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…

$862 million Tintenbar to Ewingsdale section of Pacific Highway opens in time for Christmas

THE $862 million Tintenbar to Ewingsdale section of the Pacific Highway near Ballina will be officially opened to traffic by Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss and NSW Minister for Roads Duncan Gay today. Mr Truss said the Australian Government had contributed more than $566 million towards the project, which incorporates a four lane divided highway…

Boost to Northern Rivers with Local Government grants

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced grants worth $3.5 million for Northern Rivers’ councils under the Federal Government’s Financial Assistance Grant Programme. “This is the second quarterly payment with Northern Rivers’ councils receiving a total of $14.2 million this financial year,” he said. “The Federal Government is committed to supporting local communities to…