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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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.…

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Trades Skills Centre for Western Port

Funding has been approved for a Trades Skills Centre at Western Port Secondary College. The $1.1million facility will assist in up-skilling young people in the trades sector so they are able to take up local employment opportunities. Project funding agreements have been amended to improve industry engagement and collaboration. There is a keen interest among…

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Local Sporting Champions grants

I am pleased to announce the recipients of the latest round of Local Sporting Champions grants. These grants of $500 for individuals and $3,000 for teams allow our budding athletes to pursue their sporting endeavours. Playing sport is synonymous with the Australian way of life and it is excellent to see so many people of…

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