The Federal Government has reversed its decision to exclude Moira from the list of municipalities to receive a $1 million drought assistance package.
As reported in this week's Leader, Moira was excluded due to being assessed as having 16.9% of its population employed in the agriculture industry - just 0.1% shy of the 17% threshold for eligibility.
Minister for Water Resources and Drought David Littleproud used his discretion to overturn Moira Shire's exclusion.
Local government elections to go ahead by post
THE Victorian Government has announced that the local government elections scheduled for October this year will go ahead, but they will be conducted by post. Electoral Commissioner, Warwick Gately AM, said going ahead with local government elections...