Changes To Foreign Investment Framework

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, welcomes the move taken by the Liberal and Nationals government to protect Australian businesses and investments that are under stress due to the Coronavirus. Today’s announcement of  temporary changes to the Foreign Investment Review framework are designed to protect Australia’s national interest as we deal with the economic implications…

Covid19 Health Care planning well underway locally

Member for Mallee Anne Webster has indicated her great disappointment in the actions of Member for Mildura Ali Cupper in her inaccurate story of the Mildura Base Hospital’s preparedness for the Covid19 crisis we face. “At a time when the intensity of focus is on working together to find solutions, Ms Cupper’s actions do not…

INVESTING IN NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGY IN REGIONAL VICTORIA

The Australian Government is backing innovative energy storage technology with funding for the development of a dispatchable solar hydro plant in regional Victoria. The Australian Government will provide $3 million through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to Melbourne startup RayGen for a feasibility study for a 4 MW / 50 MWh fully dispatchable solar…

Horticultural Workforce in Mallee

Thank you Mr Speaker.   I rise today to discuss a critical issue facing the horticultural sector in my Electorate of Mallee. Since being elected, growers have informed me of the difficulties they face in securing a reliable and sufficient seasonal workforce. Mallee is home to approximately 74% of Australia’s almond production, 70% table grapes,…

Webster Commits to Monthly Mobile Office

Member for Mallee Anne Webster MP has started a 6 month trial of monthly mobile offices in Maryborough on Wednesday this week, providing the community with a regular opportunity to meet her or a staff member. “All the communities in Mallee are important, and I work hard to get out on the ground, to meet…

Sports project for Mildura gets underway

Australian Government funding for the Mildura Clay Target Club is continuing with the next $400,000 in funding released today, allowing the club to continue its work on the project. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster MP said additional sporting infrastructure will attract new participants, which is great for people’s health and wellbeing. “The total grant of…