Horticultural Workforce in Mallee

Thank you Mr Speaker.   I rise today to discuss a critical issue facing the horticultural sector in my Electorate of Mallee. Since being elected, growers have informed me of the difficulties they face in securing a reliable and sufficient seasonal workforce. Mallee is home to approximately 74% of Australia’s almond production, 70% table grapes,…

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Webster Commits to Monthly Mobile Office

Member for Mallee Anne Webster MP has started a 6 month trial of monthly mobile offices in Maryborough on Wednesday this week, providing the community with a regular opportunity to meet her or a staff member. “All the communities in Mallee are important, and I work hard to get out on the ground, to meet…

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Sports project for Mildura gets underway

Australian Government funding for the Mildura Clay Target Club is continuing with the next $400,000 in funding released today, allowing the club to continue its work on the project. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster MP said additional sporting infrastructure will attract new participants, which is great for people’s health and wellbeing. “The total grant of…

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Mallee Commemorates Australia’s Service Personnel

Yeungroon will receive $4000 to construct a memorial at the Yeungroon Fire Station to honour the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel, under the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service grants program to recognise the region’s military service history. Anne Webster welcomed the ongoing community interest in recognising their local service, with a wide variety…

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Webster Congratulates our Aged Care Providers

Our Aged Care providers in Mallee do an excellent job in caring for the community. This was acknowledged at the Leading Age Services Australia Excellence in Aged Services Awards where four Mallee aged care providers along with Sunitafe were awarded for the dedication to providing quality aged care in Mildura and surrounds. “I am delighted…

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Tackling the Tough Times in Mallee

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is supporting drought-affected communities in Mallee as part of the 47 projects, with $1.35 million in grants from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together initiative. Federal Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the Tackling Tough Times Together program has a range of benefits, including…

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More Rural Generalist Training Places Announced

Member for Mallee Anne Webster MP welcomes today’s announcement that one-hundred additional training places have been allocated to the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) to train more rural generalist doctors. “Rural generalists are a key component to getting more doctors into the regions.” Dr Webster said. “It is an important part of…

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New Mobile Towers Switched on across Mallee

Member for Mallee Anne Webster MP welcomes the news today that Telstra have turned on three new base station towers across Mallee to improve mobile coverage. Telstra have turned on state of the art mobile technology in the communities of Sandhill Lake, Glenloth East, and Langkoop under the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot Program (MBSP). “Communities…

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New uni students encouraged to claim early

Anne Webster, Member for Mallee today encouraged Australians planning to start university in 2020 to lodge their claim for Youth Allowance or Austudy now. Youth Allowance provides financial assistance for eligible young people who pursue further study or an apprenticeship after leaving school. Austudy provides assistance to eligible students and apprentices aged 25 or older.…

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