$10 MILLION FUNDING INJECTION FOR GRAFTON TIMBER COMPANY TO CREATE 20 NEW JOBS

One of the Clarence Valley’s largest timber companies, Big River Group has been successful in securing a $10 million ‘dollar-for-dollar’ bushfire industry recovery grant to assist in consolidating its operations and enhance its Grafton-based facility, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan and Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis have announced.   Big River is well renowned with…

DROUGHT AND FIRE ASSISTANCE

DROUGHT AND FIRE ASSISTANCE As our community continues to face challenges with both the drought and fires, I want to ensure everyone in is aware of the assistance that is available. You, or you may know of a neighbour or friend who could benefit from this information. Farmers and small businesses that have been hit by…

Cheaper medicine for over 500,000 patients

Cheaper medicine is avaliable for more than 500,000 patients, with price reductions for common scripts and new medicines added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “In some cases this will save over $100,000 per patient,” “Medicines to treat lung cancer, lymphoblastic and acute leukaemia, and nausea associated…

Bushfire Assistance for Richmond Valley

Disaster assistance is now available for the Richmond Valley Local Government Area for those that have been affected by the recent bushfires, the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “My thoughts are with the families and businesses who’ve come under threat, especially those who have lost properties,” he said. “It’s a devastating experience, and our…

Statement on Cross Bench position

I moved to the Cross Bench as a National MP in August 2018, due to leadership instability.  At the time I said I would review the decision after the next election. After discussions with the leadership team I have informed them I am returning to the Government Benches. There are two reasons for this. Firstly,…