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and refrigerant gases has finally been repealed after the Senate passed the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
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
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
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
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
July 2, 2014
Valley has been selected as one of 18 sites to trial the Coalition’s Work for
the Dole Program. The trials have started already. Currently the Department for
Employment is co-ordinating placements before tenders have been finalised for independent
co-ordinators. The program goes nationally next year on the 1st of
Member for Murray, Dr Sharm...Click here for full story
June 30, 2014
On Tuesday the 24th of June representatives from two of Murray electorates Men’s Sheds, Euroa and Cobram came to participate in a ‘Men’s Shed Blokes Barbecue.’ The Barbecue was hosted by former Victorian Premier and Beyond Blue Chairman, The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC and men from different Men’s Sheds around the country came to join in.
“The Australian Men’s ...Click here for full story
June 26, 2014
Have you ever wondered what we export and where to?
The Federal Coalition Government has launched a new website showcasing our country’s trading activities with other nations around the world.
“The interactive website called, Australia’s Trade at a Glance, gives key trading information about our imports, exports, trade by state and territories, es...Click here for full story
June 25, 2014
The Federal Government has announced $9.2million for a national Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and FAS Action Plan.
“The funds will be used to tackle what is the highest incidence of FASD or FAS harm in the world in some Australian communities. Babies whose mothers consume alcohol when they are pregnant may be born with a range of irreversible disabilities inc...Click here for full story
June 24, 2014
The eligibility criteria for the Federal road Black Spot Program has been changed to make it easier for councils in the electorate to compete for the road safety projects. In 2015–16 and 2016–17 the Australian Government’s investment in the Black Spot Program will almost triple to $160 million a year.
Changes to the eligibility criteria include:
· ...Click here for full story