Men’s shed all sorted with new shipping container

On Friday Greg Hunt MP visited the Western Port Men’s Shed to inspect the group’s newest piece of equipment – a shipping container. When he visited the shed several months ago, Mr Hunt was made aware the group was in desperate need of a storage facility. With wood offcuts taking up valuable working space, Mr…

Funding available for local Men’s Sheds

Boys love their toys and men are no different – Men’s Sheds are always looking for new tools and equipment to add to their collections. Round 11 of the National Shed Development Program is now open until September 18 for grants of up to $8,000. These organisations play an important role in our community, keeping…

Dromana Drive-in to host premier screening of Planetary

I invite you to attend a special screening of the documentary movie Planetary at the Dromana Drive-in on September 18. This is a thought-provoking and aesthetically stunning visual exploration of our world and the Drive-in will host the only Australian screening. The documentary includes spectacular imagery from NASA Apollo missions with powerful footage of the…

New facilities for Phillip Island students

The Hon Greg Hunt MP today officially opened the Centre of Excellence: Newhaven College Trades Skills Centre and the new library and administration building at Newhaven College on Phillip Island. Minister Hunt opened the buildings on behalf of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, who was unable…

Green Army graduates celebrate success on the Mornington Peninsula

Today, a group of young people involved in the Australian Government’s Green Army program can be proud of their contributions to their community and the environment. I was delighted to join participants, project sponsors and service provider Conservation Volunteers Australia at one of the many sites that has been revegetated through the Restoring Bushland on…

Victorian Government abandons Phillip Island residents

Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio has turned her back on Phillip Island residents campaigning for reticulated natural gas. In response to a letter I wrote to the Minister in April regarding natural gas supply to the Island, Minister D’Ambrosio said residents should instead purchase energy efficient appliances. This a woeful response from…

500km Walk for Autism reaches final destination

It was fantastic to finally reach Cowes Jetty on Friday, August 7 after 19 days on the road and 500km. I want to thank Cowes Primary School, the last of 56 schools visited along the way, for the warm welcome on Friday morning. Throughout the course of the walk, I was joined by more than…

Aged care opportunities for Lang Lang residents

Flinders MP Greg Hunt met with representatives from Mayflower Homes as well as Lang Lang Aged Care Support Group members and State Member for Bass Brian Paynter at the site of the proposed Aged Care Centre for Lang Lang. Minister Hunt said the proposed location was well-placed in the heart of the township. “It is…