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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“The ten percent Carbon Tax on electricity and refrigerant gases has finally been repealed after the Senate passed the legislation with a vote of 39 to 32.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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Photographs Needed for the 2015 Murray Calendar

July 7, 2014

The year has gone by so quickly and it is July already. Once again the time has come to collect some great photos of our beautiful electorate to be featured in the 2015 Murray calendar.   “The annual Murray calendar has become quite an institution with people using it as a diary for appointments, as well as a happy reminder of all the beautiful scenery we have in our par...Click here for full story

Views: 139

Caffeine a Problem, But Not Alcohol?

July 4, 2014

Last week the Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation met to discuss issues to do with labelling of food and drinks. The Forum comprises the Health Ministers from each Australian state and territory, Ministers from the Federal Australian government and Health Ministers from New Zealand.   “At its latest Forum they discussed labelling for both alcohol and caffeinat...Click here for full story

Views: 100

NAIDOC Week 2014

July 3, 2014

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee week or NAIDOC week is almost here for 2014. The week of celebrations start on the 6th of July and conclude on the 13th of July. NAIDOC week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.   “Each year NAIDOC have a theme for the week, this year’s theme is Serving C...Click here for full story

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A Bowel Cancer Screening Test Could Save Your Life

July 3, 2014

Every year thousands of Australians die of bowel cancer. It is important that people take the time to get a screening test that could potentially save their lives. 3,999 Australians die each year from bowel cancer.   Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said bowel cancer is a one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in Australia. The earlier the diagnosis the greater the ...Click here for full story

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Work for the Dole Trials in Goulburn Valley

July 2, 2014

The Goulburn Valley has been selected as one of 18 sites to trial the Coalition’s Work for the Dole Program. The trials have started already. Currently the Department for Employment is co-ordinating placements before tenders have been finalised for independent co-ordinators. The program goes nationally next year on the 1st of July 2015.   Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharm...Click here for full story

Views: 105

Euroa and Cobram Men’s Sheds Visit Parliament

June 30, 2014

On Tuesday the 24th of June representatives from two of Murray electorates Men’s Sheds, Euroa and Cobram came to participate in a ‘Men’s Shed Blokes Barbecue.’ The Barbecue was hosted by former Victorian Premier and Beyond Blue Chairman, The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC and men from different Men’s Sheds around the country came to join in. “The Australian Men’s ...Click here for full story

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Australia’s Trade with the World on a New Website

June 26, 2014

  Have you ever wondered what we export and where to?   The Federal Coalition Government has launched a new website showcasing our country’s trading activities with other nations around the world.     “The interactive website called, Australia’s Trade at a Glance, gives key trading information about our imports, exports, trade by state and territories, es...Click here for full story

Views: 181

$9.2 Million for a National Strategy to Tackle Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

June 25, 2014

  The Federal Government has announced $9.2million for a national Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and FAS Action Plan.    “The funds will be used to tackle what is the highest incidence of FASD or FAS harm in the world in some Australian communities. Babies whose mothers consume alcohol when they are pregnant may be born with a range of irreversible disabilities inc...Click here for full story

Views: 183

Changes to the Road Black Spot Program

June 24, 2014

  The eligibility criteria for the Federal road Black Spot Program has been changed to make it easier for councils in the electorate to compete for the road safety projects. In 2015–16 and 2016–17 the Australian Government’s investment in the Black Spot Program will almost triple to $160 million a year. Changes to the eligibility criteria include:   · ...Click here for full story

Views: 114

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