Barnaby Joyce hails Hogan as a community hero

The Federal Government has moved to meet community concerns over coal seam gas following pressure from the Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan. Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce noted that Mr Hogan had raised serious concerns regarding the potential for lower environmental standards through the introduction of a “one stop shop” system of approvals for CSG…

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Hogan strengthens CSG Water Trigger

Federal member of Page Kevin Hogan has successfully moved two amendments to strengthen the national “water trigger” legislation regarding CSG. The two amendments to the national environment law will ensure the protection of Australia’s water resources from coal seam gas and large coal mining developments, Mr Hogan said. “I said in my maiden speech that…

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Changes to Black Spot Programme for safer regional roads

The Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today welcomed changes to the eligibility of the Government’s Black Spot programme that make it easier for regional communities to compete for additional funding for road safety projects. Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs announced the new criteria today. He said in 2015–16 and 2016–17…

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Rebuilding General Practice

The 2014/15 Budget demonstrates the Federal Government’s commitment to provide new infrastructure funding to rural and regional areas. Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the Government would provide $52.5 million to regional and rural areas Australia-wide for practices to build the facilities they need to take on more trainees. “The Government will provide 175 infrastructure…

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Rebuilding General Practice

The 2014/15 Budget demonstrates the Federal Government’s commitment to provide new infrastructure funding to rural and regional areas. Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the Government would provide $52.5 million to regional and rural areas Australia-wide for practices to build the facilities they need to take on more trainees. “The Government will provide 175 infrastructure…

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Investing in the skilled workers of the future

The Australian Government is investing in national productivity gains and the skilled workers of the future, today delivering its plan for the $1.9 billion Trade Support Loans to equip young apprentices with the skills for real world jobs. Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane today introduced legislation to allow Trade Support Loans to start from July…

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SCU receives $320,000 in research funding

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today congratulated Southern Cross University for receiving funding of $320,000 from the Australian Government to fund a collaborative research project. Funding for the project has been awarded under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, with funding to commence in July 2014. “The funding awarded to Southern Cross…

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