Liberal Nationals call for a halt to Labor’s brumby cull

The Liberal Nationals have listened to communities in Victoria’s High Country and are supporting their calls for the Andrews Government’s brumby cull to be halted. Brumbies are an iconic part of our State’s cultural identity, and whilst maintaining biodiversity in Victoria’s parks is necessary, any management of brumby populations must be conducted ethically and sustainably.…

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Liberal Nationals call for clear unemployment targets to be set

The Liberal Nationals are urging the State Government to adopt a jobs target that would see Victorians who lost their jobs to the COVID-19 restrictions back to work and back in business. Coronavirus has devastated Victoria’s economy, with thousands of small businesses forced to shut and hundreds of thousands of jobs forecast to be lost.…

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Statement on management of brumbies in the High Country

Brumby populations must be managed appropriately in Victoria. Brumbies are an iconic part of Victoria’s cultural heritage and High Country identity and their population numbers need to be managed sustainably. The Government must have appropriate, ethical management measures in place to protect our natural environment. Mustering and rehoming must be the priority in any government…

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Community Update

On May 11, the Victorian Government announced changes to COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews has extended the State of Emergency in Victoria until May 31 with the following changes which I have endeavoured to summarise for you below. These changes come into effect on Wednesday May 13. The Stay at Home rules remain…

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Thousands support call to reverse ban on recreational hunters

Thousands of Victorians have added their name to a petition demanding the Andrews Government reconsider its politically-motivated ban on recreational sales of firearms and ammunition. On March 31, thousands of legitimate, law-abiding recreational hunters in Victoria were told they would be prevented from purchasing from retail outlets as part of COVID-19 restrictions. The petition, supported…

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, Victoria’s blanket bans on solo recreational activities have never made sense. While we can get out for a socially distant walk along the river with a friend or to play basketball outdoors, solo pursuits like fishing, hunting, golf, prospecting and horse riding are off the menu. It’s particularly frustrating when you consider other…

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Payroll tax exemption on JobKeeper payments secured

Community pressure, with support from The Nationals, has forced the Andrews Labor Government to exclude JobKeeper payments from Victorian payroll tax and WorkCover premiums. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said it never should have been on the table for the State Government to try and tax Federal JobKeeper payments.…

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