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…

Water quality is already improving in the Great Barrier Reef

Improving the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef is a critical area for investment for the Australian Government – and we’re already making strong progress. We are tackling this challenge from a range of angles – including working directly with farmers. Over the next decade the Federal and Queensland governments will invest around…

X-ray services return to Hastings

I was delighted to officially unveil Spectrum Imaging, which opened its doors to patients in Hastings this week. The community has been without an X-ray service since early 2014 when the previous facility shutdown. Spectrum Imaging provides a vital service for residents, allowing them to access X-ray facilities closer to home. The company has a…

Beach Safety Equipment Fund supports local Surf Life Saving Clubs

I am delighted to announce that seven local Surf Life Saving Clubs will each receive a $25,000 boost in funding thanks to the Australian Government’s Beach Safety Equipment Fund. Clubs that will benefit from the additional funding include; Dromana, Gunnamatta, Mount Martha, Portsea, Point Leo, Rosebud & McCrae and Sorrento.   The additional funding will ensure…