August 27, 2014
Recently there has been debate in the Federal Parliament and also around Australia about
the rights of terminally ill people to end their lives. The Senate
Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has been accepting
submissions on a private members bill put before them called Dying with Dignity.
“Allowing people to legally be assisted to end their life has al...Click here for full story
August 26, 2014
The Heywire competition has once
again been launched and is currently accepting entries. The competition is run
by the ABC with support from the Federal Government.
“The Heywire competition is a
great opportunity for young people aged between 16 and 22 to tell their story
of what life is like where they live. Young people can submit their story in
many different forms such ...Click here for full story
August 20, 2014
The CVGT has been granted tender to be the service co-ordinator for the Work for the Dole
program in the Goulburn Valley. The Work for the Dole scheme has been operating
in the Goulburn Valley since July 1. The scheme has been administered by the
Department of Employment and will continue to be until CVGT takes over this
September. The Goulburn Valley is one of 18 sites around the country to h...Click here for full story
July 30, 2014
The 2015 Australian of the Year
nominations are still open. There are four categories that people can be
nominated for, including; Young Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of
the Year, Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero.
“The Australian of the Year Awards were
created in 1960. Since their creation we have seen sportspeople, soldiers,
writers, art...Click here for full story
July 30, 2014
I am happy to announce that two more of
Murray’s fantastic Men’s Sheds have received Grants through the National Shed
Development Program. Mooroopna Men’s Shed has been granted $3,200 and Kyabram
District Men’s Shed received $2,100 in round seven of the program.
“Men’s Sheds play a large role in our senior
and retired men community. The Sheds of...Click here for full story
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and refrigerant gases has finally been repealed after the Senate passed the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