Campaign to fix dangerous Mount Martha intersection

I am calling on the State Government to improve safety at the notoriously dangerous intersection of Forest Drive and Nepean Highway in Mount Martha. I first wrote to VicRoads about this issue in August, 2013 and have been pursuing it ever since. The danger of this intersection was highlighted recently by a fatal accident on…

Australia forges ahead in scientific research in Antarctica

I was privileged to have the opportunity to go to Antarctica recently to see the scientific research being conducted there. As Minister for the Environment, I have responsibility for Australia’s Antarctic policy. The visit was a tremendous chance to see how the Australian Antarctic Division works and the research being conducted there. I took part…

Please consider supporting Food for All this Christmas

I was delighted to join the Southern Peninsula Food for All team in Rosebud last week. The team of dedicated volunteers is packing hundreds of hampers to be distributed to local families in need this Christmas. Families who would otherwise struggle at Christmas time will receive food hampers and gifts for children to make their…

New Health Minister must guarantee health funding for Phillip Island

I call on new Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy to guarantee that Phillip Island will get the $2.2 million committed by the previous state government for a new health facility at Cowes. It would be deeply disappointing if the new Victorian Government were to renege on the previous government’s $2.2 million commitment to health on…

Anzac Centenary grant for Radio Port Phillip

Radio Port Phillip will assist in telling the story of the Anzac legend through an ingenious use of technology to give new meaning to our historic monuments. The $5,000 grant will be used to create signage with QR codes at the sites of local monuments that will tell the history of that monument through an…

Local Sporting Champions take the world by storm

More than 30 local athletes who have received Local Sporting Champions grants over the past two years gathered at a presentation with Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt so he could congratulate them on their sporting achievements. “I was delighted to meet some dedicated young athletes who have been recipients of Local Sporting Champions grants…

Coalition delivers on broadband for Bayles

I am pleased that Bayles will receive high-speed, broadband internet within 12 months as construction commences on the National Broadband Network. The Coalition Government’s efforts to speed up the NBN rollout are paying off for residents and businesses in Bayles and surrounds as work begins to connect hundreds of premises. It is expected that broadband…

Flinders councils to share in $9.865million through local government grants

I am pleased that we are able to provide greater assistance to local councils though the Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme. Residents across the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Cardinia and Casey councils will benefit from the $9.65 million in Financial Assistance Grants for the Flinders electorate. Councils will be able to spend this untied grant…