Building economic resilience in Mallee

Second round of Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program opens Another 7 Mallee communities eligible under Round 2 of the program $15 million for projects to boost Basin economies, jobs and build resilience Seven communities in Mallee will have access to a $15 million economic development fund for Basin community projects. Member for Mallee Anne Wester…

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Growing workforce for horticulture in Mallee

Farmers, including horticulture growers in the Mallee region will have better access to the labour they need this season to harvest their fruit with the Australian Government acting on concerns raised by the community. Minister for Agriculture Senator Bridget McKenzie said the Regional Agriculture Migration Package was a practical response to the desperate need in…

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New skilled visas to encourage migration to Mallee

From today, skilled migrants who commit to living and working in Mallee will have access to two new skilled provisional visas, as part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to tackling skills shortages in regional Australia. Successful visa applicants will become eligible to apply for permanent residency if they can demonstrate they have lived and worked…

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Drought support for students in Mallee

The Morrison – McCormack Government is supporting families in Mallee to keep their children in school and child care during the drought. Our Government is providing $15 million to support schools and child care centres to keep their doors open as part of our latest package of $709 million in support to drought-affected Australians. Member…

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Mallee farmers heard in drought package

Drought-hit communities and farmers in Mallee will get a significant boost from the Coalition Government’s $709 million drought relief package. The latest investment in our drought communities was announced by the Prime Minister in Canberra on Thursday. Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the package was designed to support Mallee farmers and communities. “This will…

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New benefits for Veteran Card holders

Thousands of offers are now available to Veteran Card holders in Mallee from businesses across Australia, as part of the Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant which passed Parliament recently. Anne Webster Member for Mallee said the Veteran Card is providing the opportunity for businesses and organisations across the country to show their support and recognition of…

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Attracting more students to Mallee

Member for Mallee Anne Webster said 29 scholarships would be available to international and domestic students to study in Mallee next year. Dr Webster said tertiary education providers in Mallee had been provided $874,500 to offer the scholarships through the Coalition Government’s $93.7 million Destination Australia program. Destination Australia provides scholarships worth $15,000 a year…

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