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Omeo issues remain unaddressed
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Omeo issues remain unaddressed

Issues affecting the operations of the Omeo Early Childhood Development Centre have still not been addressed by the Andrews Labor Government, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, who is desperately seeking answers.  …
Award recognises island initiatives
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Award recognises island initiatives

Having helped initiate works at one of the sites, Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, is pleased the Gippsland Lakes Bird Habitat Restoration Project at Crescent and Pelican Islands received a Victorian Coastal Award in…
Lakes development to boost tourism
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Lakes development to boost tourism

An elected Liberal Nationals government will kick-start development of a new $4.5 million tourism drawcard on Bullock Island that will boost visitation to Lakes Entrance.   Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh and Gippsland East…
Stratford Rail Bridge still not happening
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Stratford Rail Bridge still not happening

In March this year, the Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allen and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing visited the Stratford rail bridge to announce the start of work on its replacement as part of…
Traditional burning, healthier bushland
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Traditional burning, healthier bushland

Improving the health of East Gippsland’s bush, while reducing fire risk, will be an aim of an elected Liberal Nationals Government, which has declared support for the Return of the Firestick project, which is based…
Labor votes down presumptive rights
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Labor votes down presumptive rights

An attempt by the Liberal Nationals to introduce presumptive cancer rights for firefighters in Victoria was yesterday dismissed by the Andrews Labor Government, much to the concern of Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.  …
Labor out of its depth with wild dog control
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Labor out of its depth with wild dog control

Labor’s Agriculture Minister has again proved she is out of her depth when it comes to wild dog control, appearing to have no knowledge of a recent ban to the larger traps used by doggers…
Lakes gets raw deal under Labor
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Lakes gets raw deal under Labor

Having not had a mention in the 906 pages of State Budget papers for any capital investment, it is clear Lakes Entrance is getting a raw deal under Labor.   That’s according to Gippsland East…
Drought help available now for farmers
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Drought help available now for farmers

Farmers across East Gippsland experiencing drought can obtain immediate assistance from the Federal Government.   Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said a rainfall deficiency measure calculated by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) had replaced…
Volunteer emergency service grants available
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Volunteer emergency service grants available

East Gippsland’s emergency service organisations are being encouraged to repeat their highly successful efforts from last year by again applying for funding through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP).   Gippsland East Nationals MP,…
Raw deal, no Hope in latest Labor Budget
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Raw deal, no Hope in latest Labor Budget

Despite significant funding to metro areas in today’s State Budget, Bairnsdale Secondary College students and staff must continue to work in unsatisfactory conditions, Orbost police are being forced to serve their community from an outdated…
Patch job doesn’t make up for Labor neglect
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Patch job doesn’t make up for Labor neglect

The Fixing Country Roads fund, announced by the Andrews Labor Government last week, is scraps off the table after neglecting the local roads network for three years, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.…
Gippsland trainers to benefit from Cranbourne facility
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Gippsland trainers to benefit from Cranbourne facility

Thoroughbred trainers from right across Gippsland will benefit from the establishment of a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital in Cranbourne.   Gippsland East Nationals MP and Shadow Minister for Racing, Tim Bull, and Leader of the Opposition,…
Hope for local projects in State Budget
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Hope for local projects in State Budget

Funding for the Bairnsdale Fire Station relocation, a new police building at Orbost, the Hope residential rehabilitation facility and proposed Omeo mountain bike park are among the local priorities that will hopefully appear in next…
College appears to have missed out … again
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College appears to have missed out … again

Bairnsdale Secondary College appears to have again been denied redevelopment funding from this year’s State Budget, to be handed down next week, with Labor today spruiking maintenance funding to some local schools, but making no…
Dredge gets Shadow Minister’s approval
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Dredge gets Shadow Minister’s approval

The Tommy Norton dredge has been given the tick of approval by Shadow Minister for Ports, David Hodgett, who labelled the vessel a “tremendous asset” during last Thursday’s visit to Lakes Entrance with Gippsland East…
Liberal Nationals will bring back Country Roads and Bridges in East Gippsland
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Liberal Nationals will bring back Country Roads and Bridges in East Gippsland

An elected Liberal Nationals government will reinstate the Country Roads and Bridges program, providing approximately $1 million in grants to Victoria’s rural shires each year for four years, State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull,…
Childhood issues need addressing
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Childhood issues need addressing

A timeframe on when operational and capital works issues will be addressed at Omeo Early Childhood Development Centre has been sought in State Parliament by Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.   While the facility…
Petition recognises Omeo MTB support
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Petition recognises Omeo MTB support

Support for the proposed mountain bike park development in Omeo was recognised in State Parliament last week, with Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, tabling a petition urging the Government to fund the project.  …
Avenue naming a great tribute
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Avenue naming a great tribute

The service of John Armit to the Omeo and Tambo Valley communities will be remembered forever, following today’s official naming of an avenue of trees in memory of the late Bindi resident.   Having last…