GP Distribution Priority Area “exceptional circumstances” assessment launched

Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, says a new “exceptional circumstances” review process for the Department of Health’s Distribution Priority Area classification system is a common-sense measure to help regions respond to unforeseen workforce and population changes that may be impacting access to local GP services. Mr Drum has been seeking improvements to the current…

Nature the focus of the new program

Indigenous plants will form “wildlife corridors” designed to protect a range of native species and floating islands will provide safe turtle nesting sites thanks to the Federal Government’s Murray-Darling Healthy Rivers Program. These two projects in the Nicholls electorate have been successful in attaining federal funding via the first round of the HRP, collectively receiving…

Collaboration the key to more manufacturing jobs

Manufacturers, research institutions, and a range of other organisations are being encouraged to work together on job-creating projects as part of the $800 million Collaboration stream of the Federal Government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative. Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said interested parties have a month to apply for the Collaboration stream – applications open today…