COVID restriction inconsistencies raised

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has today in Parliament highlighted many inconsistencies and confusion that applies with respect to current COVID-19 rules and restrictions. “I’ve been contacted by countless businesses and individuals that are becoming increasingly frustrated with the current Roadmap and when and how they can open” Mr Northe commenced. “Whilst I understand there…

School photography clicks back into action

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has welcomed news that the ban on professional school photography in Government schools has been overturned. Mr Northe said he had previously raised the issue in Parliament and to various State Government Ministers following concerns raised by many within local school communities and from professional photographers. “The ban particularly in…

New Regional COVID rules a mixed bag

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has indicated that the State Governments announcement of a modest easing of COVID-19 restrictions for Regional Victorians has been met with mixed views. For example, Mr Northe said that whilst the increase of patrons allowed at hospitality venues was welcomed in some quarters many others in the small business sector…

New business penalties and rules raise concern

Member for Morwell Russell Northe yesterday in State Parliament raised serious concerns on behalf of many accommodation and hospitality businesses regarding the Governments recently announced strong penalties and rules that now apply for booking arrangements in Regional Victoria. The Government have implemented new measures in order to protect Regional Victorians from the higher risks of…

Photographers capture the moment

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has today welcomed clarification that face-coverings can be removed where practicable for professional photography shoots. Mr Northe had previously sought guidance from the State Government after being contacted by numerous photographers who had received mixed messages on what was allowable or not when performing professional photography services. “Of course, those…