Cricket Australia supports 500km Walk for Autism

With less than a week to go until I set out on my 500km walk around the electorate to increase awareness about autism, I am humbled by the support I have already received. Cricket Australia has generously donated a cricket bat signed by the Australian Cricket team that will be auctioned off at Abacus’ gala…

The countdown is on for 500km Walk for Autism

The countdown is on for 500km Walk for AutismWith only two weeks to go until I set out on my 500km walk around the electorate to increase awareness about autism, I am looking forward to the journey and meeting people along the way. The main reason for my walk is to increase awareness about autism…

Honouring the outstanding contribution of our senior residents

I am calling for nominations for the Flinders Seniors Awards. The seniors awards are an opportunity for us to recognise residents who have made an outstanding contribution to our community. The Flinders electorate is blessed with a large population of senior residents who work tirelessly to help others in need. These unsung heroes dedicate countless…

Join my 500km Walk for Autism

In July this year, I will embark on a 500km walk around my electorate to increase awareness about autism and raise money for Abacus Learning Centre and Amaze (Autism Victoria). I invite you to walk with me for 1km, a day, or any part of the walk to help me support this cause or to…

National Stronger Regions Fund Round Two opens to support local projects

Round Two of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund is now open. The fund will provide a significant injection for local towns and communities to ensure residents in regional areas have access to top-class facilities. This is about making our regions more attractive places to live, work and enjoy. The Fund…

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…

Providing funding to strengthen our local communities

Communities in the Flinders electorate will benefit from a significant boost in funding announced in the 2015 Budget. The Government’s new Stronger Communities Program will provide $45 million over two years to fund small capital projects. In my electorate of Flinders, we will receive funding of $150,000 per year over two years to support projects…

Green Army makes a difference in Mount Eliza

The team of young Australians working to improve the natural environment of Mount Eliza’s Linear Reserves were today acknowledged for their hard work as they officially graduated from Green Army. The team has spent 26 weeks carrying out extensive weed control, contributing to fuel reduction and improving the biodiversity of indigenous species. Environment Minister Greg Hunt said…