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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…
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…