Buybacks move highly cynical by Labor

Putting water buybacks back on the table during the current flood crisis is a highly cynical move by the Albanese Government, Nationals Federal Member for Mallee Anne Webster says. Federal Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek has pushed buybacks again to recover water under the Murray Darling Basin Plan but hidden the detail behind a…

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The Passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II

On her 21st birthday, Queen Elizabeth II stated “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service”. We reflect and honour Her Majesty’s unflagging and extraordinary service over the last seven decades. We can all learn from Her Majesty’s faith, devotion, and commitment…

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Webster Encourages Applicants For Drought Grant

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster is encouraging eligible community based organisations in Mallee to apply for a new grant opportunity currently open. ‘The Community Impact Program’, available through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund will be delivered by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) on…

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Tristar Medical Group

Dr WEBSTER (Mallee) (19:43): The demographics and health trends in the Mallee region are disturbing. In terms of disadvantage and need, we have three times the Indigenous population of Victoria, we have an older demographic, our weekly income is two-thirds of that of the average Victorian and health needs are higher. We have 50 per…

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Doctor shortages in Mallee

Doctor shortages in my electorate of Mallee are now at crisis point. On Thursday 18 August, just two weeks ago, the Tristar medical practice in Mildura was open. But by Friday morning its doors were closed—locked by an administrator—leaving 15,200 people without a doctor. Without notice, people have been left without scripts, without an ability…

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Webster Visits Key Projects In Yarriambiack

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster spent a day in the Yarriambiack Shire last week, meeting with Council representatives and locals and taking the opportunity to visit a number of key projects including the Hopetoun and Woomelang Bowling Clubs, Anzac Park in Warracknabeal and the Murtoa Recreation Reserve. “I always enjoy meeting with local residents, visiting…

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Sunraysia Highway Upgrades Set To Begin

The upgrades to the Sunraysia Highway are set to start this August for two intersections between Birchip and Woomelang. Federal Member for Mallee and Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Development, Anne Webster said she was looking forward to seeing the works take place after securing the funding in the 2022-23 budget. “When we announced this…

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Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle Comes To The Loddon Mallee

The Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle is again travelling through the Loddon Mallee region to provide support to rural and regional communities nearby. Mobile Service Centre staff help customers with essential government services including Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services. Golden Wattle is one of three trucks in the Mobile Service Centre fleet operated by…

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Regional Health – Private Members’ Business

When you’re sick and you need a doctor, it should not be a herculean task to get an appointment. However, doctor shortages exacerbate poorer health outcomes for everyone, in particular those in regional and rural towns. I can speak for my experience in Mallee. In the 46th Parliament I worked hard with the then Minister…

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