SEC won’t stop soaring energy costs

The Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, was proud to join other Members of The Nationals at Parliament during the week to call out the hoax that is the SEC, re-branding the State Electricity Commission “Soaring Energy Costs”. MPs wore branded hats, which were the brain-child of The Nationals’ Member for Morwell, Martin Cameron, who…

Roadside vegetation must be managed

Overgrown roadside vegetation must be addressed as a matter of safety and the impending summer bushfire season approaches. Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, said she has received a number of complaints from residents across the region calling for roadside maintenance and slashing to be undertaken. “What we need is the Labor Government to commit…

Levee responsibility a mystery

The Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is calling on the Minister for Water for clarity on the responsibility of urban & rural levee banks along the Murray and Avoca River. “I have met with councils across the region, and between state departments and local government it’s not always clear who pays for what, and…

Regional emergency services need attention

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. The Nationals’ Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, is calling on the Minister for Emergency Services to update our region on when vital upgrades will be completed. Ms Benham met with…

Container Deposit Scheme ready to launch

Member for Mildura, Jade Benham is pleased to announce that as of November 1 Victorian residents can participate in the Container Deposit Scheme. With confirmed locations in Mildura being Around Again and Exchange Depot. Robinvale residents will also be able to take their containers to J&J’s Trash and Treasure. Most aluminium, glass, plastic and liquid…

Opposition introduces bill to stop Labor’s Health Tax

The Liberals and Nationals have introduced a bill into State Parliament to stop Labor’s unfair Health Tax. Recently, the State Revenue Office (SRO) began issuing notices to medical practices classifying tenanted doctors (General Practitioners), dentists, physiotherapists and other allied health practitioners as employees, rather than contractors, for the purposes of payroll tax. Labor’s General Practitioner…

Buyback betrayal after Federal vote

Victorian communities are set to suffer even more pain and hardship with the divisive and destructive Water Amendment Bill passing the House of Representatives in Canberra. In a Federal vote, Labor, Greens and a regional independent voted to support the Albanese Government’s destructive buyback bill. The bill passed the House with the support of 22 Labor…

A run for C.H.A.I.L.I.S

The Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, completed the Nike Half Marathon raising funds for Children Having an Illness Living in Sunraysia (C.H.A.I.L.I.S). “Running isn’t my thing, but raising awareness and fundraising for a good cause, that’s something I am passionate about,” said Ms Benham “We raised an amazing $1,200 that will be able to…