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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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…

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