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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Campaign to combat domestic violence during COVID-19 crisis

The Morrison Government is rolling out extra measures to ensure people experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence know where to get help during the coronavirus pandemic. The Help is Here campaign will include advertising across television, digital, social media, radio, magazines and newspapers as well as in shopping centres, hospitals and GP surgeries. Minister for…

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Fighting for Our Regional Airport

Member for Mallee Anne Webster has been fighting for funding support for regional airports, and particularly the Mildura Airport, given the vital transport link it provides for the Sunraysia community. “Covid-19 has had a huge impact on all industries and businesses across Mallee, with the aviation industry particularly hard hit. “The Government continues to provide…

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ROAD SAFETY INNOVATION FUNDING

The opportunity to drive the future of road safety innovation and technology is here, with applications for Round 1 of the Australian Government’s $12 million Road Safety Innovation Fund now open. Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, urged any organisations in Mallee, with an interest in road safety research and development to apply for funding…

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AUSTRALIA TO BOOST FUEL SECURITY

The Morrison Government is boosting the nation’s long-term fuel security by taking advantage of dramatic falls in global oil prices and building on our historic agreement with the United States to access their Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Under the new measures, Australia will establish its first Government-owned oil reserves for domestic fuel security. This will…

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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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Changes To Foreign Investment Framework

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, welcomes the move taken by the Liberal and Nationals government to protect Australian businesses and investments that are under stress due to the Coronavirus. Today’s announcement of  temporary changes to the Foreign Investment Review framework are designed to protect Australia’s national interest as we deal with the economic implications…

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