July 10, 2020

Coalition forced to reveal vital regional blueprint

The federal government has finally released an expert panel’s review of Regions at the Ready: Investing in their Future – with vital recommendations designed to accelerate rural and regional development.

July 10, 2020

Helen Haines says the Coalition again fails regional Australia

The Nationals buried a review of a report that aimed to accelerate regional development and yesterday flouted an order to deliver it to the Senate

July 9, 2020

Albury Wodonga Regional Deal key to recovery from bushfires and COVID-19

The Border Regional Deal should propel our economic recovery from COVID-19 and the bushfires to a transformed, thriving and connected economy

July 9, 2020

Helen Haines asks NSW Premier to fix border permit system issues

The NSW Government system put in place on July 7 to limit the risk of Victoria’s coronavirus infection spike spreading to NSW has serious teething issues.

July 7, 2020

NSW Premier must guarantee order at the border

The NSW Government has indicated it may take up to the three days for permits to be issued following the closure of the NSW-Victoria border tonight. There is no clarity on what this means for border residents until they receive permits and what discretion police will show, and how a ‘border community’ will be defined.

July 7, 2020

Helen Haines welcomes Upper Murray and Wodonga road safety funding

A joint government program has awarded $2.5 million towards road safety upgrades in the Upper Murray, alpine and Wodonga areas to improve connections and boost jobs in COVID19 recovery

July 6, 2020

Helen Haines seeks guarantee for cross-border service access and permits

While the border with NSW is closed during Victoria’s current coronavirus spike, Albury Wodonga residents should at all times be able to move between the twin cities to access health services and permits must be readily available for education, business and work

July 3, 2020

Indi – and the country – turn out for a renewable energy plan

Renewable energy co-design process attracts submissions from community energy groups, farmers, electric vehicle companies, academics, investors, training institutions, health organisations, and dozens of passionate people who want to see a brighter future for their communities

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