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Labor must step up for timber industry
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Labor must step up for timber industry

Victoria’s timber industry has been given a glimmer of hope in the latest report into the Leadbeater’s Possum protection measures but the Andrews Labor Government now needs to step up. The review of the effectiveness…
Mill questions remain unanswered
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Mill questions remain unanswered

Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, has said some key details on yesterday's Heyfield Mill announcement were yet to be fully explained and the State Government needed to provide clarity for the workers, their families and…
Jobs to go at Heyfield
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Jobs to go at Heyfield

The Government’s announcement on the Heyfield Mill today poses more questions than it provides answers, says Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull. "It’s particularly concerning when mill workers advise both myself and the media they…
Avon River Bridge included in rail package
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Avon River Bridge included in rail package

Funding to upgrade the Avon River Bridge has been confirmed, as part of the Federal Government’s $1.6 billion regional rail package announced today. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, is over the moon with the…
East Gippsland has a strong role to play in decentralisation
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East Gippsland has a strong role to play in decentralisation

East Gippsland has a strong role to play in the Liberal-National Coalition’s decentralisation plans, as identified in the Population Policy Taskforce’s interim report, launched earlier this week. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said this…
CFA Bill sent to Parliamentary committee
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CFA Bill sent to Parliamentary committee

Legislation that volunteer firefighters fear will tear apart the Country Fire Authority has been sent to a committee for consultation and improvements, failing to receive the required level of support in Parliament’s Legislative Council Member…
Funding reduction the reason for poor road conditions
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Funding reduction the reason for poor road conditions

The Auditor-General’s Report into Maintaining State-Controlled Roadways has confirmed that East Gippsland motorists are worse off under the Andrews Labor Government, according to Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull. Mr Bull said the report, released today,…
Liberal-Nationals introduce legislation to create a new offence of ramming a police vehicle
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Liberal-Nationals introduce legislation to create a new offence of ramming a police vehicle

The Liberal-Nationals Coalition has this week introduced legislation to State Parliament to create a new offence of ramming a police vehicle, a week after a serious incident in Gippsland. Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, said…
Bairnsdale, Swan Reach and Heyfield residents to get more active with grants
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Bairnsdale, Swan Reach and Heyfield residents to get more active with grants

East Gippsland sporting organisations have received a slice of the VicHealth Active Club Grant pie, with clubs in Bairnsdale, Swan Reach and Heyfield sharing almost $10,000 in funding. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said…
Gippsland Line is Victoria’s worst performing
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Gippsland Line is Victoria’s worst performing

Latest train punctuality data from the Andrews Labor Government shows the Gippsland Line is currently the worst performing service in the state. For the month of May, only 66 per cent of Bairnsdale trains ran…
Changes recommended to ‘Uber’ tax
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Changes recommended to ‘Uber’ tax

A parliamentary committee has recommended the Andrews Labor Government reconsider its proposed taxi reform legislation, including its new $2 tax on every taxi trip. Daniel Andrews’ own Labor MPs were among the committee members who…
Daniel Andrews has let Heyfield down
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Daniel Andrews has let Heyfield down

The news yesterday that Australian Sustainable Hardwoods will close is devastating for the local community and complete failure by Premier Daniel Andrews to seriously address the issue, says Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull. “I was…
Labor has funds for wild dogs (at the zoo), but dropping the ball on the real dog issue
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Labor has funds for wild dogs (at the zoo), but dropping the ball on the real dog issue

The State Labor Government has announced $9 million for wild dogs, but unfortunately for East Gippsland farmers, it is a $9m upgrade to the Melbourne Zoo enclosure that will house African wild dogs. “This announcement…
Mallacoota Coast Guard gets its shed
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Mallacoota Coast Guard gets its shed

Mallacoota Coast Guard has received almost $300,000 in funding to build a three-door shed, thanks to the Emergency Services Volunteer Equipment Sustainability Grant Program, Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, announced today. Member for Gippsland East,…
Labor must save every Heyfield job
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Labor must save every Heyfield job

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has refused to detail whether a business case was completed before the Government offered to buy the Heyfield mill, where 260 jobs are facing the axe. Asked in Parliament on Thursday…
24/7 service to support victims of crime
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24/7 service to support victims of crime

Victims of crime would have faster access to support under a Liberal-Nationals government. If elected, a Liberal-Nationals Coalition will establish a new Victims Support Rapid Response Service, which would offer mobile, 24/7 counselling to victims…
Saving all Heyfield jobs now state's biggest priority
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Saving all Heyfield jobs now state's biggest priority

The announcement yesterday that Carter Holt Harvey will close its Morwell operations and the loss of 160 jobs makes saving all of the 250 jobs at Heyfield mill an absolute necessity and the highest priority…
2.5 years and still no wild dog group
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2.5 years and still no wild dog group

Two and a half years into the term of this Labor Government and the Minister’s much touted Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee has still not been appointed, let alone had a meeting, which is a…
Bring forward Gelantipy Road works: Bull
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Bring forward Gelantipy Road works: Bull

Victoria’s Roads Minister has been asked to bring forward works planned for Gelantipy Road, which otherwise will not take place until 2018. In State Parliament last night, Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, said his office…
Premier continues attack on CFA volunteers
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Premier continues attack on CFA volunteers

Daniel Andrews has ramped up his attack on Country Fire Authority volunteers, with plans to split Victoria’s biggest volunteer organisation. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said Labor’s secret cabinet committee – designed to tear apart…