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…

LISMORE TENNIS CLUB UPGRADES

Great to join the Lismore Tennis Club for their Christmas Party, and to officially open the Centres upgrade yesterday. The club came to me looking to update the 12 court facility which was in poor condition. I was able to secure a Community Sport Infrastructure grant for $200,000. The upgrades include repairing and resurfacing the…

SUMMERLAND FARM EXPANSION

Our community has faced tough and emotional times over the past weeks with drought and fires. This good news story today is from Summerland Farm. They employ over 100 people in our community with a disability. They came to me last year with a proposal to upgrade their facility at Alstonville. This was to ensure…

NEW MEDICINES LISTED ON THE PBS

Australians suffering from melanoma and multiple sclerosis have new treatment options, with new and amended PBS listings. 🔸 Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) and Mekinist® (trametinib) will be extended to include subsidy for post-surgery treatment for patients who have Stages IIIB, IIIC and IIID melanoma. 🔸 Gilenya® (fingolimod) will be amended to include a new strength of this medicine for…

Supporting our Veterans

Thousands of offers are now available to Veteran Card holders from businesses across Australia. This is part of the Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant which passed Parliament recently.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the Veteran Card is providing the opportunity for businesses and organisations to show their support of veterans.   “So far…