Statement on Carter Holt Harvey

Daniel Andrews must act urgently to reverse the Latrobe Valley’s jobs crisis.   Carter Holt Harvey announced today it had started consulting with staff about the possible closure of its Morwell sawmill, which employs 160 people in our community and hundreds more down the line.   The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said it…

Budget fails Latrobe Valley

The Latrobe Valley is being taxed more and getting less in an underwhelming Budget from Daniel Andrews’ Labor Government.   The Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the Latrobe Valley has yet again been dudded by Daniel Andrews in the 2017/18 State Budget.    “With Latrobe City’s unemployment rate now 11.2%, our area needs…

More Detail Needed on Gippsland Rail Announcement

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood has said details of todays announcement of $435 million in the State Budget for the Gippsland line will be heavily scrutinised by regional commuters. ‘Details in this announcement are broad strokes at best and local commuters have been promised improvements before by Daniel Andrews,’ Mr Blackwood said. ‘The duplication of…

Gippsland rail services

Comments attributable to Member for Morwell Russell Northe Jacinta Allan’s rail commitment today fails to address ongoing delays on the Gippsland line. Additional carriages on two weekday services and station upgrades are just hot air if they don’t actually resolve the problems Latrobe Valley passengers have been crying out for the Andrews Government to fix.…

Victorian Senior of the Year Awards

Member for Morwell Russell Northe is urging local people to think about nominating someone they know for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards.   “There are many inspirational seniors in the Morwell electorate who are making an enormous contribution and achieving great things in our community,” Mr Northe said.   “They may be community…