Changes to Black Spot Programme for safer regional roads

The Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today welcomed changes to the eligibility of the Government’s Black Spot programme that make it easier for regional communities to compete for additional funding for road safety projects. Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs announced the new criteria today. He said in 2015–16 and 2016–17…

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Rebuilding General Practice

The 2014/15 Budget demonstrates the Federal Government’s commitment to provide new infrastructure funding to rural and regional areas. Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the Government would provide $52.5 million to regional and rural areas Australia-wide for practices to build the facilities they need to take on more trainees. “The Government will provide 175 infrastructure…

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Rebuilding General Practice

The 2014/15 Budget demonstrates the Federal Government’s commitment to provide new infrastructure funding to rural and regional areas. Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the Government would provide $52.5 million to regional and rural areas Australia-wide for practices to build the facilities they need to take on more trainees. “The Government will provide 175 infrastructure…

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Investing in the skilled workers of the future

The Australian Government is investing in national productivity gains and the skilled workers of the future, today delivering its plan for the $1.9 billion Trade Support Loans to equip young apprentices with the skills for real world jobs. Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane today introduced legislation to allow Trade Support Loans to start from July…

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SCU receives $320,000 in research funding

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today congratulated Southern Cross University for receiving funding of $320,000 from the Australian Government to fund a collaborative research project. Funding for the project has been awarded under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, with funding to commence in July 2014. “The funding awarded to Southern Cross…

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Beef exports recovering after six years of Labor neglect

Significant increases in cattle, beef and veal exports are demonstrating that under the Coalition Government, Australia is once again open for business. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the latest figures show that things are looking up after years of Labor neglect and sabotage of the meat and livestock industries. “While ongoing drought conditions have…

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Goonellabah shortlisted for HIPPY funding

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the announcement that Goonellabah has been shortlisted for the next round of the Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY). HIPPY is a $100 million Australian Government-funded initiative which helps Indigenous communities put their children on the path to school success. “Goonellabah is among 31 sites…

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