Migration Amendment (Australia’s Engagement in the Pacific and Other Measures) Migration (Visa Pre-application Process) Charge

Deputy Speaker, I, and the Coalition, support efforts to engage more with our Pacific neighbours. You only have to visit the Mildura, Robinvale and Swan Hill regions, along the Northern border of Mallee, to see how migrants from the Pacific Islands contribute to our industries and communities – working on farming properties or in other…

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Tristar Medical Group

Dr WEBSTER (Mallee) (19:43): The demographics and health trends in the Mallee region are disturbing. In terms of disadvantage and need, we have three times the Indigenous population of Victoria, we have an older demographic, our weekly income is two-thirds of that of the average Victorian and health needs are higher. We have 50 per…

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Doctor shortages in Mallee

Doctor shortages in my electorate of Mallee are now at crisis point. On Thursday 18 August, just two weeks ago, the Tristar medical practice in Mildura was open. But by Friday morning its doors were closed—locked by an administrator—leaving 15,200 people without a doctor. Without notice, people have been left without scripts, without an ability…

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Regional Health – Private Members’ Business

When you’re sick and you need a doctor, it should not be a herculean task to get an appointment. However, doctor shortages exacerbate poorer health outcomes for everyone, in particular those in regional and rural towns. I can speak for my experience in Mallee. In the 46th Parliament I worked hard with the then Minister…

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