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Nominations Open for the 2015 Victorian Training Awards

Nominations for the 2015 Victorian Training Awards are now open. Students who have achieved their training goals are encouraged to apply. Now in their 61st year, the Awards celebrate the achievements of Victoria’s training system and recognise collaboration and innovation by students, teachers, employers and..

Free Whooping Cough Vaccine for Parents to Start

Expectant parents and parents of newborns in the City of Kingston will be able to receive the whooping cough vaccine for free from 1 June. Announced during World Immunisation Week, the Parents’ Whooping Cough Vaccination Program will be available to all pregnant women from 28..

Mentone Reserve

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Sport. The action I seek is for the minister to prioritise funding for the upgrade of Mentone Reserve, home of the St Bedes/Mentone Tigers Amateur Football Club and the Mentone Cricket Club, following the Andrews..

The Fallen

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — We are now less than two weeks from marking the centenary of Anzac on Saturday, 25 April — a truly significant occasion when as a nation we will reflect on the sacrifices of our men and women during World War I. Across our communities, local..

Community to Win Support for Local Road Safety Solutions

Member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson MP has encouraged community groups to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address local road safety issues. The latest round of the TAC’s $1 million Community Road Safety Grants program is open to not-for-profit registered groups who can identify a..

Multi Million Dollar Program Now Open for Local Emergency Services

The Victorian Government will provide up to $12.54 million to support volunteer emergency services organisations protect lives and property across the state.  This is an increase of more than $400,000 than the previous year. Applications for the 2015-16 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) are..

Grants of up to $60,000 to Build Men’s Sheds

Following the release of $750,000 in funding by The Andrews Labor Government, communities across Victoria can now apply for grants to build a new Men’s Shed. Grants of up to $60,000 are now available to help build new sheds, especially where there is a high..

Learn Local Award Nominations Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government and Tim Richardson MP are encouraging Learn Local students, teachers and organisations to enter the 2015 Learn Local Awards. The Learn Local awards highlight the important role Learn Local organisations play in supporting young people and adults to develop the skills..

Melbourne Metro Rail Project

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter for the Minister for Public Transport. The action I seek is for the minister to prioritise investment in the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel. Melbourne Metro rail includes two 9-kilometre underground rail tunnels that will transform Melbourne’s public transport system…

Edithvale Primary School

Mr RICHARDSON — Last week I attended the Edithvale Primary School fete, along with hundreds of local residents. The fete was an absolute success with substantial support from the local school community, community groups, organisations and businesses. I congratulate the school’s principal, Denise Webster, and assistant principal,..

Chelsea Heights Community Centre

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — Over the weekend I stopped by the Chelsea Heights Community Centre open day, which showcased the services and programs on offer. The open day was action-packed with kinder programs, fitness and dancing classes, cooking demonstrations and sporting activities, along with displays and stalls…

Minister Garrett Reaffirms Commitment to Edithvale CFA

An Andrews Labor Government is committed to building a new fire station for the Edithvale CFA, supporting our hard working firefighters who work tirelessly to keep the local community safe. This week the Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett MP, joined the Member for Mordialloc,..

Ice Action Plan Will Help Families, Save Lives in Kingston

Today the Andrews Labor Government reaffirmed its pledge to reduce the supply, demand and the community harm of the drug ice through a $45.5 Million program. As part of this plan, Premier Daniel Andrews today released Victoria’s Ice Action Plan. Ice use is a complex..

Mordialloc District Parents and Kinders Need Funding Certainty

Member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson MP today called for the Abbott Government to continue funding 15 hours of kinder for four-year-olds. The evidence shows that a child’s development and school readiness is greatly improved by attending 15 hours of kindergarten per week. Under  the National..