Innovation Fund a boost for regional and small publishers

Local journalism in Murray has been given a boost with the announcement that McPherson Media Group and the Numurkah Leader have been awarded grants in the first round of the Federal Government’s Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund.

The Innovation Fund is part of the Government’s comprehensive Broadcasting and Content Reform package to strengthen regional and small publishers.

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Investing in quality journalism

McPherson Newspapers, the Yarrawonga Chronicle and Corowa Free Press have been awarded grants through the Regional and Small Publishers Cadetships Program, to help drive regional journalism in the Murray electorate. The McPherson Newspapers grant of $169,854 will support six cadetships in the business. The Yarrawonga Chronicle and Corowa Free Press have both been awarded $26,071…

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INVESTING IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY SPORTING ORGANISATIONS

The Liberal National Government will invest more than $180,000 in upgrading and improving the sporting facilities for three community organisations to help increase sporting participation and get the local community more active, more often. The investment is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program that is investing $28 million in 223 projects across Australia…

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Positive MinCo Outcome

Member for Murray Damian Drum has helped deliver a socio-economic test which will protect the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District from further water losses. The test was agreed to by Basin Ministers in Melbourne today, with Mr Drum in attendance at the MINCo meeting. “Today’s announcement has been two years in negotiation and I’m incredibly grateful…

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MPI: Victoria funding

I agree with the previous speaker from the coalition. He said that it doesn’t really matter how many times the Labor Party want to repeat lies; it doesn’t make them true. They can keep rolling out lie after lie but it doesn’t make them true. They keep talking about cuts to the education system, when…

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White Ribbon Day

It is certainly very, very true that all women in this great country of ours have every right to feel safe at all times. Whether walking down the street or in the safety of their own homes, all women should feel 100 per cent safe all the time. The coalition government has long been very…

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Type 1 diabetes Funding

Yesterday the Minister for Health announced that the government will expand free access to glucose-monitoring devices for pregnant women, children and more adults with type 1 diabetes, saving people up to $7,000 a year. The investment of an additional $100 million in funding over the next four years will ensure that free glucose-monitoring devices are…

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Minister Wyatt visit to Shepparton

Last Friday I had the opportunity of hosting the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and the Minster for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt. Aged care is particularly important in Murray, given that 21.5 per cent of the population is over the age of 65. As Minister Wyatt is very quick to point out, in…

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