Celebrating National Tree Day

I was delighted to join people on the Dromana Foreshore on Saturday ahead of National Tree Day on Sunday, July 27 to plant trees and revegetate our local environment. Communities around Australia celebrated National Tree Day on Sunday and across the weekend. It was an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the positive…

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Celebrating 25 years of Landcare

I was delighted to join the 25th anniversary celebrations of Landcare on Sunday July 20 at Mornington Peninsula Youth Enterprises. Landcare started as a small group, funded by generous farmers and community members and has now grown to more than 6000 affiliated groups across the country. Landcare has become one of our most important environmental…

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Sport for more Australian school children

The Australian Government is investing $100 million to improve sporting opportunities for school children. The Sporting Schools initiative will provide more children with an opportunity to participate in a range of sports – before, during and after school. Sport and physical activity are vital to a child’s development, especially during the early years. Through sporting…

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Flinders electorate provides feedback to Mobile Black Spot Programme

Today we were pleased to meet with stakeholders, councils, businesses, Victorian members of parliament and other key figures in the Flinders electorate to discuss the Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme. The Mobile Black Spot Programme is an Australian Government initiative to extend mobile phone coverage and competition in regional Australia – the first…

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