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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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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

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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: 240

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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