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More supports urgently needed
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More supports urgently needed

More immediate action is required to deliver critical bushfire recovery support for East Gippsland. The Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, met with Bushfire Recovery Victoria chair Ken Lay yesterday and was in contact…
East Gippsland needs clean-up support
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East Gippsland needs clean-up support

More support for those wanting to clean up and get on with rebuilding is being sought by Nationals Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull. “While we still have fire in some areas, many are ready to…
East Gippsland businesses need direct support
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East Gippsland businesses need direct support

The East Gippsland region must receive immediate support to salvage something from this year’s tourist season to boost the local economy and support local businesses. This is the message from Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim…
Bull to Premier: rapid action needed on key bushfire issues
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Bull to Premier: rapid action needed on key bushfire issues

Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull has spoken to the Premier’s office this morning, stressing the need for rapid action on key bushfire issues including assistance with boundary fencing, ongoing fodder subsidies and clean-up. After…
Recovery must be local
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Recovery must be local

Local business, contractors and tradies must be used wherever possible in all aspects of the East Gippsland fires recovery. That is the message from local Nationals MP, Tim Bull, who said engaging locals would go…
Making hay on the roadsides
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Making hay on the roadsides

Fifty-three farmers today received hay that has been donated through a roadside fodder project. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said “having raised this in parliament six weeks ago and requested roadsides be cut for…
Labor dithers while water savings never more crucial
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Labor dithers while water savings never more crucial

Gippsland Nationals MPs have again put the pressure on the State Labor Government to fund critical water savings in the Macalister Irrigation District (MID).  Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull and Member for Gippsland South,…
$3 billion city waste while farmers miss out
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$3 billion city waste while farmers miss out

Desperately-needed additional drought supports are being ignored, while recent reports reveal Labor’s $11 billion Metro Rail Tunnel is $3 billion over budget says Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull. “That $3 billion over spend, which…
Minister asked for action on Buchan Pool
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Minister asked for action on Buchan Pool

Local MP, Tim Bull, has written to the Minister and also Parks Victoria urging them to find a solution to keep the Buchan swimming pool open this summer. This follows a recent decision by Parks…
Fix the roads, don’t lower the speed limits
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Fix the roads, don’t lower the speed limits

Roads Minister Jaala Pulford has confirmed the Andrews Labor Government will pursue its policy to slash speed limits on country roads, instead of listening to community calls to fix them. The Government this week had…
Learner driver program reaches milestone
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Learner driver program reaches milestone

The L2P program recently celebrated its 10th. anniversary in East Gippsland during which time it has helped 189 learner drivers to obtain their probationary licence through the support of 179 volunteer Learner Driver Mentors. Nationals…
Roadside haymaking supported
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Roadside haymaking supported

Farmers experiencing fodder shortages in drought affected parts of Gippsland may benefit from a roadside haymaking project after it was recently raised in parliament by Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull. “I asked about the…
Where is the plantation timber?
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Where is the plantation timber?

Premier, Daniel Andrews has been asked to prove the assertion that there will be enough plantation hardwood timber available by 2030 to replace the timber from native timber resources. Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim…
Metung RSL to receive upgrade
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Metung RSL to receive upgrade

Metung RSL will receive $11,000 for a new roof and a solar PV system under the Veterans Minor Capital Works Grant Program. Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, is delighted that Metung RSL has…
Push for harvesting of road reserves
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Push for harvesting of road reserves

Allowing farmers to harvest the long grass on country roadsides is mutually beneficial in that it reduces fire risk, saves road authorities the cost of slashing and provides farmers with additional fodder.  With extensive areas…
Labour Hire Licencing Act – making small businesses smaller
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Labour Hire Licencing Act – making small businesses smaller

Graeme Deveson runs a small cleaning business with three part time employees which services customers from Swifts Creek to Dinner Plain. Thanks to the Andrews Labor Government it has just become a lot smaller. In…
Local CFA volunteers join interstate fire fight
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Local CFA volunteers join interstate fire fight

As a result of the ongoing fire emergency in NSW and Queensland, additional resources have been deployed from East Gippsland to assist, including seven CFA tankers as well as volunteer Firefighters from the Heyfield, Stratford,…
Andrews’ plan will decimate local towns
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Andrews’ plan will decimate local towns

Today’s announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews that the native timber industry in Victoria will be shut down by 2030 will decimate the East Gippsland economy, said Nationals Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull. “Our communities have…
Scenic coastal route via Lakes gets boost
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Scenic coastal route via Lakes gets boost

Tourists travelling east through Bairnsdale will be encouraged to take the scenic coastal route through Lakes Entrance after representations from local Nationals MP, Tim Bull, to the Roads Minister has resulted in approval for new…
Fire officer for Cann River
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Fire officer for Cann River

After representations from the community and local Nationals MP, Tim Bull, to the Minister, Cann River and district residents have been successful in in obtaining funding for a locally based Fire Preparedness Project Officer. “The…