Victoria/NSW border closure
Information for Victorian border community residents:
People who live in a border community can travel to another border community in the ‘border bubble’ without a permit or need to quarantine upon return. This means that anyone who is a resident of a Victorian border community is able to travel to a NSW border community to visit, holiday or work. You cannot travel beyond the border bubble on the NSW side.
You must carry valid photo identification, such as a drivers’ licence, that shows your current address as evidence that you reside in an exempt border community. It is strongly recommended you take proof of where you are staying as you may be asked for this.
All rules and restrictions are subject to change and I strongly encourage everyone to visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus before travelling to ensure they have the most current advice.
The recognised border communities are as follows:
Victoria: Alpine Valley, Benalla, Bendigo, Buloke, Campaspe, East Gippsland, Gannawarra, Indigo, Loddon, Mildura, Moira, Shepparton, Swan Hill, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga, Yarriambiack
NSW: Albury City, Balranald, Bega Valley, Berrigan, Broken Hill, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume, Hay, Lockhart, Murray River, Murrumbidgee, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valley, Wagga Wagga, Wentworth.
Australian Federal Integrity Commission
On October 26, 2020, I introduced a bill to parliament to establish the Australian Federal Integrity Commission (AFIC).
Too often, this government shuts down debate on bills it doesn’t like. In fact, almost half the votes in parliament are when the government tries to silence elected representatives.
But this issue is too important for politics – this is about the integrity of our democracy.
So I’m calling on the government to #BringOnDebate, let our parliament do what it was created to do. And let us pass this important legislation that Australians want, that the government promised, and which we must now deliver.
Local Power Plan
The Local Power Plan is a blueprint for everyday Australians to benefit from renewable energy.
The Plan will deliver lower power bills, stronger energy security, new jobs and more opportunities for the people and communities of rural and regional Australia.
To everyone who believes the future of our regions will be based on the clean industries of the 21st century, the Local Power Plan offers a practical way to make that happen.
To everyone who is willing to work hard and work smart to make our country the clean energy superpower of the world, the Local Power Plan is a way to achieve that vision.
Now, more than ever, that’s exactly what we need.