Emissions Reduction Fund opens for business

The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to tackle climate change without Labor’s painful carbon tax, with the first Emissions Reduction Fund auction to open on 15 April 2015. This is the first in a series of opportunities for businesses across the economy to undertake emissions reduction activities and bid their reductions into an…

Green Army Round 3 now open for applications

Community organisations, environment groups and local councils around Australia are invited to nominate new Green Army projects to support practical environment and conservation activities in their region – with Round 3 of the programme now open for applications. The Green Army gives Australians aged 17-24 years the opportunity for training and experience in environmental and…

Disaster assistance for residents in Somerville and Tyabb

Residents of Somerville and Tyabb who were victims of the storms and floods on January 7 will be eligible for Emergency Relief Assistance, jointly funded by the state and federal governments. The Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements will provide emergency grants to eligible people in Somerville and Tyabb who suffered personal hardship and…

Anzac Centenary grant for Phillip Island RSL

The Phillip Island RSL Sub-Branch will be able to refurbish the Cowes cenotaph and make it more accessible for the Anzac Day service this year thanks to an $11,000 Commonwealth Government grant. Flinders MP Greg Hunt said the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program gave community members the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice that…

Koo Wee Rup and surrounding communities get better access to Doctors

A number of communities in my electorate will find it easier to attract doctors following the Australian Government’s announcement of a new District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) system.  I have long supported these changes and have been working for many years to ensure communities have better access to doctors locally. Changes to the way the…

$1.4 million to celebrate Australia’s national heritage

Community groups across Australia are now able to apply for grants through the 2014-15 round of the Community Heritage and Icons Grants Programme. These grants are part of a commitment by the Australian Government to provide opportunities for community groups to engage with and raise awareness of places recognised on Australia’s National Heritage List. The…

Please help Abacus find a new home

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt is joining the cause to help Abacus find a new home. In July this year, Mr Hunt will embark on a 500km walk across his electorate to increase awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and to raise a minimum of $25,000 to kick-start Abacus Learning Centre’s new building fund.…

Anzac Centenary grant for Dromana Red Hill RSL Sub-Branch

Dromana Red Hill RSL Sub-Branch will create a memorial garden to honour the local servicemen and women who served in World War I thanks to a $5,000 Commonwealth Government grant. Flinders MP Greg Hunt said the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program gave community members the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice that epitomises the…