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Dunkley students take a stand against bullying

Schools in Dunkley have taken a stand against bullying today, with students set to participate in the country’s key annual anti-bullying event.

Kicking goals in Frankston

Grassroots sport in Victoria has received a boost with the construction of four new light towers at Overport Park in Frankston, south of Melbourne.

Coalition delivers $350,000 for Grassroots netball in Frankston

The Federal Coalition is shooting goals in Melbourne’s south-east, with a major funding boost for the Frankston District Netball Association.

The Australian electoral commission's draft boundary redistribution for Dunkley

Earlier this month the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) released its proposal for the redistribution of Victorian electoral boundaries.

2018-19 Budget - Major infrastructure investment for Dunkley

The Australian Government has announced significant funds for major infrastructure investment and job creation for residents of Dunkley in the 2018-19 Federal Budget.

Delivering faster travel and better connectivity to the Mornington Peninsula

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.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visits Dunkley

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.

Daniel Andrews continues to short change the Mornington Peninsula

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.

New campaign to tackle orphanage tourism

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.

Safer school trips with new Mount Eliza drop-off zone

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.

Community groups in Dunkley encouraged to get their green thumbs ready!

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.

National disability conference initiative grants round open in Dunkley

The Turnbull Government is making it easier for people with disability to participate in nationally-focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia.

The final countdown for basketball in Dunkley

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.

Delivering road safety upgrades to Langwarrin

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.

New funding grant for Peninsula North men's shed

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.

Child care relief around corner for Dunkley famiies

Over 5,300 families in Dunkley will be better off from the Federal Coalition Government’s child care overhaul.

Landmark report on modern slavery inquiry released

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.

Eel race road closure and sky rail to railroad residents

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.

Delivering road safety upgrades to Mount Eliza

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.

Conservation an inter-generational project in Mount Eliza

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.

Federal funding delivered for safe boat refuge

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.

Daniel Andrews is short-changing Victorian patients

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.

Win for child safety as Canadian Bay road car park goes ahead

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.

Crewther opens federally funded trades skills centre

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.

Dunkley rail plan update

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.

Small business package helping to grow local economy

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.

Crewther delivers Ballam Park funding

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.

Safer communities fund now open for applications

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.

$50,000 Armistice day centenary grants for Dunkley

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.

Peninsula hockey centre's new playing surface unveiled

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.

2017 Federal budget delivers for Dunkley

Dunkley is set to greatly benefit from the Coalition’s Federal Budget handed down on Tuesday night, with substantial funding committed to the electorate.

Commemorating Anzac day and centenary of the battles on the western front

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.

Funding estimator for Dunkley schools launches

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.

$500,000 delivered for Mornington netball courts

Mornington residents on Saturday celebrated the official opening of the Elsie Dorington Reserve netball courts, following the completion of court upgrades and lighting.

$600,000 empire mall redevelopment commenced

The redevelopment of Mornington’s Empire Mall has commenced following the $600,000 investment by the Federal Government.

$76,600 delivered for Frankston North community centre & $90,000 delivered for mobile youth hangout bus

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.

Chris Crewther MP and Minister for Indigenous health, the hon. Ken Wyatt MP, visit local Aboriginal gathering place

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.

Proposed new laws to help end modern slavery

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.

$536,000 delivered for Peninsula home hospice

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.

Crewther announces superfast NBN broadband in Mornington

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.

$461,745 for Commonwealth home support in Dunkley

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.

Funding to help sporting groups tackle illegal drugs in Dunkley

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.

Train stabling move threatens 200 local jobs

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.

First local drug action team for Australia announced in Dunkley

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.

Help for young people in Dunkley to get job-ready

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.

Supporting our volunteers in Dunkley

Volunteers in Dunkley are among nearly 100,000 volunteers across Australia benefiting from $10 million in Australian Government grants to support community organisations.

Tourette syndrome and me

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.

Peninsula home hospice funding

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.

Chris Crewther MP launches Frankston Dolphins go-fund-me campaign

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 can apply now for volunteer grants

Community organisations in Dunkley are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5000 to assist the work of their volunteers.

$6 million MRI license commencing New Years day at Frankston hospital

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.

$1,188.480 funding for Dunkley roads

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.

Dunkley apprenticeships campaign

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.

Youth mental health funding delivered for Dunkley

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 preparing to drop price

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.

$8900 grant for Mornington Peninsula Legacy

Veterans and their families on the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from Australian Government grant funding for local projects.

Arthur Sinodinos, Cabinet Secretary and Chris Crewther MP launch Frankston Foundry and visit Greek senior citizens club

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.

Fight to save Frankston Dolphins football club

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.

Coalition Government delivers on promise to protect the CFA

The Turnbull Government has stood up for our communities and the tens of thousands of Victorian volunteers who protect us.

Disaster assistance available to support the Dunkley community

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.

$47 million in funding for researches at Monash University Peninsula campus

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).

Youth jobs path programme - delivering workready skills and internships

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.

$350,000 announced for Bayside Christian College

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.

Yazidi genocide by isil recognised in Australian Parliament

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.

Frankston kicking goals with new female-sports facilities

Council, the Federal and State Government’s commitment to improving female sports facilities continues with works commencing on the Seaford North Soccer Pavilion.

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