Release of Report into Workplace Bullying

Mike was proud to be present this week in Canberra at the launch of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment report entitled Workplace Bullying: “We just want it to stop”. In the photo with Mike are constituents Damien and Rae Panlock (in the purple t-shirts) who have campaigned to have Governments […]

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Wesley Mission Food for Families Appeal 2012

The Office of Mike Symon has again taken part in Wesley Mission Victoria’s Food For Families Appeal 2012. The generous donations of our community have now been collected and no further donations are being taken in our office. We appreciate the support of the local community in contributing to the Food For Families Appeal 2012 […]

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Schools in Deakin will benefit from the National Plan for School Improvement

The Minister for School Education, Peter Garrett visited Deakin on Thursday 22 November. Along with Mike Symon, Member for Deakin, he held a forum with around 25 local school principals to discuss the Gillard Government’s National Plan for School Improvement and Victorian Government education cuts. Mr Garrett advised principals that the Gillard Government has a […]

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Safe Futures a Finalist in National Disability Awards

I am delighted to congratulate Safe Futures (which is the new name for the merged Maroondah Halfway House and Brenda House) on being named a finalist in this year’s National Disability Awards. Safe Futures is a finalist for the Excellence in Communities Award, an award that recognises the significant achievement of an individual or organisation […]

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New refurbishment and classrooms opened at Ainslie Parklands Primary School

On the 16th of June I was happy to open the new upgraded buildings at Ainslie Parklands Primary School. The opening was part of the school’s 50th anniversary, a great achievement for the school community. Hundreds of students and parents were there to witness the opening and many ex-students and staff came along as well.

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Financial forum held at Nunawading U3A

On the 6th of June I held a forum at Nunawading U3A to talk about the Federal Government’s work to help people be better prepared to avoid financial scams and how to be financialy better off. The Fincial Literacy Forum was held by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon Bernie Ripoll MP, and […]

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Federal Parliament comes to our local schools

On May the 16th the Parliamentary Education Office toured local schools in Deakin to bring Federal Parliament directly to their schools. Students from Dorset, Weeden Heights, Parkmore and Livingston Primary took part in the Parliament Alive program, which was held at their schools. Students participated in a Mock Federal Parliament House held at the school. […]

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Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden opened at Dorset Primary School

On the 16th of May I visited Dorset Primary School in Croydon with the Health Minister Tanya Plibersek and Stepahnie Alexander to open the kitchen garden and tour the soon to be completed kitchen. The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden National Program which is aimed at developing lifelong healthy eating habits in school-aged children. The program helps […]

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Exporting to the world from Bayswater North

On Tuesday the 15th of May I visited ANCA, a leading Australian designer of control systems for complex manufacturing processes,  to help open their new headquarters. The Minister for Innovation and Industry, Greg Combet and myself toured the new ANCA Motion building, which exports cutting edge technology around the world. These new headquarters are an important step forward for […]

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