Time to get it right with ring of steel around regional Victoria

Statement from Damian Drum, Federal Member for Nicholls: Having failed once, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews must spare no cost or resource in ensuring regional Victoria is protected from people wanting to leave Melbourne and its harsh COVID-19 restrictions. As has been done on the NSW-Victorian border, an online permit system must urgently be implemented for…

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Kicking goals in Cobram with new $1.7 million sporting facility

Sporting clubs across Nicholls will benefit significantly from the new $1.7 million Cobram Soccer Pavilion, which was officially opened today. Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said the new community-focused multi-purpose pavilion – located at the Cobram Showgrounds – included four change room facilities, six public toilets, a kiosk and meeting space, as well as…

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Localised approach to Victorian restrictions a no-brainer

Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, is demanding Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews implement localised COVID-19 restrictions, rather than his current “one-size-fits-all” approach. Mr Drum said the Premier’s “roadmap”, released yesterday, was a “roadblock” for regional Victoria and again showed just how little he and his Labor government understood the regions they are supposed to represent.…

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Farmers at the frontline in water policy reform

Having listened to farmers and irrigators, as well as intense lobbying by Nationals MPs, the Federal Government has acted on water policy reform and today unveiled its Murray-Darling Communities Investment Package. This means Victorian communities, including those within the Nicholls electorate, will benefit from an overhaul of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan that will see more…

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Damian Drum welcomes ACCC inquiry and encourages farmers across Nicholls to make a submission

The Federal Government has today announced an historic inquiry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission into the domestic fresh food and dairy supply chain – from the farmgate right through to the supermarket. Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said the government had ordered a three-month ACCC independent inquiry into the supply chain for…

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