Buybacks move highly cynical by Labor

Putting water buybacks back on the table during the current flood crisis is a highly cynical move by the Albanese Government, Nationals Federal Member for Mallee Anne Webster says. Federal Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek has pushed buybacks again to recover water under the Murray Darling Basin Plan but hidden the detail behind a…

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The Passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II

On her 21st birthday, Queen Elizabeth II stated “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service”. We reflect and honour Her Majesty’s unflagging and extraordinary service over the last seven decades. We can all learn from Her Majesty’s faith, devotion, and commitment…

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Webster Encourages Applicants For Drought Grant

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster is encouraging eligible community based organisations in Mallee to apply for a new grant opportunity currently open. ‘The Community Impact Program’, available through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund will be delivered by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) on…

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Webster Visits Key Projects In Yarriambiack

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster spent a day in the Yarriambiack Shire last week, meeting with Council representatives and locals and taking the opportunity to visit a number of key projects including the Hopetoun and Woomelang Bowling Clubs, Anzac Park in Warracknabeal and the Murtoa Recreation Reserve. “I always enjoy meeting with local residents, visiting…

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Sunraysia Highway Upgrades Set To Begin

The upgrades to the Sunraysia Highway are set to start this August for two intersections between Birchip and Woomelang. Federal Member for Mallee and Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Development, Anne Webster said she was looking forward to seeing the works take place after securing the funding in the 2022-23 budget. “When we announced this…

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Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle Comes To The Loddon Mallee

The Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle is again travelling through the Loddon Mallee region to provide support to rural and regional communities nearby. Mobile Service Centre staff help customers with essential government services including Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services. Golden Wattle is one of three trucks in the Mobile Service Centre fleet operated by…

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Vale Tony Driscoll

A statement from Dr Anne Webster MP: I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing the Northern Grampians Mayor Tony Driscoll. Cr Driscoll was a dedicated and kind man who gave himself in service to his community to make Northern Grampians a thriving place to live and work. He was a strong advocate for…

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No commitment for urgent care clinics in Mallee

Labor have not yet confirmed whether their election promise to implement at least 50 Medicare urgent care clinics will be implemented in regional Australia. Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Federal Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the government have failed to provide any assurances that the clinics will be in regional locations. “Regional…

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Press Conference Parliament House – Murray Darling Basin

28 July 2022 – Transcript – Parliament House, Canberra – Topics: Murray-Darling Basin Plan EO&E………………………………………………………… Perin Davey: Right. Well, thank you all very much for coming this afternoon. The reason why we’ve called you here is that today we saw the Minister for Water, Tanya Plibersek, mislead the chamber. The Minister stood up in response…

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The Great Registration Race for DonateLife Week

The Great Registration Race for DonateLife Week is on now to encourage 100,000 more Australians to sign up. One organ donor can save up to 7 lives and help many more through eye and tissue donation. There are currently about 1,750 seriously ill people on Australia’s organ transplant waitlist hoping for a potentially life saving…

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Labor makes ABCC a Toothless Tiger

This week the Federal Labor Government announced they would be reducing the Australian Building and Construction Commission’s (ABCC) powers ‘to a bare minimum.’ Federal Member for Mallee and Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Development, Anne Webster said that the decision demonstrated that the Albanese Labor Government is determined to put unchecked unions and their bosses…

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Albanese’s Record Low Sitting Calendar since WW2

The Albanese government has laid claim to changing politics with more transparency and integrity.  Dr Anne Webster, the Member for Mallee and Shadow Assistant Minster for Regional Development, argues the government has not started well, with the least number of parliamentary sitting days since WWII. Since Federation, only four years, 1916 and 1925, 1934 and…

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