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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Supporting Mildura Children and Families

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: SUPPORTING MILDURA CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FRIDAY 20 AUGUST 2021 The Morrison and Andrews Governments will each provide $2.6 million to support Mildura children and families to connect with local services and improve their health and wellbeing outcomes. Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said Hands Up Mallee would receive the…

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Regional Telecommunications Review

No reception? No good. Help take stock of regional telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia. No one is better placed than those on the ground, living and experiencing both the highs and lows of connectivity in the country. Contribute to the Regional Telecommunications Review, who want to hear from you! Your…

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ROAD SAFETY FUNDING FLOWS TO MALLEE

New road safety upgrades and improvements will be delivered in Mallee thanks to funding from the Australian Government. Federal Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the funding will deliver crucial road safety improvements while also supporting shovel-ready construction activity. “This vital funding provides a critical boost to local jobs and the economy in an uncertain…

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Lockdown 6 lifted for regional Victoria

Federal member for Mallee, Anne Webster, says that the announcement by the Victorian Premier is a great win for regional Victorians who have been unjustly hurt by state-wide lockdowns. “The announcement from the Premier that the regional Victorian lockdown will be lifted from midnight rights a wrong for regional communities. “This lockdown was based on…

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Lockdown #6 unjustifiable

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, has called for Premier Andrews to provide evidence of the need to lockdown regional Victoria. “In what seems like a bad case of déjà vu, all of Victoria has once more been plunged into lockdown due to several cases in Melbourne. I’ve made my position clear – I don’t…

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HELPING VICTORIAN BUSINESSES WHO NEED IT MOST

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give small and medium businesses the extra support and confidence they need to recover from the most recent lockdown. New cash payments will underpin businesses most affected by the lockdown introduced to eradicate the Delta strain of Coronavirus that has re-emerged in Victoria.…

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Media Diversity at risk in Regional Australia

The Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said that the loss of Sky News on WIN was another blow to media diversity in Mallee. “In 2015, WIN axed its local news bulletins in Mildura and several other markets around Australia. This was a huge blow to the region, and the effects are still being felt.” Dr…

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New independent Inspector General is getting on with the job

Member for Mallee, Anne Webster welcomed the first day of the independent Office of Inspector General of Water Compliance for the Murray–Darling Basin and the official appointment of the Hon Troy Grant to the statutory role. The Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt said Mr Grant is already deeply familiar with the issues and…

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