Restrictions on business need review

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has today in State Parliament called upon the Minister for Small Business to consider the plight of local businesses that remain closed or who struggle to remain open due to COVID-19 restrictions and measures. “I’ve been listening and talking with a number of local businesses over these past months and…

Even more organisations without a home

Member for Morwell Russell Northe last night in State Parliament highlighted the plight of several Latrobe Valley sporting and community organisations that have lost access or are soon to lose access to their facilities, through no fault of their own. “I’ve called upon the Victorian Government to take action to support these same organisations that are…

Increased PSO role a win – Northe

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has welcomed the introduction of new legislation in State Parliament this week, increasing the role of Protective Service Officers (PSO’s) in Victoria. “I congratulate the Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville and her Government, upon the introduction of PSO changes within the Police and Emergency Services Legislation Amendment…

Local builders ignored in local project

Member for Morwell, Russell Northe has today expressed his disbelief and anger at suggestions that WorkSafe a Victorian Government authority has excluded local builders from tendering for a significant project to be undertaken in Traralgon. Mr Northe said he believed the said project was estimated to be worth between $1 million and $1.5 million and…

SEA Electric – Nothing to see here!!!

Member for Morwell, Russell Northe has once again raised his concerns on the future of the much touted SEA Electric Vehicle manufacturing facility that was an election promise of the State Government prior to the 2018 State election. “This project was announced with great fanfare and rightly so, particularly given the nature of the industry…

Flu vaccine shortage needs a jab

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is calling upon Government’s to address the flu vaccine shortage in Gippsland. Mr Northe’s office has been inundated with calls from local residents who have been unable to access a flu vaccination this year, which has been very frustrating for many local residents. “There has been very strong messaging from…