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Maffra mental health training open
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Maffra mental health training open

Training to help friends, family and work colleagues deal with mental health issues is available in the Maffra area. Member for Gippsland East and Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Tim Bull, said Wellington Primary Care…
Minister needs to step up and save 65 East Gippsland jobs
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Minister needs to step up and save 65 East Gippsland jobs

Brickworks, the parent company of Auswest Timbers, which has facilities based in Orbost and Bairnsdale, has threatened to close its East Gippsland operations due to the inaction of the Andrews Labor Government on providing timber…
Wild dog bounty backflip was a long time coming
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Wild dog bounty backflip was a long time coming

Having called for the reinstatement of the wild dog bounty no less than seven times in State Parliament since it was cut by the State Labor Government, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said today’s…
Minister urged to assist Mallacoota Medical Centre
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Minister urged to assist Mallacoota Medical Centre

The State Government has been asked to provide urgent assistance for the Mallacoota Medical Centre to prevent a possible imminent closure. Speaking in State Parliament last night, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, called on…
Guy’s visit will help East Gippsland prosper
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Guy’s visit will help East Gippsland prosper

Industry leaders from across the region have discussed key opportunities for the region with State Opposition Leader, Matthew Guy, during his visit to the electorate yesterday. Mr Guy joined Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull,…
Government asked for respite funding
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Government asked for respite funding

The State Government has been called on to help families in need after Noweyung announced its intention to build an adult respite facility in Bairnsdale. Member for Gippsland East and Shadow Minister for Disability, Tim…
Inspirational Daniher, generous locals help raise $8500 for MND research, awareness
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Inspirational Daniher, generous locals help raise $8500 for MND research, awareness

Friday’s morning tea with motor neurone disease sufferer and former AFL/VFL legend, Neale Daniher, was a resounding success in raising awareness of the terminal illness, according to, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull. The morning…
Madness of scrapping wild dog bounty highlighted in Department's own figures
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Madness of scrapping wild dog bounty highlighted in Department's own figures

The wild dog bounty, cut by this State Government and costing less than one full-time wage per annum, was resulting in more dogs being caught than department trappers are catching – despite “around 24” staff…
Grants open to emergency service volunteers
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Grants open to emergency service volunteers

A new grants stream to provide new equipment, updated facilities and further education and training has is open to Victoria’s emergency services personnel. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability…
Stratford-Maffra Road stretch set for reseal
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Stratford-Maffra Road stretch set for reseal

Having repeatedly raised the poor condition of Stratford-Maffra Road in State Parliament this year, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has received confirmation works will soon be undertaken.   “After questioning the Minister again recently,…
No relief for farmers battling wild dog attacks
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No relief for farmers battling wild dog attacks

Local farmers battling wild dog attacks on livestock have been let down by the State Government again, after it failed to answer questions about the control program’s future in Parliament last week. The Government took…
Funding for shade available through grants
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Funding for shade available through grants

Funding is available to local sporting clubs and community groups looking to protect their members from the harsh elements of the sun, as part of the Community Shade Grants Program. Member for Gippsland East, Tim…
Minister must end timber uncertainty
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Minister must end timber uncertainty

The Forest Industry Taskforce’s long-awaited ‘statement of intent’, released last week, has provided only more uncertainty for the region’s timber industry, according to State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull. “The Taskforce was to have…
Lakes police levels referred to Chief
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Lakes police levels referred to Chief

The Police Minister will pass on concerns of police resourcing at Lakes Entrance over the upcoming school holiday period to the Chief Commissioner, after the matter was again raised in Parliament this week by Gippsland…
CFA EBA ‘destructive and divisive’
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CFA EBA ‘destructive and divisive’

Former Country Fire Authority chief executive officer, Lucinda Nolan, has described the current firefighters’ enterprise bargaining agreement as being “destructive and divisive” to the CFA. Ms Nolan also stated the EBA would impact the “entire…
Feedback sought on new coastal Act
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Feedback sought on new coastal Act

A new Parliamentary Act to help manage and preserve Victoria’s unique coastal areas is being established by the Victorian Government, with feedback being sought. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said the Government was calling…
Police Minister intervenes when it suits
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Police Minister intervenes when it suits

The motives behind the Police Minister’s decision to intervene with the hours of operation at Waurn Ponds Police Station in her own area, but not other regions across Victoria such as Lakes Entrance, was raised…
Roads Minister questioned about highway closure
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Roads Minister questioned about highway closure

The lack of notification and consultation with the local business and tourism sector in relation to the closure of the Princes Highway at Bunga Creek, east of Lakes Entrance, has been raised in Parliament by…
Concerns over Doctors in Schools program
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Concerns over Doctors in Schools program

The announcement of the State Government’s Doctors in Secondary Schools Program has raised a number of concerns about exactly how the program will run, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull. The Government this…
Fracking ban follows Coalition lead
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Fracking ban follows Coalition lead

State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said today’s announcement by the Government relating to onshore gas, followed the lead of the previous Coalition Government. The announcement today put a permanent ban on onshore unconventional…