Northe continues fight for CFA volunteers

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has continued the fight in Parliament this week on behalf of local Country Fie Authority (CFA) volunteers. Mr Northe said local CFA volunteers have expressed extreme concern that Premier Daniel Andrews interference in Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) negotiations with the United Fire Fighters Union (UFU) will leave CFA volunteers worse…

Regional Achievement Awards now open

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is inviting the community to consider nominating a local high achiever for the Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Mr Northe said the awards encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contribution individuals, businesses, groups and organisations are making in regional and rural Victoria. “The Regional Achievement and Community Awards began…

Latrobe Valley’s unused nappies wanted

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is again participating in the Nappy Collective Giving Project and encouraging local parents with leftover unused nappies to donate them. Mr Northe said the Nappy Collective Project aims to collect hundreds of thousands of leftover nappies from 400 official drop points in 39 towns and cities across Australia. “To date…

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…