LABOR’S HOLIDAY PLAN TO COST $1 BILLION

The Melbourne Labor Government’s plan to introduce two new public holidays will cost the state’s economy around $1 billion every year, Member for Morwell, Russell Northe said today. Mr Northe said a Regulatory Impact Statement released today showed the huge cost of the new public holiday on Grand Final Eve. “The economic cost is estimated…

Big increase in fire services levy

Home owners, businesses and farmers will face large increases in their property based Fire Services Levy (FSL) as a direct result of the Labor State Budget. Member for Morwell, Russell Northe said the Andrews Labor Government outlined a huge 7.2 per cent increase in FSL receipts in its recent State Budget. “This means Latrobe Valley…

2015/16 Budget falls short

The Victorian Governments 2015/2016 state budget whilst providing a few initiatives for the township of Morwell, virtually ignores the remainder of Gippsland, Member for Morwell, Russell Northe announced today. Mr Northe said outside of Morwell the budget has provided very little for the Latrobe Valley community, especially in public transport and support for businesses. “Whilst…

Labor must deliver for Gippsland in Budget

Daniel Andrews must commit funding for major projects and improved services for the Morwell electorate in the upcoming 2015/16 State Budget, Member for Morwell Russell Northe said today. “Unfortunately the Andrews Labor Government has neglected regional Victoria and the Latrobe Valley in its failure to deliver any meaningful infrastructure or projects since the November 2014…