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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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New NBN Progress in Murray

October 22, 2014

Residents across the Murray electorate are a step closer to getting the NBN to their homes, with consultation now underway for the construction of new additional fixed wireless facilities. "The fixed wireless network is one of the most advanced in the world. It will utilise 4G technology to deliver speeds of up to 25 megabits per second, which is faster than the average ADSL network in major c...Click here for full story

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National Stronger Region Fund Open

October 22, 2014

Applications under Round One of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund is now open. The new Fund will target projects that deliver priority economic development and small scale community infrastructure at the local level throughout Australia. "The National Stronger Regions Fund will provide local community projects with between $20,000 and $10 mill...Click here for full story

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Roads to Recovery for Local Councils

October 22, 2014

allocation this week. This year the Federal Government is allocating $350 million to the Roads to Recovery Program. "Our local Councils will all get a share of the $2.1 billion dollar investment by the Federal Government over the four financial years, 2014-15 to 2018-19. The Federal Government will double the allocation of funds next year to $700 million," Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman...Click here for full story

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20 Million Trees First Round Grants now open

October 9, 2014

The Federal Government is inviting everyone in Murray to get involved in the 20 Million Trees Program. The first competitive grants round is now open for community groups, companies and other organisations. "The 20 Million Trees Program is part of the Federal Government’s National Landcare Program. This program is one of many environmentally friendly initiatives, such as the Green Army P...Click here for full story

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Applications open for Farm Finance Loans in Murray

October 9, 2014

Applications for round two of the Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme are now open for farmers in Murray. The scheme should help farmers that are in financial debt and are available for farms that are considered to have a viable future. "For round two of the scheme the Federal Government has made $30 million of financial loans available for eligible farmers across Victoria. Each farmer can ...Click here for full story

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National Stronger Region Fund Open

October 9, 2014

Applications under Round One of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund is now open. The new Fund will target projects that deliver priority economic development and small scale community infrastructure at the local level throughout Australia. "The National Stronger Regions Fund will provide local community projects with between $20,000 and $10 mill...Click here for full story

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Furphy 150 Years Young and Still Going Strong

October 9, 2014

  The family owned steel foundry Furphy is turning 150 and the Goulburn Valley couldn’t be happier for one of the country’s oldest companies. Furphy has been family owned since its establishment in 1864; it’s into its 5th generation of Furphy families. "It is a great achievement to run and grow a successful company over 150 years in Australia. It is particularly impres...Click here for full story

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