Ringwood Secondary College students advise on cyber safety

On Wednesday the 6th of April, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy launched the 2011 Youth Advisory Group (YAG) on Cybersafety. The launch was held at Ringwood Secondary College.

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Launch of Think U Know web-site at Croydon Secondary College

On April 6th the Minister for Home Affairs, Brendan O’Connor, launched an expanded website and new social media for the ThinkUKnow program, an initiative of the Australian Federal Police.   The launch took place at Croydon Secondary College.

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Planning the $200,000 of CCTV cameras for Ringwood

On Thursday the 31st of March I met with Ringwood Police, the Mayor of Maroondah City Council and Council representatives to discuss the installation of $200,000 worth of CCTV technology in Ringwood.  During the 2010 election I announced $200,000 to install CCTV cameras in the centre of Ringwood. 

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Opening of Ostara employment services with the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing

On Wednesday March the 30th myself and Mark Butler, the Federal Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, opened the national office of Ostara Australia. Ostara Australia is a not-for-profit organisation based in Blackburn that specialises in assisting people who have a mental illness or disability find employment.

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Opening of the $10 million Swinburne TAFE green trades complex

On March the 16th I particiapted in the opening of the $10 million Flexible Green Trades Complex at Swinburne TAFE in Croydon. The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, was able to visit the site to open the Green Trades Complex. 

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5 new specialist Doctor training places for Maroondah Hospital

On the 8th of March I visited Maroondah Hospital in Ringwood to announce five new specialist doctor places as part of the Gillard Government’s $356 million commitment to boost specialist doctors. The Gillard Government will fund the training of five specialist Doctors in the areas of psychiatry services and gastroenterologyat Maroondah Hospital at the cost of […]

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Visit to the MEGT new trades training institute, Ringwood

On the 18th of February I visited the site of the new MEGT training institute at 251 Maroondah Highway in Ringwood. I met with senior members of MEGT including David Windridge, CEO, Kathleen Newcombe, General Manager of the Education Group, Linda Nall, Group Marketing Manager and Vanessa Hope, the Victorian Training Manager.

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Funding for Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place

On the 10th of February I visited Mullum Mulum Indigenous Gathering Place in Ringwood East to talk about funding delivered under the Home and Community care program (HACC). Mullum Mullum Indigenous gathering place received $158,827 in Federal and State funds to manage and operate its HACC program. 

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Mike Symon announces $204,000 for the Forest Hill Community Resource Centre

The Federal Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program will invest more than $200,000 to relocate the Forest Hill Community Resource Centre.

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