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Bridges Renewal Grants for Strathbogie

March 2, 2015

Four bridges in Murray electorate will receive funding through the Federal Governments Bridges Renewal Program. The government committed $300 million over five years for the national program. "This program is designed to upgrade some of our older bridges. So far only round one has been funded and we have two successful sites that will receive funding for repairs and upgrades in Strathbogie," F...Click here for full story

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Victorian Labor Government Not Doing Enough to Help Murray Farmers

March 2, 2015

A month ago Federal Member for Murray Sharman Stone wrote to the Victorian Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville urging her to take immediate action given the exceptionally dry conditions being faced by farms and small towns in the Loddon Shire and further to the North West. Dr Stone is disappointed that while Minister Neville acknowledges the impact of the drought, ...Click here for full story

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Murray Electorate Can Help Cyclone Marcia Victims

March 2, 2015

Last week regional towns in South Queensland and Northern New South Wales experienced one of the worst cyclones in their history. Now that the storm has passed and the weather is calming down the huge task of cleaning up after the destruction begins. "In Murray we have seen our fair share of natural disasters such as drought, floods, fires and damaging storm cells. When we are in desperate nee...Click here for full story

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Bridges Renewal Grants for Campaspe

February 27, 2015

Four bridges in Murray electorate will receive funding through the Federal Governments Bridges Renewal Program. The government committed $300 million over five years for the national program. "This program is designed to upgrade some of our older bridges in the electorate. So far only round one has been funded and the Campaspe Shire has two successful sites that will receive funding for repair...Click here for full story

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Stuffed Murray Cod Could Contribute to Fish’s Future

February 27, 2015

Have you been in a local pub or restaurant and stared at a majestic stuffed Murray Cod wondering who and where someone caught it? Have you ever been in a friend’s shed or pool room and had a discussion about a large Murray Cod on the wall? If you know where these old trophies are, you could contribute to a healthier Murray Cod species. "In Victoria and New South Wales the new size limits...Click here for full story

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Australian Defence Force Gap Year 2016

February 26, 2015

For those who are currently studying year 12 and are interested in the defence forces, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is offering a great one year taster opportunity. Places are being offered in the ADF for one year with no ongoing obligation for further commitment. "The ADF Gap Year is a great initiative which gives school leavers an insight into the military world in Australia. There are...Click here for full story

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Let’s Get Going with the Green Army

February 26, 2015

The Murray electorate has had a Green Army project approved. The Loddon Plains Landcare Network will undertake weed control, revegetation, seeding, fencing, monitoring and mapping, to improve environmental values at the project sites across the Upper Loddon Catchment in North Central Victoria. "The Green Army is a great program for people aged 17-24. Its aim is to help improve areas such as wa...Click here for full story

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15 Years of Harmony Day

February 26, 2015

Harmony Day is held every year on 21 March to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year is the 15th anniversary of Harmony Day. The Murray electorate has always been a diverse place to live with many different people from various parts of the world. "Australia is also a culturally diverse country. We are a diverse product from ye...Click here for full story

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National Unemployment Rate Rises

February 18, 2015

On Thursday the 12th of February, the national unemployment rate was announced as 6.4 percent. However, the Shepparton unemployment rate is at 8.1 percent and to the west of the electorate the Loddon Shire has a rate of 7.8 percent.     “The tragedy of these local unemployment figures is that there are jobs going begging around Northern Victoria. Too many businesses ...Click here for full story

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More Scrutiny on Foreign Investment in Australian Agricultural Land

February 12, 2015

There has long been concern about the fact that Australia has little idea about how much ownership of our farms is passing into the hands of individuals or governments of foreign countries.      “States do not keep accurate registers, and the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has not been interested in considering if the purchase is in the interests of th...Click here for full story

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