Regional air services in Page get vital funding boost

COMMUNITIES in Page will welcome the Government introducing assistance for regional passenger flights through the Enroute Charges Payment Scheme. Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan,  praised the Government’s decision to open applications for the Scheme this month, with airlines like Rex,  able to claim for eligible services flown since 1 July 2014. “We are fulfilling…

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Early works progress on Woolgoolga to Ballina

REGIONAL Australia’s longest major road project is gearing up, with further early works underway on the 155 kilometre upgrade of the Pacific Highway from Woolgoolga to Ballina. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian and New South Wales Governments were jointly contributing $564.6 million to this project. “With…

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New treatment for cancer approved for PBS listing

Pancreatic cancer drug Abraxane will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from November 1. The Australian Government has committed over $92 million over four years to subsidise Abraxaneon the PBS. Pancreatic cancer is highly aggressive with very few treatment options. Member for Page, Kevin Hogan said more than 1,500 patients would benefit each…

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SCAMMERS target Page

  Over the past few weeks the office of Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan, has had numerous calls alerting us to a scam offering people free IPads, Laptops and other devices in return for signing up to online courses.   People outside Centrelink, in local caravan parks and on Facebook are being approached with…

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Boost to Page through local government grants

NEW payments to councils in Page are being made today under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme. Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the Federal Government is providing $2.3 billion to local councils nationwide in 2014-15 alone, including $715.7 million to NSW councils. Councils in Page will receive a total of $28,796,933 this…

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