Gippsland loses country jobs under Labor

Unemployment in regional Victoria is rising sharply under the Andrews Labor Government and Gippsland Nationals MPs are concerned nothing is being done about it.   Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the latest Bureau of Statistics data showed regional Victoria shed 6,200 jobs this month, including 3,000 full-time jobs.   “Regional Victoria has lost 10,100…

Members Statement – Gippsland Regional Achiever Award – Tuesday 20 October 2015

Mr NORTHE — I wish to acknowledge Jessi McEwan of Traralgon, who won the Gippsland regional achiever award at the regional achievement and community awards gala dinner on Friday evening. Jessi has had a number of achievements, including being selected as Australia’s first young chef ambassador at the 2014 World Association of Chefs Societies congress in Norway.…

Labor sacks youth employment workers

Youth unemployment could rise further in the Morwell and Narracan electorates, as Daniel Andrews cuts funding for vital workplace learning coordinators. Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the coordinators improved youth employment opportunities by arranging work placements for students undertaking training at schools, TAFEs or registered training providers. “Without this program, it is going to…

Latrobe Valley’s unused nappies wanted

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is encouraging parents with leftover unused nappies to donate them to the Nappy Collective Giving Project.   Mr Northe said the Nappy Collective Project aims to collect hundreds of thousands of leftover nappies from 370 official drop points in 31 towns and cities across Australia. “To date over 471,000 nappies…