Plibersek mysteriously turns 58GL Victorian water projects back on

Federal Water Minister Tanya Plibersek mysteriously reinstated federal funding for 58 gigalitres of Victorian Murray Darling Basin Plan projects today in an embarrassing backdown, Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster says. The Minister was withholding funding for Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism (SDLAM) projects because Victoria had refused to join the NSW, Queensland and South…

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Labor’s ‘Made in Australia’ pitch purely a diversion tactic

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s “Future Made In Australia” speech today tries to snatch the ‘Made in Australia’ mantra The Nationals have made famous for decades, only to divert accountability for Labor’s own distractions and failures, Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster says. “The Albanese Labor Government continues to be distracted and has wasted almost half…

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Labor must support effective mouse control

Labor Agricultural Minister Murray Watt must support effective mouse controls for Mallee farmers ahead of cropping season, Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster says. Grains Producers Australia (GPA) is seeking approval for continued use of 50 gram per kilogram zinc phosphate baits through the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) after farmers were concerned…

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Regional hospital closure risk highlights Labor failures

The crisis engulfing Victorian regional health demonstrates the importance of holding Labor accountable and fixing primary and preventative healthcare, Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health Dr Anne Webster says. Regional Victorians’ lives will be at risk as local hospitals reportedly face “inevitable closures”, amalgamations or sweeping job losses after the Allan Labor Government’s order to…

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