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Commercial fishers not consulted

Fishing and Boating Minister, Jaala Pulford, has confirmed she did not consult with Gippsland Lakes fishers prior to announcing the compulsory buy out of their Gippsland Lakes licences.   Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull,…
Roadworks like a Keystone Cops episode
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Roadworks like a Keystone Cops episode

The roadwork between Stratford and Sale has been described in State Parliament as something you would expect to see on an episode of the Keystone Cops and the government responses likened to an excerpt from…

Labor must act on forest trespass offenders

The Andrews Labor Government must enforce trespass laws and remove unlawful protesters who invade forestry coupes, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.   As fires burned out of control and threatened lives and…
Hannah’s overseas study tour awaits
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Hannah’s overseas study tour awaits

Nagle College student Hannah Martin will soon visit culturally significant war sites in Vietnam and Singapore as part of an overseas study tour, having been recognised as a Spirit of ANZAC Prize winner.   The…
Trail must not affect timber industry
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Trail must not affect timber industry

Labor’s latest attempt to drive East Gippsland’s timber industry to extinction has been questioned in State Parliament by Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.   Mr Bull condemned Labor’s secret $1.5 million election commitment to…
Minister, please meet affected Lakes fishers
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Minister, please meet affected Lakes fishers

Victoria’s Fishing and Boating Minister has been asked to personally meet with the Gippsland Lakes commercial fishing licence holders that are subject to the State Government’s buyback.   Mr Bull used Parliament to ask Minister…
Farmers say drought package falls well short
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Farmers say drought package falls well short

Today’s announcement by Agriculture Minister Jaclyn Symes of new drought relief measures has fallen well short of farmer expectations with Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, describing it as “disappointingly light”.   “One farmer who…
Cricket grants will support drought areas
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Cricket grants will support drought areas

Cricket clubs across East Gippsland looking to upgrade their infrastructure or purchase new equipment can apply to two streams of funding from Cricket Australia.   Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, is encouraging Bairnsdale Cricket…
Road barrier installation rethink needed
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Road barrier installation rethink needed

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has renewed calls in State Parliament for the Government to pause the road barrier program between Bairnsdale and Stratford, following the decision to abandon the installation of centre barriers…
$15m from State would pay farm rates for both shires
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$15m from State would pay farm rates for both shires

Speaking in State Parliament today, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has yet again called for more support for drought-impacted farmers, particularly in the area of council rates relief, which could be provided to East…
Defending farmers’ rights against animal activists
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Defending farmers’ rights against animal activists

Unlawful animal rights activists are in the National Party’s sights with a motion moved in State Parliament to defend the rights of Victorian farmers against illegal activities.   Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said…
Labor still stalling on drought rate subsidies
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Labor still stalling on drought rate subsidies

Labor still won’t commit to subsiding local councils for farmer rates in drought stricken areas of East Gippsland.  “In the drought forums we had pre-Christmas, some which the Minister attended, individual landholders had many different…
Bull seeks water security update
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Bull seeks water security update

Questioned in Parliament this week on the Government’s plans to improve water security for Lindenow Valley irrigators, Water Minister Lisa Neville said any proposal for water storage in the area had to be considered in…
Premier won’t commit to rate relief
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Premier won’t commit to rate relief

Premier Daniel Andrews has refused to commit to providing rate relief to East Gippsland farmers on the first sitting day of 2019.   The Premier was asked by Nationals Leader, Peter Walsh, if he would…
Paynesville Road backflip welcomed
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Paynesville Road backflip welcomed

The State Government has back-flipped on its plans to install centre-of-the-road barriers on Paynesville Road, a decision welcomed by Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.   “My thanks to all those who signed the petition…
Patties’ Bairnsdale bakery to become world’s biggest
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Patties’ Bairnsdale bakery to become world’s biggest

Patties Foods Bairnsdale is to become the world’s largest savoury pie bakery.   State Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said today’s announcement of a $20 million expansion of the local factory was fantastic news for the…
Bull seeks farmer rate relief from Premier
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Bull seeks farmer rate relief from Premier

Premier Daniel Andrews has been asked to provide immediate council rate relief for eastern Victorian farmers.   In a letter sent last week, Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, suggested to the Premier that council…
Labor’s College commitment a slap in the face for school community
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Labor’s College commitment a slap in the face for school community

With State Election Day looming this Saturday, Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull has provided a summary of his commitments to East Gippsland, which is headed by the building of Stage 2 of the Bairnsdale…
Liberal Nationals will deliver more Lakes holiday police
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Liberal Nationals will deliver more Lakes holiday police

More police in tourist areas during peak holiday periods, including Lakes Entrance, will be delivered under a Liberal Nationals Government.   The Nationals Member for Gippsland East Tim Bull said the current guidelines that additional…
Liberal Nationals to invest in better housing for young Victorians with a disability
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Liberal Nationals to invest in better housing for young Victorians with a disability

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will establish a fund to get young Victorians with a disability out of aged care and into accommodation that meets their needs. The number of young people inappropriately accommodated in…