New law to end excessive card surcharging pass Parliament

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said tough new laws that will protect Northern Rivers’ consumers from excessive card surcharging. The Government’s Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Bill 2015 passed the Senate this week with the ban on excessive card surcharging to take effect this year. “Card and other electronic payments facilitate billions of…

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Grants assists Grafton Men’s Sheds

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said the Grafton Men’s Shed will receive $4000 from the Turnbull Government to continue to promote and support men’s health and wellbeing in the Clarence Valley. Announcing the grant today, Mr Hogan said the Men’s Shed Programme is providing benefits for the community at large. “The community is benefiting…

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Council grant allocated in the Northern Rivers

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said the Government has announced this quarter’s payment to councils in the Northern Rivers under the Financial Assistance Grant programme which will total $3,560,988. This is the third instalment of untied funding to allocate according to local priorities that Northern Rivers councils will collect this year. Mr Hogan said…

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Disadvantaged students to benefit from Federal Government grant

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced $140,000 in funding for Southern Cross University to help more students to access and succeed at higher education. He said the Federal Government’s investment under the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP) National Priority Pool projects would help more students from low-socio economic status backgrounds access…

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Work on Woolgoolga to Ballina bypass motoring ahead

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said the 155 kilometre duplication of the Pacific Highway between Woolgoolga and Ballina is powering ahead with new access roads, realignments and rockblasting along the first 26 kilometres. He said motorists will notice significant changes, including the Sherwood Creek Road overpass taking shape and the Luther access road at…

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