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Royal Commission into veteran suicide a crucial step forward
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Royal Commission into veteran suicide a crucial step forward

A Royal Commission into veteran suicide will save lives and change lives. The Victorian Liberal Nationals have announced support for a national Royal Commission today, backing growing calls from RSL Victoria and the veteran community…
Inquiry into COVID impact on tourism must visit EG
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Inquiry into COVID impact on tourism must visit EG

A State Government Inquiry examining the impact of Coronavirus on Victoria’s tourism and major events sector must conduct a hearing in East Gippsland. That is the call from Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, who…

Labor’s health cuts to leave more gaps in rural services

Grassroots programs that support healthier communities across the Gippsland East electorate are at risk of being axed under an Andrews Labor Government plan to cut funding to Primary Care Partnerships (PCPs).Funding for PCPs will end…
East Gippsland overlooked for mental health initiative
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East Gippsland overlooked for mental health initiative

East Gippsland has been overlooked by the Andrews State Government as a location for one of the six priority sites for the Adult and Older Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Services that are being rolled…
Emergency Service groups receive funding
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Emergency Service groups receive funding

Lakes Entrance Surf Life Saving Club and Johnsonville and Mossi-Tambo fire brigades have been successful in the latest round of the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) grant stream. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull,…
ANZAC Day confusion continues for RSL Sub-Branches
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ANZAC Day confusion continues for RSL Sub-Branches

Today's announcement of larger crowd limits at Melbourne's ANZAC Day march has failed to resolve confusion for smaller Sub-Branches that is forcing clubs to cancel or scale back commemorations.While clear directions have been provided for…
Disability awards closing soon
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Disability awards closing soon

The 2021 Victorian Disability Awards are currently open and East Gippslanders are being encouraged to nominate outstanding individuals and groups who have increased the rights and participation of people with a disability. Member for Gippsland…
Landholders’ voices must be heard on riverside camping rules
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Landholders’ voices must be heard on riverside camping rules

Consultation has opened on sweeping changes introduced by the Andrews Labor Government that will allow people to camp on river frontages held under a grazing licence. The Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said…
Dan makes businesses ineligible for supports
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Dan makes businesses ineligible for supports

The Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of business supports – released after the most recent lock down period – again have criteria so strict, they rule out the majority of East Gippsland companies. Gippsland East…
No insurance coverage due to increased fire risk
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No insurance coverage due to increased fire risk

The inability of some East Gippsland business and property owners to obtain fire coverage insurance has been raised in State Parliament this week. Gippsland East, Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said the owners of the Coonawarra…
Field Days, Buchan Rodeo need approval to proceed
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Field Days, Buchan Rodeo need approval to proceed

Representations have been made in State Parliament this week to ensure the East Gippsland Field Days and Buchan Rodeo can proceed this year. Both events, to be held in the coming weeks, are yet to…
Conran ramp will be upgraded!
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Conran ramp will be upgraded!

Having advocated for an upgrade to the Cape Conran boat ramp for several months, Gippsland East Nationals MP, was pleased to be advised today that concept work will soon be undertaken for an improved facility.…
Victorian racing left behind again
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Victorian racing left behind again

With 8,000 people having attended a music festival on the Mornington Peninsula on the weekend, it is time Racing Minister Martin Pakula got crowds back to the races.To see the footage of thousands of revellers…
Call for a rethink on ANZAC Day march
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Call for a rethink on ANZAC Day march

With news today the decision cancel March’s Moomba festival has been overturned after intervention from the State Government, the Victorian Liberal Nationals are calling for a re-think on the cancellation of the ANZAC Day march…
Tim with Deb and Ray Bowen from the Bemm River Hotel *Photo taken pre-COVID-19 restrictions* Tim with Deb and Ray Bowen from the Bemm River Hotel *Photo taken pre-COVID-19 restrictions*
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Don’t punish country communities

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said country communities and businesses need significant concessions if the state lockdown is extended past Wednesday. “It is simply not fair that communities over 300-500 kilometres away from Melbourne,…
Less than 50% of planned burns achieved and still no plan
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Less than 50% of planned burns achieved and still no plan

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has asked the Minister responsible for fuel reduction burns to outline how the government will address fuel loads, after the State Government conceded it had only reached 43% of…
Statement on 2021 duck season Wetland image courtesy of Visit Victoria Content Hub
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Statement on 2021 duck season

I support the right to hunt and fish and the rights of the tens of thousands of legitimate law-abiding hunters, a high percentage who reside in East Gippsland, whose families have hunted for generations. That…
Major projects funded  but Bully wants more!
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Major projects funded but Bully wants more!

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said he was pleased some projects he had strongly advocated for bushfire fund support had been successful in the latest round of grants, but questioned why some of the…
East Gippsland short changed on boat ramp maintenance
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East Gippsland short changed on boat ramp maintenance

East Gippsland Shire Council is being short changed by the Andrews Labor Government on boat ramp maintenance. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, asked questions in Parliament that highlighted the unfairness where a council like…
Human safety or wildlife habitat?
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Human safety or wildlife habitat?

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has expressed frustration in Parliament that community protection from fire is not a consideration in this government’s roadside clearing program. “Following the fires, there was some terrific roadside clearing…