201507.02

Local asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women’s group receives grant for work program

SisterWorks Inc., a Melbourne support social enterprise for local migrants, refugees and asylum seeker women has been awarded a $50,000 NAB Community Grant for its Business Lab program. Under the program, participants have access to unique business education programs tailored to the needs of vulnerable women to set-up and grow their start-up businesses. I was…

201506.24

Local youth continue to get opportunities to improve job skills and environment

Local youth are continuing to get opportunities to gain valuable job skills while improving the environment with a new Green Army project approved for Frankston and two underway in Mount Eliza and across the Mornington Peninsula. The Frankston project, announced under Round 3 of the Federally funded program today, brings the total number approved in…

201506.18

Mornington and Mount Martha NBN Brought Forward

18,400 premises covering all of Mornington and part of Mount Martha are next to get NBN, around a decade earlier than expected under the previous Labor Government. Reliable, fast broadband is vital for the Mornington and Mount Martha residential areas, but particularly for our commercial and industrial precincts which rely on the internet and electronic…

201505.22

Increased road safety for Mt Eliza residents

Friday 22 May 2015: Mount Eliza motorists and pedestrians will be safer following confirmation by VicRoads of much-needed improvements to be undertaken on Nepean Highway near Tower Road later this year. Following my 2013 election commitment to ensure safety improvements could occur at the intersection of Nepean Hwy, Tower Road and Volitans Ave in Mount…

201504.27

86 local bowel cancer deaths 86 too many

Monday 27 April 2015: As part of the ‘a gift for living’ bowel cancer awareness campaign, the Cancer Council Victoria and I are encouraging local residents to take advantage of free home testing. Under a staged expansion of the home kit programme announced by the Abbott Government at the launch of the campaign, more age…

201504.22

Tackling graffiti in Frankston

Wednesday 22 April 2015: A new purpose built graffiti removal vehicle will hit the streets to tackle graffiti in the Frankston area. The Mayor of Frankston City Council, Cr Sandra Mayer joined me today to unveil the vehicle, which along with associated graffiti clean-up kits and product is part of the Langwarrin Graffiti Response and…

201504.21

Addressing local cyber bullying and online safety

Monday 20 April 2015: As a father and the local Federal Member, I am deeply concerned about the increased threat to our children of communicating online as the internet expands and develops. Research has found that over a 12 month period, one in five Australian children aged eight to seventeen are exposed to cyberbullying. Despite…

201504.17

Citizens encouraged to support local Anzac centenary projects

Friday 17 April 2015: The centenary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli is the most significant period of commemoration in our nation’s history and for our region. In the lead up to Anzac Day, I encourage Dunkley residents, businesses and visitors to support the many local projects and events commemorating the centenary. There are Anzac…