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Labor’s city blowouts would fix our roads
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Labor’s city blowouts would fix our roads

The Victorian Labor Government’s plan to reduce speed limits on a number of rural roads without committing to increase spending and improve quality is an admission of failure according to Nationals Gippsland East MP, Tim…

Stumping up to improve cricket facilities in East Gippsland

Applications are open for the next round of the Community Cricket Program that will provide opportunities for grass root cricket clubs to share in $13.5 million to develop and upgrade cricket facilities across Victoria. Member…
RAT shortage should ease soon
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RAT shortage should ease soon

The chronic shortage of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for Coronavirus is expected to ease in the coming weeks, but Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said the State Government had to take responsibility for…
State telling porkies on fire rebuild
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State telling porkies on fire rebuild

The State Government’s claim it has re-opened every recreation site impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires, is blatantly dishonest, says Nationals Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull.The Government reports it has “reinstated 100% of recreation sites”, but…
Last chance for $250 Power Saving Bonus
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Last chance for $250 Power Saving Bonus

The Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull is concerned eligible residents may miss out on a one off $250 payment from the State Government with applications closing on January 31, 2022. The $250 Power…
Justice Richards decision delivers timber families a Christmas blow
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Justice Richards decision delivers timber families a Christmas blow

A decision by Justice Richards in the Supreme Court yesterday has delivered a shocking Christmas blow to timber industry workers in East Gippsland. After years of inaction by the Andrews Labor Government to support the…
Lily cold on Buchan pool while Cape Conran deadline passes
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Lily cold on Buchan pool while Cape Conran deadline passes

On December 12, 2020, Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio – a week over 12 months ago – said technical specialists had been engaged to prepare a plan to ensure the popular Buchan pool was compliant and…
Promised plant nursery and 30 jobs for Nowa Nowa was all hot air
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Promised plant nursery and 30 jobs for Nowa Nowa was all hot air

The State Government’s promise to establish a nursery employing 30 people in Nowa Nowa has, as many expected, been scrapped. In fact, it never progressed beyond the media release. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull,…
Untruths continue on Thurra River bridge rebuild
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Untruths continue on Thurra River bridge rebuild

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 ready to go to tender…
$1b fund for regional manufacturing
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$1b fund for regional manufacturing

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 regions. Gippsland East Nationals MP,…
Labor delays on-the-spot fines for farm trespass
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Labor delays on-the-spot fines for farm trespass

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 recommended.In June 2020, the Andrews…

Statement on the Fingerboards mineral sands proposal

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 has always been to…
Another summer coming, infrastructure not rebuilt
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Another summer coming, infrastructure not rebuilt

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 confirmed in a response to…
Local emergency groups to receive equipment funding
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Local emergency groups to receive equipment funding

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 (VESEP). State Nationals MP Tim…
Andrews needs to clean up his own backyard first
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Andrews needs to clean up his own backyard first

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 local residents. Gippsland East Nationals…
Vaccine segregation must end in line with National Plan
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Vaccine segregation must end in line with National Plan

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 week that New South Wales…
Rapid testing can assist with business shortages
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Rapid testing can assist with business shortages

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 number of business owners from…
Coast Guard seeking new home base
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Coast Guard seeking new home base

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 currently has an…
Labor again abandons forest workers
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Labor again abandons forest workers

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 just passed a Bill…
Local health services set for improvements
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Local health services set for improvements

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 undertaken across several facilities.“While our…