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Growth in Commonwealth Funding
for South Australia
Find out more at www.budget.gov.au
Authorised by the Australian Government, Capital Hill, Canberra.
Commonwealth support for South Australia not only
continues but is increasing.
• Commonwealth funding for public hospital services will increase
by $333 million, an increase of 34% over four years. Public hospital
funding will grow year on year by 7%, 8%, 8% and 6%.
• For schools, Commonwealth funding will increase by $275 million,
an increase of 27% over four years. School funding will grow year
on year by 7%, 6%, 6% and 6%.
• Commonwealth funding for major road projects will increase
to $2 billion, with $1.8 billion to be spent over the next four years.
This includes $944 million for the North-South Road Corridor upgrade.
The abolition of the carbon tax means savings for the South Australian
government in the order of $10 million annually and an average saving
in the order of $550 for South Australian families this year alone.
Total Commonwealth Funding to South Australia
2013-14 (last year)
2014-15 (this year)
2017-18 (end of forwards)
Increase from 2013-14 to 2017-18 levels
23% - or $1.8 billion -- increase.
Source: 2014-15 Budget Paper Number 3, p5
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Boat bash visits town
MORE than 40 boats lined the Waikerie
river front last week as part of the West
End Mighty River Run (November 17-21),
an annual fundraiser for Novita Children's
Novita is South Australia's largest children's
services organisation and provides child devel-
opment, rehabilitation and disability services to
more than 2000 children and young people with
disabilities or other special needs.
The charity's chief executive, Glenn Rappens-
berg, said the Mighty River Run --- which saw par-
ticipants travel from Renmark to Murray Bridge
last week --- was a true community event.
"We are grateful for the support we receive
from the towns we visit each year," he said.
This year's Mighty River Run raised $436,000
during the five-day event.
A group of Adelaide-based Woolworths employ-
ees were among those gathered at the Waikerie
river front last Tuesday, November 18.
The team helped raise more than $15,000 in its
first year of participating in the run.
While the Vietnam Veterans Association of
Australia has participated in the Might River Run
for a number of years, Copper Coast sub-branch
president Keith Wilkinson and his Motley Moonta
Crew teammates were participating on behalf of
the association for the first time.
The group of retirees placed fourth out of 36
crews for their fundraising effort of $21,500.
Apart from Waikerie, Mighty River Run par-
ticipants also visited the Riverland West towns of
Kingston-On-Murray, Morgan and Blanchetown.
For more information about Novita Children's
Services, visit: www.novita.org.au
KEITH Wilkinson from the Copper Coast branch of
the Vietnam Veterans Association with the Motley
Moonta Crew's boat.
ABOVE: Mighty River Run participants gathered at the Waikerie river front
on Tuesday, November 18, and camped overnight at the overflow park.
BELOW: Adelaide-based Woolworths employees (from left) Leigh Bobridge, of
Onkaparinga Hills, Michael Roberts, of Craigmore, Craig Stevenson, of Prospect
and Jeff Bowden, of Gawler, have helped raise more than $15,000 for Novita
PHOTOS: Ryneisha Bollard
CHARITY VISIT: The Ronald McDonald House
Charities Ride for Sick Kids SA visited Waikerie
Primary School yesterday as part of their ride
from Mildura to Adelaide. The group of riders is
cycling more than 1000km to raise money for
Ronald McDonald House Charities programs
in South Australia. Waikerie Primary staff and
students each donated a gold coin to the cause.
Pictured is McDonald's Restaurant licensee Neil
Lucas (right), who spoke to students about the
charity during the visit and gave away a bike to
student Zali (left).
PHOTO: Jayme Koch
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