Tackling the Tough Times in Mallee

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is supporting drought-affected communities in Mallee as part of the 47 projects, with $1.35 million in grants from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together initiative. Federal Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the Tackling Tough Times Together program has a range of benefits, including…

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More Rural Generalist Training Places Announced

Member for Mallee Anne Webster MP welcomes today’s announcement that one-hundred additional training places have been allocated to the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) to train more rural generalist doctors. “Rural generalists are a key component to getting more doctors into the regions.” Dr Webster said. “It is an important part of…

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New Mobile Towers Switched on across Mallee

Member for Mallee Anne Webster MP welcomes the news today that Telstra have turned on three new base station towers across Mallee to improve mobile coverage. Telstra have turned on state of the art mobile technology in the communities of Sandhill Lake, Glenloth East, and Langkoop under the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot Program (MBSP). “Communities…

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New uni students encouraged to claim early

Anne Webster, Member for Mallee today encouraged Australians planning to start university in 2020 to lodge their claim for Youth Allowance or Austudy now. Youth Allowance provides financial assistance for eligible young people who pursue further study or an apprenticeship after leaving school. Austudy provides assistance to eligible students and apprentices aged 25 or older.…

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Boosting safety on the Calder Highway

Farmers, regional transport companies and locals using the Calder Highway will soon have a safer and easier journey with construction starting on the Yeungroon Road intersection near Charlton. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $2.1 million project would improve safety and visibility for drivers using this…

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Grants to help Agricultural shows to develop

Show societies in Mallee are encouraged to apply for Australian Government Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants before the 13 December deadline in order to upgrade, maintain, buy or build new showground infrastructure and attractions.  Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, encouraged regionally located show societies to apply for a share in the $20 million funding to…

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Building economic resilience in Mallee

Second round of Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program opens Another 7 Mallee communities eligible under Round 2 of the program $15 million for projects to boost Basin economies, jobs and build resilience Seven communities in Mallee will have access to a $15 million economic development fund for Basin community projects. Member for Mallee Anne Wester…

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