May 4, 2016
As Australia successfully transitions from the mining investment boom to a stronger, more diversified economy, it is vital that our tax system drives economic growth and national prosperity.
Dr Sharman Stone, Federal Member for Murray, said that the Budget would deliver tax cuts and incentives for local small businesses, relief for hard-working families, and training and work opportunities for yo...Click here for full story
April 29, 2016
The Kyabram Fauna Park and the local swimming club have been granted funding through the Stronger Regions Program.
“The Kyabram Fauna Park has successfully applied for $7273 to upgrade their stormwater and water reuse system.
“The upgrade will improve reuse of stormwater in the wetland pondage area in the Fauna Park with the purchase and installation of a new pumping system,” F...Click here for full story
April 29, 2016
Two community based groups in Tatura have successfully applied for funding through the Stronger Regions Program.
Federal Member for Murray, Sharman Stone said “The Tatura Men’s Shed will receive $16,591 towards the construction of a storage shed that will also be used by the Tatura Rotary Club to store their equipment.”
“The shed will provide the space needed by the membe...Click here for full story
April 15, 2016
We are moving quickly to make a final decision about introducing a species specific virus which kills European Carp.
“The successful removal of the feral European Carp from our waterways through the release of the carp-specific herpes virus will also need a detailed plan to remove the dead and dying fish from the waterways,” Federal Member for Murray Sharman Stone said.
“Europe...Click here for full story
April 7, 2016
The announcement that the Nagambie Lakes Opera Festival will receive $150,000 from the Catalyst Arts and Culture fund to support a series of world class productions across three unique venues in Tahbilk, Avenel and Mitchellstown is great news for the Goulburn Valley.
“The inaugural Nagambie Lakes Opera Festival held last year in October proved to be a great success attracting renowned opera...Click here for full story
April 7, 2016
The Girgarre Community Development Group (GCDG) has been successful in their application for funding to install solar lighting on their newly opened walking track along the rail trail through the Stronger Communities Program.
“The total cost of the project is $14,770 and the federal funding of $6714 together with funding from the GCDG and their labour to install the lights will ensure the p...Click here for full story
April 5, 2016
Following the weekend Federal Court decision to uphold an appeal by the Australian Industry Group (AiG) preventing the Road Safety Remuneration Order taking effect on Monday 4 April, the Coalition Government has announced that it will be introducing legislation into the House of Representatives in the week commencing 18 April 2016 to stop the immediate implementation of the mandatory remuneration ...Click here for full story
April 4, 2016
The Federal government has confirmed that a further $47 million has been allocated for Rural Financial Counselling Services (RFCS) to continue to provide help and support in financial matters to small business and farming families in rural communities through to 2018-19.
“RFCS has been providing an important service to farmers and rural communities for almost 30 years. Last year more than 5...Click here for full story
April 1, 2016
The communities of Nathalia and Numurkah will benefit from federal grants under the Regional Arts Quick Response Grant funding and the Stronger Communities Program funding.
“The Numurkah Lawn Tennis Club who share their facilities with the Croquet Club were successful in their application for funding to upgrade the watering system.
“The Club has been granted $9,719 towards the $19,61...Click here for full story
March 26, 2016
This is my 20th year as the Member for Murray, and I am soon to have my 65th birthday. I have been honoured to have served this magnificent region as the Federal Member, but now I believe is the right time to pass the torch to the next person who will represent us with passion and a deep love of our place.
Every day as the Member for Murray I have worked with so many g...Click here for full story