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It is truly a special honour to be chosen by you as Speaker, and especially so to be chosen unanimously. To have the unanimous support of the House is not just a welcome endorsement; it is an important reminder that I am Speaker not only of the House of Representatives but also for the House of Representatives—that is, for you, the members of the House of Representatives. I am always mindful of that as I discharge my duties—I was in the last parliament and I will be in this one as well.
A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will contribute $140,000 to provide new courts and lighting for netballers in Coldstream, Federal Member for Casey Tony Smith announced today. This funding package would see Yarra Ranges Council prioritise this project in its sporting infrastructure budget by matching the $140,000 of federal funding to complete the $280,000 project.
A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will provide $140,000 for netball court lighting in Healesville and Montrose, Federal Member for Casey, Tony Smith announced today. This funding package would see Yarra Ranges Council prioritise this project in its sporting infrastructure budget by also providing $140,000 to complete the $280,000 project.
A re-elected Turnbull Government will make our streets safer by providing $420,000 for a CCTV camera network package in five Yarra Ranges communities, Federal Member for Casey Tony Smith MP announced today. The funding has been pledged under the Coalition’s $40 million Safer Communities Fund.
The Coalition is getting on with the job of delivering our water infrastructure needs, today announcing $391,500 to fast track feasibility studies to improve water security for the horticulture industry in Casey. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce today announced the funding, as part of the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.
A re-elected Turnbull Government will deliver a major boost to health services in Melbourne’s East, allowing patients bulk billing access to access Eastern Health’s new MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) service at Maroondah Hospital. Liberal Member for Deakin Michael Sukkar said in contrast to most other areas of the city, residents across the east did not currently have access to publicly-owned and operated MRI services, with local outpatients forced to wait six to eight weeks for an examination.
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