Assistance to keep young Victorians out of aged care

I am pleased to advise the Victorian At Home Care Grants scheme is open again to provide much-needed financial assistance to keep young people with a disability in their own homes. This year, Youngcare is offering $200,000 in grants for up to 30 young Victorians to help them avoid premature admission into aged care facilities.…

Phillip Island & Bass Coast Green Army project on the way

The Coalition Government is delivering another key election commitment with legislation to establish the Green Army introduced to Parliament. The Green Army Programme is a key part of the Government’s Cleaner Environment Plan under the Clean Land pillar. The Government will shortly be undertaking a tender process for service providers who will engage the Green…

Peninsula Green Army projects on the way

The Coalition Government is delivering another key election commitment with legislation to establish the Green Army introduced to Parliament. The Green Army Programme is a key part of the Government’s Cleaner Environment Plan under the Clean Land pillar. The Government will shortly be undertaking a tender process for service providers who will engage the Green…

Be part of Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday

I will be joining the Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group on Sunday to clean up Balcombe Creek Estuary in Mt Martha this Clean Up Australia Day. Balcombe Creek, with its estuary, is the last unspoilt waterway entering the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay. Clean Up Australia Day is an opportunity for environmental groups and community…

Health care for Defence families

Defence families are to receive additional benefits through a new health care program. The Government has launched the National Australian Defence Force Family Health Program, which will provide additional support to ADF members and their families in acknowledgement of their service and sacrifice. ADF members and their families face unique challenges such as regular postings…

Identifying broadband blackspots

Residents across the Mornington Peninsula, Western Port, Bass Coast and Phillip Island can see how their suburb rates for internet connectivity through a new website. The National Broadband Network (NBN) Company has launched the MyBroadband website, which allows residents to enter their address and receive a report on the availability and quality of broadband in…

Local Government schools encouraged to become Independent Public Schools

I am encouraging local public schools to take more responsibility for their own affairs by becoming independent. The Government’s $70 million Independent Public Schools initiative allows schools to have a greater say in their own governance and encourages greater community and parental engagement. I hope schools across the electorate from Sorrento to Hastings, Koo Wee…

Do Something Near You

It is incredibly rewarding to give back to the community and now there is an easy way for volunteers to connect with local community organisations in need of help. I have partnered with DoSomething!, which connects willing volunteers to community groups in their area. I encourage local community groups and volunteers to get on board.…

Do Something Near You

It is incredibly rewarding to give back to the community and now there is an easy way for volunteers to connect with local community organisations in need of help. I have partnered with DoSomething!, which connects willing volunteers to community groups in their area. I encourage local community groups and volunteers to get on board.…

Hunt is on to help spot youth depression

Federal Environment Minister and Member for Flinders Greg Hunt has made a bold move to become a patron for the Ties For Lives foundation. Ties for Lives provides support to young people in the community by identifying the early signs of depression and anxiety. Mr Hunt said he was happy to support such a valuable…