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Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation

December 2, 2014

On Tuesday December 2nd, it was 10 years since our little local girl Zaidee Turner died. Organ and tissue donations from Zaidee then saved the lives of seven other people.  Zaidee’s death inspired her father Allan and mother Kim to form the Foundation which works tirelessly to promote organ donations to save lives.   “Rates of organ donation in Australia are v...Click here for full story

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Violet Town Red Bucket Project and Know Your Neighbours Programs Highly Commended in 2014 Resilient Australia Awards

November 24, 2014

The Violet Town Fire Brigade and the Making Violet Town Safer Committee’s Red Bucket Project and Know your Neighbours Program were highly commended at today’s 2014 Resilient Australia Awards. The Violet Town Fire Brigade doorknocked the entire town, and provided people with a red bucket to prompt the community to take responsibility for fire safety. Minister for Justice Michael K...Click here for full story

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Green Army Open for Round Two Project Applications

November 18, 2014

The Federal Government Green Army Program is now taking round two projects. I encourage everyone in Murray that has the ability to undertake a project to do so. Hopefully we can see many project applications this round, which can help our local environment. "The Green Army is a voluntary program that for people aged 17-24 to help maintain areas such as vegetation, water ways, local parks and b...Click here for full story

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November 17, 2014

It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through November and Christmas is just around the corner. However, there are many people who won’t be able to come together. Unfortunately those who will not be home include 2,200 of our troops, Defence Force Personnel and Federal Police who must stay at their posts, protecting others and guarding against any further deterioration in global p...Click here for full story

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Euroa Victorian Cross Recipients Honoured Forever

November 14, 2014

This Sunday, the 16th of November, the Honouring Our Heroes Euroa and District organisation will unveil their memorials in honour of the Victoria Cross recipients from the town, Major Frederick Harold Tubb, Corporal Alexander Stewart Burton and Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Cecil Maygar. "It is extremely rare to have three VC recipients all from the same small country town; especially given two of...Click here for full story

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Remembrance Day 2014

November 10, 2014

Remembrance Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, is this Tuesday the 11th of November. Not only is it the 96th anniversary of World War 1 ending, it’s also 100 years since the Great War began. Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone encourages people across the electorate to pause to remember those who suffered or died during wars. "Memorial ceremonies are being held across the el...Click here for full story

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Competition Policy Draft Report Needs Your Input

November 7, 2014

The Competition Policy Review Draft Report was released on Monday the 22nd of September following the release an issues paper in April seeking comments from businesses and the public. Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said "This review, which is the first review of Australia’s competition policy since the 1990’s is about ensuring our Competition Policy is relevant to curr...Click here for full story

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National Broadband Network Rolling Out in Mooroopna

November 6, 2014

Dr Sharman Stone, Federal Member for Murray said, up to 2400 premises in Murray are a step closer to installation of the National Broadband Network, with work to start in coming weeks. Work will be seen in streets as activity begins, including the clearing of Telstra’s pits and ducts.   Mooroopna has been included in the build preparation sites, now released by NBN Co.   &ldquo...Click here for full story

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Travel Smart Around the World

October 31, 2014

As the holiday season is fast approaching many of us in Murray will travel overseas for an adventure or a holiday. It is important to remember when we travel we let someone know where we are going and to also register with Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on the Smart Traveller website.   “Travelling overseas is great fun, whether it’s visiting family,...Click here for full story

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ANZAC Centenary Grants for Murray

October 31, 2014

The Centenary of ANZAC is fast approaching and commemorations are happening throughout Australia and in the Murray electorate. The Federal Government’s ANZAC Centenary Grants initiative is coming into its final stages and I am pleased to announce three new grants for Murray.   “The Lemnos Primary school just outside Shepparton has been granted $5600 for restoration ...Click here for full story

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