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…

We put champions on race tracks

The Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is excited to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Josh Waters, who currently leads the Australian Superbike Championship. Ms Benham recently spoke with Josh as a part of her newly established podcast: ‘Nat Chat – A common sense podcast.’ and upon return to Parliament will launch and chair the…

Nominate now for Victorian Seniors Awards

The Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is urging the wider community to nominate one of the many hardworking and dedicated senior volunteers for the upcoming Victorian Senior of the Year Awards. Nominations are now open for the 2024 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards, recognising the senior Victorians who share their skills, experience, time,…

History grants to continue

The Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is pleased to confirm the Victorian Community History Awards and Local History Grants Program will once again be open for applications later this year. Ms Benham, along with her Victorian Nationals colleagues across regional Victoria successfully advocated for the continuation of the grants program in 2023. The projects…

Growing healthier, fairer communities

Funding of up to $150,000 is now available for Victorian organisations helping communities facing structural barriers to good health as part of health promotion foundation VicHealth’s Growing Healthy Communities grants. Applications are now open from a total funding pool of $4 million for innovative ideas that push the envelope to create better, fairer health outcomes…

Aboriginal sport participation grants

First Nations athletes will have more opportunities to compete in the sports they love, with a new grants program aimed at boosting sport participation. Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is encouraging all community sporting clubs to consider applying for the latest round. “All sporting codes in our region have a dynamic participation in all…