Commemorating Remembrance Day 2019

On Monday 11 November 2019, Australia will commemorate the anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War. Senator Sarah Henderson  is encouraging the local community to participate in their local commemorative service on 11 November and observe a minute’s silence at 11:00am to remember the Australian service men and women who have suffered and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. “Every year at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Read more…

11 November 2019

New facilities for students at Christ the King School

Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson today opened the newly refurbished learning areas and break out and teacher work spaces at Christ the King School that was funded by the Morrison Liberal Government. Senator Henderson said students would benefit from the new facilities that provide flexible spaces to suit all styles of learning. The Coalition Government provided $1,690,000 for the project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure. “It was great to visit Read more…

8 November 2019

A drought package to back Victoria

Drought-hit communities and farmers in Victoria will get a significant boost from the Morrison Liberal Government’s $709 million drought relief package. The latest investment in our drought communities was announced by the Prime Minister in Canberra on Thursday. Liberal Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, said the package was designed to support both farmers and Victorian communities. “This will see money flow right through the Victorian economy,” Senator Henderson said. “Farmers in Victoria will have access to loans of up to Read more…

7 November 2019

Attracting more students to Victoria

Liberal Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, said almost 1200 scholarships worth $19.5 million would be available to international and domestic students to study at a regional university or vocational education provider next year. Senator Henderson said, “Tertiary education providers have been provided funding to offer the scholarships through the Coalition Government’s $93.7 million Destination Australia program. “Destination Australia provides scholarships worth $15,000 a year to students who study at a regional university or vocational education provider. “Regional Victoria has  great Read more…

6 November 2019

Corker of a grants program for Victorian wine industry

Victorian wine producers who attract tourism and boost the local economy will share in $10 million of grants under the Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grants program. There were 180 successful applicants this year spread across the country, from Cowaramup, Western Australia, to Mudgee, New South Wales. Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, said the grants were focused on supporting local wine producers and introducing initiatives to help grow the number of visitors to wine regions. “Victoria has a reputation for Read more…

5 November 2019

Mobile coverage boosted in Corangamite

Joint Release: Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government Mark Coulton MP and Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson – People living and travelling through Barwon Downs will now have better phone service to make calls, browse the internet and stay in contact with family and friends.  The new mobile base station will significantly improve mobile coverage to the township and surrounding area.  Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, Mark Coulton said the Morrison Liberal Government is committed to improving connectivity for people Read more…

5 November 2019

New Benefits for Veteran Card Holders

Joint Release: Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester MP and Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson – Thousands of offers are now available to Veteran Card holders from businesses across Australia, as part of the Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant which passed Parliament recently. Senator Sarah Henderson said the Veteran Card is providing the opportunity for businesses and organisations across the country to show their support and recognition of veterans and say, ‘Thank you for your service’. “So far around 500 businesses are Read more…

5 November 2019

Dairy Code of Conduct exposure draft released ahead of schedule

Today, dairy farmers in Victoria can have their say during the final third round of consultation on the mandatory dairy code of conduct that sets enforceable minimum standards of conduct for business dealings between farmers and processors. Senator Sarah Henderson said the release of the exposure code ahead of schedule meant that local dairy farmers would benefit from the mandatory code from 1 January 2020. “Victoria is an important dairy-producing state and I’ve been advocating hard to get this mandatory Read more…

4 November 2019