Pressure grows for government to fund The Lookout

Pressure continues to mount on the Andrews Labor Government to fund The Lookout Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre. A motion was passed at the Liberal Party State Council on Sunday calling on the Andrews Labor Government to immediately provide adequate funding to enable access to substance addiction rehabilitation services. It comes after Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year […]

Pedestrian crossing funding a win for people power

The Victorian Government investing in a new pedestrian crossing on Gilles Street is a win for common sense. Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell has welcomed a government announcement it was providing $300,000 for a passive maze pedestrian crossing over the rail line but questioned why it had taken so long. “The crossing is […]

Vaccinated economy rules cause frustration, abuse

The Andrews Labor Government’s vaccinated economy rules are confusing and frustrating for small businesses and customers as communities struggle to understand their obligations. Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell said she had been contacted by several businesses who had suffered abuse from customers this week because they had to ask for vaccination certificates. She […]

Government needs to step up on breakwater repairs

The Victorian Government needs to step up and commit funding to fix the Warrnambool breakwater. In Victorian Parliament on Thursday, Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell called on Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne to visit Warrnambool, inspect damage to the breakwater and commit funding needed for urgent repairs. Ms Britnell said it […]

Eudy and Tula mural gaining traction

A memorial honouring Warrnambool’s original penguin protection maremma dogs Eudy and Tula is one step closer to reality. Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell on Thursday used a speech in Victorian Parliament to highlight the contribution Eudy and Tula made in helping revive the Middle Island penguin colony over a 10-year period. Ms Britnell […]

Labor’s windfall gains tax will hurt housing affordability

The Andrews Labor Government’s latest tax will drive up land prices and further impact housing availability and affordability, Member for South Wes Coast Roma Britnell says. The Windfall Gains Tax, which was debated in state Parliament this week, will see the Government take 50 per cent of the windfall after land is rezoned as residential […]

Pandemic laws surpass usual parliamentary process

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Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell says she will oppose the Pandemic Laws introduced to Parliament by the Andrews Labor Government this week. Ms Britnell said the proposal gave far too much power to one person and contained incredibly disturbing language. “There is a clause in the legislation that says pandemic orders can be […]

Members Statement – South West Coast SES

Last week I met with the Victoria SES CEO Stephen Griffin and volunteers Stephen Bakker and Emily McCullagh for a briefing on the fantastic work that the SES does in the south-west region. In the period between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2021 volunteers in the south-west region responded to 6033 call-outs—20 per cent […]

Second Reading – Sex work Decriminilisation Bill 2021

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I rise today to lead the debate for the Liberal-Nationals on the Sex Work Decriminalisation Bill 2021. This is a very important bill with wide ranging implications, and as one might expect, there have been a wide variety of opinions on the bill—people are either on one side of the fence or the other—but I […]