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…

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…

Turnbull Government delivers $7.6 million boost to help Australian businesses bring new products to market

Twenty-two Australian businesses will turbocharge their bright ideas and take them to market sooner with a $7.6 million boost from the Turnbull Government. The businesses have all developed innovative new products but need financial support and expert advice to commercialise their ideas. The grants are provided as part of the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme and…

Government enhances protections for Phillip Island small businesses

Phillip Island small businesses will have increased protections under Australian consumer law, thanks to new laws passed by the Turnbull Government. Changes to Australian unfair contract terms under consumer law will provide close to 900 small businesses on Phillip Island the same protections as available to consumers, following an extensive consultation and implementation period. This…

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…