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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Growing workforce for horticulture in Mallee

Farmers, including horticulture growers in the Mallee region will have better access to the labour they need this season to harvest their fruit with the Australian Government acting on concerns raised by the community. Minister for Agriculture Senator Bridget McKenzie said the Regional Agriculture Migration Package was a practical response to the desperate need in…

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New skilled visas to encourage migration to Mallee

From today, skilled migrants who commit to living and working in Mallee will have access to two new skilled provisional visas, as part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to tackling skills shortages in regional Australia. Successful visa applicants will become eligible to apply for permanent residency if they can demonstrate they have lived and worked…

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Drought support for students in Mallee

The Morrison – McCormack Government is supporting families in Mallee to keep their children in school and child care during the drought. Our Government is providing $15 million to support schools and child care centres to keep their doors open as part of our latest package of $709 million in support to drought-affected Australians. Member…

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Mallee farmers heard in drought package

Drought-hit communities and farmers in Mallee will get a significant boost from the Coalition Government’s $709 million drought relief package. The latest investment in our drought communities was announced by the Prime Minister in Canberra on Thursday. Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the package was designed to support Mallee farmers and communities. “This will…

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