Almost 29 million on its way to councils in Northern Rivers and Clarence Valley

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said councils in the Clarence Valley and Northern Rivers are set to benefit from funding under the Federal Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme in 2015-16. The Federal Government is providing $2.3 billion to councils nationwide in 2015-16. This includes $1.1 billion in Financial Assistance Grants already paid to councils…

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Government to continue IEM Programme

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today welcomed the announcement that the grant for people with Inborn Error of Metabolism (IEM) will be maintained. Kevin Hogan met with Health Minister Sussan Ley in early June and raised the issue of IEM grants which affects local residents such as Jayden Driussi. “I asked the minister to…

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Helping Indigenous children excel at school

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced the Bundjalung Jarjums Preschool Support Project will receive $196,250 under the Federal Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round to deliver a improve attendance and educational outcomes for Indigenous students. “This is a great project that focuses on getting children to school, improving education outcomes and improving…

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Pacific Complete opens Grafton office for Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade

PACIFIC Complete, the delivery partner that will oversee the 155 kilometre Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade, officially opened its project office in Grafton today. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Grafton office opening comes just a month after contracts for the delivery partner…

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Hogan welcomes interim Ice Taskforce report

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the interim report from the National Ice Taskforce, which the Prime Minister presented to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) today. He said communities in the Northern Rivers and Clarence Valley had welcomed the opportunity to engage in the national consultation. “The use of Ice in our…

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Helping Indigenous children excel at school

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced Goonellabah Preschool and Lismore Preschool will receive $225,000 under the Federal Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round to deliver a ‘transition to school readiness’ programme that will improve outcomes for First Australians in the Northern Rivers. “This is a great project that focuses on getting children…

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