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None for Nine – National FASD Day

September 5, 2014

National Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder awareness Day or FASD awareness Day is on the ninth day of the ninth month every year. FASD may occur when a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy. Alcohol can affect the growth of the foetus’ brain and leave a child with irreversible brain damage or FASD.   “FASD is a growing problem in many communities around Australia and t...Click here for full story

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Dr Sharman Stone Selected for United Nations General Assembly

September 3, 2014

Federal Member for Murray, DrSharman 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.   “Every year two parliamentarians, one from t...Click here for full story

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Self-Funded Retirees get Access to Health Benefits

September 3, 2014

This week in parliament legislation to index income thresholds for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card has been passed. This means more self-funded retirees may receive health benefits, such as cheaper out-of-hospital medical expenses and cheaper medicines.   “Self-funded retirees often feel aggrieved when it comes to any relief with medical costs. There are currently up to ...Click here for full story

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Retune Coming to

September 3, 2014

As many people have noticed Australia has been going through a technology change with our televisions. We have moved from analogue television to digital. This week the Goulburn Valley will go through the final stage of the change called the ‘Retune.’   “The Retune means that some of the current free-to-air digital television channels will be changing frequencies. ...Click here for full story

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Dying with Dignity in Australia

August 27, 2014

Recently there has been debate in the Federal Parliament and also around Australia about the rights of terminally ill people to end their lives. The Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has been accepting submissions on a private members bill put before them called Dying with Dignity.   “Allowing people to legally be assisted to end their life has al...Click here for full story

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ABC Heywire Competition Now Open

August 26, 2014

The Heywire competition has once again been launched and is currently accepting entries. The competition is run by the ABC with support from the Federal Government.   “The Heywire competition is a great opportunity for young people aged between 16 and 22 to tell their story of what life is like where they live. Young people can submit their story in many different forms such ...Click here for full story

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Local Work for the Dole Service Co-ordinator Announced

August 20, 2014

The CVGT has been granted tender to be the service co-ordinator for the Work for the Dole program in the Goulburn Valley. The Work for the Dole scheme has been operating in the Goulburn Valley since July 1. The scheme has been administered by the Department of Employment and will continue to be until CVGT takes over this September. The Goulburn Valley is one of 18 sites around the country to h...Click here for full story

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2015 Australian of the Year Nominations Closing Soon

July 30, 2014

The 2015 Australian of the Year nominations are still open. There are four categories that people can be nominated for, including; Young Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero.   “The Australian of the Year Awards were created in 1960. Since their creation we have seen sportspeople, soldiers, writers, art...Click here for full story

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More Murray Men’s Sheds Get Grants

July 30, 2014

I am happy to announce that two more of Murray’s fantastic Men’s Sheds have received Grants through the National Shed Development Program. Mooroopna Men’s Shed has been granted $3,200 and Kyabram District Men’s Shed received $2,100 in round seven of the program.   “Men’s Sheds play a large role in our senior and retired men community. The Sheds of...Click here for full story

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Carbon Tax Axed

July 19, 2014

“The ten percent Carbon Tax on electricity and refrigerant gases has finally been repealed after the Senate passed the legislation with a vote of 39 to 32. The Coalition Government promised at the last election that we would abolish the tax, but its abolishment was fought all the way through the Parliament.   “The end of the Carbon Tax will save the average household ab...Click here for full story

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