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…

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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…

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Indigenous company to deliver Puckapunyal upgrades

The Federal Government has today announced a $45.8 million head contract to deliver critical upgrades at Puckapunyal Military Area, delivering a significant economic boost to regional Victoria. In line with the Federal Government’s commitment to support Indigenous businesses, Barpa Pty Ltd, a proud and dynamic Australian Indigenous construction company, has been awarded the contract. Ms…

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