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Nola was elected as the Federal Member for the seat of Forrest on November 24, 2007.
She is currently the Chief Government Whip and has been able to speak up for Forrest by investigation and developing policy areas which are of benefit to her constituents.
There has been a big win for regional families by Nola when she led the way to help reverse Labor’s cuts to Youth Allowance access. This was of great assistance to families with children who wanted to pursue their education dreams beyond high school.
The Member for Forrest Nola Marino has called on local community groups to apply for Australian Government grants to support projects that honour Australia’s military history and personnel.
“As a community we continue to honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in defence of our country and that is why the Australian Government has grant money available to support local projects,” Mrs Marino said.
“Any group can apply for grant funding towards activities that assist the health and quality of life of our veterans or commemorative projects that honour our military history.
“Further funding is available for ex-service organisations to improve their capacity and to assist in supporting compensation and welfare assistance to veterans and their dependents.
“During the 2016 election, the Coalition committed to providing $4 million over four years to support younger veterans. As a result of this commitment, a new grants program – Supporting Younger Veterans – will be established to assist projects that seek to engage and actively involve our younger veterans, particularly with their transition to civilian life.
“I encourage groups in the South West to explore the grants on offer and apply if they could benefit our community or organisation.”
In 2017, DVA will run funding rounds in the grant programs described below:
The Supporting Younger Veterans program will commence in the first quarter of the 2017–18 financial year. More details will be available in the second quarter of 2017.
For further information on this program or any of the others, please see DVA’s website (http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants), which contains information on each of DVA’s grant programs and how to apply.
The expansion of Margaret River’s community facilities will become a reality after winning funding in Round 3 of the Federal Coalition Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the local projects funded under NSRF Round 3 made a huge difference in their communities.
“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and quality local infrastructure is a big part of that,” Minister Nash said.
“Some 479 applications were lodged under Round 3 – only the very best were successful.”
Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino said the cultural and sporting project known as the Margaret River Business Events Hub, otherwise referred to as the HEART project, has been approved to receive $1.8 million under round three.
“This is a great result for Margaret River, considering this was such a hotly contested funding round” Mrs Marino said.
“Whether it’s cultural and healthcare facilities, tourism infrastructure or a great sports precinct, I’m proud to be delivering to the South West.
A full list of successful round three National Stronger Regions Fund projects will be available on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website on Friday, 7 October at www.infrastructure.gov.au.
A re-elected Turnbull-Joyce Government will help drive jobs and growth in the South West by investing in the Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport. Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino said a re-elected Coalition Government would invest $9.78 million to expand the Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport. “The expansion of the Busselton–Margaret River Regional Airport is essential for the long term development of the South West region, and I am delighted to see federal investment that will underpin the international potential of this critical asset,” Mrs Marino said. “It is a truly regional project that has support from across the South West which will provide access to Asian markets for our great South West produce and tourism experiences.” Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash acknowledged the job creating potential of this project and the passionate advocacy of the Member for Forrest. “The Busselton airport is another example of the Coalition Government’s unrelenting focus on jobs and growth in regional Western Australia,” Minister Nash said. “Nola is a passionate advocate for the whole South West and she has driven this commitment.
“The Coalition has opened up new markets through key trade deals and this commitment builds on this previous success, which gives local growers and dairy farmers like Nola confidence for the future.”
“As Minister for Regional Development I aim to help build the kinds of regional, rural and remote communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to. Key transport and new jobs are a big part of that,” said Minister Nash. Last year the BMMRA received a $56 million cash injection from the Western Australian State Government and a $3.5 million commitment from the City of Busselton to expand the airport so it can provide direct interstate flights. “This airport has the potential to open up markets in Asia for our high quality food and wine, which enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and safety. It also creates future potential for direct flights for incoming tourists,” Mrs Marino said.
Congratulations to the crew at the City of Busselton for helping me deliver a $9.78 million commitment to expand the Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport. A Coalition Government will invest in the international potential of Busselton, Margaret River and the entire South West – well done to everyone involved!
Pictured here with the Busselton Team: Emma Heys, Mellissa May, Ben Whitehill, Julie Rawlings, Mike Archer, Tracy King, Jennifer May and Naomi Searle.
The Member for Forrest Nola Marino has welcomed the Australian Government activation of both the Disaster Recovery Payment and the Disaster Recovery Allowance for eligible residents in the Peel and South West Regions affected by the Waroona Bushfire.
“By making these payments available today, the Australian Government will ensure that those who have lost loved ones, their homes or livelihoods have the additional assistance they need to help them on the road to recovery” Mrs Marino said.
People eligible for the Disaster Recovery Payment – those who have lost their homes or suffered injury as a result of the disaster – can access a one-off payment of $1000 per adult and $400 for each child.
People eligible for the Disaster Recovery Allowance can access income assistance for up to 13 weeks, equivalent to the maximum rate of Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance. This assistance is designed to help those employees, primary producers and sole traders affected by the disaster to get back on their feet.
Equivalent financial assistance will also be available to eligible New Zealand citizens (‘non-protected’ Special Category Visa, subclass 444 holders) affected by the bushfire.
The Commonwealth Government assistance announced today is over and above the support already being provided under the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements, which were announced on Saturday.
Claims for the Disaster Recovery Payment and Disaster Recovery Allowance can be made online at www.humanservices.gov.au or by calling the Commonwealth Government Information Hotline on 180 22 66 from 8am to 8pm local time, Monday to Friday.
Further information on Commonwealth Government assistance is available online at www.disasterassist.gov.au.
Catching up with Lachlan and Hayden from Red Frogs Western Australia – amongst other things, this program provides education seminars in High Schools, student support in Universities and helps young people during Leavers week, festivals and other events. Did you know that Red Frogs Australia gives out over 16 tonnes of red frog lollies each year and their 24hr Hotline receives over 11,000 calls during Leavers?
How’s this for local creativity at the Margaret River Show? 150 – 200 volunteers work for months with help from High School cadets to make the Show a feature event in the community.