Ballot opens for 100th anniversary commemorations at Gallipoli

A ballot has opened for Australians interested in attending Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli in 2015. The 100th anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli will be a very significant commemorative occasion for the people of both nations. To ensure that Australians and New Zealanders can attend as safely,…

Dunkley scores a specialist Breast Care Nurse

Dunkley scores a specialist Breast Care Nurse

The Dunkley community will soon benefit from an additional breast care nurse at the Bays Hospital following the expansion of the McGrath Foundation program funded by the Australian Government. Local Member for Dunkley Bruce Billson welcomed the announcement saying it will provide invaluable support to those with breast cancer and their families in the electorate….


Bloody Big Swim bragging rights up for grabs

Local Federal Member for Dunkley, Bruce Billson today encouraged the community to show their support for local lifesaving clubs in the electorate and get involved in the Bloody Big Swim on 18 January. The bloody big swim has been running for almost 10 years and this year more than 500 participants have registered to take…


Government releases details for competition review

The utilities, groceries and the automotive fuel markets will be some of the sectors of the economy which will come under scrutiny when the Federal Government’s ‘root and branch’ review of competition law kicks off early next year. The draft terms of reference released today have been framed to shine a light on the practices and…


Government welcomes ACCC fuel shopper docket announcement

The Federal Government has welcomed the announcement from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that it has concluded its investigation into whether large fuel saving offers (“shopper dockets”) issued by Coles and Woolworths were reducing competition in retail fuel markets. We know shopper docket fuel discounts are very popular with consumers, especially around this…


Billson upholds promise to scrap the carbon tax

Local Federal MP Bruce Billson has moved to keep his word to the Dunkley electorate voting to abolish the carbon tax in Parliament. This was an important vote because repealing the carbon tax will leave local families on average $550 a year better off. Only the Coalition Government is interested in helping Australian families with…


Government welcomes industry led protection for suppliers

The Federal Government has welcomed the release of a draft Food and Grocery Code of Conduct by Coles, Woolworths and the Australian Food and Grocery Council to balance out relationships between retailers and suppliers. It’s pleasing to see the industry collaboratively working together to achieve an outcome which regulates the way suppliers and retailers interact….


Franchise Council of Australia Conference

Well it looks like a lot has changed. We’ve gone from worms to smiley faces to stern faces to sad faces and if its any comfort to you its not unusual that people vote in advance and judge their politicians before they say anything. You did say the Minister for Small Business should know something…


Address to the Australian Food And Grocery Council

Terry talked about a nation that is open for business and that is very much the ethos the Abbott Government brings. But just hoping for that isn’t enough. There is actually a need to nurture and enable an environment that is encouraging and welcoming of enterprise, so that people who are prepared to mortgage their…