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Push to re-open Buchan Pool
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Push to re-open Buchan Pool

 The push to re-open the Buchan Pool continues with Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, saying he expected a positive outcome by this summer’s holiday period. “Through consistent advocacy I think the Government now realises…
Time for answers on timber industry
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Time for answers on timber industry

The Agriculture Minister’s recent hollow announcements around timber plantations does nothing for security of the local industry, says Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull. “When you have the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining And Energy Union…
Government’s epic fail on burn targets
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Government’s epic fail on burn targets

The Victorian Auditor General’s long-awaited report into Reducing Bushfire Risk released today, reveals the Andrews Labor Government has over the past four years not even reached half (43%) of its arguably already low fuel reduction…
COVID cases should be recorded geographically
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COVID cases should be recorded geographically

The exclusion of East Gippsland from a Northern Territory decision to open its borders to travellers from regional Victoria, enforces the need for Coronavirus cases to be recorded on geographic location rather than home address.…
Open our pools for those who need it
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Open our pools for those who need it

There’s an urgent need to reopen community pools to people with a disability or an acquired injury for hydrotherapy treatment and water-based pain relief activities, that often require use of a hoist. Gippsland East Nationals…
Snail pace fire recovery has camping areas still close
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Snail pace fire recovery has camping areas still close

With the September school holidays having arrived, Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said it is a disgrace many of the region’s popular camping parks were not open, or only partially opened due to snail…
Licence testing resumes today
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Licence testing resumes today

Having raised the matter of driver licence testing in Parliament for the third time on Friday, Nationals Member from Gippsland East, Tim Bull, received an undertaking from the Minister it would resume today. “It was…
Labor crashing on licence testing
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Labor crashing on licence testing

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, says the State Government’s response to the licence testing dilemma impacting our region’s youth, has been appalling. “When many country MP’s, including myself, raised this several weeks ago, we…
EES extension sought for Fingerboards proposal
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EES extension sought for Fingerboards proposal

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has requested an extension to the timeframe for public comment on the Environmental Effects Statement for the Fingerboards mineral sands proposal. “Whilst I understand the Minister provided an initial…
Labor leaves sole traders in limbo
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Labor leaves sole traders in limbo

East Gippsland sole traders who run their business from home continue to be overlooked by the State Government for financial support to help them stay afloat, as harsh coronavirus restrictions smash their incomes. The Government’s…
When step is made businesses must be able to viably function
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When step is made businesses must be able to viably function

With the anticipated move for regional Victoria to move to Step Three restrictions this week, Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull is seeking reasonable operating procedures for local pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes. “When we…
Marlo-Conran pathway a good start
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Marlo-Conran pathway a good start

A shared bicycle / pedestrian pathway from Marlo to Cape Conran will be a popular tourist attraction for the region. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull said the pathway, which will be part of the…
Statement on Kmart Bairnsdale situation – Tim Bull MP
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Statement on Kmart Bairnsdale situation – Tim Bull MP

There is uncertainty with many in the Bairnsdale community around the pending move of Woolworths into the Kmart store announced late last week. I was made aware of this on Thursday night (September 3). It…
Businesses need more certainty
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Businesses need more certainty

East Gippsland businesses are being punished as a result of regional Victoria being considered ‘as one’ under the current Coronavirus restrictions. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said it was unfair this region was being…
All abilities challenge to get more active
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All abilities challenge to get more active

People with a disability are being urged to get more active with GippSport launching the ‘All Abilities Physical Activity Challenge’. Starting Monday, September 7, the week-long challenge aims to bring a healthy lifestyle focus to…
East Gippslanders need to be able to support local businesses
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East Gippslanders need to be able to support local businesses

With changes to Coronavirus restrictions to be announced this Sunday (September 6) for implementation the following Sunday (September 13), Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, is seeking an outcome that will allow East Gippslanders to…
EES will be released Thursday
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EES will be released Thursday

The State Government has announced the Environmental Effects Statement for the Fingerboards mineral sands project will be released to the public for comment on Thursday, September 3. The Minister has announced it will be publicly…
Recovery funds must be spent wisely
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Recovery funds must be spent wisely

With the announcement of Federal and State funds for ‘new infrastructure’ as part of Victoria’s bushfire recovery, Gippsland East Nationals MP is seeking investment in a range of projects that will stimulate the local region’s…
V/Line passengers need more checks
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V/Line passengers need more checks

More stringent checking of passengers on V/Line services coming from Melbourne is required, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull. “This is a matter I have discussed with country colleagues and it appears only…
Permanent firewood shortage looming
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Permanent firewood shortage looming

East Gippsland firewood merchants and timber harvesters are warning this winter’s firewood shortage is likely just a foretaste of a permanent shortage should the government proceed with its plans to end native timber harvesting in…