Hazelwood Pondage Fight Continues

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has again written to Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes that calls upon the State Government to commit to undertaking a feasibility of Hazelwood Pondage and its future. Following on from meeting with the Minister in Parliament in June with local stakeholders , Mr Northe along with representatives from Latrobe…

Plight of Gippsland farmers still being ignored

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has again highlighted the State Government’s dismissive and seemingly disrespectful treatment of Latrobe Valley farmers. Speaking post a number of visits to Latrobe Valley farms yesterday, Mr Northe has repeated calls for the State Government to provide appropriate drought support for local farming families. “Whilst visiting those on the land…

Worker Transfer Scheme to continue

Member for Morwell, Russell Northe has today in Question Time raised concerns on the current employment status of former Hazelwood Power Station and Carter Holt Harvey workers and contractors, following the closure of both businesses over the past two years. Mr Northe had previously obtained information that clearly shows hundreds of former workers are either…

Northe tables Hazelwood Pondage petition

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has today tabled a petition in State Parliament asking for the State Government to save the iconic Hazelwood Pondage. “Nearly 5,000 people have signed online and hard copy petitions, which demonstrates the massive support my community has for the retention of Hazelwood Pondage” Mr Northe said. Mr Northe also raised…