• AFL kids kicking healthy goals

    A new pilot programme will help schools increase the number of students playing AFL as part of the Abbott Government’s plan to get more kids fit and healthy through its Sporting Schools programme. Minister for Health and Sport Sussan Ley said ‘Experience AFL’, the second of 12 pilot initiatives...

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  • Coalition to legislate on water buyback cap

    The Coalition Government today announced they will bring forward legislation to cap buybacks to 1500 gigalitres, as part of the implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, as promised by the Prime Minister in November 2012. Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt said a legislated cap would deliver another election...

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  • $2.68m to improve NSW natural disaster resilience

    Farrer MP Sussan Ley has welcomed the latest Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of $2.68 million in projects across New South Wales, to better protect communities from the threat of bushfire. Local projects in Farrer include: Munderoo Fire Tower – Greater Hume $32,000 Bullock Head Road – Murray $6,000 Dusty Trail...

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  • Labor must answer serious questions about Pharmacy Agreement

    Labor must answer serious questions about a lack of transparency, as well as maladministration, relating to the $15 billion Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement they signed and managed in Government. Minister for Health Sussan Ley said she was deeply concerned by the findings of the Australian National Audit Office report...

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  • $1.4 billion health boost for Indigenous communities

    Indigenous communities across Australia will benefit from a $1.4 billion investment in primary and preventable health care as part of the Abbott Government’s ongoing commitment to closing the gap. Minister for Health Sussan Ley and Assistant Minister for Health Senator Fiona Nash announced today 112 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health...

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