Rebuilding Rappville

Rappville was devastated by the Black Summer bushfires. More than 50 homes were destroyed, lives were lost, and livelihoods were shattered. It is an incredibly resilient community.   Richmond Valley Council received over $1.4 million in Federal Government grants to assist with bushfire recovery. Council allocated $500,000 of this to rebuild Rappville Community Hall. BizRebuild,…

Disaster assistance available for Corindi

The Federal Government has activated the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) for individuals in Corindi Beach, Upper Corindi and Red Rock who were affected by heavy rainfall and floods in February.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said both payments will be available from 8.00am Monday 19 April.…

Unemployment rate falls to 5.8%

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has today welcomed the latest Australian job figures.   “The unemployment rate plunged from 6.3 per cent to 5.8 per cent in February, as the economy added 88,700 jobs in the month,” Mr Hogan said.   “Employment increased to 13,006,900 and is now only 1800 under its pre-COVID peak…

Safer and Stronger Australia

Australia is leading the world in fighting COVID-19 and our economy is one of the strongest globally. Last week Australia’s latest National Accounts were released and showed our recovery plan is working.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said our performance on both the health and the economic fronts is world-leading. “Real GDP increased…

Big things to come in 2021

Australia is leading the world in fighting COVID-19 and our economy is one of the strongest globally. Speaking to many of our local businesses, they are starting to bounce back.   A recent Deloitte Access Economics report says, “you’d rather be here (Australia) than almost anywhere else” in the world. It continues by saying our…