Former MP for Benalla Denise Allen will seek preselection for the newly-created seat of Euroa, which will include Seymour.JENNA BISHOP January 15, 2014 4:19am
Former Labor MP for Benalla Denise Allen has also decided to seek preselection for the seat of Euroa for the Labor Party.
Ms Allen has lived in Seymour for the past six years and served as the chair of Goulburn Options, as part of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission campaigning for disability and as part of a Police Community Consultative Committee.
Ms Allen said she had decided to run at the request of former colleagues.
‘‘I’ve had a lot of experience for the Labor branch in the old seat of Seymour and Benalla, and I said, ‘okay, I’ll do it’,’’ she said.
Ms Allen said she would also be campaigning against the slashing of funding for regional TAFEs.
‘‘They’re the lifeblood of regional and rural towns — kids who can’t go to university need TAFE to get training for employment,’’ she said.
Ms Allen said she was passionate about bringing more infrastructure to the region, because Seymour was perfectly situated between major centres to become an industry hub.
She said she was also concerned about the state of regional Victoria’s roads.
‘‘They’re building a multi-million dollar tunnel in the city that’s going to drastically reduce funding for rural and regional roads. Regional and rural roads always need money, it’s crazy,’’ she said.
Ms Allen said other issues close to her heart were slashed funding to Work Cover and rural mental health.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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