Disaster Assistance for Central West Storms in Victoria

Disaster assistance is now available in communities which have been affected by the Victorian floods and storms commencing on 26th January 2022 under the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said the DRFA will assist councils with the costs of road and infrastructure repairs and clean-up and support…

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Mildura to benefit from investment in psychiatry workforce

The Coalition Government is investing in a stronger psychiatry workforce to deliver mental health services and support when and where people need it, including in Mildura. From this year, Mildura will benefit as a training location, part of an $11.9 million funding agreement with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). Member…

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Keeping independent cinema doors open in Mallee

The Morrison Joyce Government continues to support the recovery of the arts and entertainment sector in Mallee, with $95,000 awarded to cinemas under the first set of grants from the second round of the $20 million Supporting Cinemas’ Retention Endurance and Enhancement of Neighbourhoods (SCREEN) Fund. Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts,…

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Better aged care services for seniors in Mallee

Robinvale District Health Services will be able to strengthen its services and create an ever safer and more comfortable environment for residents under the latest investment from the Morrison Joyce Government. The $35.3 million multi-purpose services (MPS) program will see 110 aged care sites benefit from minor capital grant projects averaging $321,000 each. Robinvale District…

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Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee Program

I would like to inform you of an exciting grant program that you may wish to make a submission. In honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, groups are invited to plant trees.  When the Queen has visited Australia over the past 70 years, she has planted many trees, in fact 15,000.  This year…

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Inquiry report champions religious freedoms

On Friday, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights released the inquiry report on the Religious Discrimination legislative package of Bills. Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Anne Webster, said “Increasingly, people of faith are being silenced for their genuinely held religious beliefs. “Minority religions are experiencing this even more so. Australia is…

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Growing Australia’s Fertiliser Industry

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE The Australian Government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has committed $255 million for critical infrastructure supporting the Perdaman Urea Project in Western Australia. The $4.3 billion project will convert Australian gas into approximately two million tonnes of urea per year. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said local production of urea in Australia…

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Making matching more successful for people needing an organ transplant

The Federal Government this week announced $14.9 million for OrganMatch, a world-class software system helping to save the lives of more Australians waiting for an organ transplant. OrganMatch is Australia’s organ waitlisting and matching system, providing real time access for clinicians to share time critical information across tissue-typing labs, DonateLife agencies and transplant units. Member…

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Remote Airstrip Upgrade Funding Landing Soon

The Australian Government has released the guidelines for Round 9 of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade (RAU) Program, which enhances the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in remote and very remote areas of Australia. Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said anyone who lives in a remote community understands how important local airstrips are to our…

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