DROUGHT RELIEF COMES TO MALLEE

Drought Communities Program projects approved for Yarriambiack Shire People living in the Yarriambiack Shire will benefit from $1 million in additional Liberal National Government funding to support community infrastructure and other drought-relief projects through the expanded Drought Communities Program. Projects such as the Community owned and operated fuel facility in Minyp will mean that the…

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Smart farming investment to yield positives

Farmers in Mallee will benefit from the third round of the Smart Farms Small Grants program 113 projects nationally will share in over $5 million funding Smart Farms Small Grants fund organisations and individuals to undertake sustainable agriculture projects The Federal Government is investing more than $5 million – including approxiamtely $300,000 in Mallee –…

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Water round table valuable to Minister as local voices heard

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster welcomed the participation of the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia The Honourable Keith Pitt, along with local stakeholders in a teleconference to discuss the critically important issue of water and the Murray River. The teleconference ensured that industry, community and environmental concerns with the Murray Darling Basin…

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Lower Lakes Science review highlights complexities

The release of the Independent Review of Lower Lakes Science Informing Water Management is the latest of recent reports that highlight the complexity of the Murray River system. These reports show that we need to stop looking for the cheapest and easiest solution and start thinking about our long term adaptability, says Federal Member for…

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Reset, reconnect and reconsider: regional life post COVID-19

Optimists see the silver lining on any cloud, however in some parts of Australia there have been way too may clouds: unrelenting drought, catastrophic bushfires and now a global pandemic. But there is a potential silver lining staring regional Australia in the face, if we look beyond the present threat. During World War II, Australia…

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Over $1 million for Mallee Agriculture shows.

• Mallee agricultural show societies has received $1,098,999 as part of the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program. • The grants awarded by the Commonwealth Government will be used to renew show grounds and pavilions. Agricultural shows in Mallee will receive $1,098,999 to renew and reinvigorate their show grounds, under the Regional Agricultural Show Development…

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COVID-19: Resumption of elite and community sport

The National Cabinet has endorsed measures for the resumption of sport and recreation activities across Australia, including in Mallee.   Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said a set of National Principles along with the Australian Institute of Sport’s, Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment, will be used to guide the staged return…

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Public Interest News Gathering Program opens for business

The Morrison Government has today opened applications for the $50 million Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program to support commercial television, radio and newspaper businesses in regional Australia during COVID-19.   Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP and Anne Webster MP called on all eligible news outlets to…

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Government to act on southern Murray-Darling Basin water sharing report

The Interim Inspector-General of Murray-Darling Basin Water Resources Mick Keelty has presented his report into water sharing arrangements in the southern Basin to the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt. “Mr Keelty’s inquiry focused on the water sharing arrangements in the Murray-Darling Basin and how they work with state water allocation policies”…

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Improved mobile coverage for Mallee

More Australians living in Mallee will benefit from new and improved mobile coverage under Round 5 of the Morrison – McCormack Government’s highly successful $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government, the Hon Mark…

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Federal Government Guarantees Domestic Aviation Network

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, welcomes the announcement of Federal Government funding to guarantee critical regional domestic flight network, including the Mildura to Melbourne route. “This is announcement today is a great result for local patients in need of treatment in Melbourne for health issues including cancer or cardiology needs. “The issue of access…

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