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…

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…

People with disability in Murray can now apply for ABC Regional Storyteller scholarship

As part of International Day of People with Disability celebrations, the Australian Government will provide $60,000 to support an ABC scholarship for disability content makers living in regional Australia. The Hon Damian Drum MP is encouraging people with disability living in or around the Murray electorate to apply. “Living with disability in a regional town…

Dairy code consultations coming to Shepparton

Dairy farmers, processors and representative organisations are encouraged to have their say to help shape Australia’s first mandatory dairy code in consultation in Shepparton on 27 November 2018. Member for Murray, the Hon Damian Drum MP, urged local farmers and stakeholders to take part and help improve contracts between farmers and processors. “We need farmers…