Great news for Rainbow Men’s Shed

The Australian Government is continuing to support the health and wellbeing of men in Mallee through a grant under the 20th funding round of the National Shed Development Programme. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster welcomed the decision by the Australian Government to award the Rainbow Men’s Shed with funding of $5,500. “I’m pleased the Rainbow…

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Statement – NSW increased border restrictions

“It’s unfortunate that the New South Wales Government has once again moved the goalposts on the issue of our State borders. The announcement to further restrict travel across the border has come as a surprise to many, and has created more anxiety in our community. I have been contacted by a large number of people…

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JobKeeper Payment and the Coronavirus Supplement extended for Mallee businesses and households

The JobKeeper program and the Coronavirus Supplement have been extended under the next phase of our support for affected businesses and households. This unprecedented economic support for local businesses and their workers is helping the Mallee community through the COVID-19 pandemic and bolstering our economic recovery. Under the Morrison/McCormack Government’s next phase of support, the…

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Orange Juice Star rating disappointment

Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, has called the decision by the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation very disappointing, after they failed to keep the health star rating of Natural Fruit juice at 5 stars. This puts Australia’s $880 million fruit juice industry at risk, “In making this move, the Food Forum…

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Border Permit requirements cause confusion

Residents across border communities in Mallee have been impacted by the border closures, with many last week having to travel large distances to cross the border. Local bridges were locked, and this week workers travelling between Mildura and Robinvale were told they would have to travel via Hattah and Wemen to drive to and from…

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National Diabetes Week 2020: Heads up on diabetes

National Diabetes Week begins today and aims to address a burdensome side effect too many Australians with diabetes experience. The focus of National Diabetes Week 2020 is on the mental and emotional health issues faced by people with diabetes. The Heads Up on Diabetes campaign will raise awareness of this burden and the support available.…

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Driving social inclusion across Mallee through sport

Migrant groups, people with physical and intellectual disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Mallee will be the focus of a new initiative aimed at ensuring all Australians can participate in sport and physical activity. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, welcomed the allocation of $179,000 in funding for Horsham Golf Club and…

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SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR COVID IMPACTED RURAL, REGIONAL COMMUNITIES

The Australian Government is spending $36 million to support agricultural show societies recover from the effects of COVID-19, ensuring they can continue after the pandemic. Local agricultural show societies in the electorate of Mallee could be eligible for a share of $10 million in Australian Government one-off payments to help them recover from the impacts…

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$24,000 FUNDING FOR ADVOCACY SERVICES IN MALLEE

EX-SERVICE ORGANISATIONS (ESOs) and other veteran groups in Mallee which provide advocacy services to veterans and their families have today received $24,381 as part of the Governments Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program. Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said ESOs, community organisations and other local veteran groups play a crucial role in…

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