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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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Campaign to Boost Early Breast Cancer Detection

April 24, 2015

The Federal Government has launched the ‘An invitation that could save your life’ campaign which should help boost screening awareness for high risk groups of women who could potentially get breast cancer during in their life. Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone said "breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among women in Australia, however if...Click here for full story

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Saluting Their Service Grants for Murray

April 24, 2015

Two more Murray electorate organisations have been successful in their application for the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service Grants program. Merrigum and District Historical and Education Society and the Nathalia District Hospital will both receive grants. "As we are approaching the Centenary of ANZAC many people are begging to start up projects or refurbish older memorials. Th...Click here for full story

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100 years of ANZAC, We Will Remember Them

April 23, 2015

Around our electorate of Murray, we had many brave men and women, who volunteered to serve our country in the Great War. One family in Mologa, the Marlow family, lost three of their sons in the war, which was a tale all too familiar for many families around the country. Our soldiers were known as strong, fierce, courageous and brave, traits which our troops still have to this very day. Feder...Click here for full story

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Inland Freight Rail Must Go Through Shepparton

April 19, 2015

Last week Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone and Mayor of the City of Greater Shepparton, Cr Dennis Patterson met with the National Trunk Rail (NTR) consortia to discuss a proposal to have a high-speed freight rail pass through Shepparton. Dr Stone and Cr Patterson were both in strong agreement that the high-speed freight rail would deliver substantial benefits for Shepparton and othe...Click here for full story

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Murray Men’s Shed Receive Grants

April 18, 2015

Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone is pleased to announce that Murray electorate Men’s Sheds in Echuca, Stanhope and Shepparton will receive funding through the National Shed Development Program. The program is administered by the Australian Men’s Shed Association through a competitive grants process and Men’s sheds can apply for up to $8,000. "The Echuca-Moama Men&r...Click here for full story

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No Jab, No Pay: We Must Immunize Our Children

April 16, 2015

The Federal Government has announced a "No Jab, No Pay" approach to parents who receive government assistance and who do not immunize their children against deadly dangerous diseases, which can harm their children and others. Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone, said the policy is a step in the right direction to ensure most children in Australia are vaccinated against life threatening...Click here for full story

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Alcohol and Drug Treatment Funding Extended

April 15, 2015

The Federal Government will be extending critical funding for two Alcohol and Drug Treatment centres in the Electorate of Murray. Primary Care Connect in Shepparton and Northern District Community Health Service in Echuca will receive funding extensions. "These services provide important treatment for those who need help to overcome alcohol and substance abuse. It is critical that these servic...Click here for full story

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Murray Local Sporting Champions

April 10, 2015

We’ve just had our round three winners announced for the Federal Government Local Sporting Champions Grant program. We have six local sporting champions who have been awarded a $500 grant for this round. "The winners for this round are Josh Larkin from Shepparton, for cricket, Tarsha Brown from Merrigum, for calisthenics, Tom Smith from Wharparilla, for Athletics, Rebekah Lock from Echuc...Click here for full story

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Community Legal Centres Continue to Receive Funding

April 8, 2015

After a lot of worry and concern, the Federal Government will now continue to fund the community legal centres which help needy locals from across the electorate who may not be able to afford legal representation or who need fast and professional legal advice. The current funding levels have been guaranteed for the next two years. Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone says this is great ...Click here for full story

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