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JobKeeper cuts set to hurt McEwen

NEW data reveals about 19,000 workers in McEwen could be worse off and almost $17 million will be taken out of the electorate’s economy each fortnight if the Federal Government proceeds with its cuts...

Federal MPs stay home

By Jackson Russell Both of the region’s federal Members of Parliament have decided to stay home as Parliament resumes on August 24 in Canberra. Victorian MPs and Senators must self-isolate for two weeks either at home...

MP calls for JobKeeper changes

By Jackson Russell Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell has called for ‘important changes’ to be made to the Federal Government’s JobKeeper and coronavirus supplement payments after both were extended. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the changes...

MPs divided on postcode data

By Jackson Russell MEMBER for Euroa Steph Ryan has called on the State Government to release postcode-based data in active cases of COVID-19 in Mitchell Shire, as the entire shire was locked down for a...

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: Stage-two restrictions in force

VICTORIA has recorded it's first three deaths for COVID-19 bringing the total of Australian deaths to 12 today. Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said the two of the men in their 70s were being...

Chaos ends

By Evelyn Leckie Ex-mayor Emilia Sterjova delivered an emotional press conference last week as a bill to dismiss Whittlesea councillors was tabled in parliament. The dismissal comes after a report by municipal monitor Yehudi Blacher found...

Calls for water assistance

By Jackson Russell -  Tooborac farmers are calling on the Victorian Government to assist in upgrading much needed community water points. Community water points – standpipes, bores and tanks – are crucial to firefighting and drought...

ALP disendorses mayor

By Evelyn Leckie CITY of Whittlesea Mayor Emilia Lisa Sterjova has been ousted by the Australian Labor Party two months into her leadership role. She was disendorsed due to crossing caucus lines and accepting a non-Labor...

Sports precinct misses out

By Evelyn Leckie - MEMBER for McEwen Rob Mitchell has hit out against Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack for ‘another rort’ he believes has disadvantaged his electorate. A day after former Sport Minister Bridget McKenzie resigned...

$4.8 million funding boost

Three projects in Wallan, Kilmore and Broadford will receive grants totalling $4.8 million from the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. The Kilmore Rejuvenation project, Taylors Creek Shared Path in Wallan and Broadford’s Parks and Playspaces...