Bushfire projects boost recovery

Page 1, Corryong Courier, October 15 2020 www.corryongcourier.com.au/ Councils, community members and local business groups are shaping the long-term recovery of Victoria’s bushfire-affected regions, with the Commonwealth and Victorian governments announcing a $68.6 million fund to drive regional recovery and back key local community projects. Four North East projects are included in the five bushfire…

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Senate backs Nationals urgent call for states and territories to show leadership and compassion for regional communities

The Senate today endorsed a Nationals motion calling on all states and territories to adopt a clear national definition of a COVID hotspot and the National Agricultural Worker Code. The Senate voted in favour of The Nationals motion which acknowledged border travel restrictions imposed by state and territory governments have negatively impacted the lives and…

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Deputy Premier’s commitment for Cross Border re-set a significant step forward

Wodonga-based Nationals Senate Leader Bridget McKenzie says the call by NSW Nationals Leader and Deputy Premier John Barilaro for the border permit system to be dismantled is right. The Nationals are putting rural and regional communities first. “Like Barra today, The Nationals have been very vocal in our calls for a practical approach to allow…

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Victoria’s agriculture sector to benefit from Inland Rail project

Inland Rail good for farming Country News (page 20) A new study has identified investment opportunities in Victoria’s agricultural, manufacturing, freight and logistic sectors arising from the operation of the Inland Rail. The biggest winners will be food processing, transport logistics and manufacturing facilities, which MPs say will be a welcome boost to the future…

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‘We’ve got to speak up’

Echuca-Moama worse off than Melbourne lockdown By Anna McGuinness Senator says border rules are unfair on residents and businesses CAMPASPE residents are experiencing worse impacts from the border closure than people in lockdown in Melbourne, according to Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie. In a visit to Echuca last Thursday, Senator McKenzie said she had written…

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Nationals MPs call on Andrews Government to reconsider regional Victorian lockdown rules

‘One size doesn’t fit all’: country MPs urge lockdown rethink By Tom Minear and Tamsin Rose Herald Sun (page 8) REGIONAL Victorian MPs are urging the state government to reconsider blanket stay-at-home restrictions on large parts of the state that have no coronavirus cases. From Thursday, country Victorians will only be allowed to leave home…

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