201511.30

Significance of basketball complex redevelopment project for region reiterated at ministerial meeting

Monday 30 November 2015: Today I again met the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon. Michael McCormack MP, to re-emphasise the case for the Frankston Basketball Redevelopment project to be granted funding under the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF). Assistant Minister McCormack has carriage of the highly competitive NSRF, and is expected…

201511.28

State Government backs Medicentre plan formulated at Billson meeting

Saturday 28 November 2015: I welcome the State Government’s adoption of the Medicentre sustainability plan formulated at a meeting I convened with Peninsula Health and South Eastern Primary Care Network (SEPCN). Attendees will remember this 45 minute discussion mapped out the Medicentre sustainability solution the State Minister has now echoed in her media statement. I…

201511.27

Billson leads ‘final push’ for basketball complex redevelopment as community hub

Friday 27 November 2015: With a decision likely in the coming weeks, today I convened a very constructive meeting with Frankston City Council and the Frankston and District Basketball Association (FDBA) to support my campaign to secure Commonwealth funding for the stadium redevelopment. I am pursuing a significant contribution through the National Stronger Regions Fund…

201511.24

Election 2016: Time to hang up the campaign R.M.Williams

Tuesday 24 November 2015: Today I advised my parliamentary colleagues I will not be seeking to earn the support of my beloved Dunkley community at the next election to represent ‘Melbourne’s Riviera’ for an eighth term. After two decades in public life, my family and I have reflected on circumstances following the change of leadership…

201511.17

Local building and renovation ‘smarts’ showcased at new Frankston centre

Tuesday 17 November 2015: The great thing about TV shows like ‘The Block’, ‘House Rules’ and ‘Reno Rumble’ is that for home owners, renovators and potential buyers it generates a whole world of ideas and possibilities. But where do you go to find out more and get other ideas that might work for your place…

201511.12

Release of report into roll-out of NDIS

Thursday 12 November 2015: This morning I tabled the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS’s) Progress Report on the implementation and administration of the NDIS. The NDIS is one of the most important social reforms for a generation – a crucial and transformational endeavor of profound importance for our time. Its…

201511.11

Transcript – ABC 774 with Raf Epstein – GST, Christmas Island, childcare, Carbon Emission Targets

Wednesday 11 November 2015: Subjects: GST and tax reform, Christmas Island, Childcare and Family Tax Benefits and Carbon Emission Targets RAFAEL EPSTEIN: I need Brad Pitt to re-record that so it’s not just gentlemen. However, in the blue corner is Bruce Billson. He is the liberal member for the seat of Dunkley, you will of…

201511.05

Works set to start on Nepean Highway near Mt Eliza

Thursday 5 November 2015: ROAD works designed to reduce the risk of serious crashes occurring at the intersection of the Nepean Highway and Tower Road, near Mt Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula, are due to start next week. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the project will include a…