The Latest News From Around The Mallee!
- O'Sullivan Calls Out Labor Over Lack of Candidates in Regional Victoria
Member for Northern Victoria Luke O'Sullivan has labelled the Labor Government as 'arrogant', for having not put forth any candidates for the Murray Plains electorate just 78 days out from the state election.
O'Sullivan also took at aim at the supposed city-centric attitude of the state Government, citing Labor's Northern Victoria candidate Mark Gepp as a union choice from Melbourne.
“Daniel Andrews can’t see past the tram lines and has shown time and time again that he does not care what happens in regional Victoria,” O’Sullivan said.
The Government will go into a caretaker period in 53 days ahead of the November election.
- 'Farm Gate' Counsellors Get Further Funding from NSW Government
The NSW government is providing $6.3 million to bolster its mental health support from drought-stricken farmers.
Three farm gate support clinicians will be employed throughout the Murray region, with the district securing funding of more than $700,000 over a two year period.
Member for Murray Austin Evans says its about helping where possible to ease the burden.
“It is often difficult to seek help when living in remote and rural areas, and this new funding will link people struggling with their mental health into services appropriate to their needs,” Evans said.
- CEWH Gives Water to Yanga Lake
Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder Jody Swirepik has announced the Yanga Lake south of Balranald is receiving planned water from the Government as drought conditions worsen.
The water will help sustain the estimated half a million golden perch that have been cultivated in the lake, as well as further increase numbers to enable re-population elsewhere.
The decision comes as local ministers continue to advocate for water to be re-allocated to farmers who are in dire need of assistance.