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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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Backing for rural media

The Turnbull Government today has announced a number of new measures to support regional and small publishers and create local jobs. The new measures, which are in addition to the Government’s media reform package, and subject to its passage, include: • A $50 million...

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Bridge funding for McMillan

Three new bridge projects will be delivered in McMillan, following the announcement of successful projects under round three of the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program. The Allambee Estate Road Bridge (Baw Baw Shire) and Tonimbuk's Jolley Road Bridge...

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Ban on excessive card charging

Excessive card surcharging will be banned for all businesses from today, 1 September, continuing the Turnbull Government’s immediate-action approach to delivering fairer financial services for the people of McMilla. “This action will ensure the people of McMillan are...

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Taking care of business in McMillan

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent hosted a ‘women in business’ event in Warragul yesterday, which featured special guest speaker Victorian Senator Jane Hume. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne, Jane became the youngest manager...

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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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$2.5 M for Australian Paper

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent has announced that Australian Paper in Maryvale will receive $2.5 M in funding as part of the Latrobe Valley Local Jobs and Infrastructure Package. "The money is being delivered under the Community Development Grants Programme for...

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