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…

201510.08

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…

201509.20

Statement – Cabinet Arrangements

Sunday 20 September 2015: The success of the new Turnbull Coalition Government is crucial to the success of our nation and the opportunities and quality life of our citizens. A Bill Shorten-led CFMEU-controlled Labor Government would be a disaster for our nation’s future. I had hoped to continue my full contribution leading the Coalition’s work…

201509.09

$500,000 Nepean Highway safety improvements scheduled for October

Recognising the community’s concerns with safety along the black length of Nepean Highway in Mount Eliza, I have been working hard to deliver a solution for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. I am delighted that after securing $400,000 from the Australian Government for safety upgrades, construction of the project is expected to begin in October and…