201510.28

Union continues China FTA scare campaign with concocted, deceitful ‘debates’

Wednesday, 28 October 2015: The free trade agreements (FTAs) negotiated by the Coalition Government are a great opportunity to boost jobs, growth, incomes and living standards. Despite this, the union movement has continually campaigned against the China FTA and spread false and misleading information, off the back of robo-calls to local households and push-polling aimed…

201510.28

Local business to host charity golf day

 Wednesday 28 October 2015: Joint media release with local business Vertical Matters. Local businesses and golfing enthusiasts who would like to enjoy fun day out while supporting a worthwhile cause are encouraged to attend the upcoming WaterAid Golf Charity Day at The National in Frankston. Frankston technology company Vertical Matters is proud to be supporting…

201510.21

All premises on track to get NBN by end of 2017

Wednesday 21 October 2015: All Dunkley premises are on track to have National Broadband Network (NBN) delivered by the end of 2017 – a decade earlier and far cheaper than expected under the previous Labor government. To coincide with the announcement of this accelerated plan for Dunkley, I am excited 2,700 premises in parts of…

201510.21

Local businesses and larger corporations urged to help young people reach their potential

Wednesday, 21 October 2015: A key focus of mine, as someone who grew up in the community I now have the honor of representing, is working to ensure local young people have every chance of reaching their full potential. Growing up in this community and being educated in a housing commission area helped develop this…

201510.16

Let’s support ‘Mums supporting families in need’

Friday 16th October, 2015: Donna Cartwright, Jodie Harris and their team of dedicated volunteers in ‘Mums Supporting Families in Need’ (MSFIN) make a real difference in the lives of many families across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula who are facing challenges. The group’s Seaford factory, which stores donated goods and ‘help packages’ ready to go…

201510.16

Election as Chair, Joint Standing Committee on NDIS

Friday 16th October 2015: I am delighted to announce my election as Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is an important responsibility overseeing one of the most significant social program reforms for a generation – I will take it on with great care, passion and persistence. The…

201510.14

Transcript – ABC 774 ‘Fight Club’ with Sophie Black and Anna Burke

Wednesday 14th October 2015: Subjects: Cabinet reshuffle, children in detention, terror laws. SOPHIE BLACK: We have got Bruce Billson, former Minister for Small Business and Liberal Member for Dunkley. And Anna Bourke, former Speaker and the ALP Member for Chisholm in Canberra. Welcome to both of you. BRUCE BILLSON: Thanks Sophie. ANNA BOURKE: It is…

201510.08

Green Army restore part of region’s national story

Friday 9 October 2015:  Five outstanding young people have completed a six-month native vegetation conservation project at Mulberry Hill historical house and estate. The National Trust property in Langwarrin South has been transformed from a ‘festival of agapanthus’ to a more fitting tribute as a flagship heritage property and home to a significant part of…

201510.08

Community comes together for ageing expo

Thursday 8 October 2015:  Hundreds of the region’s ‘mature’ residents and dozens of local service providers came together today to make Peninsula Health’s 10th Ageing Well Expo a ‘healthy success’. Australia enjoys one of the highest life expectancies of any country in the world. Latest figures show that in 2013, it was 84.3 years for…