HAMILTON’S National Centre for Farmer Health has been given a $625,000 lifeline from the federal and Victorian governments just hours after funding for its flagship program ran dry.
Wannon MP Dan Tehan announced on Tuesday morning that the federal government will grant “one-off funding” of $375,000 to “unlock” the Victorian Government’s $250,000 annual recurring funding pledge.
The centre was founded in 2008 with a donation from Geoff Handbury but government funding was cut by the 2012/2013 Victorian budget and the centre has faced a struggle to survive ever since.
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