ETS A MASSIVE RISK

April 30, 2009 An independent report into the Rudd Government’s proposed Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) confirms that the scheme is rushed, ill-considered and a massive risk to the economy over the next 20 years. The report was conducted by the Centre for...

DOCTOR SHORTAGE WILL HIT HIP POCKET

April 30, 2009 There are fears Gippslanders will face increased costs to visit their local GP under the Federal Government’s plan to reduce incentive payments to rural and regional doctors. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the proposed changes...

MORE FARMERS WILL RECEIVE BUSHFIRE GRANTS

April 28, 2009 Bushfire grants will become available to more farmers and small business owners, following changes to the ‘51 percent rule’, which had blocked many Gippsland fire victims from receiving government support. The State and Federal governments have jointly...

LOCH SPORT VISIT

FIRE PREVENTION ISSUES A PRIORITY April 24, 2009 The need for increased fire prevention activity was high on the agenda during a meeting with Loch Sport residents and Gippsland community leaders on Thursday. A delegation of business and community representatives from...

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