Northe stands up for CFA volunteers

Member for Morwell Russell Northe this week in Parliament raised concerns on behalf of local CFA volunteers in relation to the Premiers meddling in EBA negotiations with the United Fire Fighters Union (UFU). Mr Northe said everyone agrees that career fire fighters deserve fair pay and conditions and this has never been disputed, but there…

Budget a disappointment for Latrobe Valley

Nationals Member for Morwell, Russell Northe, said 2016/17 State Budget had delivered some projects and initiatives for the Latrobe Valley but unfortunately many others were ignored. Coal royalties Mr Northe said the major concern out of the Budget was the Andrews Labor Government’s “electricity tax” which will be a serious financial impost on the region’s…

Labor must stand up for CFA volunteers

It has been revealed that Premier Daniel Andrews is considering a deal that would give the city-based United Firefighters Union unprecedented power to control the CFA. Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the UFU was demanding the ability to veto CFA management decisions, a move strongly opposed by the CFA’s management, board and volunteers.…

Overseas study tour open to students

Students wishing to study Australia’s wartime history at overseas locations are encouraged to participate in the Victorian Government’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize. Member for Morwell Russell Northe said students would be asked to consider the impacts World War I had on families of young soldiers. “The Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize is a unique opportunity…

Hazelwood Mine Fire response

It was the Coalition Government that established and conducted a detailed inquiry into the Hazelwood incident. The Coalition supported the recommendations of the review – see statement from the Deputy Premier Peter Ryan (2 September 2014) here. The Coalition immediately set about implementing the recommendations from the inquiry. The Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Report Implementation…