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$810,000 for socially disadvantaged
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$810,000 for socially disadvantaged

Lakes Entrance will receive $810,000 over the next four years to identify and implement solutions to social problems facing the local community, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull said today. Lakes Entrance is one of…
State commits to childcare, now Feds must cough up!
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State commits to childcare, now Feds must cough up!

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to permanently restore its share of the Take a Break (TAB) occasional Childcare program funding if the Federal Government reverses its 2010 decision…
$1.27 million to save forest contractor jobs
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$1.27 million to save forest contractor jobs

The employment of East Gippsland forest contractors facing an uncertain future has been addressed by a $1.27 million Coalition Government program to restore and improve degraded forest areas.  Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said…
Bull welcomes whiting study
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Bull welcomes whiting study

The Coalition Government has allocated over $1 million from funds raised through the sale of recreational fishing licences to various projects, including $186,000 over three years to determine the spawning sources, movement patterns and nursery…
Rebates for those who save on water
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Rebates for those who save on water

The Victorian Coalition Government will boost rebates on water-efficient products, making them available to all households from July 1, with up to $1,000 being available towards the installation of rainwater tanks, said Member for Gippsland…
Safer travel for East Gippslanders
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Safer travel for East Gippslanders

Travelling on public transport at night will be safer under the Victorian Coalition Government’s promise to deploy 940 Protective Services Officers (PSOs) on all metropolitan and major regional train stations from 6pm until the last…
Bonus for first home buyers
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Bonus for first home buyers

The Victorian Coalition Government is delivering on its commitment to make purchasing a new home more affordable for first home buyers, young farmers, pensioners and concession card holders and self funded retirees, said Member for…
Minister pays a visit
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Minister pays a visit

  Education Minister, Martin Dixon, took time to visit the Bairnsdale Secondary College and Bairnsdale West Primary School on his visit to the region Friday. Mr Dixon was in East Gippsland to officially open the…
Smoking disappointment
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Smoking disappointment

Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said today he was disappointed that the previous Government had bungled the introduction of laws to stop smoking in cars when children were present.“I am not a great…
Tostaree follow up
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Tostaree follow up

The Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner (OESC) will be conducting a follow-up community presentation into the February 1 Tostaree fire. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said the presentation will be held on Wednesday…
Morton praised by MP
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Morton praised by MP

Having praised the feats of young sporting champion Darcie Morton in Parliament recently, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull took the opportunity to personally catch-up with the budding table tennis star to get an update…
Minister to visit Lake Tyers
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Minister to visit Lake Tyers

Aboriginal Affairs Minister, Jeanette Powell, gave an undertaking in Parliament this week to visit the Lake Tyers Trust within the next two months, after receiving a formal request from Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull.…
ANZAC study tour
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ANZAC study tour

Year nine and 10 students from East Gippsland Secondary Colleges have the chance to participate in a two week study tour as part of the Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize. The prize is open to…
Fees put to good use
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Fees put to good use

Local anglers will be pleased to hear recreational fishing licence fees are being put to good use in East Gippsland with two projects successful in obtaining funding through the Victorian Government’s Small Grants Program. The…
Regional achievement recognition
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Regional achievement recognition

Now is the perfect time for individuals, businesses and community groups that are making a significant difference in the region to nominate for the 2011 Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Member for Gippsland East, Tim…
Export awards
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Export awards

East Gippsland businesses are being encouraged to enter the prestigious 2011 Governor of Victoria Export Awards, with entries closing on July 14.“This is an opportunity for businesses to gain a higher profile both at home…
Maffra Recreation Reserve improvement
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Maffra Recreation Reserve improvement

Playing conditions at the Maffra Recreation Reserve are set to improve dramatically with the committee of management receiving over $27,000 to install an automated underground irrigation system as part of the State Government’s Country Football…
Public housing boost
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Public housing boost

Public housing in Gippsland is about to receive a major boost with the State Government announcing approximately 70 new public and social housing properties will be built in Bairnsdale, Sale, Morwell and Moe, by June…
NDIS submission
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NDIS submission

The introduction of a National Disability Insurance Scheme is progressing with the Victorian Coalition Government releasing its submission in response to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Disability Care and Support. Member for Gippsland East,…
Victorians to have a say on sentencing
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Victorians to have a say on sentencing

The views of the community will be sought on the adequacy of sentencing in Victoria, the Coalition Government announced this week. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said the on-line survey, which will run for…