May 16, 2013
“My first speech” a great opportunity for students
“My First Speech,” is a national competition for year 10 to 12 students across Australia has been officially launched. The competition provides the opportunity for two thoughtful students to come to Canberra in its centenary year and deliver a speech at Parliament House during the 25th Parliament Anniversary Open Day ... Click here for full story
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May 9, 2013
When is the government going to stop talking and undertake an anti-dumping investigation and commission the Productivity Commission to initiate a safeguard investigation, the Shadow Minister for Agriculture, John Cobb asked today.
“The Gillard government have ‘ummed and arred’ over this issue and now they must make up their mind as to where they stand. If they are not going to back our indu... Click here for full story
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May 9, 2013
- SPC Ardmona has had a rich history in the Goulburn Valley working with farmers right across the valley in sourcing their fruits.
- SPC’s recent announcement to halve the amount of fruit they buy from local farmers is a devastating blow to local farmers and comes on the back of already difficult conditions for farme... Click here for full story
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May 7, 2013
The official of the Chase and Tyler Foundation, in memory of Chase and Tyler Robinson, is a timely reminder for everyone to be aware of the dangers of the killer Carbon Monoxide gas.
The foundation’s purpose is to raise awareness throughout Australia to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by accidental Carbon Monoxide poisoning. The foundation provides encourages audible ca... Click here for full story
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May 6, 2013
Local orchards put healthy, clean fruit in the cans that create the jobs and commerce to keep our Murray and Goulburn Valley towns in business.
“A rally on Thursday will put the issue on the national agenda and call for anti-dumping actions against cheap unfairly imported product. It will warn the nation that if it does not show loyalty to locally tinned fruit in the supermarkets, there just won... Click here for full story
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May 3, 2013
“If there is to be a future for Australian manufactured fruit, our supermarkets must immediately stop importing the subsidised, imported product in their generic brands that is knocking the Australian produce out of the supermarket trolleys” said Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone.
“Shoppers must demand Australian grown produce. The imported product does not have to meet the ... Click here for full story
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May 3, 2013
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has claimed that she is “not interested” in applying tariffs to imports to save the fruit processing industry in the Goulburn and Murray Valleys. She says this could invite retaliation.
What an extraordinary statement.
After a Review and four new Bills, the last passed in February to set up an Anti-dumping Commi... Click here for full story
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May 1, 2013
“It is good to see that the Federal Government has at last acknowledged the crisis in different agricultural sectors, Sharman Stone said, but the new national assistance packages announced on Saturday is barely adequate. “Details of those that are “eligible” and the definition of a “viable farm” are also unclear” said Sharman Stone.
Federal Member for Murray Dr Sharman Stone said “We need to assi... Click here for full story
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April 12, 2013
As the seasons change and its getting colder, it’s important to keep healthy this winter. No one likes to be sick and the flu (influenza) is more than just a bad cold, it is a highly contagious virus that is easily spread through coughs and sneezes.
Having an annual influenza vaccine is important to stop the spread of the virus in the community. "Many people in our community are entitled... Click here for full story
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April 12, 2013
Households and businesses in Murray will be better off under the Coalition’s NBN Policy. Sharman Stone said.
"The Coalition’s plan will see real improvements in the broadband speeds of regional areas in a way that’s more affordable for local families and businesses", Federal Member for Murray, Shaman Stone said.
In 2007 the Rudd Labor Government promised to deliver an NBN by 2013 that o... Click here for full story
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