New movement guidelines to help keep Aussie kids happy and healthy

New movement guidelines to help parents and carers create healthy daily practices for babies and young children have been released today by the Turnbull Government. The 24-Hour Movement Guidelines have been developed by experts across Australia with input from national and international stakeholders, and in partnership with Canada, which developed the world’s first 24-hour movement…

Statement on Australian Same Sex Marriage Postal Survey Result

I am a passionate supporter of Australian democracy and the right of the Australian people to express their views. In that context the Australian people have now voted and expressed those views. 61.6 per cent of responding Australians have voted yes to supporting same sex marriage. In Flinders 70 percent of respondents voted yes. I…

Upgrades on the way for Forest Drive and Nepean Highway

The intersection of Forest Drive and Nepean Highway in Mount Martha is set for much needed upgrades as part of Federal Government funding. The Australian Government has committed $200,000 towards an initial upgrade at the Forest Drive and Nepean Highway intersection to improve access and safety. The upgrades, scheduled for completion before the end of…

Working together in Flinders to farm smarter, not harder

The National Landcare Program’s new Smart Farming Partnerships provide multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million in Flinders to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity. Member for Flinders, Minister Greg Hunt, called for groups of innovative and talented organisations…

Golden Wattle comes to Bass Coast Shire

The Australian Government’s Mobile Service Centre, Golden Wattle, is a purpose built office on wheels providing personalised access to government services and is heading to the Bass Coast and Gippsland in November. After a decade on the road, travelling more than 700,000 kilometres, the Mobile Service Centres continue to deliver Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support…

New mental health services now available for Mornington Peninsula

Starting from today, Mornington Peninsula residents will have access to a new range of free mental health support services. The new services are part of an Australian Government’s $11 million funding package for mental health services across South Eastern Melbourne. The new services include: • Accessible Psychological Interventions (APIs) to support those with mild/moderate mental…

$50,000 announced for Armistice Day Centenary Grants

Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, today encouraged the local community to apply for funding under the recently announced Armistice Centenary Grants Program. The grants program announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan will open in November this year and support projects or activities that commemorate the end of the First World War.…

Local industry to benefit from HMAS Cerberus redevelopment

Member for Flinders the Hon Greg Hunt MP and Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced that Mornington Peninsula firms will be given a greater opportunity to be involved in a $463 million redevelopment of HMAS Cerberus under a new Turnbull Government initiative. Minister Hunt said the redevelopment of Cerberus would include…

New NBN fixed wireless now available in Flinders

Minister Greg Hunt has welcomed the activation of several fixed wireless tower in the seat of Flinders which will connect residents to fast, affordable broadband. Mr Hunt said the new sites in Arthurs Seat South and Cape Schanck will provide fast and affordable broadband to homes and business in the area. “Fixed wireless is the…