• $9 million to protect Australia’s national heritage

    The historic Bonegilla Migrant Centre outside Wodonga is one of 18 successful projects to share in almost $9 million funding under the Australian Government’s Protecting National Historic Sites programme. Local MP, Sussan Ley, today confirmed Wodonga City Council will receive $771,000 for significant remedial work to existing huts and...

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  • National Strategy to address antibiotic overuse

    A new national strategy will aim to reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance following statistics showing Australia’s consumption of antibiotics is among the highest in the developed world. Minister for Health Sussan Ley and Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce said Australia’s first Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy would address the decreasing...

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  • Bill to cap water buyback to 1500GL introduced to parliament

    The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to Murray-Darling Basin communities, today introducing legislation for a 1500 gigalitre cap on water purchases in the Basin. Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt said the Water Amendment Bill 2015 would ensure certainty for Murray Darling Basin communities. “The 1500 gigalitre...

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  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme to be reformed

    Australians will benefit from cheaper medicines, a more competitive pharmacy sector and greater investment in new medicines and patient support services as part of a “balanced” package of pharmaceutical reforms announced by the Abbott Government today. Minister for Health Sussan Ley today announced the Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)...

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  • Boost to attract rural doctors across Farrer

    14 towns and communities in Farrer will find it easier to attract doctors after an overhaul of the GP Rural Incentives Program, according to local MP and Federal Health Minister, Sussan Ley. Under a system introduced by the former government, $50 million a year was being used to pay...

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