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The great rate debate

The great rate debate

MILDURA councillors have again voted to hit ratepayers with the maximum rate bill increase allowed by the State Government's rates cap. The average base rate will go up 1.75 per cent after the 2022-23 budget was adopted at last week's meeting 7-2, with councillors Ian...

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Train speaking

Train speaking

VICTORIA’S major political parties have been told investment in passenger and freight rail would be needed to secure the support of Mildura MP Ali Cupper in the event of a hung parliament later this year. Ms Cupper this week announced a “Mind the Gap” campaign, which...

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More freight off roads as part of Murray Basin Rail

More freight off roads as part of Murray Basin Rail

HEAVIER and more frequent trains are set to carry freight between Mildura and the Port of Melbourne − but the Victorian Government says they won't be going at faster speeds than what has already been achieved. Works along the rail line, part of the revised Murray...

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Code Yellow proves need for new hospital: Lovell

Code Yellow proves need for new hospital: Lovell

LIBERAL member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell has said that last week’s code yellow call at Mildura Base Public Hospital proves the dire need for a new hospital in the town and highlighted the Andrews Labor Government’s reluctance to fund its construction....

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Webster win

Webster win

SATURDAY night’s election result was a debacle for the Liberals and saw the Federal Coalition thrown out of office and left with just 57 seats in the House of Representatives. The Nationals on the other hand faired better with their vote holding and they have...

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Federal election 2022: How every Mallee booth voted

Federal election 2022: How every Mallee booth voted

ANNE Webster comfortably retained the seat of Mallee for The Nationals at the weekend's federal election. As of Monday, with further postal and absent votes still to be counted, Dr Webster had a 49.85 per cent share of voters' first preferences. The result sends Dr...

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United Australian Party Leader in town

United Australian Party Leader in town

WITH just over a week to go until the federal election, the competition for the seat of Mallee has really hotted up with United Australia Party leader, Craig Kelly, visiting Mildura today to support their party’s candidate Stuart King. Mr Kelly said that the upcoming...

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Lab Vow

Lab Vow

THE Coalition would put $3.3 million into new biomedical science and nursing labs at the Mildura campus of La Trobe Univeristy if re-elected at next Saturday’s federal election. In partnership with La Trobe, the entire $5.8 million project would enable a new...

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Mobile coverage for Silver City Highway

Mobile coverage for Silver City Highway

MEMBER for Farrer, Sussan Ley, was in Buronga earlier this week to announce $3.9 million would be spent, in conjunction with the Wentworth Shire Council and Telstra, to install three new mobile phone coverage sites along the Silver City Highway. Ms Ley said the...

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Election promise for Murray River trail

Election promise for Murray River trail

THE walking and cycling track along the Murray River would expand to cover the length from Red Cliffs to Yelta if the Coalition are returned to government at the federal election. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Member for Mallee Anne Webster this week...

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It’s a long road to Canberra for Mallee hopefuls

It’s a long road to Canberra for Mallee hopefuls

By Michael DiFarbrizio FORMER federal election candidate Jason Modica will be sitting back and watching this year's contest for Mallee with interest. The Mildura deputy mayor, who ran as an independent at the 2019 poll, said those vying for the seat would be covering...

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Libs commit $700,000 to fix the road into Psyche Pumps

IN a day of making big promises for some major projects in Mildura, the Victorian Liberal Leader, Matthew Guy has announced that  if elected, his coalition government would commit $700,000 to build an all-weather, bitumen road into the Psyche Pumps to replace the...

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Funds aim for Australia to be citrus ‘supplier of choice’

Funds aim for Australia to be citrus ‘supplier of choice’

FOLLOWING the announcement a new trade deal had been struck with India, the Federal Government has announced a $485,000 grant to Citrus Australia which will help Mallee growers tap into the lucrative Indian market with exports of high-quality oranges and mandarins....

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Net gain for producers

Net gain for producers

MINISTER for Agriculture, David Littleproud was in Mildura this week to announce two key funding initiatives aimed at assisting the horticulture industry, with producers across our region set to benefit from the expansion of the 'Horticultural Netting Program'....

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LIBERALS PLEDGE TO BUILD NEW $750 MILLION HOSPITAL

THE Victorian Liberal Leader Matthew Guy is in Mildura today and this morning he announced that a Liberal-National Coalition Government will pledge $750 million to build a new Mildura Base Public Hospital. Standing alongside the Liberal candidate for Mildura, Paul...

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King makes Mallee tilt for UAP

King makes Mallee tilt for UAP

PEOPLE are frustrated with politics and looking for an alternative, according to the candidate for the Clive Palmer-backed United Australia Party (UAP) in Mallee at this year's federal election. Stuart King, a Swan Hill councillor and equipment hire business owner,...

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Libs in the game

Libs in the game

THE Victorian Liberal Party has announced local police officer Paul Matheson will be their candidate for the seat of Mildura at the November 26 state election. With a background in agriculture, Mr Matheson has served in the police force for more than 26 years, during...

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United they stand on Mildura Base Public Hospital plans

United they stand on Mildura Base Public Hospital plans

By John Dooley FOLLOWING the Mildura Base Public Hospital's (MBPH) recent announcement of their plans to establish an Academic Health Precinct in Mildura which will form part of the master plan being developed which will also include the building of a new hospital,...

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