Low Indigenous vaccination rates risk widening the gap in north east Victoria

Vaccine hesitancy and testing hesitancy in Victoria’s Indigenous communities’ risks pushing people further into disadvantage under the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to offer more freedoms to people who are fully-vaccinated. Geographic data (SA4) from the Australian Government has revealed serious gaps in Victoria’s vaccine rollout in Indigenous communities, with the Hume region recording 48.43 per…

Illogical rules starving the food supply chain

Industry has warned there’ll be “no food on the shelves” if the Andrews Labor Government fails to act to fix workforce shortages that risk bringing Victoria’s food supply chain to a grinding halt. Reports today detail the pressure on local meat processors, supermarkets and food distribution centres as they struggle to keep up with demand…

Scrap the border bubble says Walsh

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, wants the border bubble shelved. Mr Walsh said residents of the communities along the NSW border want to see all the cross-border restrictions removed. They want, he said, to return to being one community again and not live in fear that draconian rules from the…