“Last year, the Victorian Health Minister, David Davis gutted the National Centre for Farmer Health in Hamilton stripping its $1 million annual State Government funding.
“Mr Davis’ explanation for this callous cut was that the Liberal Party believes the Centre should be funded at a Federal level because it has the word ‘National’ in its title.
“Minister Davis has continually used this excuse to play political football with the Centre, trying to shift blame for his decision onto the Labor Federal Government.
“In the end the farming community has lost out because of it.
“If Mr Davis and the Liberal Party truly believe that this is a Federal Government responsibility, then I call on the newly elected Federal Liberal Government MP Dan Tehen to commit full Federal Government funding for the Centre today.
“The time for playing politics with the Centre’s future is up, there are no more excuses for the Liberal Party to hide behind.
“If the Liberal Party truly believe the Centre should be funded by the State and Federal Governments, then announce the money today,” Ms Tierney said.