Home Politics

Politics

State Budget 2021: Further delay on Kilmore bypass

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire leaders have voiced their disappointment at last week’s state budget after the government again baulked at providing funding for a Kilmore bypass. The government had previously committed to acquiring land for...

State Budget 2021: Gisborne Secondary gets $13 million, wins for mental health and animal...

By Colin MacGillivray Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas has hailed the announcement of $12.93 million for Gisborne Secondary College in last week’s state budget as a win for the entire region. The school will use the...

Federal Government’s “fluff and puffery” around Beveridge Freight Terminal criticised

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire leaders are calling for detailed plans for the Beveridge Intermodal Freight Terminal after the Federal Government dangled a $2 billion carrot for the project in last week’s budget. The proposed site...

Budget 2021: What will north-central Victorians get?

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire and Whittlesea councils have welcomed Federal Government funding for projects across the region in last week’s budget, but opposition members have criticised the announcements as lacking substance. Among the key budget...

Rob Mitchell’s office receives ‘hundreds’ of emails from residents affected by India travel ban

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The Federal Government’s ban on passenger flights from India due to its devasting second COVID-19 wave has affected thousands of Mitchell Shire and City of Whittlesea residents. More than 9000 Australian citizens in...

Puckapunyal families voice frustrations during Veterans’ Affairs Minister’s visit

PUCKAPUNYAL families voiced frustration at a lack of mental health support services for serving and former defence force members as federal Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester visited the army base on Wednesday. Mr Chester...

Quarantine hub set for Donnybrook Road, Mickleham

The State Government has selected a preferred site at Donnybrook Road, Mickleham for a new purpose-built quarantine accommodation hub. It will now commence discussions with the Federal Government about planning, guarding against the potential long-term...

“Make some decisions and get on with it”: Ire over Kilmore bypass delay

By Colin MacGillivray Kilmore residents and politicians have admonished the State Government for its inaction on the Kilmore bypass, with little progression on the project for several years. Member for Euroa Steph Ryan visited Kilmore last...

Rob Mitchell, Damian Drum speak on Prime Minister’s response to treatment of women

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk POLITCAL and social equality leaders have criticised Prime Minister Scott Morrison for not taking action soon enough to address the ever-increasing allegations of sexual assault and harassment in Federal Parliament. Mr Morrison yesterday...

Rob Mitchell: ‘community projects ignored’

MEMBER for McEwen Rob Mitchell has called out the Federal Government for ‘short-changing’ regional communities as it ignores calls for more funds for a grass roots grants program. Mr Mitchell said he wrote to Prime...