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ROAD SAFETY

ROAD SAFETY FUNDING CRITICAL IN REGIONS October 31, 2011 The latest Transport Accident Commission (TAC) figures have confirmed that East Gippsland has one of the worst road accident and fatality records in Victoria. Over the past three years, 23 people have died on...

POLICY PROBLEMS

POLICIES ARE THE PROBLEMS September 26, 2011 A lot of people are asking me whether Prime Minister Julia Gillard will survive in her job as the opinion polls continue to trend downwards. I don’t believe it matters who leads the Labor Party at the moment – if they are...

TOURISM

TOURISM COULD BENEFIT FROM PRIVATE INVESTMENT August 22, 2011 The Baillieu-Ryan Government is currently considering a report from the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission which promotes the opportunity for private development of new facilities in national...

CABINET UNDERREPRESENTED

CABINET LACKING REGIONAL REPRESENTATION July 4, 2011 The Gillard Government’s mishandling of the live export issue and the decision to cut childcare funding from small regional areas stand as two compelling pieces of evidence in the case for including more...

GIPPSLAND LAKES

GIPPSLAND LAKES A NATIONAL ICON May 30, 2011 This week in Federal Parliament I highlighted the need for the Commonwealth Government to provide more funding and take an active role in the future of the Gippsland Lakes. As an internationally-recognised wetland, there is...

MENTAL HEALTH

MENTAL HEALTH A CHALLENGE IN REGIONS April 25, 2011 One of the greatest challenges facing East Gippsland is prevention and treatment of people with mental health issues. The alarming incidence of mental health problems, particularly among younger people, is...

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