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Rapid testing can assist with business shortages
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Rapid testing can assist with business shortages

Rapid testing for those who are unvaccinated should be considered to avoid workforce shortages in the region, says Nationals MP for Gippsland East, Tim Bull.“I have been contacted by a number of business owners from…
Coast Guard seeking new home base
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Coast Guard seeking new home base

Coast Guard Paynesville is looking for a new permanent consolidated home. Members recently met with local Nationals MP’s Tim Bull and Darren Chester to discuss options. Commander Michael Doyle explained the flotilla currently has an…
Labor again abandons forest workers
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Labor again abandons forest workers

The Andrews Government has completely abandoned forest workers in East Gippsland. If it is not enough that they intend to end the industry by 2030 and destroy local economies, they have just passed a Bill…
Local health services set for improvements
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Local health services set for improvements

Several East Gippsland Health Services have been funded for infrastructure upgrades.Gippsland East, Nationals MP, Tim Bull said he had been advised by the Minister of funding for works to be undertaken across several facilities.“While our…
Stratford – Bairnsdale Highway stretch named state’s most dangerous - RACV
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Stratford – Bairnsdale Highway stretch named state’s most dangerous - RACV

The RACV’s annual My Country Road Survey has nominated the stretch of Princes Highway between Stratford and Bairnsdale the state’s most dangerous. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said the survey told us what we…
Backflip on opening regions welcomed
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Backflip on opening regions welcomed

Following calls last week for regions that reach the vaccination benchmarks to have restrictions eased sooner, the State Government on Sunday backflipped on its original stance to allow just that. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim…
Regions need more freedoms sooner
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Regions need more freedoms sooner

Victoria’s regional areas that are Coronavirus free and will hit the vaccination rate targets well ahead of the state average, should be considered for earlier easing of restrictions.This is the view of Gippsland East Nationals…
Pubs and clubs need more certainty
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Pubs and clubs need more certainty

Representatives from Bairnsdale based pubs and clubs met on Friday to raise their concerns over the mixed messaging with the current COVID restrictions and uncertainty for their sector.Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, was invited…
Truckie testing site win
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Truckie testing site win

A COVID-19 testing facility for the region’s freight drivers will be set up at the Murrungowar truck stop between Orbost and Cann River.Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, who has been pushing for this outcome…
Dan has no plan out of lockdown
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Dan has no plan out of lockdown

On the back of a report to the State Government highlighting the increasing mental health crisis, Victorians need more detail on the plan out of lockdown, including the benchmarks for easing of restrictions.Gippsland East Nationals…
More East Gippsland testing facilities needed
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More East Gippsland testing facilities needed

With the State Government’s requirement that a negative COVID test result must be obtained by interstate transport drivers every three days, there are calls for more testing facilities in East Gippsland. Gippsland East Nationals MP,…
Call for dedicated manufacturing fund
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Call for dedicated manufacturing fund

Manufacturing in rural and regional Victoria can play a major role in the state’s post COVID economic recovery and Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said this region can play a big hand with appropriate…
Forget Where’s Wally, it’s Where’s Lily as key bridge rebuild will hit three years
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Forget Where’s Wally, it’s Where’s Lily as key bridge rebuild will hit three years

As the rebuild of Parks Victoria infrastructure destroyed in the fires 19 months ago moves at snail’s pace, East Gippslanders are starting to ask why Minister Lily D’Ambrosio is not intervening to get things moving.…
Cash support needed, not meditation
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Cash support needed, not meditation

The Andrews Labor Government’s business concierge service, touted as the answer to help those that are ‘slipping through the cracks’ in relation to receiving financial support, is a sham. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull,…
24hr travel time from Qld puts lives at risk
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24hr travel time from Qld puts lives at risk

The Andrews Labor Government and its VicRoads Department warns against driving while drowsy, but expects Victorians returning from Queensland to do the 15-hour journey in 24 hours under its unrealistic permit system for returning travellers.…
More freedoms where no cases or exposure sites
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More freedoms where no cases or exposure sites

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull has urged Premier Daniel Andrews to do what he said he would do – consider more freedoms in regional areas where there were no COVID cases or exposure sites,…
No lockdowns without full business compensation
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No lockdowns without full business compensation

Support packages without restrictive criteria that excludes any level of business must go hand in hand with any COVID-19 lockdowns. “The time has come for the Premier to stop thanking businesses ‘for their sacrifice’ and…
Bushfire recovery at glacial pace
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Bushfire recovery at glacial pace

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull has told State Parliament the Andrews Government’s bushfire recovery response is moving at the speed of a glacier. He said the fact that 19 months after the fires, it…
Rapid testing the way forward
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Rapid testing the way forward

Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has called on the Andrews Government to implement rapid testing to help Victorians get back on their feet and prevent future statewide lockdowns. Mr Bull says rapid antigen…
More rectification works at 39 road barrier sites
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More rectification works at 39 road barrier sites

Having raised concerns over the number of collisions with the centre of the road barrier between Bairnsdale and Stratford, Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has been advised there will be ‘works to enhance delineation’…