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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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Mobile Service Centre in Murray

October 31, 2014

This week in Murray the Human Services Mobile Service Centre has been visiting towns. The service centre is designed to bring Centrelink services to those who live too far away from an existing Centrelink office.   “The Mobile Service is important to country electorates like Murray because we have a lot more land to cover and travel in than our metro counterparts. The Mob...Click here for full story

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Have Your Say on Australia’s Agriculture Policy

October 23, 2014

The Agriculture Competitiveness Green Paper is now available for your input. The Green Paper has been put together after months of touring by the Agricultural Competitiveness Taskforce, who took submissions for the issues paper at the start of this year from farmers and other people that are affected by the industry all over Australia. “The Green Paper presents a number of possi...Click here for full story

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Improving Focus on Needed Skills in Schooling

October 23, 2014

School students in Murray will benefit from an Australian Government investment to improve the focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. The investment of $12 million in primary and secondary schools across the country should help young Australians learn important skills for their future.   “STEM classes play a vital role in preparing our c...Click here for full story

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Applications open for $18 million Program for Small Businesses

October 22, 2014

Small business advisory service providers can now apply for funding of up to $200,000 per annum over three years to provide expert advice to small businesses under the Australian Small Business Advisory Services program. "Small businesses in our communities are an integral part in driving our local economies. We need our small businesses to be prosperous so they can continue to employ locals a...Click here for full story

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