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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Additional $55 million for safer communities

Applications are now open for round five of the Safer Communities Fund, with communities across Australia set to share in up to $55.1 million in grants to improve public safety and security. Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, Jason Wood said this boost in funding for local councils and community organisations will…

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ACCC inquiry into water trading public forums

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has commenced an inquiry into water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin. Public forums will be held in Mildura on the 8th of November and Kerang on the 12th of November. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster encourages interested parties and stakeholders including irrigators and other participants in the water…

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Immediate financial assistance for Mallee

Drought-hit farmers in the Buloke, Yarriambiack, Swan Hill, Pyrenees, Mildura, and Gannawarra local government areas will be able to access one-off payments of $3,000 thanks to the Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative. Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the payments would provide immediate relief to some of the worst-hit farming families. “Registrations are now open…

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Dairy Code of Conduct

Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said that by 1 January 2020 the Australian dairy industry will have a mandatory code of conduct, ahead of the timetable taken to the election. The mandatory code will improve the contractual arrangements between dairy farmers and dairy processors. “As the local member for Mallee, I understand the need for…

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