AFL road safety grants open

Grassroots football and netball clubs across the state can apply for a share of $600,000 to improve their club as part of an annual road safety rewards grants program. Ms Benham said, “The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) have kicked off this year’s TAC Club Rewards program, which encourages local clubs to promote road safety to…

Driving change for women and girls in sport

Improving female participation, equipment and uniform upgrades and additional training for coaches and are on the agenda for local soccer club Irymple Knights, after it was named one of 119 successful recipients of the 2023-24 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program. The Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, congratulated the club and said she…

Investing in the future of our farmers

The Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is thrilled that young farmers across the Sunraysia region will have the opportunity to thrive and expand in the agriculture sector with the launch of the 2024 Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarship Program. Ms Benham said she was thrilled to see such immediate results after her tireless…

Plunging into a cure for MND

About fifteen prominent community members, including The Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, will take the icy plunge this weekend to raise much needed funds for Motor Neuron Disease (MND). And with the forecast tipped to be a frosty 16 degrees in Mildura on Saturday, the brave participants will certainly feel the chill. Ms Benham…

Check heart health off your list

About 450 people across Mildura have had potentially life-saving cardiovascular disease checks performed for free in what The Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, has called a “magnificent community effort”. Ms Benham said the 40-day program, delivered by the Shane Warne Legacy via the spin king’s daughter Brooke, the local cardiovascular disease screening program and…

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…

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…

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…