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Breast cancer survivors to play key role in delivering more support

The Turnbull Government will fund an innovative two year support and training program aimed at delivering better support and outcomes for breast cancer survivors by linking them directly with researchers, clinicians and policy makers.   The Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) will receive $430,000 to roll out the Seat at the Table program to women…

Greg Hunt laces up for autism in 2018

In October and November this year, Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP will embark on his third 500km Walk for Autism around the electorate to increase awareness for Australians living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). From the 29th October to the 16th November 2018, Minister Hunt will visit schools and local towns…

Turnbull Government to invest $5 million in Rosebud Aquatic Centre

Rosebud Aquatic Centre will deliver a 50 metre indoor pool and gymnasium The Coalition Government is investing $5 million in the project The Centre will provide unrivalled community facilities for fitness and recreation Mornington Peninsula swimmers and residents are set for a rosy future following the Coalition Government’s investment in the Rosebud Aquatic Centre. Federal…

Local Sporting Champions grants help young athletes reach their goals

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…

Local veterans supported through BEST grants

I am pleased to announce that the Southern Peninsula Veterans Centre has received a Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grant of $56,440.15. This grant will enable the centre to continue its day-to-day operations, providing veterans and returned services members with practical and emotional support. The team at the Southern Peninsula Veterans Centre does…

Government Supporting Next Generation of Athletes at Newhaven College

Newhaven College students are set to benefit from the construction of a new double-court gymnasium after the Flinders MP Greg Hunt announced today a $1,750,000 Australian Government grant. Funding through the Capital Grants Program will go towards the construction of a $6.3 million new multi-purpose gymnasium, to encourage participation and further develop the next generation…

St Joseph’s serves up a treat for 90th birthday celebrations

I was honoured to attend St Joseph’s Primary School in Crib Point last week for their 90th birthday celebrations. The school marked the occasion with the opening of a new outdoor kitchen and learning centre. With assistance from their head chef, students dished up a delicious meal for diners.I am also pleased the Federal Government…

Up for the Challenge

Brilliant to see so many people taking part in the 32nd annual San Remo Channel Challenge. The community spirit of this event is incredible and keeps competitors coming back year after year. I failed to win either the run or the swim leg of the race but it's the participation that counts! Congratulations to everyone who…

2016 School Leaver’s Guide

Good luck to all VCE students in Flinders who are currently sitting their Year 12 exams.  This period can be an extremely stressful and daunting time for teenagers and their families but it's important to keep the bigger picture in mind. Regardless of the result you achieve there is a world of opportunities out there.…