201605.02

Local students awarded $8000 in sports grants

16 local students have each been granted $500 to help them pursue their sporting dreams. The students, from a range of schools and sporting clubs across the Frankston and Mornington regions, are the successful recipients of the latest round of the Commonwealth Government’s Local Sporting Champions grants. The programme provides funding to young sportsmen and…

201603.30

Community action as Frankston Ice Forum announced

Wednesday 30 March 2016 Community action is central to the findings of the National Ice Taskforce, and together with Peninsula Voice, I will be actively participating in the Frankston Ice Forum to be conducted on the 27th of April, 2016 from 6:30pm at Peninsula City Church. As a community representative and father, I continue to be…

201603.01

Schools remember our servicemen and women

Tuesday 1st March 2016 Four local schools will share more than $13,000 in funding from the Turnbull Government to help honour the nation’s former servicemen and women. Local Federal MP Bruce Billson said Ballam Park Primary School, Frankston High School, Karingal Primary School, McClelland College and St Jude’s Parish Primary School all successfully applied for…

201602.24

Stronger Communities Programme – Apply for a part of $150,000

Wednesday 24th February 2016   Local clubs, not-for-profit organisations and councils are encouraged to apply for a share in $150,000 made available under Round two of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. The funding can be used for capital expenditure to assist local community projects. As the Member for Dunkley, I am extremely excited to…

201602.17

Cash injection for local Sand Sculpting tourism attraction

Wednesday 17th February 2016 Tourism in Dunkley will receive a well-deserved boost with the announcement of $750,000 in funding under the Federal Government’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Programme. Federal Member for Dunkley, Bruce Billson MP, welcomed the announcement and said the investment in tourism infrastructure would help attract more visitors to the local area, allow…

201602.10

Billson urges State ‘strategic’ rethink on Frankston rail ‘project’

Wednesday 10th February 2016 The State Labor Government has been urged to rethink its attitude to the Frankston Railway Station investment with local Federal MP, Bruce Billson saying it is a ‘strategic opportunity’ not to be missed and not simply a ‘project’. Mr Billson told Federal Parliament that after highlighting how funding for the station…

201602.09

Billson urges tackling Family Violence with ‘tech update’ to laws

Tuesday 9th February 2016 Prompted by the feedback and experiences from the Peninsula Community Legal Centre, local Dunkley Federal MP Bruce Billson has urged that efforts to tackle family violence be strengthened to deal with ‘technology enabled’ intimidation and harassment. Mr Billson told Federal Parliament that the law was struggling to cope with perpetrators secretly…

201602.01

Kate Carnell – Australia’s first Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Monday 1 February 2016 Kate Carnell is an outstanding appointment as Australia’s first Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman and will be a key contributor to ‘energizing enterprise’ in the Australian economy. When I conceived the role and included it in the Coalition’s 2010 and 2013 small business election policies, I envisaged an individual with…

201601.28

Seaford Community Centre restored Junior Library saved

Thursday 28 January 2016 In its 49th year of operation, the Seaford Junior Library faced closure due to local council funding constraints. A rescue plan conceived by local Federal MP, Bruce Billson resulted in funding commitments from all levels of government and a relaunch that celebrated a rejuvenated Seaford Community Centre with a new foundation…