Victims’ surging insurance costs need a public inquiry

Natural disaster victims’ allegations insurance companies have price gouged them need urgent investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster says. Skyrocketing premiums during a cost-of-living crisis have hit the hip pocket of Mallee residents affected by fire and floods over the past 18 months, yet insurance companies…

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Butler must act on State Labor cash grab

The Albanese Labor Government must push back against Victoria’s GP payroll tax and save patients money, Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health and Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster says. Patients are facing fee hikes of 30 per cent under the Allan Labor Government’s payroll tax changes that subject doctors to a retrospective bill –…

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Meat is not the enemy as ideology takes over

Ideological agendas must not interfere with the diet of everyday Australians in Mallee, Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health and Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster says. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is toying with changing the Australian Dietary Guidelines to incorporate environmental sustainability, casting doubt over the future of meat in…

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Member for Mallee requests Federal fire payments for residents affected by Grampians and Wimmera fires

Member for Mallee Anne Webster has requested Federal Emergency Management Minister Murray Watt activate Commonwealth funding for victims of the Wimmera and Grampians bushfires. “The Federal Government must step in and support fire victims as they begin to recover from this tragedy,” Dr Webster said. “I have been in constant contact with the Minister’s office…

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