$18 million koala package to include landmark census

JMR WITH ENVIRONMENT MINISTER LEY A national audit of koala populations will be a key component of an $18 million package to help protect Australia’s iconic species. The landmark koala package will include funding for health research and medical support, as well as the restoration of key habitat sites through Read more…

23 November 2020

Next round of Mobile Black Spot Program now open

JMR WITH COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER FLETCHER AND REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER COULTON Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson has welcomed the Australian Government’s continuing commitment to expanding mobile coverage in regional and remote Australia, with Round 5A of the $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program now open for applications. “This new round of Read more…

18 November 2020

Preserving our maritime heritage in Queenscliff

JMR WITH ARTS MINISTER FLETCHER Maritime heritage in Australia will be given a boost, with the announcement that 19 organisations will receive a share of $125,000 under the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme for 2020-21. The Scheme is administered by the Australian National Maritime Museum and provides grants Read more…

18 November 2020

Coker missing in action on Gellibrand fire tower

With bush fire season fast approaching, I am deeply concern about plans to close the Mt Gellibrand fire tower which is critical to the safety of so many families and communities across our region. From Winchelsea to Birregurra to Beeac to Inverleigh, the tower has played a vital role in Read more…

18 November 2020

Wild Otways community environmental grants open

JMR WITH THE MEMBER FOR WANNON DAN TEHAN From Bells Beach to the Otways to Peterborough, local environmental and community groups are encouraged to apply for funding under the Morrison Government’s $1 million Community Environment Grants Program, part of the $6 million Wild Otways initiative. Managed by the Corangamite Catchment Read more…

16 November 2020

No changes to Veteran Gold Card

The Government is rejecting recommended changes to the Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card, providing veterans and their families with clarity and assurance for the future of their benefits. Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said the proposed changes to the Gold Card, recommended in the Productivity Commission report, A Better Way to Read more…

16 November 2020