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…

Urgent solution needed on seasonal worker border ban

An urgent solution is needed to resolve a ban on seasonal workers crossing into and out of Victoria from midnight tonight. The ban is part of strict new border controls and has left Victoria’s horticulture sector concerned about the supply of labour for the future. Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh wrote to Victorian Agriculture…

Echuca-Moama COVID bubble ready to burst says Walsh

THE Echuca-Moama COVID-19 bubble has to be urgently reconstructed before it bursts. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is co-ordinating business and community demands that checkpoints be moved from the Murray River back as far as the Barmah turnoff. Mr Walsh said the gridlock trying to move so many people through the checkpoint on Meninya…