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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…
Lakes funding boost rejected
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Lakes funding boost rejected

The Regional Development Minister has offered to do no more than meet existing election commitments in response to calls for an economic stimulus package for Lakes Entrance following the Gippsland Lakes commercial fishing licences buyout. …
Boost for Orbost Neighbourhood House
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Boost for Orbost Neighbourhood House

The Government has agreed to meet with the Committee of Management of the Orbost Rainforest Centre on the long term future of the Orbost Neighbourhood House, after it was requested in Parliament by Gippsland East…
Long time since trains were on time
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Long time since trains were on time

Back in the year that the Bairnsdale train last met its punctuality target, Matt Priddis of the West Coast Eagles won the Brownlow and Protectionist, ridden by Ryan Moore, won the Melbourne Cup.   In Parliament…
Breakthrough on breakwater
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Breakthrough on breakwater

Repairs to the failed training wall at the entrance to the Gippsland Lakes, which Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, has been seeking for some time, are set to be undertaken with funding announced today. “Earlier…
Road failure – “told you so”
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Road failure – “told you so”

The opinions of experienced road builders that the old road shoulder on the Princes Highway would not stand up to heavy traffic loads have been proven correct with work having started on a large section…
Minister Pulford shows how out of touch she is
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Minister Pulford shows how out of touch she is

Roads Minister Jaala Pulford has shown just how out of touch she is with East Gippsland roadworks, describing concerns with the safety barriers between Sale and Bairnsdale as being a ‘very strange campaign’. In relation…
Princes Highway barriers fail safety audit
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Princes Highway barriers fail safety audit

Two more sections of safety barrier on the Princes Highway west of Bairnsdale will be removed after they failed recent safety audits, said Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull. “In what has become an acute…
Premier’s one hour visit ticks box but no rate relief
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Premier’s one hour visit ticks box but no rate relief

After five years as Premier, Daniel Andrews has finally made it to East Gippsland, but unfortunately only dropped in for an hour in what was clearly a box ticking visit, to make an underwhelming drought…
Roo control program hops the wrong path
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Roo control program hops the wrong path

The Andrews Labor Government’s Kangaroo Harvesting Program announced today with the aim of controlling spiralling kangaroo numbers, will be treated as a joke by East Gippsland farmers, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.…
Gippsland Agricultural Group needs Government support
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Gippsland Agricultural Group needs Government support

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull has asked the Agriculture Minister to provide funding to the Gippsland Agricultural Group (GAgG) and is hoping for a positive response this week. “GAgG is comprised of Gippsland farmers…
Part-time squad not enough to tackle rural crime
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Part-time squad not enough to tackle rural crime

The Andrews Labor Government’s announcement yesterday of measures to tackle farm crime falls well short of what is needed to crack down on the theft of livestock, farm equipment and illegal hunting in East Gippsland.…
Economic stimulus sought for Lakes
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Economic stimulus sought for Lakes

Communities surrounding the Gippsland Lakes are bracing themselves for the hit to the local economy that will inevitably accompany the removal of the ten fishing licences and the subsequent loss of income that these fishing…
Community Safety Grants Open
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Community Safety Grants Open

The Victorian Community Safety Fund is offering community groups the opportunity to apply for grants to help improve community safety. The Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull is encouraging community groups to consider applying…
Great Barrier Grief - safety barrier woes continue
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Great Barrier Grief - safety barrier woes continue

Motorists terrified about being hemmed in by the safety barriers on the Princes Highway east of Stratford and unable to change a tyre or attend to breakdown repairs at a safe distance from the passing…
Remy’s wheelie great statement
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Remy’s wheelie great statement

Grade six student at Heyfield Primary School Remy Grogan, was celebrated in a whole of school assembly after being awarded Third Prize in a State Parliament initiative, which doubles as a proposal for Wellington Shire’s…
Solar rebate incompetence exposed
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Solar rebate incompetence exposed

The Andrews Labor government’s incompetence in the rollout of its solar energy rebates has been further exposed with today’s solar rebate website crash. It follows last week’s announcement that the rebates scheme would be overhauled.…