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October 26, 2017

Funding for Men’s Sheds

The Federal Government has announced it will provide funding for the Euroa, Tallygaroopna and Rushworth Men’s Sheds to help purchase and upgrade equipment and their sheds.

Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum said the funding would support men’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.

‘‘All of the Men’s Sheds in Murray help men, particularly as they get older, to connect with each other and prevent social isolation and preventable health conditions,’’ Mr Drum said.

The Tallygaroopna Men’s Shed has been given $4500, the Rushworth Men’s Shed $7500 and Euroa Men’s Shed will receive $2400.

■Details of all successful grant recipients from this National Shed Development Program funding round are available at:

More applications approved

New agricultural chemicals and veterinary medicines will hit the shelves following a record number of applications finalised by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority in this year’s September quarter.

APVMA chief executive officer Chris Parker said the agency had finalised 1058 applications in the September quarter of 2017, almost double the usual number of applications finalised in previous quarters for actives, products and permits.

‘‘We’ve experienced a particularly productive quarter and it’s promising to see applications moving through assessment and products making their way to market,’’ Dr Parker said.

■The APVMA Performance Statistics for the September quarter are available from the APVMA website:

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