Driving social inclusion across Mallee through sport

Migrant groups, people with physical and intellectual disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Mallee will be the focus of a new initiative aimed at ensuring all Australians can participate in sport and physical activity. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, welcomed the allocation of $179,000 in funding for Horsham Golf Club and…

$24,000 FUNDING FOR ADVOCACY SERVICES IN MALLEE

EX-SERVICE ORGANISATIONS (ESOs) and other veteran groups in Mallee which provide advocacy services to veterans and their families have today received $24,381 as part of the Governments Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said ESOs, community organisations and other local veteran groups play a crucial role in…

Mallee Healthcare during COVID-19

I spoke with Peter Gleeson, Sky News Australia, on how patients across Mallee are being denied access to healthcare because of border restrictions in place. SA Health are enforcing a 14 day quarantine on Doctors who come into regions in Mallee that haven’t had an active COVID-19 case in over 6 weeks. The reason? The…

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Parliament passes permanent Rural Health Commissioner

The Australian Government are delivering a permanent Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner thanks to Parliament giving urgent support for ground-breaking legislation this week. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said continuing and strengthening the Office will help deliver the Government’s key reforms and targeted rural health priorities to support practical change for communities. “Our…

DROUGHT RELIEF COMES TO MALLEE

Drought Communities Program projects approved for Murrayville (Mildura Rural City Council) 15th June 2020 People living in Murrayville will benefit from $1 million in additional Liberal National Government funding to support community infrastructure and other drought-relief projects through the expanded Drought Communities Program. The Murrayville Drainage Upgrade will see significant improvements around Murrayville, with Federal…

Good News Finally for Mallee Fruit Growers

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster welcomes the announcement that a further 23 import permits have now been issued for Indonesia, bringing the total number of Indonesian importers of Australia horticultural products to 30. “The issue of getting our fresh fruit, including table grapes and citrus into Indonesia this year has been frustrating and difficult…

Prostate cancer nurse boost in Mallee

Australian men with prostate cancer and their families in Mallee will benefit from an expansion of the Australian Government’s Prostate Cancer Nurses Program. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said the Government is investing $23 million in the program through the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia over the next three years to support existing prostate cancer…