Mornington Peninsula pre-schoolers given chance to learn another language

Every pre-schooler in the Mornington Peninsula will have the opportunity to learn a foreign language, as the Turnbull Government announced that applications for the popular Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program were now open. The Polyglots apps are an innovative program that has already seen around 10,000 children across the country learning new languages and…

Victorian Infrastructure Package Finalised

The Australian Government has finalised its $1.5 billion commitment to the $3 billion Victorian Infrastructure Package, which will benefit those living on Phillip Island as well as tourists visiting the region. The investment will see a range of priority projects delivered across urban and regional Victoria following ongoing discussions with the Victorian Government. At the…

$4 million boost for Australia’s growing citizen science movement

From classifying galaxies to counting koalas across the country, recording rainfall or your own sleep habits, citizen science projects give Australians the chance to contribute to scientific research. I am delighted to announce that the Turnbull Government is providing $4 million in Citizen Science Grants, over four years, to support more opportunities for the public…

New national simplification initiative to make it easier to get on with doing business and creating jobs

The Turnbull Government has struck a landmark agreement with state and territory governments for a new National Business Simplification Initiative – which will reduce the complexity of regulation for businesses and make dealings with government easier. Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Greg Hunt chaired a meeting of representatives from state and territory industry portfolios…

ABC AM – Interview with Michael Brissenden

E&OE… Topics: Agreement with state and territory governments for a new National Business Simplification Initiative; company tax cuts; 457 visas GREG HUNT: Good morning, Michael. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: So you want to make it easier to do business. How will you do it? GREG HUNT: So what we're doing is essentially slashing the number of steps…

Volunteer Grant applications now open for community groups

Community organisations across the Mornington Peninsula are encouraged to apply for grants up to $5000 as a part of the Federal Government’s $10 million Volunteer Grant funding round. This funding is a key part of the Australian Government’s support for volunteers who give their time and energy to help build stronger, more cohesive communities. Applications…

Koo Wee Rup a step closer to natural gas

After a decade and half of community advocacy, the residents of Koo Wee Rup are a step closer to receiving reticulated natural gas to their homes. Following representations made to the Victorian Government regarding the Koo Wee Rup gas project, it was pleasing to hear that the project is well advanced with the Australian Gas…

Federal Government Support for Men’s Shed

The Cranbourne Casey Men’s Shed and the New Peninsula Men's Shed Mount Martha will receive $4500 and $5000 respectively from the Turnbull Government to promote and support men’s health and wellbeing. This grant is part of $400,000 in national funding which will be distributed to 93 community Men’s Sheds across Australia. Men’s Sheds are a…

Phillip Island tourism industry benefits from new national record

The picturesque region of Phillip Island is a key reason why Australia has broken the eight million international visitor mark for the first time. Growth in the international tourism industry across Australia is great news for our local region, with world class beaches, fine dining, the award winning Phillip Island Nature Parks and serene walking…