Swimming lessons in Primary Schools

Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today that the State Government needed to clarify aspects of its swimming lessons for primary school student’s initiative.   “Whilst we support the notion of all primary school students learning how to swim; questions remain on who will actually pay for the swimming lessons and where will these swim…

Four local groups benefit from nappy collective

Member for Morwell Russell Northe today presented Berry Street, Anglicare Victoria, Churchill Co-operating Churches Emergency Relief and participants of the Kurnai Young Parents Program with nappies collected through the “Nappy Collective Giving Project”. Mr Northe said the Latrobe Valley community should be congratulated for their overwhelming response to the October drive of the “Nappy Collective…

Local History Grants Now Available

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged community groups to apply for a share in $350,000 in funding for projects that preserve and share stories from our past. Mr Northe said this latest round of grants of up to $15,000 is available through the Public Record Office’s Local History Grants Program for projects that preserve…

Statements on reports – Electoral Matters Committee: conduct of 2014 Victorian state election – Wednesday 23 November 2016

Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — I rise today to make some commentary around the government’s response to recommendations made in the Electoral Matters Committee report Inquiry into the conduct of the 2014 Victorian state election. The committee, which I was a member of, made 23 recommendations in total. Ten of those recommendations were directed to the state government, and…

Second Reading – Energy Legislation Amendment (Feed-in Tariffs and Improving Safety and Markets) Bill 2016 – Wednesday 23 November 2016

Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — I rise this afternoon to speak on the Energy Legislation Amendment (Feed-in Tariffs and Improving Safety and Markets) Bill 2016. I think the member for Dandenong has just given her own critique about the value of the bill itself, because she spent the majority of her contribution critiquing coalition policy and having a…

Government must support Australian Paper

Member for Morwell Russell Northe told Parliament today Banyule Council’s decision to ban the purchase of paper manufactured at Australian Paper’s Maryvale Mill has put local jobs at risk.   In Parliament, Mr Northe raised the importance of Government departments and agencies buying local manufactured paper.   “The announcement from Banyule Council raises greater concerns…