• Live Sheep Long Haul Export Prohibition Bill – 2nd reading speech

    This Bill amends the Australian Meat and Live-Stock Industry Act 1997 to insert a new Section 16A which states that… A livestock export licence is subject to a condition:- that livestock that are sheep and lambs must not be exported from Australia, by ship, to: A place in the...

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  • Victoria Cross recipient honoured in lasting tribute

    Lieutenant Albert Borella, a Victoria Cross recipient during the First World War, has been commemorated with a recently opened Hume Highway rest area named in his honour at Murlo, NSW just north of Albury. Lieutenant Borella served in both World Wars. He was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous...

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  • 2018 Federal Budget

    “While this budget is not full of handouts or bells and whistles, and that is the way it should be, it really does deliver in our part of regional Australia. The small business $20k instant asset write-off has been extended, and there is an extra $224m over five years...

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  • New facilties open at Holy Spirit Primary (Lavington)

    Holy Spirit Primary School at Lavington now has the use of a new administration area and library thanks, in part, to assistance funding from the Australian Government. Local MP Sussan Ley was on hand to help officially open the new facilities today on behalf of the Minister for Education and Training....

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  • Big ideas flow in for Regional Growth Fund

    Local communities have leapt on the Coalition Government’s $272 million Regional Growth Fund, with more than 300 Initial Applications submitted from around the country. Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said he was pleased to see such strong interest, with each of the applicants proposing...

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