GREATER Hamilton will not get much in the way of direct sweeteners to go with the medicine from the 2014/2015 Federal Budget, with the biggest line item being $10 million for a Warrnambool cancer centre.
Locals will instead have to rely on promises made in the budget of future economic prosperity and lower income taxes to offset belt-tightening from July 1.
Hamilton’s National Centre for Farmer Health has not received any funding in the budget, and WDHS chief executive Jim Fletcher said it was a “setback” but “the fight will go on.”
“I received a call from (Wannon MP) Dan Tehan on budget night to say that the centre hadn’t received any funding,” he said.
“He said he will continue to request that the centre be supported out of the general program funding.”
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, May 15, 2014, or subscribe to our epaper at top of page.