Grafton library opened today for lifelong learning

CLARENCE VALLEY’S Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre officially opened today, heralding new opportunities for local study, learning and events. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the new library would act as a community hub, study centre and book lending service. “The Australian Government has invested $8 million…

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Hogan delivers on Casino and Ballina hospitals

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a $3 million upgrade of the Emergency Department of Casino and District Memorial Hospital. The announcement comes just months after Mr Hogan confirmed that $4.5 million would be spent upgrading Ballina Hospital. “I committed a Coalition Government to $4.5 million for Ballina Hospital during the election campaign…

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Devils Pulpit bypass open to traffic

MOTORISTS will benefit from reduced travel times and improved road safety on the Pacific Highway with the Devils Pulpit upgrade opened to traffic today. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government was getting on with the job of building national infrastructure projects for Australia’s future. “The…

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Repeal day a great day for jobs and small businesses in Page

Today the Government introduced legislation and tabled documents to repeal over 10,000 unnecessary and counter-productive pieces of legislation and regulations. More than 50,000 pages of unnecessary and costly legislation and regulations that are a dead weight on Australian businesses, community groups and households will be removed, Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “This will…

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Delivering for our Military Superannuants

The Coalition Government will introduce legislation this week that will deliver fair indexation to Defence Forces Retirement Benefits scheme (DFRB) and Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits scheme (DFRDB) military superannuants, aged 55 and over, from July 1. Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said the legislation would honour the Government’s pre-election commitment to fair indexation.…

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Green Army on the way

FEDERAL member for Page Kevin Hogan said the introduction of Green Army legislation in Parliament last week represented the delivery of another key election commitment. “This program is an opportunity for young people aged between 17 and 24 to gain training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields and explore careers in conservation management,”…

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Grant for historical society

THE Richmond River Historical Society will receive $1500 to go towards its operating costs under the Federal Government’s Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations (GVESHO). “The dedicated volunteers from the Richmond River Historical Society have built up an extensive collection that tells the history of our region and has won countless awards for…

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Grants will protect our history: Kevin

FEDERAL member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced funding for the Clarence River Historical Society and Port Yamba Historical Society to help care for and promote maritime heritage in Page. “This funding will ensure that important maritime heritage of the Clarence Valley is available to the community now and for future generations,” Mr Hogan said.…

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