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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Commemorative medallion and certificate available to Second World War veterans in Nicholls

A special commemorative medallion marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War this Saturday, August 15, is now available to every living Second World War veteran in Nicholls to say “thank you for your service”. Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, this week gave the first veterans from Nicholls their medallion…

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Inland Rail supporting Victoria’s future supply chains

A new study has identified investment opportunities in Victoria’s agricultural, manufacturing, freight and logistic sectors arising from the operation of the Inland Rail. The biggest winners will be food processing, transport logistics and manufacturing facilities – a welcome boost to the future of Victoria’s economy. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional…

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$1M federal funding for community projects across Moira Shire

From Yarrawonga to Yarroweyah, Numurkah to Nathalia, communities across the entire Moira Shire will benefit from $1 million in Federal Government funding that will support infrastructure upgrades and other projects through its expanded Drought Communities Program. The funding will assist the delivery of $2.34 million in projects, including the: Replacement of change rooms at Tungamah…

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