LISMORE TENNIS CLUB UPGRADES

Great to join the Lismore Tennis Club for their Christmas Party, and to officially open the Centres upgrade yesterday. The club came to me looking to update the 12 court facility which was in poor condition. I was able to secure a Community Sport Infrastructure grant for $200,000. The upgrades include repairing and resurfacing the…

SUMMERLAND FARM EXPANSION

Our community has faced tough and emotional times over the past weeks with drought and fires. This good news story today is from Summerland Farm. They employ over 100 people in our community with a disability. They came to me last year with a proposal to upgrade their facility at Alstonville. This was to ensure…

NEW MEDICINES LISTED ON THE PBS

Australians suffering from melanoma and multiple sclerosis have new treatment options, with new and amended PBS listings. 🔸 Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) and Mekinist® (trametinib) will be extended to include subsidy for post-surgery treatment for patients who have Stages IIIB, IIIC and IIID melanoma. 🔸 Gilenya® (fingolimod) will be amended to include a new strength of this medicine for…

Supporting our Veterans

Thousands of offers are now available to Veteran Card holders from businesses across Australia. This is part of the Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant which passed Parliament recently.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the Veteran Card is providing the opportunity for businesses and organisations to show their support of veterans.   “So far…

Bonalbo Showgrounds taken to new heights

The Bonalbo Show Society will be able to showcase more livestock with its new multi-purpose exhibition and events building, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “The new facility includes a poultry display area, connection to the town’s electricity grid and all-access toilets and ablution blocks – every visitor and farm animal will be…

Breast cancer MRI added to Medicare

Women with or suspected of having breast cancer will be able to claim Medicare benefits for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, from 1 November 2019.   Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan said approximately 14,000 patients each year, predominantly women, will benefit from these services.   Medicare rebates will be available for MRI scans for:…