Labor misleads Gippslanders over rail crisis

With V/Line passengers required to pay for train travel again starting Monday, Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the Andrews Government was misleading Gippsland commuters about the extent of disruptions on the Gippsland line.   “The Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan has stated that service patterns on the regional network are stable and 80…

Victorian Disability Awards Open for Nominations

Nationals MPs Russell Northe and Melina Bath are calling for nominations for the 2016 Victorian Disability Sector Awards. Mr Northe said the awards recognise and honour individuals, businesses and organisations that are making a difference to the lives of Victorians with a disability. “It’s especially important that we acknowledge the contribution of individuals and organisations…

Have your say on cost of living pressures

The Victorian Liberal-National Coalition recently launched CostWatch, an initiative to hear directly from the community about cost of living pressures they face. Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the project’s aim was to uncover cost-of-living issues; get households and businesses talking; and most importantly use people power to reduce unnecessary costs. “The Andrews Labor Government keeps…

Gippsland Rail Commuter Chaos to Continue

Coalition Members of Parliament today said regional commuters face extended delays, cancelled services and deserve answers after it was revealed by Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan that VLocity services would be banned from the Pakenham rail line for at least a further 6 weeks. Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood said Minister for Transport Jacinta…

More full-time job losses across Latrobe-Gippsland

Official figures released yesterday again highlight the Andrews Labor Government’s broken promise to create full-time jobs in the Gippsland region. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released yesterday show 1,156 full-time jobs have been lost in the Latrobe-Gippsland area, which includes Morwell, Churchill and Traralgon, since Daniel Andrews came to office. The local unemployment rate has…