Local Updates

2015 School Leavers' Guide

Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Leaving school is an exciting time and there are many opportunities available to young people. Exploring your options means accessing current information on a range of pathways, talking to your parents, friends, teachers and career advisers.
There are more than six million volunteers across Australia who generously donate their time, efforts and energy in varying roles throughout their local communities.

New funding available for men’s sheds

Thursday, 10 September 2015
Member for Casey Tony Smith is encouraging men’s sheds in the Casey electorate to apply for up to $8000 funding as part of Round 11 of the National Shed Development Programme.
In 2009, I initiated the Casey Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Awards to recognise, reward, and encourage careers in local trades and small businesses. The apprentices and trainees of today will help form the backbone of our small businesses and local economy into the future.

Upcoming Mobile Office Times

Tuesday, 7 April 2015
As your Federal Member, it's my job to listen and understand your local concerns. That's why I conduct regular mobile offices and listening posts. A list of my upcoming mobile office times is below.
One of the many great features of the Yarra Ranges is the long roads winding through some of the Victoria’s most beautiful vistas. Drivers and motorcyclists flock to our area of a weekend to cruise along our highways. If we are to have improved living standards, greater opportunity, better services and more jobs in the years ahead, we must take a number of steps today to build a stronger economy—both locally and nationally. All of these steps require repairing the budget so that we can get off the runaway debt train, build trade opportunities so that our businesses can sell their products and services into new markets, and reduce business and household costs—like the carbon tax which has already been abolished. Another critical step is investing in infrastructure, particularly better roads; both at a local and state level. This is why the Federal Government is investing more than $10 million…
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