We will push to lower the P-plate age

Following on from an article in today's Border Mail I have re-affirmed my commitment to lowering the probationary driving age to 17 to fall into line with the rest

An extra $1 for that taxi ride

VICTORIANS will now be taxed on every taxi and ridesharing trip they take, says Shadow Transport Minister David Hodgett.

Another delay in tackling power hikes

Yesterday’s review into the retail energy market makes one thing clear: the Victorian energy market continues to become more unaffordable and confused under Daniel Andrews, says Shadow Energy Minister David Southwick.

Kids schooling the last resort for Merlino

MEMBER for Benambra Bill Tilley has slammed the Victorian Government’s double standards that have seen children missing out on schooling at Falls Creek.

Falls Creek on a winter and summer high

MEMBER for Benambra Bill Tilley MLA says the foresight of Falls Creek management and businesses to push the resort towards a year-round destination has been given a ringing endorsement by the latest summer tourist numbers.

Deer, oh dear – report a must read for the North East

DEER numbers are out of control and yet no government authority is able to accurately quantify their numbers in the forests and valleys of the North East.

Poplation Policy — better roads, efficient rail and greater opportunity

The Victorian Population Policy Taskforce interim report has now been released calling for better roads, efficient rail and well-planned opportunities to see people shift out of Melbourne and into regional Victoria.

Dan needs to chip in for roads

In a member's statement in parliament recently I raised the issue of the ongoing cost to councils of maintaining sealed and unsealed roads.

Members statement Murray Goulburn

I rise on behalf of the 150 workers at the Devondale Murray Goulburn plant at Kiewa who are now facing redundancy. This is a factory that traces its origins back to 1894 and has supported generations of workers. The decision comes after a tumultuous 12 months for the

OPINION: I drive a ute and I vote

AT the risk of repeating myself, I drive a Ford Ranger 4x4 ute. One of the best things about my Ranger is that it was designed and engineered in Victoria. Whilst the Australian car manufacturing industry is just about finished, it looks like the Australian car design and


On Tuesday, May 2 Daniel Andrews Labor Government will hand down its budget. We’d expect that, flush with cash from leasing the Port of Melbourne, it should include some of the outstanding projects in Benambra that have been overlooked in recent years.

Unlike some politicians, cars often deliver

I saw an Aston Martin the other day in the city. I like Aston Martins. They exude a sense of James Bondesque sophistication that many of us would like to emulate but we know we never will.