New program upskills allied health professionals for regional work

A two-year education program announced today by the Morrison Liberal Government will create incentives for allied health professionals to work in regional areas and better equip them with the skills needed for rural practice. Liberal Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, said the Allied Health Rural Generalist Workforce and Education Scheme would drive improvements in allied health recruitment and retention rates in the regions and provide professional development opportunities for allied health professionals. “Allied health professionals are university trained specialists who play a Read more…

5 December 2019

Australia to be a world leader in hydrogen

Australia will become a world leader in hydrogen production and exports thanks to a new fund set up by the Morrison Liberal Government. Following the release of the National Hydrogen Strategy, the Government has launched a funding package focused on growing an innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry in Australia. Australia has the potential to develop a thriving hydrogen market over the coming decades, similar to the scale of Australia’s liquid natural gas industry. The development of our hydrogen resources could Read more…

4 December 2019

Grants open export doors to farmers

Farmers and agricultural producers may receive assistance to access overseas markets with a $1.5 million grant as part of the the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) program. Liberal Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, said the program was designed to break down trade barriers for Australian farmers. “This program, which was a Liberal and Nationals Government election commitment, will help our local farmers wishing to grow their business into international markets,” Senator Henderson said. “Extending farmers reach down the Read more…

4 December 2019

ACCC must report urgently on broken water market

Last night in Parliament, I welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Water Resources, David Littleproud, that the Interim Inspector-General of the Murray Darling Basin Water Resources, Mick Keelty AM, will investigate water allocation arrangements. This is the latest in the many measures the Morrison Liberal Government has announced to combat the terrible drought which has left so many farmers in crisis. In August, the Government announced it had directed the ACCC to undertake an inquiry into markets for tradeable water Read more…

3 December 2019

Water for Fodder Program opens for farmers

Joint Release: Minister for Water Resources and Drought David Littleproud and Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson. Liberal Senator for Victoria, Senator Henderson, is encouraging farmers to apply for water under the Federal Government’s Water for Fodder Program, when it opens next week. “At $100 a megalitre (ML), this water is heavily discounted from the market price,” Senator Henderson said. “Farmers can apply for the first 40 GL from the second week in December and water will start to flow before Read more…

3 December 2019

Safe Places grant round now open to Victorian organisations

I am pleased that the Morrison Liberal Government has announced that $60 million worth of grants are now available to assist local organisations to expand emergency accommodation. The grant could help local women and children in Victoria experiencing domestic violence to find a safe and secure place to stay. I encourage eligible organisations to apply for the grants. Grant funding can be used to construct, renovate or purchase new buildings or land to create additional safe places in our community. Read more…

28 November 2019

Free Trade Agreements with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru

I am delighted to announce that Australian businesses and farmers will now have more export opportunities after the Morrison Liberal Government passed legislation for new free trade agreements with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru. With 1 in 5 Australian jobs related to trade, these deals will create even more Australian jobs as well as boost our exports and help businesses to grow. The Morrison Liberal Government is committed to pursuing our ambitious trade agenda of ensuring around 90% of Australia’s Read more…

27 November 2019

New Aged Care package delivers for seniors

The Morrison Liberal Government is delivering for senior Australians through a $537 million funding investment, responding to the three priority areas identified in the Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report. Liberal Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, welcomed the major funding boost, which will   deliver 10,000 new  home care packages, improve medication management for aged care residents with dementia and facilitate getting younger people out of residential aged care. “Delivering quality aged care is a priority for people so I’m very Read more…

26 November 2019