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A Strong Local Voice, Part Of A Strong Team

Hello and welcome to my website. As your Member for Gippsland East I'm pleased to give you a voice on State Government matters.

I believe that East Gippsland is a great place to live and raise a family and I want to work with my local community to make it even better. You can be confident that I will always fight for a fair go for locals and a fair share of government funding for our region.

I hope you find my website helpful and if you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my electorate office on (03) 5152 3491 / via mail

 PO Box 1278, Bairnsdale, 3875 / or email me at

Latest News

Untruths continue on Thurra River bridge rebuild

7th December 2021

Parks Victoria has yet again failed to provide accurate information on the rebuild of the Thurra River Bridge two years after the fire. Last month it said the job was...

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$1b fund for regional manufacturing

6th December 2021

The Victorian Liberal Nationals have announced a major policy commitment to deliver the largest ever investment in manufacturing in Victoria’s history, a $2.5billion fund - with $1billion tagged for the...

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Labor delays on-the-spot fines for farm trespass

29th November 2021

New on-the-spot fines for extreme activists who trespass on Victorian farms and threaten the safety of farm families still aren’t in place, nearly two years since the protective measure was...

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Statement on the Fingerboards mineral sands proposal

24th November 2021

The State Minister for Planning has today announced the proposed Fingerboards Mineral Sands Mine near Bairnsdale will not proceed in its current form, citing unacceptable risks to the environment. My position...

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Another summer coming, infrastructure not rebuilt

15th November 2021

Tenders have not yet gone out to rebuild the Thurra River bridge, destroyed by fire nearly two years ago - and it will not be rebuilt until 2024. This was...

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Local emergency groups to receive equipment funding

8th November 2021

Five CFA brigades, three Coast Guard flotillas and two SES units across the Gippsland East electorate will receive funding under the latest round of the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program...

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Andrews needs to clean up his own backyard first

8th November 2021

While East Gippsland residents get notifications from the Andrews Labor Government to clean up their properties prior to summer, the Government owned road reserves remain a fuel load nightmare for...

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Vaccine segregation must end in line with National Plan

1st November 2021

The Victorian State Government should stick to the agreed National Cabinet plan and announce an end date to vaccination restrictions. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull said in Parliament last...

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Rapid testing can assist with business shortages

19th October 2021

Rapid testing for those who are unvaccinated should be considered to avoid workforce shortages in the region, says Nationals MP for Gippsland East, Tim Bull.“I have been contacted by a...

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Coast Guard seeking new home base

18th October 2021

Coast Guard Paynesville is looking for a new permanent consolidated home. Members recently met with local Nationals MP’s Tim Bull and Darren Chester to discuss options. Commander Michael Doyle explained the flotilla...

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Labor again abandons forest workers

11th October 2021

The Andrews Government has completely abandoned forest workers in East Gippsland. If it is not enough that they intend to end the industry by 2030 and destroy local economies, they have...

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Local health services set for improvements

11th October 2021

Several East Gippsland Health Services have been funded for infrastructure upgrades.Gippsland East, Nationals MP, Tim Bull said he had been advised by the Minister of funding for works to be...

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Stratford – Bairnsdale Highway stretch named state’s most dangerous - RACV

28th September 2021

The RACV’s annual My Country Road Survey has nominated the stretch of Princes Highway between Stratford and Bairnsdale the state’s most dangerous. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said the survey...

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Backflip on opening regions welcomed

27th September 2021

Following calls last week for regions that reach the vaccination benchmarks to have restrictions eased sooner, the State Government on Sunday backflipped on its original stance to allow just that. Gippsland...

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Regions need more freedoms sooner

20th September 2021

Victoria’s regional areas that are Coronavirus free and will hit the vaccination rate targets well ahead of the state average, should be considered for earlier easing of restrictions.This is the...

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East Gippsland

Congratulatory Messages

Congratulatory messages are available through the Department of Premier and Cabinet for persons celebrating their 90th and 100th birthdays and Golden (50 years) and Diamond (60 years) Wedding Anniversaries. For more information contact my electorate office......

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Victorian Flags

Flags are provided through the Department of Premier and Cabinet, on the recommendation of a State Member of Parliament, to certain community groups and organisations. The purpose of this scheme is to give greater publicity to, and knowledge of, the State Flag. There is a general expectation that an organisation requesting a flag will display the flag on an exterior flagpole or at public meetings. The organisation must be voluntary, based on philanthropic motives and have a high profile in the community. State Flags are not provided for individuals (e.g. exchange students). State Flags are not provided for use overseas or to interstate bodies.

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Australian Flags

Australian Flags are available through your local Federal Member of Parliament. Please contact the office of Darren Chester for more information.

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Aboriginal Flags

Aboriginal Flags are available through your local Federal Member of Parliament. Please contact the office of Darren Chester for more information.

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