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Neglect from Labor as college overlooked again
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Neglect from Labor as college overlooked again

Local upper house Labor MP, Harriet Shing, has again put her foot in her mouth after comments on local radio last week that schools in Gippsland had been “neglected”. “Given Labor has been in government…
Bull receives confirmation on V/Line air con upgrade
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Bull receives confirmation on V/Line air con upgrade

Having raised the issue in State Parliament on a number of occasions, Gippsland East MP Tim Bull has received confirmation the air conditioning system will be upgraded across the entire “classic” V/Line train fleet. “With…
Bull blasts Premier’s no show on Budget day
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Bull blasts Premier’s no show on Budget day

Premier Daniel Andrews has been reminded about the plight of Australian Sustainable Hardwoods workers on State Budget day in Parliament this afternoon. State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, told Parliament: “The ongoing uncertainty is…
Statement on today's State Budget
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Statement on today's State Budget

Like much of rural Victoria, East Gippsland has again missed out in this year’s State Budget with country areas outside major provincial centres seemingly not on Labor’s map. The situation is this Budget clearly points…
Murray Goulburn Maffra will remain!
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Murray Goulburn Maffra will remain!

The announcement by Murray Goulburn this morning that it will continue operations at its Maffra plant has been welcomed by a delighted Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, who described it as “fantastic news”. “Having met…
Findings of habitat review sought
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Findings of habitat review sought

With just days remaining in April, the State Government needs to immediately release the findings of its review into the Leadbeater possum and timber harvesting, as it promised in February to do by the end…
Budget must deliver for Gippsland East
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Budget must deliver for Gippsland East

Reinstatement of country roads funding, the upgrade of the Stratford Rail Bridge and completion of Bairnsdale Secondary College are among the local expectations for next week’s State Budget. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said…
Tougher approach promised by Coalition
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Tougher approach promised by Coalition

An elected Liberal-Nationals Coalition government will take a tough approach to repeat offenders under new sentencing laws, says Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull. Mr Bull said criminals who repeatedly offend should not be getting…
‘Seriously underfunded’ roads network
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‘Seriously underfunded’ roads network

Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, has backed a call from the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) to reinstate road funding cuts to rural and regional Victoria. Victoria’s regional highway network is “seriously underfunded”, requires…
Nominate a senior for Victorian awards
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Nominate a senior for Victorian awards

Local residents should consider nominating suitable candidates for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards, according to Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull. “East Gippsland is lucky to have so many inspirational seniors continually supporting…
Question ignored, extra police denied
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Question ignored, extra police denied

The Lakes Entrance community has been given no reassurance that increased levels of police will cater for local residents and the thousands of visitors expected to visit the area over the Easter holidays. Member for…
New boat for Lakes surf life savers
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New boat for Lakes surf life savers

Lakes Entrance’s surf life savers will have a new inflatable rescue boat (IRB) by next summer, thanks to a Victorian Emergency Services Equipment Program grant. Surf Life Saving Lakes Entrance will also receive five new…
Levy just an extra tax on country residents
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Levy just an extra tax on country residents

East Gippsland taxi users should not be forced into paying a new levy to compensate metropolitan taxi operators, according to Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull. Mr Bull said the Government recently put forward legislation…
Paynesville Coast Guard sets the right course
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Paynesville Coast Guard sets the right course

Paynesville Coast Guard will soon be able to undertake rescues more safely and effectively, with the addition of a new vessel and electronic steering system. The flotilla was the recipient of more than $45,000 worth…
Marlo Coast Guard handed training boost
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Marlo Coast Guard handed training boost

Marlo Coast Guard volunteers are set to receive better training with the assistance of a $7500 Emergency Management Victoria grant. Commander, Harry Ferrier, said the grant came on the back of recent movements which saw…
Mill closure a real kick in the guts for Heyfield
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Mill closure a real kick in the guts for Heyfield

The announcement by Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) today that it will close its Heyfield operations is devastating news and a real "kick in the guts" for the local community, said State Member for Gippsland East,…
$2875 boost for Briagolong Fire Brigade
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$2875 boost for Briagolong Fire Brigade

The firefighting capabilities of Briagolong Fire Brigade have been boosted, thanks to almost $3000 in funding from Emergency Management Victoria. Captain, John Hamment, said the brigade would receive $2875 from the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability…
School to build a special playground
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School to build a special playground

East Gippsland Specialist School will build a new playground for its students, receiving $200,000 from the Inclusive Schools Fund. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, congratulated the school and visited the site of the soon-to-be-built…
Funding to refurbish or build Men’s Sheds
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Funding to refurbish or build Men’s Sheds

Funding has become available refurbish or construct Men’s Sheds across East Gippsland, according to Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull. Mr Bull said the latest round of the Men’s Sheds Grants Program opened today, with…
Marlo’s Mortons set sights on Winter Olympics
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Marlo’s Mortons set sights on Winter Olympics

Marlo biathletes Damon and Darcie Morton have their sights set on representing Australia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, following a successful campaign at the Asian Winter Games. Member for Gippsland East,…