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Australia Post payment boost for LPOs and CPAs

Licenced Post Offices and Community Postal Agencies will receive a $51.4 million boost in payments from Australia Post in line with recommendations from a recent Senate inquiry into postal network performance.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston, who chaired last year’s inquiry by the Senate Environment and Communications Committee, said the payment boost signalled an improved relationship between Australia Post and the national network of LPOs and CPAs.

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Funding boost for older residents in Adelaide

Two projects in the Federal electorate of Adelaide working to improve the lives of older Australians have received almost $1 million in funding from the Australian Government’s Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants fund.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said the Australian Government was committed to a strong aged care system to support older Australians.

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New breast cancer campaign - an invitation that could save your life

Australian women aged 50-74 will be invited to have free screenings for breast cancer as part of a $55 million campaign by the Australian Government.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston urged all women to ensure they made regular appointments for breast screenings.

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Funding extended for alcohol, drug treatment

Almost $4 million has been committed to alcohol and drug treatment projects based in the Federal electorate of Adelaide.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said the commitment provided 14 local alcohol and drug treatment services with funding certainty to 30 June 2016.

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SA country towns wired up for fast broadband

More than 110,000 premises in regional South Australian towns feature in the National Broadband Network (NBN) fixed line rollout plan released today.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said regional Australians were a priority for NBN connections under the Coalition Government.

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Wine industry under Senate microscope

Opportunities offered by new trade agreements and more favourable exchange rates will go begging if the Australian wine industry doesn’t address some key issues.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said that with wine grape growers receiving prices barely covering their costs of production this year, the industry needed to re-focus on exports.

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Legislated buyback cap to drive innovation in water efficiency

Setting a 1500 GL/year buyback cap in legislation will provide much needed certainty to river communities and irrigation industries while driving greater innovation in achieving water efficiencies.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston today welcomed the Government’s announcement that it would legislate a cap on buybacks.

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Go teal to support ovarian cancer research

Australians are being urged to help raise awareness about ovarian cancer this month and wear a teal ribbon to express their support on 25 February.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said more than 1300 Australian women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year.

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Adelaide artists get a start on their art

Four Adelaide art graduates have been successful in applying for career development funding from the Australian Government to help kick-start their careers.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston today congratulated the graduates and noted the diversity of their chosen disciplines.

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