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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Politics

NORTH: Govt. cash for Mott newspapers

North Central Review Pty Ltd will receive up to $119,410 under a Liberal Federal Government grant . This grant was announced this morning by the Australian Media and Communications Authority. The North Central Review, owned by the Mott family of Whittlesea and Wallan, will receive the money to engage a digital marketing officer and to

NORTH-EAST: Extra funds for bushfire recovery

Bushfire affected regions of Victoria will share in more than $294,000 additional funding from the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government to increase access to financial counselling services. Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said $10,000 would be provided to Mansfield Shire. Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services, said it was vital families and businesses continued

STATEWIDE: We will restore CFA – McLeish

Cindy McLeish, Eildon MLA, along with her Liberal National colleagues, have committed to restoring the Country Fir Authority following what they call “the union led takeover legislated by Labor Premier, Daniel Andrews”. “A Michael O’Brien-led Liberal Nationals government will guarantee to restore the Country Fire Authority as an independent fire authority – one that respects

Re-open timber industry: MP

“In light of the destruction caused by the effective shutdown of the economy responding to the current pandemic, it’s illogical and irresponsible to continue with killing off the native timber industry,” said Jeff Bourman, MLC for the Eastern Region (Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party). “We need all the jobs we can get and given timber

Haines pushes for assistance

Indi MHR Dr Helen Haines last week gave a speech in Federal Parliament about the Job Keeper plan introduced as part of the measures surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. “I rise to support the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Bill 2020,” Dr Haines said. “I’ve always seen my role as an Independent as one

MP talks up tourism for Eildon, even if visitors not allowed

The State Government has prohibited travel for recreation reasons, and even solo fishing, maybe for months. However, Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish, has today (Fri.) issued a statement promoting tourism to the Lake. “State Liberal Member for Eildon Cindy McLeish wants the Minister for Water to finally commit to securing the future of the recreational and

Ryan maintains pressure on North East rail safety

Safety on the North East rail network has been raised in State Parliament by Euroa MLA Steph Ryan. :Ms Ryan: My question is to the Minister for Public Transport. V/Line trains between Seymour and Craigieburn have been operating on a double line block system since the 1890s. So that travellers on this line can be

McLeish on power outages

Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish has spoken in State Parliament about the unreliability of electricity supply locally. “We have had terrible reliability and we have unacceptably high prices,” Ms McLeish told the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday (Mar. 4). “We have had constant outages and higher prices, as we have heard from the member for Gippsland South,

Bridge needed at McMahon’s Creek

The need for a new pedestrian bridge at McMahons Creek, just south of the iconic Reefton Hotel, was raised in State Parliament last week by Cindy McLeish, MLA for Eildon. “The local community want to see this project prioritised for funding,” Ms McLeish told the Legislative Assembly. “In 2017 the bridge was demolished by VicRoads,

North-East deserves link, says MLA

Yan Yean MLA Danielle Green came out swinging for the North-East’s right to have its own freeway link, when State Parliament sat this week. “I take great pleasure in joining the debate on the Project Development and Construction Management Amendment Bill 2020 and to come immediately after the voice of inner-city privilege, who purports to

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