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…

201511.04

Grants available for local volunteers

Wednesday 4 November 2015: In many ways, local volunteers are the backbone of our community, providing services to those in need which might not otherwise be available. To help support the work of these selfless men and women, community organisations across the region can now apply for grants of up to $5,000. The grants are…

201511.02

Mornington’s rich history comes to life and our streets

Monday 2 November 2015: Mornington’s rich history has been brought to life, our streets and into our homes through technology. The Mornington and District Historical Society has used a Commonwealth Government grant to provide the community with access to a wealth of creatively delivered historical information through its website. The $4480 grant used for the…

201510.28

Union continues China FTA scare campaign with concocted, deceitful ‘debates’

Wednesday, 28 October 2015: The free trade agreements (FTAs) negotiated by the Coalition Government are a great opportunity to boost jobs, growth, incomes and living standards. Despite this, the union movement has continually campaigned against the China FTA and spread false and misleading information, off the back of robo-calls to local households and push-polling aimed…