• Murray-Darling Basin Plan – Update

    Please find the following Ministerial Statement by The Hon Bob Baldwin MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment – 26 March 2015. I rise to update the House on the government’s policy priorities in regard to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. Water reform in our nation has progressed...

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  • Register for Sporting Schools today

    Schools, clubs and coaches can now sign up to be involved with Sporting Schools, the Abbott Government’s new initiative to get more kids active and healthy. The Minister for Health and Sport Sussan Ley today launched a call to action for individuals and sporting groups to sign up to...

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  • Fruit Flies on the international stage

    Local MP Sussan Ley today announced federal funding of almost $50,000 to the Border’s Flying Fruit Fly Circus to display their unique talents on the world stage. Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis, has confirmed grants to three leading Australian arts companies* to support them in...

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  • Malcolm Fraser (1930-2015)

    “Malcolm Fraser was a unique combination – principled and a pragmatist – always determined, whatever stance he took. He could disgruntle some, more likely because he was not locked into a particular stream of thought or philosophy. In recent times I worked with him as a fellow member of...

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  • Free flu vaccines for Indigenous children

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will receive free seasonal influenza vaccines this winter, Minister for Health Sussan Ley announced today. Ms Ley said as part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to closing the gap, removing the cost of the vaccination would improve access for Indigenous children aged between...

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