The Liberal National Government will a invest a further $47 million to continue to support the mental wellbeing of young Australians through headspace with a new youth mental health ambassadors project and funding for its head office.
The Liberal National Government will improve the health and care of patients in Dunkley with a guaranteed $1.25 billion boost to health services.
The Liberal National’s Government will help people in Dunkley living with an eating disorder get access to life-saving treatment with a $115 million landmark package.
The Liberal National Government will expand free access to glucose monitoring devices for pregnant women, children and more adults with type 1 diabetes, saving people in Dunkley up to $7,000 a year.
Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther today announced the Australian Government would provide $840,000 towards the project at Bayside Christian College through the Capital Grants Program.
Small businesses in Dunkley will benefit from improvements the Coalition Government is making to employee share schemes which are designed to help attract, retain and motivate employees.
In Dunkley there are more than 7035 people who negative gear their property and stand to lose if Labor has its way. Labor’s property tax will not only punish those who negative gear, but every Australian with equity in their home will be hurt by Labor’s policy.
Residents in Melbourne's bayside south-east who are doing it tough will receive ready access to vital emergency support following a $1.576 million funding boost by the Coalition Government.
Thousands of small and medium–sized businesses across Frankston and the wider electorate of Dunkley will pay less tax five years sooner, with new laws fast tracking tax relief for the sector passing Parliament last week.
The Australian Government is providing $500,000 to help establish a local program to support people with moderate to severe mental illness in the Frankston/Mornington Peninsula area.
The Kindred Clubhouse program provides a drop-in centre and is particularly important for people who may be reluctant to access the more traditional, clinical, appointment-based services. The funding will be used to employ support staff who will run regular activities for Clubhouse members, and provide advice and support. It will also cover the administrative costs associated with running the program.
The local community celebrated big wins yesterday following the official opening of the redeveloped annex at Pines Patch Garden Shed, a new mobile youth hangout bus and the new plans for, and upgraded sporting facilities at, Jubilee Park thanks to a partnership between the Australian Government and Frankston City Council.
Chris Crewther MP, Federal Member for Dunkley, today welcomed the re-location of Family Life's vital services for our region, attending the official opening of their new Family Relationship Centre (FRC) in Frankston.
The Karingal Football and Netball Club’s brand new netball court is now game ready, offering the Frankston community a new space to get active, improve their health and participate in social competition.
Residents of Dunkley will help divert up to 120,000 tonnes of waste – some 12,000 truckloads – from landfill each year, thanks to a $38 million commitment by the Coalition Government, through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
Meals services are set to return to Frankston. Frankston Life (formally CityLife), working with the Frankston Churches Breakfast Club and other local meals service providers, will be returning to Frankston from October.
Residents in South Eastern Melbourne will have access to a new free Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment program from August this year. This is the first of its kind in Victoria to help tackle harm caused by alcohol and drug use.
The Federal Government has announced more than $210,000 in grants for the 2018 Women Leaders in Sport program which provides women with development opportunities to reach their leadership potential in the sports industry.
Chris Crewther's Corner
Two key charities supporting Frankston's most vulnerable have taken a major step to relaunching.
One of the most consistent issues of concern in our community is the harms related to alcohol and drug use.
Schools in Dunkley have taken a stand against bullying today, with students set to participate in the country’s key annual anti-bullying event.
Grassroots sport in Victoria has received a boost with the construction of four new light towers at Overport Park in Frankston, south of Melbourne.
The Federal Coalition is shooting goals in Melbourne’s south-east, with a major funding boost for the Frankston District Netball Association.
Earlier this month the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) released its proposal for the redistribution of Victorian electoral boundaries.
The Australian Government has announced significant funds for major infrastructure investment and job creation for residents of Dunkley in the 2018-19 Federal Budget.
The Turnbull Government will invest $225 million towards the electrification and duplication of the rail line from Frankston to Baxter to ensure commuters on the Mornington Peninsula can get home to their families sooner and have access to more opportunities.
Chris Crewther MP, Federal Member for Dunkley, was on Monday joined by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, to discuss the positive impact that the Coalition’s policies were having on local Dunkley industry.
Funding information from the National Health Funding Body Administrator (NHFBA) has shown that Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has slowed investment into healthcare on the Mornington Peninsula to a crawl.
Chris Crewther MP, Federal Member for Dunkley and Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee, has welcomed the new campaign launched by the Australian Federal Government to tackle orphanage tourism and child exploitation around the world.
Parents in the seaside town of Mount Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula can now drop their children off at the local public school in safety following the construction of a new carpark on Canadian Bay Road.
Our local community, landcare, environment and other natural resource management groups can now apply for funding to help restore our local environment in Dunkley, under the Coalition Government’s $5 million Environment Small Grants opportunity.
The Turnbull Government is making it easier for people with disability to participate in nationally-focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia.
The ongoing dispute between Frankston District Basketball Association (FDBA) and Frankston City Council (Council), over lease terms for the Frankston Basketball Stadium site in Seaford, has put $5.2 million in Federal Government funding for basketball and co-utilised facilities in jeopardy.
The Federal Coalition Government, through the Roads to Recovery Programme, has funded an upgrade to the safety and quality of parts of North Road in Langwarrin, made possible by $230,000 of federal funding.
The Turnbull Government is providing funding for Peninsula North Men’s Shed to provide specialised equipment identified by members to meet the needs of Shed operations.
Over 5,300 families in Dunkley will be better off from the Federal Coalition Government’s child care overhaul.
Mr Crewther, Chair of the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, today tabled the Committee’s final report, Hidden in Plain Sight: Inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia, to Parliament.
The day after the Victorian State Labor Government announced they had signed a contract to close Eel Race Road to make way for the undesirable Sky Rail, concerned residents from Seaford, Carrum and Frankston rallied at the level crossing in protest of the decision.
The Federal Coalition Government, through the Roads to Recovery Programme, is continuing to upgrade the safety and quality of local roads in Dunkley with the most recent focus, Two Bays Road in Mount Eliza, to be reconstructed in coming months, with $1,825,000 of federal funding.
Our local Dunkley environment and a new generation of job-seekers are better off, with the graduation of some of the federally funded Green Army teams in Dunkley last week.
The long-awaited Oliver’s Hill Safe Boat Refuge is one step closer, with Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP, today announcing that Stage One of the $500,000 project has been signed off by the Federal Minister.
This month the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, turned his back on more than $7 billion in additional funding for Victorian hospitals, putting politics ahead of patients.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and VicRoads have reached an agreement that will allow the $280,000 Federally funded upgrade of the car park on the corner of Canadian Bay Road and Nepean Highway to go ahead.
Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP, this week officially opened the new $1.5 million Federal Government funded Trades Skills Centre and $350,000 in newly developed roadways and car parking at Bayside Christian College.
The $4 million Federally funded Dunkley Rail Plan has been initiated with the State and Federal Governments now coming to an agreement to proceed with the business case.
ENERGY costs and tax cuts dominated talks with small business owners as the Federal Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther took the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack to the heart of his electorate today.
Ballam Park users will have access to improved facilities with funding being made available for facilities used by the Karingal Bulls Football/Netball Club, Ballam Park Cricket Club, Frankston Athletic Club and Frankston Little Athletics Centre thanks to investment by the Turnbull Coalition Government.
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Federal Member for Dunkley, Mr Chris Crewther, today announced that grant applications for round two of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund programme opened last Friday, 29 September 2017.
Federal Member for Dunkley, Mr Chris Crewther MP, said the Government had provided $50,000 in grant funding for local community commemorations in Dunkley to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in 2018.
Hockey players in Victoria’s Peninsula region celebrated the opening of the upgraded Monash University Peninsula Hockey Centre today, after the installation of a state-of-the-art synthetic pitch.
Dunkley is set to greatly benefit from the Coalition’s Federal Budget handed down on Tuesday night, with substantial funding committed to the electorate.
Mr Chris Crewther MP said the Dunkley community would pause on Anzac Day to honour the service and sacrifice of all Australian men and women who have served in defence of our country.
A new schools funding estimator is set to help Dunkley parents, teachers, principals and school communities see exactly how they stand to benefit from the Turnbull Government’s new $18.6 billion needs-based schools funding plan.
Mornington residents on Saturday celebrated the official opening of the Elsie Dorington Reserve netball courts, following the completion of court upgrades and lighting.
In another boost for community development in Frankston, two infrastructure projects have been given the green light with funding from the Coalition Government approved for stage two of the Frankston North Community Centre, also benefiting the Pines Men’s Shed, and a new Mobile Youth Hangout project through the advocacy of the Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP.
The Frankston region’s Indigenous community were visited last week by Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health the Hon. Ken Wyatt MP and Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP.
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan has today announced that the Coalition Government will take an important step to further strengthen our world-leading approach to combatting modern slavery.
The community of Mornington in Victoria will have better access to palliative care as the newly refurbished Peninsula Home Hospice reopened to the public last Friday.
Superfast broadband has arrived in Mornington as the National Broadband Network (nbn) has now made services available to more than 10,000 homes and businesses – with another 6,000 due to come online in coming weeks.
An increased number of older Australians will be able to continue to live independently at home and in their communities with $115 million in extra aged-care funding support from the Australian Government.
Community sport clubs in Dunkley are being encouraged to take part in a Turnbull Government program to reduce the impact of illegal drugs on Australian communities.
Dunkley stands to lose up to 200 local jobs if a State Government plan to move the train stabling yards from Carrum to Kananook, Seaford, goes ahead.
The Peninsula is the first in the country to receive a federally-funded Local Drug Action Team (LDAT), with local Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP, and Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, today announcing this initiative at Frankston Hospital, along with Peninsula Health CEO Sue Williams, LDAT members and other community representatives.
Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP, announced today that young people in the Dunkley electorate will soon be able to access Employability Skills Training to help improve their chances of finding and keeping a job.
Volunteers in Dunkley are among nearly 100,000 volunteers across Australia benefiting from $10 million in Australian Government grants to support community organisations.
On 9 November 2016 I spoke in Parliament House about Tourette Syndrome. This is the first time I have raised this publicly, or in any job, or beyond close friends and family.
Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP, this week announced that $535,790 in Federal Government funding has now been approved for Peninsula Home Hospice.
Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP, this week spearheaded a GoFundMe donations page to save the Frankston Dolphins VFL Football Club, to help eliminate the Club’s debt to help it regain its VFL licence for the 2018 season, and is now with the Steering Committee calling for donations.
Community organisations in Dunkley are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their volunteers.
As of 1 January 2017, Dunkley patients will each save hundreds of dollars under the Federal Coalition’s fully funded license for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services at Frankston Hospital, secured by the Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester MP, this week joined Dunkley MP, Chris Crewther, to announce the delivery of $1,188,480 in funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program within the Frankston City Council area.
A new campaign has been launched aiming to put an extra 100 young people in the electorate of Dunkley on the path to a rewarding career in just 60 days and help boost the local skilled workforce in Melbourne’s southeast.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt and Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther yesterday announced the delivery of $240,000 in funding for Frankston Headspace, ensuring vital mental health services are available to young people in the local community for the next two years.
More than 2000 medicine brands treating common conditions will drop in price for residents in Dunkley from next month – some by as much as 50 per cent or more – with the Turnbull Government delivering a win-win for consumers and taxpayers.
Veterans and their families on the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from Australian Government grant funding for local projects.
This week, Chris Crewther MP, Federal Member for Dunkley was joined by Cabinet Secretary the Hon Arthur Sinodinos, to officially launch the Frankston Foundry Innovation Hub and visit the Greek Senior Citizens Club where $4400 in federal funding was committed to develop their kitchen facilities.
Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP, convened an urgent meeting today with Frankston City Council Mayor Cr James Dooley, Acting CEO Mr Tim Frederico, Cr Darrell Taylor, and ten other representatives of the Frankston Dolphins Football Club to discuss a plan to try and save the Club’s VFL licence.
The Turnbull Government has stood up for our communities and the tens of thousands of Victorian volunteers who protect us.
Federal Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP, today welcomed the activation of disaster assistance in response to storms and floods that have been affecting Victorian communities.
Chris Crewther MP, Federal Member for Dunkley today congratulated Monash University for receiving almost $48 million from the Australian Government to fund 106 new research projects through the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Member for Dunkley, Chris Crewther MP said the Turnbull Government is getting young Australians ready and able to join the workforce through the innovative Youth Jobs PaTH programme.
Today, Chris Crewther MP, Federal Member for Dunkley met with Christopher Prior, Principal at Bayside Christian College, to announce funding of $350,000 for the development of the school’s roadways and car parking at its new Secondary School site on Robinsons Road, Langwarrin South.
Members of the Australian Parliament have spoken out during debate on a motion condemning the genocide committed by ISIL against the Yazidi people of Northern Iraq.
Council, the Federal and State Government’s commitment to improving female sports facilities continues with works commencing on the Seaford North Soccer Pavilion.