Shining light on ‘The Shadow that Follows’

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham recently had the privilege to visit local schools to deliver Conor Pall’s debut book, The Shadow that Follows. ‘The Shadow that Follows’ is a book that gives language to the experience and feelings of young people affected by family violence. “Conor Pall is an extraordinary young man. I’ve probably never…

Housing plummet under Labor

The Allan Labor Government’s housing targets have been proven a con as new figures reveal Victoria has suffered the largest drop in housing approvals in more than a decade. Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirm approvals for new private sector houses in Victoria fell by 16.7 per cent across January 2024…

Road safety grants on offer

Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham is encouraging local organisations to apply for the current round of road safety grants to improve road safety in our local communities. The Transport Accident Commission’s 2024 TAC Road Safety Grant Program is open for applications. “The grants program supports community groups and organisations to develop and implement effective…

Funds for cricket clubs on offer

Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham is encouraging local cricket clubs to throw their hat in the ring for a share of the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund. The program is jointly funded by Cricket Victoria, Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association and is open to all cricket clubs, cricket associations, schools, local government and…

IOC hearings begin – Freedom of Information laws

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham as part of the Victorian Parliament’s Integrity and Oversight Committee, will begin hearings as part of its Inquiry into the Operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic). “The Committee has already received valuable submissions, and the upcoming public hearings give organisations and individuals a further useful way to…

The not so healthy fact

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, has called on the Minister for Health, to address public concerns directly: What is the Government concealing regarding Mildura Base Public Hospital? Mildura Base Public Hospital is grappling with a $23 million deficit in the first half of the current financial year according to HeART data. This leaves constituents with…

Funding needed for our Neighbourhood Houses

The Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, has called on the Allan Government to guarantee full ongoing funding for Neighbourhood Houses in state parliament. Ms Benham said Neighbourhood Houses in the region provide invaluable support to community members, often at a time of crisis. In the aftermath of last week’s severe storms that particularly affected…

Safer drivers make safer roads

In response to concerns raised by those involved in the industry, Jade Benham, the Member for Mildura, is calling on the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, to address the issue of unlicensed truck drivers on our roads. Benham highlights the industry’s consistent message that pending heavy vehicle licensing reforms may exacerbate the problem and…

Our brave volunteers

I would like acknowledge and express gratitude towards the brave volunteers who selflessly respond to emergencies and work tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of their communities. In times of unpredictable and challenging weather conditions, such as that seen in Robinvale, their dedication becomes even more crucial. The power outages and bush fire in…

Road funding to improve safety

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is in high spirits to announce that an allocation of up to $2 million has been issued to both MRCC and SHRCC. This significant financial injection aims to address the pressing concerns surrounding the deteriorating state of local roads. Ms Benham has written to the Minister several times with regards…