Morwell electorate – Answer to constituency question – Thursday 14 April 2016

Question 6831 Question asked by:     Member for Morwell Directed to:                 Minister for Energy and Resources Asked on:                    25 February 2016 REPLY: On 17 March 2016, I launched our Government’s blueprint for driving economic growth and creating new jobs for Victorians in key priority sectors. I also announced a $20 million Sector Growth Program to support the strategies, boost…

Education – Question on Notice – Thursday 14 April 2016

6685.       Mr Northe to ask the Minister for Education — With reference to the Morwell Primary Schools Regeneration project, and noting the 2014 Victorian ALP Platform document that reiterates the importance of providing local job opportunities for local workers: (1)    Will the businesses awarded and managing the project give preference to employing local contractors and workers based…

Northe stands up for CFA volunteers

Member for Morwell Russell Northe this week in Parliament raised concerns on behalf of local CFA volunteers in relation to the Premiers meddling in EBA negotiations with the United Fire Fighters Union (UFU). Mr Northe said everyone agrees that career fire fighters deserve fair pay and conditions and this has never been disputed, but there…

Budget a disappointment for Latrobe Valley

Nationals Member for Morwell, Russell Northe, said 2016/17 State Budget had delivered some projects and initiatives for the Latrobe Valley but unfortunately many others were ignored. Coal royalties Mr Northe said the major concern out of the Budget was the Andrews Labor Government’s “electricity tax” which will be a serious financial impost on the region’s…

Labor must stand up for CFA volunteers

It has been revealed that Premier Daniel Andrews is considering a deal that would give the city-based United Firefighters Union unprecedented power to control the CFA. Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the UFU was demanding the ability to veto CFA management decisions, a move strongly opposed by the CFA’s management, board and volunteers.…

Overseas study tour open to students

Students wishing to study Australia’s wartime history at overseas locations are encouraged to participate in the Victorian Government’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize. Member for Morwell Russell Northe said students would be asked to consider the impacts World War I had on families of young soldiers. “The Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize is a unique opportunity…