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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…
Labor’s Transport Department priorities wrong
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Labor’s Transport Department priorities wrong

Daniel Andrews has ordered that the Department of Transport hire 6 Deputy Secretaries at up to $448,000 each - more than $2.6 million, meanwhile one in five Bairnsdale train services arrives late.  Gippsland East Nationals…
Respite centre a high priority
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Respite centre a high priority

Funds to establish a respite centre for families caring for those with special needs in East Gippsland was requested in State Parliament this week. Gippsland East Nationals MP and Shadow Minister for Disability, Tim Bull,…
Labor rates review misses mark
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Labor rates review misses mark

The rates review announced by the Labor State Government this week has missed the boat in relation to specifically reviewing farm rates, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull. “The terms of reference indicate…
Liberal Nationals establish inquiry to fix farm trespass laws
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Liberal Nationals establish inquiry to fix farm trespass laws

Better protecting East Gippsland’s farmers against the destructive actions of law-breaking activists will be at the centre of a parliamentary inquiry to fix farm trespass laws. The Nationals proposed a motion to State Parliament this…
Government feeding wild dogs
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Government feeding wild dogs

Member for Gippsland East Tim Bull has taken up local concerns with poorly-managed State Government deer control programs, which appear to be feeding destructive wild dogs, foxes and pigs, to the floor of Parliament. Gippsland…
Bull supports “Do it for Dolly” day
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Bull supports “Do it for Dolly” day

East Gippslanders have been encouraged to get behind “Do it for Dolly” day on May 10. It is a day that aims to get the community talking about the effects of bullying, to change behaviours,…
Princes Highway works not best practice
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Princes Highway works not best practice

Regional Roads Victoria, a division of VicRoads, is not adhering to its own best practice guidelines for the Princes Highway safety barrier project it is undertaking between Bairnsdale and Stratford. That is the view of…
Foskey re writes history (again)
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Foskey re writes history (again)

Once again we have Greens Federal candidate, Deb Foskey, making misleading claims and trying to re-write history, says Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull. Ms Foskey labelled last week’s announcement of $10 million by Darren…
Pasture grant sidesteps rates issue
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Pasture grant sidesteps rates issue

The Labor Government’s Pasture Recovery Grants that will provide $5,000 on a dollar for dollar matching basis for drought affected farmers is ignorant of the current reality that, after three years of drought, few now…
O’Brien sees drought first hand
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O’Brien sees drought first hand

New State Opposition leader, Michael O’Brien, was in East Gippsland today with local Nationals MP, Tim Bull, visiting drought impacted farmers. “Prior to parliament resuming in February with Michael as the new leader, he promised…
$10m for Lindenow Valley water security
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$10m for Lindenow Valley water security

Lindenow’s $120 million horticulture industry received a shot in the arm today with the announcement that the Federal Government will provide $10million for water security projects in the Lindenow Valley. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim…
Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull, discusses with Stratford RSL Sub Branch Vice President John Harrap and Secretary Michael Hutchison their plans for building improvements. Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull, discusses with Stratford RSL Sub Branch Vice President John Harrap and Secretary Michael Hutchison their plans for building improvements.
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Veterans Capital Works Grants now open

  Ex-service organisations, local government and not-for-profit groups who support veterans and their families can now apply for funding through the Veterans Capital Works Grants Program to improve their buildings and facilities.    Gippsland East…
No consultation with timber industry on trail
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No consultation with timber industry on trail

No consultation with timber industry on trail   Agriculture Minister, Jaclyn Symes has confirmed the Government did not consult with the local timber industry prior to announcing funding for plans for the proposed Sea to…
Bush Nursing Centres ignored by Labor
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Bush Nursing Centres ignored by Labor

Thursday, March 21, 2019   Bush Nursing Centres ignored by Labor   The State Government has been pressured into a review of the viability of Victoria’s Bush Nursing Centres.   Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim…
New concerns surround "Princes Track"
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New concerns surround "Princes Track"

Wednesday, March 20, 2019   New concerns around ‘Princes Track’ roadworks   Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull has raised new concerns around construction standards on the $51 million Princes Highway roadworks between Sale and…