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  • MP gives heated response May 24, 2017 The federal government’s school funding calculator which outlines the winners and losers of the Gonski 2.0 education package has sparked a heated response from WA’s education minister. The 2017 budget shows that Commonwealth funding for schools would increase 75 per cent over the next decade after the Turnbull Government embraced businessman David Gonski’s needs-based funding model. However, ...
  • New pathology centre May 24, 2017 Federal health minister Greg Hunt visited Bunbury Regional Hospital on Thursday morning to tour a new pathology centre. The federal government provided $4.8 million for the redevelopment of the pathology centre into a state of-the-art testing facility which is triple the size of the hospital’s previous centre. Touring the facility with Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino, ...
  • University hub on cards May 24, 2017 The Central Queensland University is set to make a mark in Busselton if councillors approve their application to take on the lease at the old visitor’s centre on Peel Terrace. CQU study hub coordinator Angela Bancilhon has worked with community members and the city since July to establish a study hub in Busselton which would support ...
  • Gonski 2.0 brings school cash boost May 23, 2017 An online funding estimator has revealed which South West schools will benefit most from the newlyreleased Gonski 2.0 education package. The Turnbull Government launched the estimator last week, showing funding to Australian primary and secondary schools set to swell from $17.5 billion in 2017 to $30.6 billion by 2027. Of the nationwide boost, Forrest MHR Nola Marino ...
  • Bigger centre to help pathology access May 23, 2017 People needing pathology services in Bunbury are getting better access with a redeveloped pathology centre, servicing residents in the city and throughout the South West. Health Minister Greg Hunt and Forrest MHR Nola Marino visited the PathWest laboratory at the Bunbury Hospital on Thursday morning when they met with staff who told them about the work ...
  • Budget ‘boost for region’s exports’ May 23, 2017 Better export opportunities is just one of the benefits Bunbury has with the Federal Budget, according to Finance Minister Senator Mathias Cormann and Forrest MHR Nola Marino. The pair spoke to media representatives at the Quality Hotel Lighthouse on Friday afternoon about the Federal Budget and what it meant for the South West. Mr Cormann said the ...
  • Libs achieved GST results: Marino May 23, 2017 Forrest MHR Nola Marino has defended her fellow WA-based Federal MPs after the Nationals WA slammed their efforts in the ongoing GST distribution debate. Mrs Marino told the Times her party had “achieved real results and more than has been achieved by any other group” in securing a better GST deal for WA. “It is with the ...
  • Businesses raise concerns at panel May 23, 2017 South West small businesses have been given a chance to raise their concerns with key leaders. A small business question and answer panel was held in Bunbury earlier this month, with Forrest MHR Nola Marino, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission deputy chairman ...
  • Budget delivers incentives to grow May 23, 2017 Bunbury businesses could find some relief following the delivery of the Federal Budget. Announced by Treasurer Scott Morrison earlier this month, the Budget includes measures designed to boost small business. In his announcement speech, Mr Morrison said as well as the recently legislated tax cuts, small businesses with a turnover less than $10 million would continue to ...
  • Private schools win Federal cash May 23, 2017 An online funding estimator has revealed which South West schools will benefit most from the newlyreleased Gonski 2.0 education package. The Turnbull Government launched the estimator last week, showing funding to Australian primary and secondary schools set to swell from $17.5 billion in 2017 to $30.6 billion by 2027. Of the nationwide boost, Forrest MHR Nola Marino ...
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