Review of Commonwealth marine reserves begins

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH SENATOR RICHARD COLBECK, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitment for an independent review of Commonwealth Marine Reserves with the chairs and terms of reference for the Expert Scientific Panel and Bioregional Advisory Panels announced today. “It is important that an independent…

Paying homage to our war heroes

The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Association Victoria Branch will create a permanent interactive display at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum on Phillip Island thanks to a Commonwealth Government grant. “It is my pleasure to congratulate the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Association Victoria Branch on receiving $2,464 from the Government’s Saluting their Service grants,”…

Paying homage to our war heroes

The 34th Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery Association will be able to publish a history of its gunners thanks to a Commonwealth Government grant. “It is my pleasure to congratulate the 34th Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery Association at Balnarring on receiving $1000 from the Government’s Saluting their Service grants,” Flinders MP Greg Hunt said. The group…

Celebrating National Tree Day

I was delighted to join people on the Dromana Foreshore on Saturday ahead of National Tree Day on Sunday, July 27 to plant trees and revegetate our local environment. Communities around Australia celebrated National Tree Day on Sunday and across the weekend. It was an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the positive…

Celebrating 25 years of Landcare

I was delighted to join the 25th anniversary celebrations of Landcare on Sunday July 20 at Mornington Peninsula Youth Enterprises. Landcare started as a small group, funded by generous farmers and community members and has now grown to more than 6000 affiliated groups across the country. Landcare has become one of our most important environmental…

Sport for more Australian school children

The Australian Government is investing $100 million to improve sporting opportunities for school children. The Sporting Schools initiative will provide more children with an opportunity to participate in a range of sports – before, during and after school. Sport and physical activity are vital to a child’s development, especially during the early years. Through sporting…