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Murray has Great Win Fixing Mobile Black Spots

June 25, 2015

 The Murray electorate has had a big win from the first round of the Federal Mobile Phone Black Spot Program. The Black Spot Program aims to eliminate bad mobile phone reception throughout country Australia.   Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said Murray will have $1.3 million spent in the electorate to fix its black spots. Out of 151 black spots nominated 100 pla...Click here for full story

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Depreciation for Murray Farmers Brought Forward

May 29, 2015

Murray farmers can now claim a tax deduction on all capital expenditure on water facilities, fodder storage assets and new fencing from the date of the 2015-16 Budget. "Farmers can fully deduct the cost of water facilities and fencing in the year they are purchased and deduct the cost of fodder storage assets over three years. Farmers all around the electorate will be able to benefit from thes...Click here for full story

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2016 Murray Calendar Needs Your Photos

May 29, 2015

It’s that time of the year again when the annual Murray Calendar is put together. The calendar is now in its fifth edition and has become a collector’s piece and a really useful prompt for people’s appointments. "Last year I was sent over 250 photographs for the 2015 calendar and it was such a hard task to make selection. I try to ensure photos cover the electorate north, eas...Click here for full story

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Murray SES Volunteers Continue to Help Everyone

May 28, 2015

On May 8th Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone says she thanks the Federal Member for Dobell, Karen McNamara for recognising the hard work Murray SES volunteers contributed to her electorate, during the NSW storms earlier this year. Mrs McNamara wrote: ‘On Behalf of the Dobell community, we are extremely grateful to the SES personnel from your electorate who travelled to the ...Click here for full story

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National Sorry Day to Start Reconciliation Week

May 27, 2015

The 26th of May, was National Sorry Day. It is an annual celebration when the Bringing Them Home Report was tabled in Parliament in 1997. The report came from an inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said our Goulburn Valley Aboriginal commu...Click here for full story

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Round Two Opens for Stronger Regions

May 27, 2015

Councils and incorporated not-for-profit organisations in the electorate of Murray can now apply for funding of between $20,000 and $10 million for capital infrastructure projects under Round Two of the National Stronger Regions Fund. Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone is encouraging all eligible councils and organisations to apply. The National Stronger Regions Fund is designed to st...Click here for full story

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$11.3 Million Boost for Local Councils in Murray

May 26, 2015

Local governments in Murray Electorate will benefit from the delivery of the latest quarterly funding under the Australian Government’s four-year $9.3 billion Financial Assistance Grants program. Federal Member for Murray Dr Sharman Stone said $11,345,809 is being provided to local governments in Murray under this latest funding. "Local governments in Murray play a pivotal role in bind...Click here for full story

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South Australia is Quietly Trying to Raid what is Left of Victoria and NSW Irrigators' Water

May 15, 2015

The Federal Government recognises that open slather buy back of what is left of the irrigators' water  across the Murray Darling Basin will have serious impacts on agricultural productivity and regional economies.   “Already temporary water markets are attracting prices per mega litre (over $135) way beyond the capacity of dairy farmers to pay. The dairying industry...Click here for full story

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Help for Small Businesses a Budget Focus

May 15, 2015

 The new $5.5 billion package announced in the 2015-16 Budget will help small businesses in Murray invest more, grow more, and employ more. "We have some 15,305 small businesses, in the electorate, with over a third of these in agriculture," Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said. Small businesses are the engine room of our local economy providing most of the jobs and stimul...Click here for full story

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Helping young People in Murray into Employment

May 14, 2015

Young unemployed in Murray will have more help to secure a job as a result of the Coalition Government’s Growing Jobs and Small Business package announced in the 2015 Budget. Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said young people in Murray electorate need assistance and encouragement to learn skills to become job ready, get a job and grow a career. The $5.5 billion Growing Jobs an...Click here for full story

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