Mildura mental health service upgraded

The National’s Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is thrilled her tireless advocacy for a Mildura mental health service has resulted in the announcement of much needed upgrades. Mildura residents will finally have access to face-to-face mental health support when they need it with the announcement that the Mildura Mental Health and Wellbeing Local will be…

Nationals secure another Labor backflip

The Victorian Nationals have ensured visits to the GP will remain affordable and saved bulk-billing as the Allan Labor Government announces a long-overdue scrapping of its insidious Health Tax. In a significant backflip following months of campaigning from the Victorian Liberals and Nationals, Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced Labor will exempt contractor GPs and employee…

Mallee Mental Health Matters

The Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, has in Parliament highlighted the plight of Mallee residents struggling with mental illness. Ms Benham is urging the Minister for Mental Health to provide a timeline on when the Mental Health Local will be upgraded from the current Telehealth model to a desperately needed walk-in service. “What we…

Transparency prevails thanks to Liberals and Nationals

Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is thrilled that a shameful attempt by the Allan Labor Government to remove the Public Records Advisory Council (PRAC) has been squashed by the Liberals and Nationals. The Liberals and Nationals successfully moved and passed amendments to the Estate Agents, Residential Tenancies and Other Acts Amendment (Funding) Bill 2024…

Land Tax liability checks

New land tax thresholds introduced by the Allan Labor Government has seen many Mildura landholders receiving a land tax bill for the first time this year. However, Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham is urging landholders to check their liability before paying, as reports of land tax bills being incorrectly issued to people, organisations and…

Regional tourism boost

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham invites all eligible organisations to apply for the latest round of the Regional Events Fund grants. Grants of up to $500,000 will be open to organisers of festivals, sports events, exhibitions and more to attract and grow events of international or national significance while grants of up to $50,000 will…

Municipal Monitor appointed to Buloke Shire Council

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham received a briefing from the office of the Minister for Local Government who confirmed a municipal monitor to Buloke Shire Council be appointed from 9 May 2024 until 31 December 2024. Municipal monitor, Mr Peter Harriott has been appointed to Buloke Shire Council to support good governance processes and practices…

Local government cost inquiry launched

A Parliamentary inquiry into local government funding and services has kicked off this week, with residents and local councils encouraged to make submissions. Ms Benham said potential cost-shifting issues ranged from waste collection to school crossing attendants, and the repair of regional roads. The Committee will investigate local government funding and service delivery in Victoria,…

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…