Appropriation Bill (2015-16) – 27 May

Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — It gives me pleasure to rise to speak on the Appropriation (2015–2016) Bill 2015. There have been many and varied responses with respect to this budget — Mr Noonan — Something positive, Russell; something positive. Mr NORTHE — I will take up the interjection from the member for Williamstown at this early stage. Yes, I think I am…

Answer to constituency question – Morwell schools regeneration project – 26 May

Question asked by:     Member for Morwell Directed to:                 Minister for Education Asked on:                    16 April 2015 REPLY: Investment in education and school infrastructure is a priority for the Victorian Government, and that is why we have announced a $730 million package for Victorian school infrastructure. This funding will enable the refurbishment and renovation of schools,…

Big increase in fire services levy

Home owners, businesses and farmers will face large increases in their property based Fire Services Levy (FSL) as a direct result of the Labor State Budget. Member for Morwell, Russell Northe said the Andrews Labor Government outlined a huge 7.2 per cent increase in FSL receipts in its recent State Budget. “This means Latrobe Valley…

Members statement – Anzac Day – 7 May

Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — On 25 April every year we pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in the tragedy of war and remember the Anzac legacy of courage, mateship and sacrifice. This Anzac day was of special significance for Australians as it marked the Anzac centenary — 100 years since the landing at Gallipoli in World War I.…