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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Acknowledging Australia’s aged care employees

The Morrison Government today recognises the extraordinary contribution of aged care employees across Australia. Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Richard Colbeck, and member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said August 7 marked Aged Care Employee Day – an important opportunity to say thanks to more than 360,000 workers across the sector. “Our aged…

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Border restrictions punishing communities

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster has questioned the purpose of tightened border restrictions for Victorian – New South Wales border bubble residents. “Border residents have been collateral damage for State Premiers in their efforts to outdo each other in locking down their communities to control the virus.” “We now see the Victorian government applying…

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Record infrastructure funding for aged care in Mallee

Senior Australians across Mallee will benefit from the single largest investment in residential aged care infrastructure in Australia’s history. A total of $150 million in capital grants has been allocated following the conclusion of the competitive 2020 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR). This substantial investment by the Australian Government has funded 72 infrastructure projects worth,…

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Business Support for Victoria

The new Victorian Business Support Package will deliver an additional $400 million in support to thousands of businesses, with funding to be split 50/50 between the Commonwealth and Victorian Government. The package includes a new $85 million Small Business COVID Hardship Fund and $156 million Business Continuity Fund, as well as delivering support for commercial…

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BLACK SPOT PROGRAM FUNDS TO SAVE LIVES IN MALLEE

Residents of the Mallee electorate received a major road safety boost today with the Australian Government announcing it will invest $1.8 million toward 2 projects under the 2021–22 Black Spot Program. Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate. “Road accidents create devastating emotional…

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Declaration of Commonwealth Hotpsot

The Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer’s declaration of Hotspots includes Mildura LGA as of 11:59pm 18 July 2021. The Prime Minister and Premier of Victoria agreed the Commonwealth would provide income support while the Victorian Government will provide significant business support. Under this arrangement, the Commonwealth will provide income support through the COVID-19 Disaster Payment as…

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VICTORIAN LOCKDOWN SUPPORT

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment $1,500 for each 14 day period you self-isolate, quarantine or care for a person who has COVID-19 To apply or for detailed information visit: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/pandemic-leave-disaster-payment-victoria Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment to help during the 14 days a person needs to self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone who…

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