Grants to boost community safety

  Community groups and councils are being encouraged to apply for Community Safety Fund grants of up to $25,000 for local community crime prevention projects.   The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy said the grants, established by the former National-Liberal Government, help not-for-profit community groups and councils deliver projects that prevent crime, improve safety…

Labor’s health funding scalpel taken to Lower Hume primary care partnership

The Andrews Labor Government has taken the scalpel to the Lower Hume Primary Care Partnership (PCP) as Labor’s health funding cuts continue to be exposed. The organisation, which operates across Mitchell and Murrindindi shires, focuses on preventative healthcare, Aboriginal health, family violence and care of people with chronic diseases. Concern is mounting about the future…

Irrigators shut out of water market

Urgent action is needed from state and federal governments to create a single, transparent trading platform in the southern Basin. Media reports today again highlight the serious concerns of irrigators who are going broke because they can’t compete with speculators and investors who are sending water prices skyrocketing. A transparent trading platform would prevent anti-competitive conduct and…