Roundtable with Mildura Civic and Business Leaders to Discuss $2 Billion Regional Accelerator Program

Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, will be meeting civic and business leaders today in Mildura to discuss opportunities from the Liberal and Nationals $2 billion Regional Accelerator Program. Mildura’s local leadership, vision and economic advantage makes this amazing regional centre a prime candidate for this program that…

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La Trobe receives Regional Research Collaboration funding

The Liberal and Nationals Government will invest more than $5 million in La Trobe University to fund Australia’s first advanced protected cropping research and training project, with medicinal cannabis the first crop to be explored. Minister for Regional Education, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie said a total of more than $19 million is being invested…

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Building a Safer Robinvale-Sea Lake Road

Farmers, freight operators and road users will soon have safer journeys on Robinvale-Sea Lake Road as part of a jointly funded upgrade from the Australian and Victorian governments. Crews have started work on over $12 million of upgrades that will see several narrower sections widened and resurfaced between Robinvale and Sea Lake in the state’s…

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Wartime Heritage Preserved in Mallee

The sacrifice and service of veterans in Mallee will be further commemorated and recognised with four groups sharing in $1.5 million from the Morrison Joyce Government. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee has announced the 129 recipients of the latest round of Saluting Their Service grants, with applications covering a wide range…

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Each way Albo locks in town destroying water buybacks

Anthony Albanese needs to explain where the water is coming from in his so-called plan for the Murray-Darling. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said re-establishing a Water Commission and conducting yet another study will not produce one single extra drop for those downstream. “Mr Albanese has all but confirmed Labor will re-introduce water buybacks that…

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Citrus export grant a boon to Mallee growers

Citrus Australia awarded a $485,771 Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) grant to help growers target the Indian market Funding to support market intelligence, development of business ties and appointment of a celebrity product ambassador Position citrus to capitalise on lower tariffs in the new 13,700 tonne quota secured in the interim trade agreement…

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Horticulture funding netted for Victoria

Agreement providing $11.2 million in funding to expand the Horticultural Netting Program has been signed. The wholly Australian Government funded program will allow horticulture growers to access 50 per cent of the cost of purchasing and installing protective netting. Horticulture producers will be able to apply to Agriculture Victoria for grants shortly. More horticulture producers…

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Vitial funding to boost the return of live music in Mallee

The Morrison-Joyce Government is supporting the return of live music in Mallee, with two venues awarded a grant under round four of the $20 million Live Music Australia program. Federal Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the funding will provide much-needed support for local live music venues to rebuild, while also stimulating the economy and…

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New Projects to Protect Mallee Native Species

Black cockatoos, Murray hardyhead and the Black-eared Miner are set to benefit from $724,547 in funding for four projects in Mallee thanks to the Morrison-Joyce Government’s Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said the Coalition’s Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan delivers practical action on the ground to protect more than 60…

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Labor chooses to exploit agriculture workers

The Labor Party have done the work of their political masters, the AWU, effectively ripping money out of the pockets of foreign agriculture workers. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said Labor refused to allow passage of a bill that reduced the tax rate from 32.5 percent to 15 percent for those participating in the Australian…

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