Statement on Carter Holt Harvey

Daniel Andrews must act urgently to reverse the Latrobe Valley’s jobs crisis.   Carter Holt Harvey announced today it had started consulting with staff about the possible closure of its Morwell sawmill, which employs 160 people in our community and hundreds more down the line.   The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said it…

Budget fails Latrobe Valley

The Latrobe Valley is being taxed more and getting less in an underwhelming Budget from Daniel Andrews’ Labor Government.   The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the Latrobe Valley has yet again been dudded by Daniel Andrews in the 2017/18 State Budget.    “With Latrobe City’s unemployment rate now 11.2%, our area needs…

More Detail Needed on Gippsland Rail Announcement

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has said details of todays announcement of $435 million in the State Budget for the Gippsland line will be heavily scrutinised by regional commuters. ‘Details in this announcement are broad strokes at best and local commuters have been promised improvements before by Daniel Andrews,’ Mr Blackwood said. ‘The duplication of…