Growing stronger regions across the nation

REGIONAL Development Australia (RDA) NSW will greatly benefit from new appointments to each of its committees. John Walker has been appointment as the Chair of RDA Northern Rivers, the Australian Government announced today. A new deputy chair will be appointed later this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss…

Fuel pricing anomalies

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has today written to the consumer watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. “Today I asked the ACCC to investigate why petrol prices in regional areas are currently much higher compared to city prices. Regional areas are not sharing in the windfall of falling global oil prices,” Mr Hogan…

$60,000 to improve disability services

  Students at Summerland Christian College who have a disability will soon have improved access to learning areas after being named a recipient of $60,000 Federal Government grant. The grant, awarded as part of the Capital Grants Programme (CGP), will go towards the construction of an accessible unisex toilet and change room facility and withdrawal…

Levelling the playing field

Australia is the franchise capital of the world and the sector is a great source of enterprise, innovation and employment in Page. The Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson has this week released the Commonwealth Government’s improved Franchising Code of Conduct to ensure the Australian franchising system is as healthy and as fair as it…