Media Releases

21/05/2018

GROWING AGRICULTURE EXPORTS IN OUR REGION

Key market access for local growers and farmers has been unlocked with a Federal Government investment of $51.3 million to give Australia stronger...

16/05/2018

GANNAWARRA SHIRE COUNCIL PROJECT WINS NATIONAL AWARD

The Electorate of Mallee’s Gannawarra Shire Council has won an award at the 2018 National Awards for Local Government for its work delivering...

15/05/2018

SUPPORTING REGIONAL YOUTH

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad MP said he is very happy to see the Federal Government giving regional youth and students the helping hand...

9/05/2018

2018-19 FEDERAL BUDGET DELIVERS

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad MP has welcomed the 2018-19 Federal Budget handed down by the Turnbull Government last night, with plenty...

8/05/2018

$300 MILLION TO THE MALLEE UNDER MURRAY DARLING BASIN PLAN

The Federal Government is set to deliver the Murray Darling Basin Plan – unlocking up to $300 million dollars of investment into...

5/05/2018

ANOTHER OVERTAKING LANE UNDERWAY ON THE CALDER

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad MP said he was very pleased to see work underway on the Calder Hwy for a third overtaking lane between...

30/04/2018

$15 MILLION FOR FOOD AND SHELTER IN ROHINGYA CAMPS

Andrew Broad MP has welcomed the announcement of a further $15 million in humanitarian assistance from The Australian Government to help assist...

27/04/2018

BLACK SPOT DISCUSSIONS UNDERWAY

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad MP has met with Vic Roads to discuss the upcoming allocation of Black Spot Funding.

26/04/2018

2019 NUFFIELD SCHOLARSHIPS

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad MP is calling on primary producers throughout the Wimmera, Mallee and Mildura regions to apply now for a...

23/04/2018

REGIONAL ARTS FUNDING

Two Quick Response Region Arts Grants totalling $2,300 have been offered to projects in the Wimmera, Mallee and Mildura Regions under the Regional...

10/04/2018

NYAH MEN’S SHED RECIEVES FUNDING

The Nyah Men’s Shed has been awarded a grant of $4,730 from the Federal Government under the Government’s National Shed Development...

30/03/2018

ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS ON GAMBLING

Stronger gambling advertising restrictions have commenced today in an effort to ensure young children are not exposed to gambling promotions during...

29/03/2018

PATIENT TRANSFER FACILITY FOR MILDURA

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad has officially announced that a new Patient Transfer Facility will be built at the Mildura airport.

28/03/2018

BETTING ON LOTTERIES BANNED

New legislation introduced by the Federal Government today has banned betting on lotteries and keno games, in support of local business, pubs and...

27/03/2018

SCHOOL CHAPLIANCY PROGRAM MUST CONTINUE TO BE FUNDED

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has again called for the National School Chaplaincy Program to be funded in the upcoming budget.

23/03/2018

UPGRADES AT HOPETOUN AIRSTRIP

A much needed $250,000 upgrade will take place at the Hopetoun Airstrip

22/03/2018

LARGE SCALE BATTERY IN KERANG

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad has welcomed the announcement of a large scale battery located near Kerang.

14/03/2018

CYBER SAFETY A TOP PRIORITY

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad is making cyber safety for children and teens around the Wimmera Mallee and Mildura regions a top priority.

6/03/2018

REDIRECT THE MONEY TO OUR RAIL

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad MP has called on the state government to redirect some of their Snowy Hydro sale to restoring passenger...

27/02/2018

RAIL IS ON TRACK, BUT THERE IS MORE TO BE DONE

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has taken a moment in the Australian Parliament today to mark a significant milestone for the Wimmera...

21/02/2018

HEALTH MINISTER “CHECKS UP” ON THE REGION

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has welcomed Health Minister, The Hon Greg Hunt to the region today.

15/02/2018

$2.7 MILLION PRESCHOOL BOOST IN OUR PATCH

Families and their children across the electorate of Mallee will benefit from a $2.7 million injection of funds into local preschool systems.

12/02/2018

RURAL PRACTICE PATHWAYS GETTING MORE DOCTORS TO THE BUSH

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad has welcomed a historical agreement that will see a national framework designed to increase doctor numbers...

5/02/2018

SPEECH - ROHINGYA TRIP

Elie Wiesel, the great Jewish writer who survived Auschwitz and wrote the book Night, quoted: When adults wage war, children perish.

3/02/2018

MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR AUSSIES IN AGRICULTURE

Farmers across the Wimmera, Mallee and Mildura regions will have more opportunity to own a piece of land thanks to a new plan by the Federal...

2/02/2018

A BIG LIST FOR BROAD

“We are well and truly into 2018 now and can I just say I’m very excited for what this year has ahead for our regions

31/01/2018

REAP BENEFITS FROM PACIFIC TRADE DEAL

Agricultural industries right across the Electorate of Mallee are set to benefit once the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific...

30/01/2018

THE WORST OF HUMANITY, AND THE BEST – A TRIP TO BANGLADESH

Whenever I try and prioritise what I should focus on, as the Federal Member for Mallee, I am mindful of what the values and priorities are for the...

23/01/2018

LOCAL DRUG ACTION TEAM APPLICATIONS OPEN

The third round of the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) Program has officially opened for applications.

22/01/2018

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING GROWTH FUND

Andrew Broad is calling on local manufacturers across the Wimmera Mallee region to apply for Round 2 of the Federal Governments $47.5 million...

17/01/2018

THE NEW CHILD CARE PACKAGE

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad says families across the Wimmera, Mallee and Mildura regions will be better supported under the Federal...

10/01/2018

WEATHER RADAR UPGRADES IN THE FORECAST

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad says he is looking forward to upgrades to the Mildura Weather Radar upon completion of the Wimmera Weather...

8/01/2018

BUSINESS AS USUAL ON REGIONS RAIL

Work continues on Mildura rail line this summer as The Murray Darling Rail Plan continues to unfold across the Wimmera Mallee and Mildura regions.

3/01/2018

RECOVERING ROADS ACROSS OUR PATCH

Work is taking place on regional roads right across the Wimmera, Mallee, and Mildura regions under the Federal Governments Roads to Recovery...

1/01/2018

A HEALTHY REMINDER

Having been a farmer for 20 years, I found there is value in checking your arms. A couple of days ago I found myself with a little dot on my arm...

27/12/2017

RECOGNISING MALLEE YOUTH

Youth of the Wimmera, Mallee and Mildura regions have been recognised by Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad in the Parliament.

16/12/2017

DONALD MENS SHED FUNDING SUCCESS

$15,000 in Federal funding has been granted to the Donald Men’s Shed after a successful application under the Stronger Communities Program.

15/12/2017

UPGRADES AT THE HORSHAM CROQUET CLUB UNDER THE STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAM

The Horsham Croquet Club has been successful in their application for a grant to upgrade fencing on the local croquet greens.

11/12/2017

LEARNER DRIVERS GIVEN THE KEYS2DRIVE

An additional $16 million has been approved by the Federal Government today to extend the popular driving program for learner drivers &ndash...

7/12/2017

MR DUDLEY MARROWS TURNS 100

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad has wished a happy 100th birthday to Mildura’s very own World War II hero, Mr Dudley Marrows.

4/12/2017

CAPITAL GRANTS PROGRAM DELIVERS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL PROJECTS

Three new school projects will take place at schools in Horsham and Red Cliffs thanks to local success under the Capital Grants Program.

30/11/2017

ANDREW BROAD WELCOMES BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad has today welcomed the announcement of a Royal Commission into banks and financial services.

27/11/2017

NATION-WIDE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDERS

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad has welcomed national enforcement of domestic violence orders (DVO’s) over the weekend.

17/11/2017

SUNNYSIDE SPORTING CLUB SUCCESS

The Sunnyside Horsham Sporting Club has been successful under Round 3 of The Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.

17/11/2017

MURTOA AND DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE OFFICIALLY OPENS

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad has today officially opened the Murtoa and District Neighbourhood House.

9/11/2017

BOOST FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN THE BUSH

A new Medicare rebate has been introduced to remove barriers for rural residents accessing vital mental health treatment.

8/11/2017

BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND OPENS TO COMMUNITY

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad has urged local organisations to apply for federal funding under Round 2 of the Building Better Regions...

1/11/2017

INDIGENOUS ADVANCEMENT FOR MILDURA REGION IS IN THE MILLIONS

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has welcomed more than $6 million dollars into the Mildura region under the Commonwealth Government’s...

31/10/2017

BIRCHIP COMMUNITY LEISURE CENTRE KITCHEN UPGRADE

Under Round 3 of The Federal Governments Stronger Communities Program, the Birchip Community Leisure Centre are set to replace and upgrade their...

31/10/2017

LIONS CLUB FUNDING IN WARRACKNABEAL

The Warracknabeal Lions Club will be able to upgrade their animal and bird cages at the local Fauna Park thanks to the Federal Governments Stronger...

23/10/2017

$800,000 BOOST TO BOUNDARY BEND OLIVES.

Boundary Bend Olives have been successful under the Federal Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund.

19/10/2017

A HELPING HAND FOR FIRST HOME BUYERS

Andrew Broad has backed the coalitions proposed Bill to reduce pressure on housing affordability measures.

18/10/2017

NATIONAL ENERGY GUARANTEE

The new National Energy Guarantee is set to give both relief and reliability to electricity users across the Wimmera, Mallee and Mildura regions.

16/10/2017

NORTHERN MALLEE LEADERS 2018 PROGRAM OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS.

Applications are now open to be a part of the 2018 Northern Mallee Leaders Program.

16/10/2017

ANZAC DAY ACHIEVEMENT

St Arnaud Primary School finishes runner-up in the Primary School Category in the 2017 Anzac Day Schools’ Awards.

12/10/2017

TOUR TALK ACROSS THE WIMMERA MALLEE

Andrew Broad has returned to his Mildura office with fresh take on the biggest issues concerning locals across the electorate of Mallee.

9/10/2017

BROAD BACKS BASIN RAIL PLAN

Andrew Broad says he’s pleased to see the current works being carried out on the Murray Basin Rail Line under the Murray Basin Rail Plan.

5/10/2017

IRYMPLE BOWLS CLUB READY FOR RENOS

The Irymple Bowls Club will see an entire kitchen upgrade thanks to their success under the Federal Governments Stronger Communities programme.

3/10/2017

SAFER COMMUNITIES FUND NOW OPEN

The Federal Government’s Safer Communities Fund Programme officially open for applications.

2/10/2017

THE GREAT COUNTRY TOWNS TOUR

In October the Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad will embark on “The Great Country Towns Tour.”

28/09/2017

GRAMPIANS PEAK TRAIL ON TRACK

Andrew Broad says the Grampians Peak Trail is well on its way to being one of Australia’s most iconic hikes.

27/09/2017

ARMISTICE DAY CENTENARY GRANTS

$50,000 in grant funding will be available for local community commemorations across the Wimmera, Mallee and Mildura regions.

26/09/2017

RAIL NETWORK UPGRADE

The extension of crossing loops at Pimpinio, Dimboola, and Murtoa have played a key role in the Federal Governments $15 million rail freight...

25/09/2017

BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND

Four local projects will take place across the Wimmera Mallee thanks to the Federal giovernment's Building Better Regions Fund.

22/09/2017

BUILDING A BETTER SWAN HILL

The Swan Hill Rural City Council will receive $35,000 of Federal funding to develop a regional transport strategy.

22/09/2017

SWAN HILL SCORES AN UPGRADE

Swan Hill Football and Netball Club have been successful in their application under Round Three of the Federal Governments Stronger Communities...

22/09/2017

LDAT'S ROLL OUT

Community groups throughout the Wimmera Mallee and Mildura regions are tackling regional drug and alcohol issues with three Local Drug Action Teams...

20/09/2017

SUNASSIST SUCESS

Sunassist Mildura have been successful in their application for a grant under Round 3 of the Federal Governments Stronger Communities Program.

14/09/2017

BUILDING BRIDGES

Seven new bridge projects will be delivered across the Wimmera Mallee.

7/09/2017

BROAD BATTLES FOR NBN

Andrew Broad battles for more fixed wireless towers across the Wimmera Mallee.

6/09/2017

DESPERATE FOR DOCTORS

This week Andrew Broad told The Parliament of the difficulty small towns throughout the Wimmera, Mallee and Mildura regions are having...

4/09/2017

FUEL EMERGENCY

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has spoken out in parliament today about his dissatisfaction with the Liquid Fuel Emergency Amendment Bill.

31/08/2017

FARM CO-OP GRANTS PILOT

The Federal Government's $13.8 million dollar Farm Co-op and Collaboration Pilot Program is maximising profits at the farmgate.

30/08/2017

Headspace Horsham Opens

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has officially open headspace Horsham.

28/08/2017

BOWLS CLUB SHELTERS

New shelters will be shading bowlers at the Mildura Bowls Club this summer after the club received a $23,500 grant.

25/08/2017

OUYEN LAKE PROJECT

A Deed of Agreement has been signed for the long awaited Ouyen Lake project to go ahead.

25/08/2017

PIPELINE PUSH

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has written to the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pushing for funding to increase the supply of gas to...

24/08/2017

BREAKING BARRIERS IN EARLY LEARNING

The Governments new $124 million dollar Community Child Care Fund is now open for eligible child care providers to apply for funding.

17/08/2017

WINE EQUALISATION TAX REBATE

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has welcomed proposed reforms to the Wine Equalisation Tax.

16/08/2017

STAWELL TYRE STOCKPILE

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has applauded the EPA's action in beginning to remove the stockpile of waste tyres near Stawell.

15/08/2017

MURRAY DARLING BASIN PLAN

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad is pushing for commitment to a healthy river system and security for irrigators.

14/08/2017

LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPIONS

25 young athletes living in the Wimmera, Mallee, and Mildura regions have been recognised by the Australian Governments Local Sporting Champions...

9/08/2017

AN ORANGE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has called on locals to opt for fresh fruit when battling this winter flu season rather than...

7/08/2017

EX-SERVICE ORGANISATIONS RECEIVE GRANTS

Across the Electorate of Mallee three Ex-Service Organisations will receive a share in $24,000 worth of grants.

2/08/2017

RECREATIONAL LAKES UPGRADE

The Buloke Shire Council will receive $735,000 of Federal Government funding to upgrade and rejuvenate a number of recreational lakes in the...

2/08/2017

HIGHSPEED FIBRE TO THE NODE HITS COHUNA

1070 homes across Cohuna can now connect to the nbn using fibre to the node (FTTN) technology with the build declared ready for service on Friday...

1/08/2017

BUILDING BETTER REGIONS IN MILDURA

The Mildura region is set to benefit greatly after two local applicants were successful under the Australian Governments Building Better Regions...

18/07/2017

BIG WINS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Small businesses across the Wimmera Mallee and Mildura region have been amongst the biggest winners for the electorate come tax time.

14/07/2017

$31,000 TO REGIONAL ARTS

The Australian Government Regional Arts Fund has offered three grants to support local arts and cultural projects.

13/07/2017

GRANT TO BOOST GP IN HORSHAM

The Lister House Medical Clinic of Horsham is soon to reap the benefits of improved facilities after it was selected to receive a Federal...

10/07/2017

BROAD WEIGHS IN ON SPENDINGS

The final report from the Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement has called on the Government to tighten how they spend their...

9/07/2017

THE MILDURA RECREATION RESERVE

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has officially opened the Mildura Recreation Reserve this afternoon, after its $1.45 million dollar...

6/07/2017

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RURAL HEALTH

A new scholarship scheme has been announced to support health professionals working in rural and regional areas to increase their skills and...

4/07/2017

CELEBRATING THIS NAIDOC WEEK

This week is NAIDOC week, an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

26/06/2017

CASE MANAGEMENT FUNDS

Budja Budja Aboriginal Corporation will receive $434,406 to provide additional case management services for Indigenous Australians in Halls Gap...

19/06/2017

A MESSAGE FOR THE BIG FOUR BANKS

Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has supported the recent introduction of the Major Bank Levy Bill 2017, calling for the big banks to be a partner...

16/06/2017

ENERGY & ELECTRICITY OPINION PIECE

Recently I caught up with Australia’s Chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel to discuss his recent review into the future of the National Electricity...

7/06/2017

TELEHEALTH SUPPORT FOR PATIENTS

Mental health patients seeking psychological services in the Wimmera, Mallee, Mildura region will be able to claim a Medicare rebate for online...

5/06/2017

CHILD SEX OFFENDORS TRAVEL

The Federal Government is introducing new legislation to prevent registered child sex offenders with reporting obligations from travelling overseas...

25/05/2017

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Melbourne University student Tahlia Noonan is one of just 15 Australian university students to be awarded a 2017 Horizon Scholarship.

25/05/2017

AGED CARE APPROVALS IN SWAN HILL

30 new residential aged care places with an estimated value of $1,965,000 are set to be funded in Swan Hill under the Governments 2016-17 Aged Care...

24/05/2017

AUSTRALIA-WIDE INTERVENTION ORDERS

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has followed through with his commitment to reduce family violence offences in the Wimmera Mallee and...

23/05/2017

INSTANT TAX WRITE OFFS EXTENDED

Even more small businesses across the Wimmera, Mallee and Mildura region will reap the benefits of the instant asset write-off, after the scheme...

22/05/2017

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 NUFFIELD SCHOLARSHIPS

Just four weeks remain for primary producers living in the Mildura, Mallee and Wimmera regions to apply for one of Nuffield Australia’s $30...

22/05/2017

NEW FUND GRANTS FOR LOCAL MEN’S SHEDS.

Men’s Sheds at Horsham, Kaniva and Warracknabeal are all set to benefit with a share in more than $10,000 of funding to maintain, develop and...

16/05/2017

DELIVERING BETTER OUTCOMES FOR THE REGION

Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has reinforced the strong future of the Wimmera, Mallee and Mildura region in Parliament this week...

27/04/2017

GOVERNMENT TO DELIVER PROSTATE CANCER NURSES

Federal Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad MP is happy to announce that the Mildura Base Hospital has been chosen as one of 15 locations across...

20/04/2017

BROAD OPENS NEW FACILITIES AT HORSHAM SCHOOL

The Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad, was on hand to officially open the new Middle School and Specialist School facilities at Horsham’s Holy...

12/04/2017

NEW HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE WIMMERA MALLEE

People living with chronic illnesses, in the Wimmera Mallee region, will benefit from the Coalition Government’s $5.3 million investment in...

11/04/2017

$1000 TO WARRACKNABEAL ARTS COUNCIL

The Warracknabeal Arts Council is set to benefit from $1000 worth of funding under the Federal Government’s Regional Arts Fund. 

5/04/2017

GRAMPIANS COMMUNITY HEALTH TO TACKLE DRUG US

A Local Drug Action Team, led by Grampians Community Health, has received $21,000 in Government funding to address the challenges being faced in...

3/04/2017

MORE MONEY TO FOREIGN AID SAYS BROAD

In his last speech in Parliament prior to Budget Week, the Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad, rose to share his thoughts on the importance of foreign...

3/04/2017

JAEPA CONTINUES TO GET BETTER FOR AUSSIE EXPORTERS

The Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad, has said today that exporters in the Wimmera Mallee are set to benefit from the fourth round of tariff cuts...

3/04/2017

NEW HORTICULTURE CODE OF CONDUCT TAKES EFFECT

A new code of conduct for the horticulture industry, which will take effect from April 1, has been developed in response to issues raised in an...

29/03/2017

BROAD PUSHES CGM DEVICES

The Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad, used his 90 Second Statement in the Federation Chamber today to urge the Government to push through the...

27/03/2017

BROAD ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FOR NAIDOC FUNDING

The Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad, says a grant round that opens today, supports the celebration of the history, culture and achievements of...

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