget says Walsh

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Kyabram P-12’s $6.75 million allocation in the Victorian Government’s Budget is a win for the school and a great start towards the total funding required. Mr Walsh said school council chairman Dale Denham and his whole team should be congratulated on their efforts in obtaining funding. He said…

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Regional Victoria robbed in big borrowing, big debt Labor Budget

The Andrews Labor Government has outspent itself with a city-focussed State Budget that delivers little for regional Victorians. Country people’s resilience has been stretched to the limit this year, first by catastrophic bushfires and then two waves of coronavirus shutdowns that have blown a hole in once thriving local economies. Today’s State Budget doesn’t deliver…

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Statement on border closure with South Australia

Victorians have sacrificed too much to risk new coronavirus outbreaks in our communities, but these further border closures will have a devastating impact on our cross-border communities if decisions aren’t made with a deep understanding of local needs. The Andrews Labor Government’s decision to implement its own permit system on the South Australian border has…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR- Re: State Budget

Dear Editor, Next week’s 2020-21 Victorian State Budget is a critical chance to lay out a plan to restore Victorians’ lives and livelihoods. The lessons of 2020 have created unique opportunities for regional Victoria. Enforced working from home has showed us it’s possible to have a job in the city, while living in the country.…

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Libs/Nats will rescue Victoria from Belt and Road deal

A Liberal Nationals Government will rescue Victoria from Labor’s lopsided and secretive Belt and Road deal with the Chinese Government according to The Nationals leader Peter Walsh. He said while this was not a decision that has been taken lightly; it “is the right decision for Victoria”. “The Belt and Road deal is not in…

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