Australia Approves Pfizer Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia. Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said this news would mean further confidence in Australia’s vaccine strategy. “This is an important moment for the people of Mallee and for the whole of Australia,” Dr Webster said. “The approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine comes after a rigorous and independent assessment…

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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RESCUE PACKAGE FOR VICTORIA’S MURRAY BASIN FREIGHT RAIL PROJECT

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government has announced a $200.2 million rescue package for the stalled Victorian owned, operated and managed Murray Basin Freight Rail network. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the extra funding, which includes $5 million for planning the standardisation of the network, is…

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GRANTS TO MODERNISE AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURING

Local manufacturers in Mallee with shovel-ready projects are being encouraged to apply for a Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF) grant. Any businesses with shovel ready projects and a goal to grow are encouraged to apply. Businesses will be able to apply for between $100,000 and $1 million to invest in new technology, as the Morrison Government…

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$207,570 show of support for Mallee

Shows and field days in Mallee that were cancelled because of COVID-19 are about to get a slice of $34 million Australian Government funding to help ensure they can bounce back next year. Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud and Member for Mallee Anne Webster MP, said the first payments under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and…

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SUPPORTING OUR YOUNGER VETERANS WITH COMMUNITY GRANTS

THE 2020-21 round of the Australian Government’s Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants program is now open to ex-service organisations (ESOs) and their partner community groups and organisations in Mallee Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said the program provides $1 million in funding to support the mental health and wellbeing of younger veterans. “This program…

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Food Ministers Forum abandons Aussie fruit growers

Federal Member for Mallee Anne Webster says the decision today by state health ministers to ignore the health benefits of fruit juice fails Australian consumers. “100% natural Australian fruit juice will be stripped of its 5-star health rating, and may well be ranked lower than diet soft drink.” Dr Webster said “The decision today, made…

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Chinese trade barriers frustrating to Mallee growers

The Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster expressed deep frustration with China’s increasingly strained trade relationship with Australia. ‘Farmers in Mallee are committed to producing top quality products and have worked hard to secure export pathways into China. This is predicated on the fact that Australian farmers such as barley growers are the most efficient…

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Victorian State Budget doesn’t deliver for Murray Basin Rail

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said the failure of the Victorian Government to allocate funding for the completion of the Murray Basin Rail Project in their 2020/21 budget is beyond disappointing. “It is clear the Victorian Government has disregarded the concerns of stakeholders and the needs of regional Victoria by refusing to accept their…

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New facilities for students at Trinity Lutheran College Mildura

Member for Mallee, Anne Webster today announced Trinity Lutheran College in Mildura will benefit from new classrooms and learning areas for science and the arts thanks to a Coalition Government grant. Dr Webster said the Australian Government would provide $1 million towards the project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools…

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New facilities for students at St Mary’s School Robinvale

Member for Mallee Anne Webster today announced St Mary’s School in Robinvale will benefit from the construction of new classrooms and an administration area thanks to a Coalition Government grant.   Dr Webster said the Australian Government would provide $1.5 million towards the project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools…

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KerangLink to Deliver for Mallee

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, welcomes the announcement of a key transmission project to deliver more affordable and reliable energy for Victorians. Under the agreement, the Commonwealth and Victorian governments will jointly underwrite early works to progress the Victoria to New South Wales Interconnector (VNI) West project – with a preferred route known as…

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Andrews must not reinvent the wheel with border permits

The Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, questions the Andrews Government’s closure of the Victorian border. The reactionary approach to the SA outbreak denies the recently agreed to national framework of effective testing, contact tracing, and targeted restrictions, as opposed to blanket controls. Dr Webster wants the Andrews Government to recognise and accept cross-border permits…

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