Benham congratulates SES volunteers

Nationals Member for Mildura Jade Benham attended the National Emergency Medal presentation in Bendigo to present worthy recipients their medals. “I have such admiration and respect for all of our emergency services” The medals were awarded to volunteers for their service during the 2019-2020 bushfires. Local volunteers Stephanie McCarten, Elliot Matotek and Matthew Sowden were…

Regional emergency services must be a budget priority

Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, says the biggest emergency facing her region’s first responders is rundown facilities and equipment way beyond its use-by date. Ms Benham says everyone knows next month’s Andrews Labor government budget will be filled with red ink as the Premier’s Big Bill disaster in Melbourne drives the state towards bankruptcy,…

A monumental mistake says Benham

Member for Mildura Jade Benham says her electorate’s farming communities are about to become the collateral damage of a flawed, ideology-driven remake of Australian energy supplies. Ms Benham says the combined Federal and Victorian Labor party dream that they can “flick some magic switch taking Victoria into the green energy world in one fell swoop”…

Public housing sold off as waitlist hits record high

The Andrews Government has failed vulnerable Victorians by selling off hundreds of public housing properties despite waitlists reaching record highs. Recently released figures from the Victorian Housing Register confirm almost 70,000 Victorians are awaiting public housing – a record high. Jade will welcome Jess Wilson Shadow Minister for Finance, Shadow Minister for Economic Reform and…