Stewardship Pilot to pay for biodiversity outcomes

  Pilot to reward farmers for improving their native vegetation closes on 27 October 2021. Six regions can participate in the pilot with the intent to roll out to other regions in the future   Applications for farmers to participate in the Australian Government’s $22.3 million Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot are closing soon on 27…

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Ag Visa talks with Indonesia a good sign

  Talks with Indonesia to become a participating country in the Australian Agricultural Worker Visa have begun positively On Thursday, Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud said this is a major step forward to relieve the workforce pressures that Australian farmers and our agricultural industries are currently facing. “As one of our closest…

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Live music set to be reignited in Mildura

  The Morrison Government is supporting the return of live music, providing more than $2.5 million in industry funding, as part of round three of the Live Music Australia program. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the program will bring more original live Australian music to…

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Future Drought Fund: Supporting Mallee’s drought resilience

  First round grants announced for Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program  $1.4 million investment for 33 grants awarded across Australia The program builds the skills and capacity of people and communities and delivers small-scale infrastructure Regional communities in Mallee will share in $114,790 to help them better prepare for drought under…

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Vaccination Rates Edging Closer to 70% in Mallee

  Mallee’s vaccination rates have once again shown outstanding results in the data released this Tuesday. Across Mallee, the first dose uptake is sitting at 93.3%, while the second dose rate is sitting at 62.7% Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said this week’s vaccination rates have shown the biggest increase in vaccine uptake in the…

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COVID-hit events to share in $25m show of support

The Liberal and Nationals Government is helping to ensure field days in Mallee can see off COVID-19 and continue contributing to local communities in the post pandemic era. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said another $25 million is being provided under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days and Supporting Showmen and…

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ABC 774 Interview – Mildura COVID Outbreak

  Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, spoke with Rafael Epstein on ABC 774 yesterday about the current Mildura COVID Outbreak: “Well, the lockdown is working as well as every other lockdown that we’ve had. We’re all quite used to them as you know. And people are, generally speaking complying. I think it’s a bit more…

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Mildura Has 55 Cases and No Exposure Sites

On Friday, Mildura entered another snap lockdown, after more cases of COVID-19 were recorded. Today, another 18 cases were recorded in Mildura, bringing the total number of active cases to 55. Case numbers across Mildura have escalated in the space of a week, with no tier 1 exposure sites published by the Victorian Department of…

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$6.9 MILLION INVESTMENT IN A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR MALLEE

The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing in the future of Mallee with $6.9 million in funding for 8 projects under Round 5 of our highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Projects to receive funding in Round 5 are: Building Better Care for Mallee Communities, Mallee Family Care Ltd $4,900,000 ‘Mallee – Back on…

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Vaccination Rates Booming in Mallee

This week’s vaccination figures, again show outstanding and encouraging results for Mallee. Mallee has reached 88.3% first dose and 56.7% fully vaccinated adults. Member for Mallee, Dr Anne Webster, on Tuesday said that these results were a continuation of the extraordinary efforts of residents who are contributing proactively to the easing of Victoria’s lockdown. “The…

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Petition Against Mandatory Vaccination

On Friday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced that all authorised workers throughout Victoria must be vaccinated or they will lose their job. Workers have been given two weeks to receive their first dose, and until November 26 to be fully vaccinated.The extensive list of occupations requiring compulsory vaccination has been issued under a Public Health Order.…

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The Ag Visa will be a Boon for Mallee

Farmers and primary producers in Mallee are a step closer to benefiting from the Liberal and National Government’s new Australian Agriculture Worker Visa. The Government amended the Migration Regulations on 30 September 2021 to create the Australian Agriculture Worker Visa (Ag Visa) and continue along the pathway of providing an agriculture visa that will help…

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