New Year brings New PBS listings

The first day of the new year brought with it new hope for Australians fighting one of the most common blood cancers, thanks to a critical new medicine listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).On 1st January 2021, Darzalex® (daratumumab) was listed for the first time in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone, as a second-line…

PBS support for Australians living with leukaemia

Patients living with one of Australia’s most common forms of leukaemia are set to benefit from expanded access to a breakthrough medicine through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   From 1 December, access to Venclexta® (venetoclax) will be extended in combination with obinutuzumab for the first-line treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia who have…

Bungabbee Bridge funding boost

Bungabbee Road at Bentley is an important access route for local farming families. Due to the extremely poor condition of the single-lane timber bridge, a load limit of 2 tonnes has been placed on the bridge.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has announced $300,000 to fix the bridge, with Lismore City Council and…

CLARENCE WAY SET FOR $5 MILLION UPGRADE

A multi-million funding injection to upgrade to unsealed sections of the Clarence Way will improve access for local agricultural and forestry industries and regional freight connecting Grafton to the Bruxner Highway.   Making the announcement today, Federal Member for Page and State Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said both governments will co-fund the project to…

$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…