Orange Juice Star rating disappointment

Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, has called the decision by the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation very disappointing, after they failed to keep the health star rating of Natural Fruit juice at 5 stars. This puts Australia’s $880 million fruit juice industry at risk, “In making this move, the Food Forum…

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Border Permit requirements cause confusion

Residents across border communities in Mallee have been impacted by the border closures, with many last week having to travel large distances to cross the border. Local bridges were locked, and this week workers travelling between Mildura and Robinvale were told they would have to travel via Hattah and Wemen to drive to and from…

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National Diabetes Week 2020: Heads up on diabetes

National Diabetes Week begins today and aims to address a burdensome side effect too many Australians with diabetes experience. The focus of National Diabetes Week 2020 is on the mental and emotional health issues faced by people with diabetes. The Heads Up on Diabetes campaign will raise awareness of this burden and the support available.…

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Driving social inclusion across Mallee through sport

Migrant groups, people with physical and intellectual disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Mallee will be the focus of a new initiative aimed at ensuring all Australians can participate in sport and physical activity. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, welcomed the allocation of $179,000 in funding for Horsham Golf Club and…

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SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR COVID IMPACTED RURAL, REGIONAL COMMUNITIES

The Australian Government is spending $36 million to support agricultural show societies recover from the effects of COVID-19, ensuring they can continue after the pandemic. Local agricultural show societies in the electorate of Mallee could be eligible for a share of $10 million in Australian Government one-off payments to help them recover from the impacts…

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$24,000 FUNDING FOR ADVOCACY SERVICES IN MALLEE

EX-SERVICE ORGANISATIONS (ESOs) and other veteran groups in Mallee which provide advocacy services to veterans and their families have today received $24,381 as part of the Governments Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said ESOs, community organisations and other local veteran groups play a crucial role in…

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Parliament passes permanent Rural Health Commissioner

The Australian Government are delivering a permanent Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner thanks to Parliament giving urgent support for ground-breaking legislation this week. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said continuing and strengthening the Office will help deliver the Government’s key reforms and targeted rural health priorities to support practical change for communities. “Our…

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DROUGHT RELIEF COMES TO MALLEE

Drought Communities Program projects approved for Murrayville (Mildura Rural City Council) 15th June 2020 People living in Murrayville will benefit from $1 million in additional Liberal National Government funding to support community infrastructure and other drought-relief projects through the expanded Drought Communities Program. The Murrayville Drainage Upgrade will see significant improvements around Murrayville, with Federal…

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Good News Finally for Mallee Fruit Growers

Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster welcomes the announcement that a further 23 import permits have now been issued for Indonesia, bringing the total number of Indonesian importers of Australia horticultural products to 30. “The issue of getting our fresh fruit, including table grapes and citrus into Indonesia this year has been frustrating and difficult…

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