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Murraylands and Riverland

New Ministry sworn in

19th September 2013

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The 44th Ministry was sworn into office by the Governor General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, at Government House on Wednesday 18 September 2013. Under the...

New Ministry announced

16th September 2013

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The Prime Minister elect has today announced the new Ministry, including the Hon Warren Truss MP as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. Mr Jamie Briggs MP...

Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

Referendum on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

22nd May 2013

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The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, recently announced a referendum on financial recognition of local government will be held at the same time as the federal election in September 2013. At present,...

RDA Murraylands & Riverland Community Consultation

21st May 2013

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In February this year RDA Murraylands & Riverland began the process of developing our new Regional Strategic Plan (Roadmap) for 2013-2016. The Murraylands & Riverland economy is...

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New funds for youth projects

8th May 2013

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A new opportunity for rural and regional community groups to improve life for young people is now available through an innovative grants program. The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)...

Arts projects to enrich regional life

18th April 2013

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Regional artists have received a significant boost following the announcement in March of funding for 26 national strategic regional arts projects. The $1.3 million funding from the Australian...

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8th March 2013

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Have you ever had something stolen from you? Maybe your favourite pen, your bike or phone. It may've been stolen by a classmate, the feral kid from down the road or even a stranger. Well, I'll tell...

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National rural women’s conference starts Monday

15th February 2013

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The inaugural National Rural Women’s Conference will be held in Canberra next week, from 18 to 20 February. Aimed at women from all ages and backgrounds across rural and regional Australia, it will...

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Feedback invited on Environmental Water Recovery Strategy

11th February 2013

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Community members have until the end of February to provide feedback on the draft strategy setting out the Australian Government’s proposed approach to recovering water for the environment in the...

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Time to reward small business

30th January 2013

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Small business owners across Australia have just over three weeks for the chance to capture the limelight by nominating for the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. Now in their 15th year, the...


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