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Selected for United Nations General Assembly

Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone, will represent the Federal Parliament of Australia at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Dr Stone will be based
in New York City for three months and will participate in advancing a range of issues, in particular the framing of new Millennium Development Goals after 2015.


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25th Anniversary Landcare Grants now open

Thursday, 2 October 2014

The bestway to help celebrate Landcare’s 25th anniversary is by supporting landcarers in Murray to do what they do best. Up to $5 million is available through competitive grants with up to $20,000 to support individual local landcare and other local natural resource management groups to help protect our environment and look after the land.   “Landcare has been a bipartisan supported program—and this has always been one of its strengths—with hobby farmers, retirees, school children and primary producers working together to bring about real, measurable c...Click here for full story

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Dr Stone Speaks About Medicinal Cannabis

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

 Imagine that your son or daughter, or your brother or sister, is dying from an incurable terminal cancer and the only treatment offering pain relief and nausea control is medicinal cannabis. This fortunately is not a common situation but that does not mean that we should not look carefully at whether we should continue to refuse access to medicinal cannabis in such circumstances. I believe we should allow it to be medically prescribed by specialists and regulated so that those few who need it can be given relief. Some other advanced countries—for example, Israel, Cana...Click here for full story

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Radio National AM program: Medicinal Cannabis 12/08/2014

Monday, 25 August 2014

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Around the world marijuana is increasingly used to treat a range of medical conditions. Many jurisdictions have moved to legalise the drug but in Australia it remains illegal. And now plans to grow Australia's first medical marijuana crop on Norfolk Island have been blocked by the Commonwealth after it cancelled the grower's license granted by the local administration. Lexi Metherell reports. LEXI METHERELL: Medicinal marijuana is legal in the United Kingdom, the European Union, Canada, Israel and some parts of the United States. Three feder...Click here for full story

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