Morrison Government to acquire additional protected mobile fires

JMR: SENATOR THE HON LINDA REYNOLDS CSC Minister for Defence; THE HON MELISSA PRICE MP Minister for Defence Industry;  SENATOR THE HON SARAH HENDERSON The Morrison Government has committed to acquiring an additional regiment of Self-Propelled Howitzers and supporting vehicles for the Army as part of Defence’s Force Structure Plan 2020. Today’s announcement builds on the first phase of 30 Protected Mobile Fires the Morrison Government committed to in May 2019. The capability will be acquired under a second phase of LAND 8116 Read more…

2 July 2020

Small business tax cuts kick in from July 1 2020

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH TREASURER JOSH FRYDENBERG AND MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS, SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS MICHAELIA CASH From July 1 2020, nearly 940,000 small and family businesses in Victoria will be paying less tax as a result of legislated tax cuts passed by the Morrison Government. As the 2020-2021 financial year begins, incorporated small and family businesses with a turnover of less than $50 million will see their company tax rate reduced from 27.5% to 26%. Unincorporated businesses will Read more…

1 July 2020

Regional Victoria to benefit from $5 billion drought resilience investment

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH AGRICULTURE MINISTER DAVID LITTLEPROUD $3.9 billion (growing to $5 billion) investment in the Future Drought Fund $100 million will be available annually for drought resilience projects Programs will start to roll out from July 2020 Regional Victoria is set to benefit from the Australian Government’s forward-thinking Future Drought Fund. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud, said the Australian Government investment of $3.9 billion, which will grow to $5 billion will build resilience and Read more…

1 July 2020

Morrison Government delivers for public broadcasting

CHANNEL 31 I welcome the Morrison Government’s announcement that community television service Channel 31 will receive a 12 month reprieve to support its transition to a digital service. As a member of the National Indigenous TV management team, I worked closely with Channel 31 some years ago so I know only too well how valued its service is in the community. This announcement comes in the wake of Channel 31’s commitment to transition to a fully online digital delivery services Read more…

30 June 2020

Safer Communities Fund delivers vital upgrade for Ballarat

Ballarat City Council has received a $450,000 grant in Round 5 of the Morrison Government’s Safer Communities Fund in a vital boost for the safety and amenity of the Ballarat community. The Safer Communities Fund provides funding to address crime and anti-social behaviour through the implementation of crime prevention and security initiatives, such as CCTV cameras and lighting. The grant for Ballarat City Council is part of $31 million in funding awarded under Round 5 to assist organisations vulnerable to harassment or violence stemming from racial or religious intolerance. The grants Read more…

29 June 2020

Fix Labor’s pools funding shortfall

I am pleased to launch a community petition at https://sarahhenderson.com.au/petition-pools/ which calls on the state Labor Government to fix its funding shortfall for both the Surf Coast Aquatic Centre and the Bellarine aquatic facility. The Morrison Liberal Government is delivering $30 million to fund two aquatic facilities in the Surf Coast and on the Bellarine. As the Government’s representative in Corangamite, I am so proud of how we have worked together with the community to deliver this much needed community infrastructure. Surf Read more…

29 June 2020

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, a sporting coup for Victoria

Joint Media Release with Sports Minister Richard Colbeck The eyes of the world will be on Australia when Melbourne serves as a host city for the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson today celebrated the decision by FIFA to award the hosting rights for the spectacle to Australia and New Zealand. Victoria was nominated as one of 12 sites under the comprehensive Trans-Tasman bid. “The inclusion of Victoria as part of the playing program will lure football Read more…

26 June 2020