Liberal Nationals secure victory for young drivers

Daniel Andrews and the Labor Government have finally listened to calls from the Liberal Nationals and the community to catch up with technology and put Victoria’s learner’s permit test online. Labor Minister, Ben Carroll folded under community pressure when questioned on ABC Radio on Monday stating “the time has come for the learner’s permit to […]

Labor’s licence testing plan for regional Victoria lacks detail

Labor has this morning quietly announced a return to licence testing in regional Victoria but failed to provide important details on how the thousands of Victorians waiting to get their licences will actually be able to do so. In a further kick in the guts to those already waiting to get their licence, the more […]

Changes needed to protect local manufacturing job

Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell has called for reforms to the way planning permits are issued for wind farms to protect local manufacturing jobs. In Parliament this week, Ms Britnell called on the Minister for Planning Richard Wynn to ensure planning permits for wind farms included minimum local manufacturing content. Ms Britnell’s call […]

Portland perfectly positioned for role in fuel security

Portland has potential to be a strategic hub for national fuel security, providing new jobs in the region and ongoing opportunities for the Port, Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell says. Speaking in Parliament this week, Ms Britnell said the recently announced federal government fuel security package presented an enormous opportunity for Portland. “There […]

Labor still has no idea how it’s going to fix its licence testing mess

Labor’s Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Ben Carroll has failed to give Victorians any confidence that Labor will be able to clear the growing backlog of people waiting to sit driver license tests. Waiting lists had already blown out before the second shut down of testing this year and it’s clear the Andrews Labor […]

Clarity needed for licence tests

With Regional Victoria moving to step three, an urgent resumption of licence testing must be made a priority, Member for South West Coast and Shadow Minister for Rural Roads Roma Britnell says. Ms Britnell said the State Government must immediately resume testing in regional VicRoads locations, with extra appointments made available. She said the backlog […]

Labor spinning stories about Victoria’s regional roads

Regional Victoria’s road network has never been in poorer condition; potholes, ruts, broken surfaces and poor drainage plague the network. Independent analysis tells us this. The Victorian Auditor-General tells us this. Yet, according to the Andrews Labor Government’s latest spin job, the roads in regional Victoria have never been better! Labor’s Roads Minister, Ben Carroll […]

Draft Tower Hill plan overreaches

Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell says the State Government’s draft plan for Tower Hill doesn’t reflect the community’s key desires for the site. She said while noting the plan was still in its draft form, it seemed to aim high, despite the overwhelming view of the community to make slight improvements. Ms Britnell […]

A hard road out for local small businesses

The slow roadmap out of COVID restrictions will cripple regional economies and put businesses on their knees, Member for South west Coast Roma Britnell says. The roadmap, announced yesterday, leaves all of regional Victoria under harsh restrictions for weeks to come and will stop small businesses returning to some level of normal for months. But […]