Victoria needs a policy reset to resolve critical housing shortages in rural communities like Yarriambiack Shire.
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Panton Hill Primary School near Hurstbridge should be reclassified again as a rural school.
Barraport’s John Piccoli was a farmer and sculptor whose work in Boort has been enjoyed by many people.
I asked the Victim Support Minister if the apparent exclusion of victims from consultations to make sure the Victims’ Charter works will be rectified.
I’ve asked the Health Minister to cut the one-way distance cap for the Patient Transport Assistance Scheme to ‘more than 50 kilometres’, rather than 100km-plus.
Improved mental health service, workforce capacity and support facilities are an urgent priority for our communities.
Towong Shire has taken on road debris clean-ups where 2020 bushfire damage led to ground-slips and run-off, but it can’t recoup these costs as a bushfire expense.
I’ve asked if the government would allow victims of crime the opportunity to approach the DPP to appeal lenient sentences handed to offenders.
Bushfire Recovery Victoria data shows 458 homes lost or damaged, but almost 18 months later fewer than three per cent of people affected are back in permanent housing.
Making sure emergency management factors shape the government’s digital black spot roll-out must be a priority in rural areas.