Lower Lakes Science review highlights complexities

The release of the Independent Review of Lower Lakes Science Informing Water Management is the latest of recent reports that highlight the complexity of the Murray River system. These reports show that we need to stop looking for the cheapest and easiest solution and start thinking about our long term adaptability, says Federal Member for…

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Constituency Statement Swan Hill Hospital

  I am passionate about many things in life, but inequity and injustice are right at the top of the list.  In my role as the representative of Mallee, I am committed to the right of all people to access quality healthcare regardless of their postcode.  Mr Deputy Speaker, I will not be silent on…

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Reset, reconnect and reconsider: regional life post COVID-19

Optimists see the silver lining on any cloud, however in some parts of Australia there have been way too may clouds: unrelenting drought, catastrophic bushfires and now a global pandemic. But there is a potential silver lining staring regional Australia in the face, if we look beyond the present threat. During World War II, Australia…

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Over $1 million for Mallee Agriculture shows.

• Mallee agricultural show societies has received $1,098,999 as part of the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program. • The grants awarded by the Commonwealth Government will be used to renew show grounds and pavilions. Agricultural shows in Mallee will receive $1,098,999 to renew and reinvigorate their show grounds, under the Regional Agricultural Show Development…

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COVID-19: Resumption of elite and community sport

The National Cabinet has endorsed measures for the resumption of sport and recreation activities across Australia, including in Mallee.   Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said a set of National Principles along with the Australian Institute of Sport’s, Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment, will be used to guide the staged return…

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Public Interest News Gathering Program opens for business

The Morrison Government has today opened applications for the $50 million Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program to support commercial television, radio and newspaper businesses in regional Australia during COVID-19.   Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP and Anne Webster MP called on all eligible news outlets to…

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Government to act on southern Murray-Darling Basin water sharing report

The Interim Inspector-General of Murray-Darling Basin Water Resources Mick Keelty has presented his report into water sharing arrangements in the southern Basin to the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt. “Mr Keelty’s inquiry focused on the water sharing arrangements in the Murray-Darling Basin and how they work with state water allocation policies”…

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Campaign to combat domestic violence during COVID-19 crisis

The Morrison Government is rolling out extra measures to ensure people experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence know where to get help during the coronavirus pandemic. The Help is Here campaign will include advertising across television, digital, social media, radio, magazines and newspapers as well as in shopping centres, hospitals and GP surgeries. Minister for…

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Fighting for Our Regional Airport

Member for Mallee Anne Webster has been fighting for funding support for regional airports, and particularly the Mildura Airport, given the vital transport link it provides for the Sunraysia community. “Covid-19 has had a huge impact on all industries and businesses across Mallee, with the aviation industry particularly hard hit. “The Government continues to provide…

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