Plight of Gippsland farmers still being ignored

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has again highlighted the State Government’s dismissive and seemingly disrespectful treatment of Latrobe Valley farmers. Speaking post a number of visits to Latrobe Valley farms yesterday, Mr Northe has repeated calls for the State Government to provide appropriate drought support for local farming families. “Whilst visiting those on the land…

Worker Transfer Scheme to continue

Member for Morwell, Russell Northe has today in Question Time raised concerns on the current employment status of former Hazelwood Power Station and Carter Holt Harvey workers and contractors, following the closure of both businesses over the past two years. Mr Northe had previously obtained information that clearly shows hundreds of former workers are either…

Northe tables Hazelwood Pondage petition

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has today tabled a petition in State Parliament asking for the State Government to save the iconic Hazelwood Pondage. “Nearly 5,000 people have signed online and hard copy petitions, which demonstrates the massive support my community has for the retention of Hazelwood Pondage” Mr Northe said. Mr Northe also raised…

Northe: budget is a mixed bag for LV

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has described the State Budget, handed down in Parliament today as a “mixed bag” for the Morwell electorate. “Whilst there is some positive news in the 2019/2020 State Budget for our community, there are still some shortfalls of areas that need to be addressed”, Mr Northe said, speaking from Spring…