Politics

Pollies out in force

Pollies out in force

Field Days traditionally attract political parties and members of parliament who set up their party branded marquees and so politicians were out in force at this year's event, including The Justice Party's Member for Northern Victoria, Tania Maxwell, who was joined by...

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Money for hospital and mental health but business cops hit

Money for hospital and mental health but business cops hit

Victoria's State Budget contained some good measures and while no one would deny the mental heath sector additional funding, the Government's levy on businesses with a payroll tax surcharge on wages paid in Victoria by businesses with national payrolls of more than...

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Cupper quits coalition

Cupper quits coalition

In news that took people by surprise, Member for Mildura, Ali Cupper, right, announced late last week that she was cutting ties with the Reason Party, ending the short-lived coalition she had formed with Fiona Patten, left, barely six months ago. At the time, it was...

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You’re on our radar: O’Brien

You’re on our radar: O’Brien

With the seat of Mildura firmly a target for the Coalition to regain at the next state election, Victorian Liberal Leader, Michael O'Brien, was in town this week talking up the merits and importance of the region to the state's economy. While in Mildura, Mr O'Brien...

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Anne Webster’s bombshell allegation

Anne Webster’s bombshell allegation

The Federal Government has been shaken by another sexual harassment claim, this time it involves Member for Mallee, Anne Webster who this week made a formal complaint about a so far unnamed person who allegedly harassed her in Parliament House. The community has been...

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State of Emergency concessions made

The State of Emergency has been extended in Victoria for a further nine months with the legislation passing through the Lower House of the parliament on Wednesday night with the support of independents, including the Reason Party's Leader, Fiona Patten. Prior to this...

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Aerial groundwater survey could be a drought buster

Aerial groundwater survey could be a drought buster

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt was in Mildura yesterday to announce an aerial survey that aims to shed new light on our region's groundwater resources. Minister Pitt, who was joined by Member for Mallee Anne Webster, said that new...

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Wentworth set to host Murray-Darling summit

  Wentworth Mayor Susan Nichols says her Council is looking forward to hosting the Murray Darling Association's 77th National Conference and AGM. Representatives from more than 100 councils across the Basin will meet at the junction of the Murray and the Darling...

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Harvest workers ‘may still be six months away’

Sunraysia's fruit growers may be waiting six months for seasonal workers under the State Government's quarantine arrangement with Tasmania. Despite farmers' livelihoods being on the line if they can't get access to a seasonal workforce, Agriculture Minister Mary-Anne...

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Morrison commits another $1.9b to vaccine roll-out

Morrison commits another $1.9b to vaccine roll-out

The Federal Government has announced that it will contribute almost another $2 billion towards the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, to assist frontline health agencies including hospitals, GPs and pharmacies to administer the vaccine to the community. Speaking at the...

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REXIT ROADSHOW HITS TOWN

REXIT ROADSHOW HITS TOWN

THE Rexit Roadshow has come to Mildura. Liberal Democrats MP Tim Quilty has spent recent weeks promoting his plan for parts of regional Victoria and NSW become a new Australian state. His Mildura meeting was the fourth day of last week's regional Victorian tour...

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RED TAPE RISKS HARVEST

RED TAPE RISKS HARVEST

FRUIT and vegetable prices will rise unless the Victorian and NSW Governments take quick action to resolve the seasonal worker crisis, according to Citrus Australia CEO Nathan Hancock. The peak body wants Premiers Daniel Andrews Gladys Berejiklian to resolve the...

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GAP FILLER – RAIL RESCUE PACKAGE

GAP FILLER – RAIL RESCUE PACKAGE

CANBERRA will almost double its cash contribution with a $195 million rescue package for the Victorian Government troubled Murray Basin Freight Rail network. The announcement of extra funding by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has been welcomed by the...

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REASON UNION

REASON UNION

MILDURA independent MP Ali Cupper will this morning launch a new coalition with the Reason Party. Ms Cupper will be deputy leader to Reason's Fiona Patten in what they described as a "new coalition of independent women". Mid-way through her first term as the local MP,...

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MERBEIN P10 COLLEGE $5.9m WINDFALL

A $5.937 million grant to complete infrastructure upgrades at Merbein P-10 College was announced in this week’s State Budget, which will now allow the school to complete a long awaited upgrade program that commenced 10 years ago. Merbein P10 acting principal Chris...

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Water round table valuable to Minister

Water round table valuable to Minister

FEDERAL Member for Mallee, Anne Webster welcomed the participation of the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, along with local stakeholders in a 'round table' teleconference to discuss the critically important issue of water and the...

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