Business Support for Victoria

The new Victorian Business Support Package will deliver an additional $400 million in support to thousands of businesses, with funding to be split 50/50 between the Commonwealth and Victorian Government. The package includes a new $85 million Small Business COVID Hardship Fund and $156 million Business Continuity Fund, as well as delivering support for commercial…

It’s time we had a conversation

I think it is time we had the conversation. The pandemic has exposed a driving force in society and governments, and it is about risk. It is a topic we are all familiar with. Risk mitigation plans are on file in every business, not-for-profit agency, hospital setting, council, bank and school. They table and rate…

Mildura Outbreak

Mildura has this week faced its greatest challenge since the beginning of the pandemic. With four cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 the community is on high alert.  I want to thank everyone for their diligence, patience, and commitment to the safety of our community. I want to highlight the dedication of our health…

BLACK SPOT PROGRAM FUNDS TO SAVE LIVES IN MALLEE

Residents of the Mallee electorate received a major road safety boost today with the Australian Government announcing it will invest $1.8 million toward 2 projects under the 2021–22 Black Spot Program. Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate. “Road accidents create devastating emotional…

Declaration of Commonwealth Hotpsot

The Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer’s declaration of Hotspots includes Mildura LGA as of 11:59pm 18 July 2021. The Prime Minister and Premier of Victoria agreed the Commonwealth would provide income support while the Victorian Government will provide significant business support. Under this arrangement, the Commonwealth will provide income support through the COVID-19 Disaster Payment as…

VICTORIAN LOCKDOWN SUPPORT

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment $1,500 for each 14 day period you self-isolate, quarantine or care for a person who has COVID-19 To apply or for detailed information visit: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/pandemic-leave-disaster-payment-victoria Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment to help during the 14 days a person needs to self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone who…

Back To Basics

  It would be easy to think we had left our sanity behind in 2019.  It is difficult to imagine when Australia as a whole, has faced such uncertainty.  Having travelled extensively around Mallee these past couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure of hearing from locals from Kaniva to Dergholm, and Dunolly to…

SA Border Restrictions

The inhumanity of state border restrictions continues to be displayed by countless stories of individuals and families who are traumatised by bureaucratic decisions. Children who have missed their parent’s funeral, families who have been separated for months, and patients that have had urgent medical treatment cancelled and their health compromised.   This week, I was contacted…