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Mallee and Regional Australians ripped off by Albanese Labor

The federal electorate of Mallee has been ‘ripped off’ by the Albanese Labor government’s replacement programs for the successful Coalition-era Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster said today. “Days after this month’s Federal Budget, Minister King belatedly ended the two-year wait for an announcement – let alone funding – for…

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Victorian Labor’s doctor tax backflip a reprieve for regional patients

Regional Victorians can breathe easy after five years of advocacy and the Victorian Liberal-National Opposition’s criticisms embarrassed the Andrews Labor Government into pausing their $10 million doctor tax, the Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health Dr Anne Webster MP said today. “Victorian Labor have backflipped on a tax grab which undermined the Federal Government’s tripled…

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Small businesses blacking out under Labor

A small business report released today should bell the cat on Labor’s spin on energy prices, Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster said as Treasurer Jim Chalmer’s one-off $325 energy bill relief pledge falls flat with voters. Research commissioned by Energy Consumers Australia and the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA), based on interviews…

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Shingles vaccine win, but lean regional health budget

Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health and Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster MP says increased quotas for the Shingles vaccine Shingrix is good news for older Australians in Mallee. “I advocated as Member for Mallee and as Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Health to increase the Shingrix vaccination quotas. Thankfully $57.7 million over four…

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Labor’s Budget ignores Mallee again

The Albanese Government has yet again ignored Mallee in last night’s Federal Budget, delaying local infrastructure projects, failing to provide new money for Mallee programs and refusing to fix Labor’s self-made cost-of-living crisis, Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster says. “The Prime Minister said when he was elected two years ago, ‘no one would be…

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Victorian Labor puts Maryborough patients on the waiting list

The Victorian Labor Government’s delaying of the construction and completion of Maryborough’s new hospital is unforgiveable, Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster says. Tuesday’s state budget revealed the completion date for Maryborough’s new hospital, touted by the Government to be “world class”, will now be pushed back by 18 months with an expected completion by…

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Bonza cancellations a blow to regional travel

The cancellation of Bonza’s flights places serious doubt over its future, and is distressing for Mildura families Member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster says. “Affordable air travel to and from Mildura is essential,” Dr Webster said. “Bonza opened the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast to families by providing an affordable direct route and a cheaper,…

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