Archive:  Federal Government

Last Updated  23/9/11




Warning About New Scammers Posing As Federal Government

(19/8/11 - P)  You will not be directly contacted about Carbon Tax compensation 

MRRA has received a warning about a new scam where people pose as representatives of the Federal Government, asking for your banking details so your compensation for the Carbon Tax can be deposited in your bank account.  They may also claim to be conducting a survey.  Our contact who forwarded this to us says it is a real scam, and this seems to be confirmed by SACMwatch, and Consumer Affairs Victoria.  Either way, please be on guard.  Click here for more information.


Send A Message About Live Exports

(19/8/11 - FG)  Animals Australia asks you to send an online message to politicians as the Greens and an independent bring legislation back  

Even though Federal politicians voted to not end live animal exports, Animals Australia says it's not over yet, and ask for your support.  If you agree, go to



Draft National Wind Farm Guidelines Out For Public Comment

(19/11/09 - P)  Submissions close December 16 

The (Federal) Environment Protection and Heritage Council has released draft National Wind Farm Guidelines for public feedback. The Guidelines cover all phases of wind farm development, including specific technical components of wind farm development. Submissions are due by close of business Wednesday, 16 December 2009.  For more information go to



Macedon Ranges Shire Gets $947,000 From Federal Govt

(19/11/08 - FG)  That's two pieces of good news: that we are getting it, and it doesn't look like it can be spent on the Kyneton pool

Macedon Ranges Shire's new council will have its work cut out making decisions about where this money can best be spent to deliver the most benefit to the wider community and to create some local jobs from those projects.  It seems that the money may not be spent on items that are already budgetted.  If so, that would mean the Kyneton Mechanics' Institute and the Kyneton Pool (and whatever else was funded in the last budget) wouldn't qualify to benefit from the Fed funding.


MRRA Says:

We would put the house on there being open warfare in the Shire if such an amount of money was spent on any single project in a single town.  Besides which, all of it wouldn't do much to improve the affordability of what's now being spoken of as a $12 - $15 million pool.



Federal Community Cabinet To Be Held In Geelong on 7 December

(19/11/08 - O)   Your opportunity to meet Federal pollies, but get in quick: registration closes 21 November

The Federal Government will hold a community cabinet in Geelong on  Registration from 17/11/08 to 21/11/08.  Click on to see the government's media release, and on  for more information and registration forms (2 are offered - public forum attendance, and one-on-one meeting request).  The Community Cabinet will be held at Corio Bay Senior College, Goldsworthy Road, Corio, Victoria 3214



Federal Government Asks For Local Input On Regional Development - Kyneton 29 July

(19/7/08 - E)  Consultations on improving the engagement of regional communities, regional development organisations and local governments with the Australian Government: Information Kit available, submissions to be in by 7 August, 2008.

Regional Development Australia will be conducting a forum in Kyneton on Tuesday 29 July, 2008.  Location is Red Brick Hall, 23 Yaldwyn Street, Kyneton.  Time: 5.45 pm.  Click here for the Information Kit.