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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NO CHANGES TO VETERAN GOLD CARD IN MALLEE

The Government is rejecting recommended changes to the Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card, providing veterans and their families in Mallee with clarity and assurance for the future of their benefits. Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster MP said the Productivity Commission report A Better Way to Support Veterans, made 69 recommendations and the Government has addressed…

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The 2020-21 Federal Budget – all about jobs

The 2020 Federal Budget sets out a clear plan for the economic recovery of Australia – confidently driven by a positive outlook for rural Australia – in the wake of a year that has so far delivered drought, floods, fires and a global pandemic, the Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said last night. “COVID-19…

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Regional Roadmap an Afterthought

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, has today slammed Premier Andrew’s decision to class the entirety of regional Victoria as a single unit as ‘beyond belief’. “The fact that Premier Andrews had to return to the podium to address regional Victoria after finishing his statements on Melbourne and handing over to health officials is typical…

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