$36.8 million for Parkinson’s disease

The Government is investing $36.8 million in Parkinson’s medical research and in Parkinson’s nurses to improve the life of people living with the disease and ultimately to find a cure, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “Parkinson’s disease is recognised as the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in Australia,” he said. “More than…

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Kevin Hogan welcomes new local jobs

Unemployment in towns and villages across the Northern Rivers continues to fall since the Government was elected in September 2013, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “This is wonderful news for our community and those looking for work,” he said. “Since 2013, the unemployment rate has almost halved in Evans Head from 8%…

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Recognising our Local Sporting Champions

Will 17-year-olds Macie Nixon, Alissa Mcwhirter, Jasmine Clarke and Lauvili Lili and 14-year-old Vivita Lili one day all play for the Opals? And will 18-year-old Callum Robson, 14-year-old Samuel Ticknor and 17-year-old Zackery McMahon be the next Mick Fanning? Will 16-year-old Rachael Barlow win Olympic Gold for Australia in Equestrian? Will 16-year-old Bailey Crabtree and…

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Recognising our Local Sporting Champions

Will 15-year-old Carly Shanahan be the next Layne Beachley and will 13-year-olds Jesse McGarvie and Jemma Whelan one day play with the Hockeyroos? And will 14-year old Charlie Kelly play with the Soccerroos, while 14-year-old Tyeka Ferguson-O’Shea goes on to win Olympic Gold for Australia in rowing. And perhaps 18-year-old sisters Katie and Meg Porra…

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Help on the way for lung cancer patients

Members of our community who have lung cancer will save close to $90,000 each year after the Government listed Tagrisso on the PBS, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “Patients currently pay close to $8,000 per script or almost $88,000 per year for this treatment without subsidised access through the PBS. “Thanks to…

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North Coast tourism industry continues to boom

The North Coast continues to benefit from strong domestic and international traveller numbers, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said citing the latest International Visitor Survey. “We’ve seen 5,569,000 domestic and 354,000 international visitors flock to our region in the 12 months to September. That’s an increase of 7% and 3% respectively from the…

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