Business Support for Victoria

The new Victorian Business Support Package will deliver an additional $400 million in support to thousands of businesses, with funding to be split 50/50 between the Commonwealth and Victorian Government. The package includes a new $85 million Small Business COVID Hardship Fund and $156 million Business Continuity Fund, as well as delivering support for commercial…

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BLACK SPOT PROGRAM FUNDS TO SAVE LIVES IN MALLEE

Residents of the Mallee electorate received a major road safety boost today with the Australian Government announcing it will invest $1.8 million toward 2 projects under the 2021–22 Black Spot Program. Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate. “Road accidents create devastating emotional…

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Declaration of Commonwealth Hotpsot

The Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer’s declaration of Hotspots includes Mildura LGA as of 11:59pm 18 July 2021. The Prime Minister and Premier of Victoria agreed the Commonwealth would provide income support while the Victorian Government will provide significant business support. Under this arrangement, the Commonwealth will provide income support through the COVID-19 Disaster Payment as…

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VICTORIAN LOCKDOWN SUPPORT

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment $1,500 for each 14 day period you self-isolate, quarantine or care for a person who has COVID-19 To apply or for detailed information visit: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/pandemic-leave-disaster-payment-victoria Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment to help during the 14 days a person needs to self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone who…

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National’s put People back in the Basin Plan

  Today the National Party in the Senate will put forward amendments to the Basin Plan. Last year, National Party basin MP’s, Anne Webster, and Damian Drum, put forward water amendments in an attempt to address basin communities’ concerns about water availability during the drought. Since then, we have been looking for an opportunity to…

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Seasonal Ag Visa a huge win for Mallee producers

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, says the securing of the Free Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom and the announcement of a Seasonal Agriculture Worker Visa is great news for Mallee. “I have been calling for a seasonal agriculture visa for some time now. This visa will allow producers to get the right workers…

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CUTTING ENERGY COSTS FOR HOTELS IN MALLEE

Small and medium hotels and motels across Mallee are receiving support from the Morrison and McCormack Government to cut their energy costs so they can invest in their business, employ more Australians and get ahead. Through the $10.2 million Hotel Energy Uplift Program hotels such as May Park Motor Lodge in Horsham, Donald Motor Lodge,…

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CONSULTATION OPEN FOR ROYAL COMMISSION

Mallee veterans and their families, ex-service organisations, states and territories, peak bodies and other interested stakeholders are being encouraged to provide their input for the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide announced this week. Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said it was vital that residents involved in the…

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