Investing in Indi’s smart farmers

Indi to share in $6.48 million Smart Farms Small Grants funding Projects focus on supporting Australian farmers to adopt innovative practices that increase farm productivity, profitability and protection of natural resources management The Liberal and Nationals Government continues to back farmers in north-east Victoria by helping them adopt the next generation of sustainable farming practices…

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Yallourn Power Station Closure

Our thoughts are with the workers and their families who will be impacted by Energy Australia’s decision to close the Yallourn Power Station four years early. The Yallourn Power Station has long been a pillar of strength for Victoria and the National Energy Market. It has provided the reliable generation needed to keep energy prices…

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Grants to improve the health of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin

Basin farmers, landholders and community organisations in Victoria will be able to apply for a share of $6 million in grants to deliver practical on-ground projects that improve the health of rivers and wetlands in the Murray–Darling Basin. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, said the $20 million Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program…

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Economic development grants put communities and jobs at the heart of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Communities throughout the Murray-Darling Basin can now apply for a share of $34 million in grants to stimulate job growth and boost economic development under the third round of the Economic Development Program (EDP). Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, said the third round of the EDP, which opens from this Wednesday…

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Up and Atom

THE Nationals Senate Team has decided to move amendments to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) so that it can invest in all technologies that can reduce emissions. Nationals Senate Leader, Senator McKenzie stated “The National Party Senators back our agricultural, manufacturing and mining sectors and will continue to do everything we can to ensure…

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ALP sells out regional Victoria for inner-city votes

The Australian Senate today supported The Nationals call for the Victorian Labor Government to immediately reverse its decision to severely restrict the 2021 duck season. The Senate agreed that restrictions imposed by the Andrews Government were politically motivated to unfairly target law-abiding duck hunters and the rural communities their sustainable game hunting supported. The Victorian…

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Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding to Boost Jobs and the Economy in North-East Victoria

Bellbridge, source: towong.vic.gov.au The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government has approved funding for 15 projects across Wodonga and Towong Local Government Areas as part of its $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy during COVID-19. Nationals Senate Leader and Wodonga-based Senator for Victoria Bridget…

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