A push for action on crime amid key meetings

The Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, has again highlighted Mildura’s total criminal incidents are up 10.5 per cent. Increased criminal offences are among the highest in the state with youth crime, domestic violence and aggravated burglaries. Ms Benham engaged with numerous stakeholders who are directly involved in addressing crime and its impacts on our…

LTE – Buyback fightback continues

Dear Editor, The Federal Water Minister, Tanya Plibersek’s decision to issue tenders to buy out irrigation water entitlements from southern basin communities is nothing short of a disgrace. Despite a promise not to prioritise irrigation areas, the Albanese Labor Government has launched the ‘Voluntary Water Purchase Program’ this month, ie. water buybacks, and with ZERO…

We need answers from Minister on hospital

The Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, knows that the healthcare you receive should not be determined by your postcode, however, that is exactly how the Allan Labor Government have made the local community feel. Documents leaked recently to major metropolitan newspapers show the Mildura Base Public Hospital has received a directive from the Government…

Youth crime solutions – LTE

What a week to have a chance lunch meeting with the Minister for Corrections and Youth Justice, on the very day that Victoria’s latest crime statistics were released. It just so happens that Minister Enver Erdogan MLC, is part of the Parliamentary Friends of Italy, of which I co-chair. We had a meeting on Thursday,…

Mildura MDC must be delivered

Jade Benham MP has called on the Premier to clarify whether the recently announced Family Violence Protection Package will address the critical needs of the Mildura Multidisciplinary Centre (MDC). The MDC, which incorporates the Mallee Sexual Assault Unit and the Mallee Domestic Violence Unit, is in dire need of expansion due to the region’s alarmingly…

Recognising local volunteers for their service

The National’s Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is encouraging the community to recognise and appreciate the hard work of volunteers across the region during National Volunteer Week. One such volunteer, founder of Children Having An Illness Living In Sunraysia (C.H.A.I.L.I.S) John Burfitt, has spent more than 40 years tirelessly fundraising to help vulnerable children and…

Stepping it up this Mother’s Day

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham invites all to join her in getting a move on at this year’s Mother’s Day Classic. In 2024, the Mother’s Day Classic will expand its reach and impact by offering participants the opportunity to take part and fundraise in support of ovarian cancer research, in addition to breast cancer research.…

An honour

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, recently embarked on a moving journey to Villers-Bretonneux to pay respects on Anzac Day and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the twinning with Robinvale. Joined by distinguished representatives including Swan Hill Rural City Council Mayor, Stuart King and Villers Bretonneux Association representative Ryan McClure, Ms Benham was deeply moved by…

Labor teacher crisis hits Robinvale

The Member for Mildura and the Shadow Minister for Education have today called on the Education Minister and his Department to urgently prioritise the appointment of a permanent principal at Robinvale College. Jade Benham MP, the Member for Mildura, said that the decision to remove the current acting principal of Robinvale College at short notice…