Northe calls for VRET Bill to be delayed

In a bold move, Member for Morwell Russell Northe has this morning moved a Reasoned Amendment in State Parliament calling upon the State Government to delay debating their Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Amendment Bill 2019 (VRET) until such time that extensive modelling has been undertaken to understand the possible impacts of the Bill. “The…

Northe calls for SEA Electric update

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has used question time in Parliament today to call for an update regarding the proposed Latrobe Valley SEA Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Facility. “Like many in my community, I was thrilled to learn last year that our region would be the destination for an Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Facility. Since the initial…

Plastic Bag Ban to take place in November

Last week in State Parliament, the Legislative Assembly passed a Bill that bans the use of all single-use lightweight shopping bags. These bags will be banned from 1st November 2019 and this will apply to all retailers including supermarkets, greengrocers, bakeries, pharmacies, clothes stores, restaurants, cafes, markets, food outlets, petrol stations and more. Mr Northe…

Latrobe Valley commuters pay more for less

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has again slammed the unfair pricing structure that Latrobe Valley commuters are confronted with when utilising public transport. Mr Northe has called upon the State Government and Public Transport Victoria to urgently review the current zoning system that places Latrobe Valley residents at a distinct financial disadvantage when accessing public…

Government must to act now to retain Pondage

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has today congratulated Latrobe City Council following its passing of a resolution calling for the State Government to undertake a detailed feasibility study to consider all options of retaining Hazelwood Pondage as a community asset. Last night’s Council meeting saw four resolutions passed demonstrating Council’s support in retaining the Pondage…