Record federal funding for legal assistance sector

I welcome the Turnbull Government’s funding injection into legal assistance as part of the 2017-18 Budget. The $55.7 million Federal Government funding boost includes $39 million over the next three years to community legal centres. This additional funding to Community Legal Centres will be directed to frontline family law and family violence services such as…

Western Port Oberon Association receives funding for maritime display

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt was delighted to announce $2,727 in funding for the Western Port Oberon Association. The Oberon Association will use the funds to purchase and install a cabinet at the Victorian Maritime Centre in Crib Point to display historical maritime, navy and merchant navy memorabilia. The funding was granted through the…

Trades Skills Centre opens for Western Port students

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt was delighted to officially open the Trades Skills Centre at Western Port Secondary College today. “This $1.1million facility will assist in up-skilling young people in the trades sector so they are able to take up local employment opportunities in Hastings and the surrounding area,” Mr Hunt said. The state-of-the-art…

Local Sporting Champions take on the world

Greg Hunt congratulated several local athletes from the electorate who have been recipients of Local Sporting Champions grants over the past year at an official presentation ceremony held on February 17. “I was delighted to meet these dedicated young athletes and learn more about their sporting accolades,” Mr Hunt said. “Some have competed for their…

Visions of Australia funding round open

Arts and cultural heritage organisations are encouraged to apply for the Visions of Australia regional exhibitions touring program. The Visions of Australia program gives Australians living in regional areas the opportunity to experience quality art and cultural exhibitions in their own backyard. Each year $2.4 million is available to arts and cultural organisations to develop…

ABC 7.30 interview with Leigh Sales

E&OE… Topics: Suicide prevention trial extended to four regions; Medicare; Cory Bernardi LEIGH SALES: With me now from Canberra is the federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Do you reckon minister you would be able to find some time and head up there and meet with that dad and go for a drive with him and…

3AW Talking Health interview with Sally Cockburn

E&OE… Topics: Launch of the Turnbull Government’s $125 million NHMRC funding into medical research SALLY COCKBURN: Welcome and congratulations on your new portfolio. You were previously the Environment Minister and now you’re looking after Health. We love it. GREG HUNT: Look, it’s an incredible portfolio. And over the last six months I also had responsibility…