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…

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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…

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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…

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National’s put People back in the Basin Plan

  Today the National Party in the Senate will put forward amendments to the Basin Plan. Last year, National Party basin MP’s, Anne Webster, and Damian Drum, put forward water amendments in an attempt to address basin communities’ concerns about water availability during the drought. Since then, we have been looking for an opportunity to…

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Aged care suffering

This week the Victorian Government eased restrictions in regional areas. Gyms are finally allowed to open, limited numbers are allowed at funerals, weddings, and religious ceremonies, hospitality and retail have seen an increase to their caps, and we can now have two visitors to our homes. These are still imposts on our freedoms in regions…

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Crippling regions is wrong

WE’RE all in this together. We can all appreciate the sentiment behind this statement, but there are many situations where this platitude ought not to apply. The Covid-19 pandemic has repeatedly shown the differences in risk levels associated with factors such as age, health and postcode. But state governments are ignoring these nuances. Regional Victorians…

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