January 7, 2022

The Government has failed to support regional Australia in Omicron outbreak: Haines

The Government squandered the opportunity to properly prepare for COVID-19 in the community, leaving regional health services under pressure, businesses struggling to operate and vulnerable people without support.

December 20, 2021

Haines raises concerns about latest natural disaster grants program

Applications for the program opened on December 10 and will close on January 6, giving just three weeks for applications, much of which is over the Christmas and New Year shutdown period.

December 20, 2021

Funding for Bright aged care redevelopment in sight as roundtable puts heat on state and federal governments

The long-running campaign to redevelop the Bright Hospital and build a new aged care facility is closer to reality, after the state opposition backed the project and the federal government also laid out pathways to provide funding.

December 20, 2021

Three years later and still no integrity commission is too long to wait: Haines

Three years since Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the government would implement a federal integrity commission, yet Australians are still waiting for a watchdog to clean up federal politics.

December 20, 2021

Haines puts Bright Aged Care on national agenda

The campaign to build a new residential aged care facility in Bright will take a step up on Tuesday as Helen Haines hosts a roundtable with two federal ministers in a bid to secure federal funding for the project.

December 10, 2021

More than $126,000 to flow to 37 community organisations in Indi, Haines announces

These grants range from $1,000 to $5,000, and will assist organisations to better support their volunteers to purchase small equipment, pay fuel, transport and training costs.

November 30, 2021

Haines welcomes Jenkins report, calls on Government to implement all recommendations urgently

Dr Haines said the report’s focus on culture and leadership, as well as structural and systemic changes, was important to create long-lasting change.

November 25, 2021

The majority of MPs want Haines’ Australian Federal Integrity Commission to be debated

The majority of MPs in the House of Representatives voted in favour of debating a federal integrity commission, but the motion was only lost on a technicality in the standing orders

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