Members Statement – Gippsland Business Awards – Tuesday 30 August 2016

Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — I rise today to acknowledge the success of a number of Gippsland businesses following the recent 2016 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards. Businesses within the Morwell electorate performed extremely well, with Applebox Farm/Gippsland Free Range Eggs from Glengarry a finalist in the food and wine production section. In the hospitality section the friendly…

Members Statements – Gippsland rail services – Thursday 18 August 2016

Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — Well, the V/Line saga continues in Gippsland with further disruptions to services, the overcrowding of carriages and the proposal of terminating services at Pakenham again raising its head. Despite the rhetoric of this government, nothing appears to have changed. Gippsland commuters well remember the massive disruption to services earlier in the year, and…

Members Statement – Country Fire Authority enterprise bargaining agreement – Wednesday 27 April

Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — I rise today in regard to the Premier’s meddling in enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) negotiations with the United Firefighters Union. Everyone agrees that career firefighters deserve fair pay and conditions — and this has never been disputed — but there are genuine concerns raised by Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers on aspects of the said…

Morwell electorate funding – Tuesday 12 April 2016

Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — I rise today to call upon the Labor government to provide funding in the upcoming budget for a number of projects and organisations in the Morwell electorate. For example, the Gippsland Carers Association (GCA) provides important support and advocacy services across our region, but it faces significant challenges if state government support is…