Labor’s cuts threaten Gippsland Carers

Support services offered by the Gippsland Carers Association (GCA) are in doubt due to a failure of the Andrews State Government to provide funding to the organisation. Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe recently facilitated a meeting between the GCA and Shadow Minister for Disability, Tim Bull, where it was outlined that unless funding was…

Coalition backs regional sports infrastructure with Harold Preston Pavilion opening

Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath today attended the opening of the Harold Preston Reserve Pavilion which was funded with the assistance of $50,000 from the former Coalition Government. Ms Bath congratulated Traralgon Olympians Soccer Club and Latrobe City Council for contributing funding towards the construction of the new pavilion which provides change facilities…

Grants available for voluntary emergency services

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is inviting local volunteer emergency services organisations to apply for funding under the 2016-17 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Mr Northe said grants of up to $100,000 were available for emergency service volunteer groups to assist them when responding to emergencies such as fire, floods and storms. “The grants…

State Government must provide local jobs fund

Member for Morwell Russell Northe last week in Parliament questioned the Minister for Energy and Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio over funds allocated to the Shanghai Electric Briquetting Project. “In 2014 State and Federal Governments jointly announced $25 million to Shanghai Electric under the Advanced Lignite Demonstration Program (ALDP) but the project which was to be based…