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Australia Day 2015

January 26, 2015

This Monday the 26th of January is our Australia Day. It is a time to celebrate being Australian. The day was traditionally for celebrating the arrival of the first fleet and Captain Arthur Phillip unfurling the British flag at Sydney Cove 26 January 1788, but it has evolved to be much more than that. "This Australia Day will be the 21st time it is uniformly celebrated across the nation," Sh...Click here for full story

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Anti-Dumping Commission to Investigate Imported Italian Tomatoes

January 21, 2015

The Australian Anti-Dumping Commission (ADC) has now announced it will be re-investigating the alleged ‘dumping’ of canned tomatoes by Italian companies La Doria S.p.A. and Feger di Gerardo Ferraioli S.p.A. "In April last year anti-dumping duties were applied to some 103 companies out of the 105 exporting Italian canned tomatoes to Australia. This represented 55 percent of the Ital...Click here for full story

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South African Tinned Peaches Still a Problem

January 21, 2015

In 2013 the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission (ADC) found that the South African tinned peaches flooding the Australian market were not being ‘dumped’ at a rate to attract anti-dumping duties. This was a severe blow to SPC Ardmona (SPCA) which had brought the case to the ADC. It meant the unfair competition in the tinned fruit market continued unabated. There have been some very inte...Click here for full story

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Youth Unemployment Record High in our Region but Jobs Go Begging

January 19, 2015

The latest statistics show that the City of Greater Shepparton area has the highest youth unemployment in Victoria and the third highest in Australia. The only other two areas with higher youth unemployment are outback South Australia and south east Tasmania. In both cases the numbers of people in these populations are much smaller than in Northern Victoria. "We have a serious problem with not...Click here for full story

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Australia to Embark on Trade Journey with India

January 13, 2015

Australia has sent a delegation of 450 business people to India, in search of new business opportunities and to start the conversation of a possible free trade agreement in the future. The delegation will be led by Trade and Investment Minister, Andrew Robb.   “The trip to India will be the largest business mission Australia and India have ever embarked on, which could l...Click here for full story

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Pay Increases for Carers, Job Seekers and Young People

January 13, 2015

From the 1st of January 2015, people depending on social services payments, that is more than one million Australians, will have seen increases in the rates.   Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said “Carers of people with disabilities will receive an extra $3.50 a fortnight to bring their rate to $121.70 a fortnight. Students and young jobseekers receiving Yout...Click here for full story

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Watch Out for Scams Circulating Our Community

January 9, 2015

Fake companies are trying to coerce local people into paying bills that they did not incur and so do not need to pay. These companies pose as sellers of phone listings or some other service, then demand payments of over $1000 by posting fake bills and invoices. "There has been a number of constituents contact my office with suspicious bills and invoices, some are saying that the Federal Govern...Click here for full story

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ANZAC Centenary Grant for Girgarre RSL

January 9, 2015

I am pleased to announce another ANZAC Centenary Grant for the Murray electorate. The Girgarre RSL now has $8,430 from the Federal Government ANZAC Centenary Grant program to better represent their volunteers from World War 1. "It’s great that we have had so many successful groups with these grants in the Murray electorate. The Girgarre RSL is one of 13 grants which have been approved fo...Click here for full story

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Stanhope Recreation Reserve Receive Recycling Grant

January 9, 2015

The Stanhope Recreation Reserve Committee of Management has received funding from the 2014 Keep Australia Beautiful Beverage Container Recycling Grants program. The grant will help finance a recycling project. "This is not a government grant but a private sector grant funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation and Coca-Cola South Pacific. The Stanhope Recreation Reserve Committee of Management has bee...Click here for full story

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Murchison RSL Receive ANZAC Centenary Grant

December 19, 2014

As we get closer to the 100th anniversary of ANZAC day more ANZAC centenary grants are being approved by the Minister for our area. The latest commemorative grant has been given to the Murchison RSL. "The Murchison RSL has been granted $7,230 to go towards the construction of a Memorial Wall to the more than 200 local veterans of the First World War, to be built in the Riverside Gardens at Mur...Click here for full story

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