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Highest bulk-billing rate on record

New Medicare data shows a record amount of Australian patients are seeing their doctor without paying a cent, with the bulk-billing rate increasing to 85.8 per cent in the first half of the 2017–18 financial year. This is the highest GP bulk-billing rate on record for...

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COMMUNITY HERITAGE GRANTS

CHG is a federally funded grants program, operating since 1994, which offers grants of up to $15,000 to assist in preserving cultural heritage collections of national significance. Not-for-profit organisations, such as historical societies, regional museums, public...

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Remembrance Day

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent has encouraged the local community to pause on Remembrance Day (Saturday, November 11) at 11am and reflect on the Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation. "I would like to encourage McMillan...

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Anne Frank exhibition at Coal Creek

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent opened an Anne Frank travelling exhibition at the Coal Creek Community Park and Museum in Korumburra on Saturday night (November 5). The exhibition will be at Coal Creek until January 31, 2018. “Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story...

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Instant asset write off for business

CLOSE to 300,000 Australian small businesses have taken advantage of the Coalition Government’s instant asset write-off according to 2015-16 tax office data, including 2800 in the electorate of McMillan. “The instant asset write-off is directly helping small...

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Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent says everyone in the community can join in the fun and get healthier during Veterans Health Week, which runs from Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 October. Mr Broadbent said the theme for this year’s Veterans’ Health Week was ‘physical...

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Armistice Day Centenary Grants

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent today encouraged the local community to apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program. The grants program announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan will open in November this year and support...

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Safer Communities Fund opens

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent today announced that grant applications for round two of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund programme are now open. The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the...

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New skills centre for McMillan

The new MacKillop South Gippsland Trades Skills Centre in Leongatha will help create pathways for local students into the workforce and on to valued careers, Member for for McMillan Russell Broadbent said. Local students and staff in Leongatha can now make full use of...

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Sports funding for Moe

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent today officially announced almost $2 million in federal funds to upgrade sporting facilities in Moe. Mr Broadbent made the announcements while visiting the two successful recipients, the Moe Newborough Keenagers (who will receive...

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Government acts on power prices

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent has welcomed decisive action by the Federal Government to reduce energy prices for Australian families and businesses. "It is simply not good enough that some consumers cannot always afford to turn on their lights, heating and...

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$900,000 for Bunyip Soccer

Bunyip will receive a boost following news that the Bunyip Recreation Reserve Community Soccer Pavilion has won funding through the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent announced yesterday. Mr Broadbent said the...

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A PATH to employment

The Turnbull Government is creating more pathways for young people to move off welfare and into a job with the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) increasing their target for the Youth Jobs PaTH program, aiming to deliver up to 10,000 internships. This commitment from...

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New mobile tower for Kongwak

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent believes the activation of a Telstra base station in Kongwak will go a long way to addressing coverage issues in the area. Mr Broadbent met with representatives of Telstra in the town on Tuesday afternoon. “It’s fantastic to see...

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