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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

July 2, 2020

Indi to benefit from forestry carbon capture plan

Helen Haines welcomes news that Indi has been included in one of just five new forestry hubs around the nation, enabling farmers and the plantation sector in these zones to be paid for carbon abatement.

July 1, 2020

Farmers and rural communities share in $100 million Future Drought Fund projects

Our farmers work hard to adapt to changes in climate and longer periods of drought. This round of funding will help build sustainability, grow farm profits and keep our communities strong.

June 23, 2020

Softwood forestry support package a lifeline for 900 Indi jobs

A $50 million Forestry Recovery Development Fund to support timber processing innovation after bushfires is welcome, but the money needs to roll out immediately

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