Inquiry into Labor’s pet breeding laws

The Nationals are pleased that local dog breeders and animal lovers will be able to have their say through an inquiry that will investigate proposed new pet breeding laws. Mr Northe said the Liberal-National Coalition was successful in establishing an inquiry into the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 in Parliament…

Volunteer Emergency Service Grants Available

A new grants stream to provide new equipment, updated facilities and further education and training is now open to Victoria’s emergency services personnel. Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program was open to brigades, units, clubs and volunteers from the Country Fire Authority, State Emergency Service and Life Saving…

Infrastructure Victoria Plan Slim Pickings for Regions

Russell Northe, together with Gary Blackwood, has called on Daniel Andrews to do something to guide infrastructure investment across the State after the Premier distanced himself almost immediately after yesterday’s release of an Infrastructure Victoria report. Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the report contained just 11 out of the total 134 recommendations to assist regional communities. ‘Regional…

Latrobe unemployment rises again

Latrobe region has one of the highest unemployment rates of all Victorian municipalities, figures from the June 2016 quarter have revealed. The unemployment rate in Latrobe has continued to rise and is now at 10.7 per cent – a 3.4 per cent jump since December 2014. Member for Morwell Russell Northe said this increase was…