Second Reading – Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Amendment (Abolition of the Penalty Fares Scheme) Bill 2016 – Wednesday 26 October 2016

Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — I rise this afternoon to speak on the Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Amendment (Abolition of the Penalty Fares Scheme) Bill 2016. Fare evasion, I think, is very frustrating for all commuters who do the right thing and pay their way around public transport. I suppose in my experiences over a period of time…

Inquiry into Labor’s pet breeding laws

The Nationals are pleased that local dog breeders and animal lovers will be able to have their say through an inquiry that will investigate proposed new pet breeding laws. Mr Northe said the Liberal-National Coalition was successful in establishing an inquiry into the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 in Parliament…

Volunteer Emergency Service Grants Available

A new grants stream to provide new equipment, updated facilities and further education and training is now open to Victoria’s emergency services personnel. Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program was open to brigades, units, clubs and volunteers from the Country Fire Authority, State Emergency Service and Life Saving…