Regional Achievement Awards now open

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is inviting the community to consider nominating a local high achiever for the Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Mr Northe said the awards encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contribution individuals, businesses, groups and organisations are making in regional and rural Victoria. “The Regional Achievement and Community Awards began…

Members Statement – Country Fire Authority enterprise bargaining agreement – Wednesday 27 April

Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — I rise today in regard to the Premier’s meddling in enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) negotiations with the United Firefighters Union. Everyone agrees that career firefighters deserve fair pay and conditions — and this has never been disputed — but there are genuine concerns raised by Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers on aspects of the said…

Latrobe Valley’s unused nappies wanted

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is again participating in the Nappy Collective Giving Project and encouraging local parents with leftover unused nappies to donate them. Mr Northe said the Nappy Collective Project aims to collect hundreds of thousands of leftover nappies from 400 official drop points in 39 towns and cities across Australia. “To date…

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…