Local Sporting Champions grants open

Young athletes are urged to apply for grants of $500 to help with the costs of competing in state and national events. The Local Sporting Champions grants program is an Australian Government initiative designed to support young people participating in state, national and international sporting championships as an athlete, coach or official. The grants contribute…

Peninsula Green Army projects on the way

The Coalition Government is delivering another key election commitment with legislation to establish the Green Army introduced to Parliament. The Green Army Programme is a key part of the Government’s Cleaner Environment Plan under the Clean Land pillar. The Government will shortly be undertaking a tender process for service providers who will engage the Green…

Health care for Defence families

Defence families are to receive additional benefits through a new health care program. The Government has launched the National Australian Defence Force Family Health Program, which will provide additional support to ADF members and their families in acknowledgement of their service and sacrifice. ADF members and their families face unique challenges such as regular postings…

Identifying broadband blackspots

Residents across the Mornington Peninsula, Western Port, Bass Coast and Phillip Island can see how their suburb rates for internet connectivity through a new website. The National Broadband Network (NBN) Company has launched the MyBroadband website, which allows residents to enter their address and receive a report on the availability and quality of broadband in…

Local Government schools encouraged to become Independent Public Schools

I am encouraging local public schools to take more responsibility for their own affairs by becoming independent. The Government’s $70 million Independent Public Schools initiative allows schools to have a greater say in their own governance and encourages greater community and parental engagement. I hope schools across the electorate from Sorrento to Hastings, Koo Wee…