Presentation of Medals for Australian Defence Force personnel

On the 17th of May Ipresented the Australian Defence Medal to two veterans to thank them for their service to the nation.  Craig Russell and John Karvelis received the Australian Defence Medal at Mitcham RSL.

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Signing the pledge to ‘Make poverty History’

On the 4th of May I met with Clare Gorton, an Ambassador with the Oaktree Foundation. She approached me wanting to discuss the important goal of making poverty history.

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80 unit Larissa Avenue Social Housing project opened by Mike Symon and Mark Arbib, Minister for Housing

 Vulnerable people in Melbourne, including those at risk of homelessness, will benefit from a new social housing development built with $19.5 million from the Australian Government.

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Mike Symon hosts disability forum at Glen Park Community House

On Monday the 2nd of May the National Disability Strategy dominated discussion in a community forum hosted by the Federal Member for Deakin, Mike Symon.

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$2.3 million for the Ringwood Family Relationship Centre

On the 15th of April I announced new funding from the Federal Government’s Family Support Program for the Ringwood Family Relationship Centre. The centre will receive over $2.3 million for the next three years to continue their important work with supporting local families.  

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MIND PHaMS Program recieves a visit from Parliamentary Enquiry

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment visited local provider of mental health services, Mind, as part of the committee’s investigation into how to assist Australians with mental ill health overcome barriers to their education, training and employment participation.  

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Parliamentary Enquiry visits EACH employment services.

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment visited EACH, a local provider of mental health services, as part of the investigation into how to assist Australians with mental ill health overcome barriers to education, training and employment participation.  Four Federal Members of Parliament visited EACH to meet with staff and clients so they […]

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Lionsbrae volunteers recognised

On the 11th of April I presented Certificates of Appreciation to Australian Volunteers to the volunteers at Lionsbrae Aged Care Facility in Ringwood. Lionsbrae Aged Care Facility is operated by the Ringwood Area Lions Aged Care, a non-profit organisation that operates a number of facilities in the Ringwood area. Volunteers make a fantastic contribution to […]

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45 local volunteers presented with certificates of appreciation

On the 7th of April I presented Certificates of Appreciation to Australian Volunteers to 45 volunteers from three local community houses.  Volunteers from The Avenue, Koonung and Mitcham Community Houses attended the volunteer presentation at The Avenue Neighborhood House in Blackburn South.

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