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The 2016 Budget is an economic plan for Australia. It is a plan for a strong new economy with more jobs and growth. As Australia successfully transitions from the mining investment boom to a stronger, more diversified economy, it is vital that our tax system drives economic growth and national prosperity.
A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will invest $600,000 in a $2.5 million upgrade of the Monbulk Recreation Reserve to enable the construction of a new pavilion for the football, netball and cricket community, Liberal Member for Casey, Tony Smith and Minister for Regional Development, Senator Fiona Nash announced today.
A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will provide $500,000 towards the construction of a new $2 million contemporary sports pavilion at Kilsyth Recreation Reserve, Liberal Member for Casey Tony Smith and Minister for Regional Development Senator Fiona Nash announced today.
Superfast broadband is coming to more than 50,000 homes and businesses in our local electorate under an accelerated three-year rollout of the NBN. Across Australia the NBN is powering ahead with the release of a comprehensive construction plan to network 9.5 million premises nationwide.
The 2015 Federal Budget delivers for local families and small businesses, said Tony Smith, Federal Member for Casey. “It invests an additional $3.5 billion over five years on child care assistance that will make child care simpler, more affordable and more accessible. “The new $5.5 billion Growing Jobs and Small Business package will help local small businesses in the outer-east and Yarra Valley to invest more, grow their enterprises, and employ more locals.
Young people involved in the Quinn Reserve & Mt Evelyn Aqueduct Protection Program Green Army project have commenced on-ground works. "This project will benefit Mount Evelyn and surrounding regions through protecting the natural and cultural heritage values of Quinn Reserve and the Aqueduct Trail," Tony Smith said. Participants will undertake activities on community reserve assets managed for ecological, cultural and passive recreational activities in Mt Evelyn.
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