Independent.
And Proud of it.

Since 2018, Ali Cupper has been the proud Independent Member for Mildura – a dynamic slice of Victoria full of diverse people, places and ideas.

With her roots planted firmly in the magnificent region she now proudly represents, Ali aims to fight for all people in her electorate – from the banks of the Mighty Murray River, to the proud farmers of the Millewa and Mallee.

In December 2020, Ali entered into a Coalition Agreement with proven legislator Fiona Patten MP to form the Reason Coalition – giving Team AC a larger voice to advocate for issues within the Mildura electorate, while remaining fiercely independent and unbound by party politics.

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I am excited to partner with GrantGuru to provide the ‘Mildura Electorate Grant Finder’ to all community groups, businesses and not-for-profits. This site provides a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities available to you.

This free service will ensure you never miss a grant opportunity again. Register to receive emailed alerts for new grants, save your favourites and access tips to help you apply.

See our Top Tips and Grants Explained for further advice.

Kind regards,

Ali Cupper MP
Independent Member for Mildura

Ali Cupper MP has no involvement or influence with the decision of who receives funding. This service is provided in partnership with GrantGuru, an independent source of Australian grant information without influence.

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Best week ever, though I am tired which u can probably tell!
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This very unpolished wrap of this week’s Reason for the Regions Mallee tour is not only barely coherent but also incomplete given I forgot one of the absolute highlights, a walk through of the recently completed Wyche Kinder!
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I promise I’ll provide a more professional summary next week when I’ve caught up on my sleep!
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Have a great weekend, from your tired but very happy MP, AC x
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Happy Birthday Ali

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Doing a fantastic job Ali keep on keeping on you can do it Hope to see you at Australia Day at Mildura Tuesday

Sandie Richmond Joshua Richmond Grand Designs missed out. 😉

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Ali Cupper MP - Independent for Mildura

Today we wrapped up our first Reason Coalition tour of the Mildura electorate with a visit to Josh and Sandie Richmond's home in Birchip.
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As members of the Industrial Hemp Taskforce, Ali and Fiona were keen to check out the hempcrete Josh and Sandie have used on large sections of their home extension.
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The hempcrete walls, featured in the background of this photo, are both fire resistant and great for insulating the home.
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Hempcrete is made by mixing woody fibre from the inside of the hemp stalk with lime and water. The result is a product that requires very little adaptation from the normal building process. It also boasts high levels of carbon sequestration.
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As our climate continues to change, it makes sense to transition towards using this game changing material in private and public housing builds.
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Today we wrapped up our first Reason Coalition tour of the Mildura electorate with a visit to Josh and Sandie Richmonds home in Birchip. 
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As members of the Industrial Hemp Taskforce, Ali and Fiona were keen to check out the hempcrete Josh and Sandie have used on large sections of their home extension. 
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The hempcrete walls, featured in the background of this photo, are both fire resistant and great for insulating the home. 
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Hempcrete is made by mixing woody fibre from the inside of the hemp stalk with lime and water. The result is a product that requires very little adaptation from the normal building process. It also boasts high levels of carbon sequestration.
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As our climate continues to change, it makes sense to transition towards using this game changing material in private and public housing builds. 
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I writing this as someone who has worked with a number of commercial growers who have had a very concerted attempt at growing a commercial industrial hemp crop. I want to be clear that I’m not dismissive of its promise or it’s potential as a viable commercial crop. However, in my opinion, we are a very long way from having suitable varieties that will be commercially viable. There are a couple of other things that need to be noted. Industrial Hemp is not especially water and nutrient efficient compared to the other crops we grow for similar end uses. Compared to other alternative building materials anyway, such as cereal straw. Also, it’s need for pesticides, fungicides, and herbicide applications is not especially different either. In fact, one of the major challenges growers have faced is managing insect attack and weed competition, given the lack of research in this area. So, my message to the Industrial Hemp Taskforce is to keep focussing on improving the production potential of the crop in commercial scenarios.

Well done. It is the future. Thousands of uses for hemp. Fast growing and water efficient. No pesticides and chemicals required. It just makes sense.

Those hempcrete walls look amazing 😍

Awesome work Joshua and Sandie!

Glad to see someone thinking ahead 👌

Kelly Haslam...Jon & Joshua will be in demand soon for their hempcrete skills! 😉

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#PSA from Lower Murray Water⚠️ BLUE GREEN ALGAE - RED ALERT - LAKE CULLULLERAINE ⚠️

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Cullulleraine.

The declaration follows sampling undertaken by Lower Murray Water and is in addition to the red alert warnings issued by WaterNSW for the Murray River from Red Cliffs to Lock 9 (inclusive) and Mt Dispersion.

Levels of blue-green algae in other sections of the Murray River continue to fluctuate.

This is not the greatest news for visitors and locals, especially with the hot weather expected over the weekend and the Australia Day public holiday approaching, but it's important to exercise caution in red alert level areas.

Signage will be positioned on the foreshore of Lake Cullulleraine to alert visitors to the warnings in place.

For more info and to stay up to date:
Lower Murray Water
www.lmw.vic.gov.au/blue-green-algae/
(03) 5051 3400
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America is not back. God help us all. President Trump isn’t finished as I believe. I don’t believe in corruption or treason.

Such an inspirational poem. Highlights the importance of education and the arts - poetry. THANKYOU for sharing

Time will tell, but I don't think it is back.

President Trump did more for African Americans and minorities than any other president! Short memory of Joe Biden locking up black men?

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