Nearly $400,000 to boost farm drought resilience

Three local farming groups in regional Victoria will share in a total of nearly $400,000 worth of federal funding to help build more drought resilience. It’s part of the Australian Government’s Natural Resource Management (NRM) Drought Resilience Program worth $13.4 million. North-east Victoria based Nationals Senator, Bridget McKenzie said 15 projects in Victoria will benefit…

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Corryong agricultural show receives COVID-recovery boost

The Corryong agricultural show in Indi is receiving an Australian Government cash boost to help it bounce back bigger and better from COVID-19 cancellations. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the event has been awarded supplementary expense funding totalling $6468 under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program. A total…

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Improved digital connectivity for Indi

People living and working in Indi can now look forward to new and improved telecommunications services thanks to the Liberal and Nationals Government’s Regional Connectivity Program (RCP). The $90 million program is delivering 81 place-based solutions to digital connectivity issues in the regions, including north-east Victoria, through a range of mobile and broadband services. North-east…

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On-farm emergency water infrastructure rebate scheme extended further 12 months

North-east Victorian farmers still feeling the impact of drought will have a further 12 months to apply for funding from the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme (OFEWIRS) to help build much needed infrastructure to make their properties drought resilient. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said farmers will now have until…

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Australia Post Senate Inquiry: Senator McKenzie questions Australia Post chair

Senator McKenzie questions Australia Post’s chair Lucio Di Bartolomeo regarding Australia Post’s history of purchasing lavish gifts (ie cars and tickets to the Olympics) compared to the watches purchased by former CEO Christine Holgate to reward senior executives for securing a Bank@Post deal that ensured the financial sustainability of more than 2500 licensed post offices…

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Australia Post Senate Inquiry: Senator McKenzie questions former CEO Christine Holgate

Senator McKenzie questions former CEO Christine regarding the gifting of Cartier watches, confirming she acted within authority. As well as Australia Post services in the regions including the Bank@Post deal which secured the financial sustainability of more than 2500 rural and regional licensed post offices and providing essential services to communities. Watch here.

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