• 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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  • Grants for Sporting Schools now open

    Schools across the country can now apply for funding grants as part of the Abbott Government’s $100 million Sporting School’s programme aimed to get more children fit and healthy and involved in sport earlier in life. Minister for Health and Sport Sussan Ley today announced that over 2,000 primary...

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  • $18 million for Basin diversification projects

    Twenty-one projects which will help grow and strengthen the rural NSW economy have been granted almost $18 million of Australian Government funding through the Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the funding was to assist Murray-Darling...

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