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Get involved to fix farm trespass laws
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Get involved to fix farm trespass laws

There’s just two weeks left for East Gippsland’s farmers, farm businesses and community members to contribute to the Inquiry into farm trespass laws, that will hopefully result in tougher actions for illegal farm invasions. Gippsland…
Steel road barriers ‘preferred’ by local community – Minister
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Steel road barriers ‘preferred’ by local community – Minister

One of the reasons flexible steel guard rail is being installed on the Princes Highway between Sale and Bairnsdale is because that’s what “was preferred by the community”, according to Roads Minister, Jaala Pulford. In…
New Mallacoota Police Station open
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New Mallacoota Police Station open

The recently completed Mallacoota Police Station will service the community well into the future, according to Gippsland East, Nationals MP, Tim Bull, who toured the new facility recently. Mr Bull said the focus was now…
Have your say on litter problems
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Have your say on litter problems

If you want to do something about littering and the illegal dumping of rubbish, you are invited to contribute your views and opinions to a plan that will help to protect East Gippsland’s natural environment.…
Volunteer Emergency Service Grants Available
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Volunteer Emergency Service Grants Available

East Gippsland’s emergency service organisations are being encouraged to repeat their highly successful efforts from last year by again applying for funding through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim…
Bull questions need for wild dog consultants
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Bull questions need for wild dog consultants

The revelation this week that the Andrews Labor Government has appointed a Sydney firm to conduct a “social network analysis of wild dog management” at a cost of $140,690 is alarming, according to Nationals Gippsland…
Community effort delivers hope
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Community effort delivers hope

Hope Restart (alcohol and drug rehabilitation) Centre is on target to be finished by the end of this year and accepting clients in the first half of 2020. Nationals Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, was…
Rates relief more pressing than records management
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Rates relief more pressing than records management

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has criticised the Andrew’s Labor Government’s silence on rate relief for drought impacted farmers, while announcing additional funding for councils today. Today the Local Government Minister poured millions into…
Education Minister invited to visit
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Education Minister invited to visit

The State Education Minister has again been invited to visit East Gippsland schools for the first time – after five years in office. A recent report based on NAPLAN data has shown a widening gap…
New Bairnsdale fire station funding confirmed – Bull
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New Bairnsdale fire station funding confirmed – Bull

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull has announced that funding for the replacement of the Bairnsdale Fire Station has been confirmed. Mr Bull said he asked the Minister why the new Bairnsdale fire station had…
Major changes to Princes Highway barrier works
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Major changes to Princes Highway barrier works

Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) has agreed to a number of changes to the Princes Highway road safety barrier project between Stratford and Bairnsdale. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull met with the Minister last week…
East Gippsland CFA volunteers not consulted on Bill
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East Gippsland CFA volunteers not consulted on Bill

Daniel Andrews has pushed ahead with his plan to tear apart the CFA, pushing his divisive Bill through the parliament without the standard consultation period. Daniel Andrews Government shut down consultation with local communities by…
Time for Labor to step up on MID funding
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Time for Labor to step up on MID funding

Gippsland Nationals MP’s have called on the Andrews Labor Government to stump up its share of the final stage of the Macalister Irrigation District (MID) modernisation project. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull and Member…
CFA volunteers sold out to appease Fire Fighters Union
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CFA volunteers sold out to appease Fire Fighters Union

Immediately following the Federal election, the Andrews Labor Government has re-introduced legislation that will break up the CFA.  With an electorate that has fifty CFA Brigades safeguarding lives and property in one of the most…
Minister feeding wild dogs
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Minister feeding wild dogs

The Andrews Labor Government’s policy to leave controlled deer to rot on public land is essentially feeding and supporting wild dog populations in East Gippsland. In response to a question from Gippsland East Nationals MP,…
Omeo Mountain Bike Trail money questioned
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Omeo Mountain Bike Trail money questioned

Funding for Omeo’s multi-million dollar Mountain Bike Trail had no mention in this week’s State Budget papers. Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull said the funding was promised by the then Minister for Regional Development…
Andrews Govt has no plan and no money for Gippsland East
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Andrews Govt has no plan and no money for Gippsland East

The State Budget confirms the Andrews Labor Government has no plan and no money for communities in Gippsland East. That’s the view of Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull who is disappointed that this budget…
State budget must heed local priorities
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State budget must heed local priorities

Next week’s state budget is an opportunity for the Andrews Labor government to make good on its promise to govern for all Victorians, by supporting projects that are priorities for the residents of East Gippsland.…
Solar rebates on hold
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Solar rebates on hold

East Gippslanders planning to take advantage of the $1.3 billion solar rebate scheme have been left in limbo after the Andrew’s Labor Government halted it without warning. “The rebate abruptly ceased on April 12, the…
Air conditioned carriages - at last
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Air conditioned carriages - at last

The long haul carriages in service on the Bairnsdale line that form part of V Line’s classic N set locomotives have received their long awaited air-conditioning upgrade. “Having pushed for this for some time and…