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Labor crashing on licence testing
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Labor crashing on licence testing

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, says the State Government’s response to the licence testing dilemma impacting our region’s youth, has been appalling. “When many country MP’s, including myself, raised this several weeks ago, we…
EES extension sought for Fingerboards proposal
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EES extension sought for Fingerboards proposal

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has requested an extension to the timeframe for public comment on the Environmental Effects Statement for the Fingerboards mineral sands proposal. “Whilst I understand the Minister provided an initial…
Labor leaves sole traders in limbo
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Labor leaves sole traders in limbo

East Gippsland sole traders who run their business from home continue to be overlooked by the State Government for financial support to help them stay afloat, as harsh coronavirus restrictions smash their incomes. The Government’s…
When step is made businesses must be able to viably function
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When step is made businesses must be able to viably function

With the anticipated move for regional Victoria to move to Step Three restrictions this week, Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull is seeking reasonable operating procedures for local pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes. “When we…
Marlo-Conran pathway a good start
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Marlo-Conran pathway a good start

A shared bicycle / pedestrian pathway from Marlo to Cape Conran will be a popular tourist attraction for the region. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull said the pathway, which will be part of the…
Statement on Kmart Bairnsdale situation – Tim Bull MP
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Statement on Kmart Bairnsdale situation – Tim Bull MP

There is uncertainty with many in the Bairnsdale community around the pending move of Woolworths into the Kmart store announced late last week. I was made aware of this on Thursday night (September 3). It…
Businesses need more certainty
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Businesses need more certainty

East Gippsland businesses are being punished as a result of regional Victoria being considered ‘as one’ under the current Coronavirus restrictions. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said it was unfair this region was being…
All abilities challenge to get more active
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All abilities challenge to get more active

People with a disability are being urged to get more active with GippSport launching the ‘All Abilities Physical Activity Challenge’. Starting Monday, September 7, the week-long challenge aims to bring a healthy lifestyle focus to…
East Gippslanders need to be able to support local businesses
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East Gippslanders need to be able to support local businesses

With changes to Coronavirus restrictions to be announced this Sunday (September 6) for implementation the following Sunday (September 13), Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, is seeking an outcome that will allow East Gippslanders to…
EES will be released Thursday
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EES will be released Thursday

The State Government has announced the Environmental Effects Statement for the Fingerboards mineral sands project will be released to the public for comment on Thursday, September 3. The Minister has announced it will be publicly…
Recovery funds must be spent wisely
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Recovery funds must be spent wisely

With the announcement of Federal and State funds for ‘new infrastructure’ as part of Victoria’s bushfire recovery, Gippsland East Nationals MP is seeking investment in a range of projects that will stimulate the local region’s…
V/Line passengers need more checks
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V/Line passengers need more checks

More stringent checking of passengers on V/Line services coming from Melbourne is required, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull. “This is a matter I have discussed with country colleagues and it appears only…
Permanent firewood shortage looming
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Permanent firewood shortage looming

East Gippsland firewood merchants and timber harvesters are warning this winter’s firewood shortage is likely just a foretaste of a permanent shortage should the government proceed with its plans to end native timber harvesting in…
Licence testing must resume
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Licence testing must resume

East Gippsland’s young adults need to be able to obtain their driving licences during the Coronavirus lockdown. Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said it was not right the State Government had basically shut…
Country areas should have more flexibility
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Country areas should have more flexibility

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, is calling for regional areas like East Gippsland and Wellington Shires – where there are zero or minimal COVID cases – to have their local situations considered in the…
Orbost response magnificent -  in face of Government failure
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Orbost response magnificent - in face of Government failure

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull has praised Orbost Regional Health, local businesses and community members to their response to last week’s COVID scare, while being critical of the State Government for its appalling response.…
Bushfire app confusing, needs fixing
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Bushfire app confusing, needs fixing

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has called for uniformity on bushfire apps and information between Victoria and New South Wales. “What we had over last summer for those living in border communities, was different…
Flexibility needed for border communities
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Flexibility needed for border communities

With the NSW State Government tightening the criteria for border crossings from midnight Tuesday, Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull has sought special exemptions for remote communities along the Black Allen line. “All existing permits…
Foreshore Park a goer, now for Bullock Island
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Foreshore Park a goer, now for Bullock Island

Stage One of the Lakes Entrance Foreshore Park ($375,000), adjacent to the footbridge, will be completed by 2021 and Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, is looking for more tourism funding for the town. “The…
Cartwheels for local gymnasts
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Cartwheels for local gymnasts

East Gippsland’s gymnasts will be the beneficiaries of a $1.8 million new facility to be built at the Lucknow Recreation Reserve. Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, who visited the centre last year and supported the…