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For the last three days I’ve been up in Canberra attending the annual Australian Local Government’s National General Assembly. It’s a chance for Councilors and officers across the country to come together and discuss issues affecting the sector, such as waste/recycling, advances in technology, housing and infrastructure and other such topics
It’s also a chance for Council’s across Australia to develop common advocacy platforms for our Communities. I was happy to second, and speak on, a motion calling on the Federal Government to convene a Royal Commission in to problem gambling and the affects it is having on many families across the country. The motion also called for reforms on advertising in line with the changes made in the 80’s to the tobacco industry
Monash has a proud history of standing against the scourge of gambling in our society. I’m sick and tired of seeing betting odds splashed across my television screen and at sporting events. It’s time we all stood up and told our State and Federal politicians that enough is enough
You can join the fight by emailing your local MPs and asking them to support gambling reform. You may think it won’t make a difference, but it will. Here is a list of all the Lower House MPs that cover the City of Monash:
Steve Dimopoulos, State member for Oakleigh: email@example.com
Meng Heang Tak, State member for Clarinda: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Fregon, State member for Mt Waverley: email@example.com
Will Fowles, State member for Burwood: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clare O'Neil, Federal member for Hotham: email@example.com
Gladys Liu, Federal member for Chisholm: firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
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This is a brilliant project. A revolutionary idea that will transform mass transit in our State. As a passionate transport advocate I’m incredibly excited.
Whilst Commuters Count fully support the project, we’d like to see Stage 1 extended by one stop to finish at Doncaster instead of Box Hill. The people of Doncaster have been waiting since before Federation (1890) for heavy rail. Although this wouldn’t be the route they expected, it would finally deliver a solution to an area desperately in need of major transport.
Manningham CouncilSome said it was a thought bubble. An empty promise. A pipe dream.
But we promised to get on with the Suburban Rail Loop.
And now we're looking for the people to help build it. ... See MoreSee Less
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Sensational night at the Melbourne Cricket Club for the annual Cerebral Palsy Education Centre Gala. CPEC do an amazing job supporting children cut down with this debilitating disease. All of the kids that I’ve met who go through their centre are an absolute inspiration.
1 in 700 babies (one every 15 hours) are diagnosed with Celebral Palsy. It doesn’t discriminate and can happen to anyone. Even with the NDIS, we simply don’t provide enough Government support to these families, so it’s always great to come together at these fundraisers and donate.
I was extremely proud that the three City of Monash Councillors in attendance, myself, Cr Shane McCluskey and Cr Paul Klisaris all chipped in to donate a second skin to help a child control their body.
You won’t find a more worthy cause to donate to. If you can spare a few dollars, visit cpec.org.au/donate-support/donate/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Amazed to run in to the 2019 Stawell Gift winner, Dhruv Chico, at the 20 year reunion for the Oakleigh Krushers 1999 Premiership team! ... See MoreSee Less
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We were there tonight
Had a great morning at the Cook Islands Awards and 10th year Anniversary down in Clayton with former City of Monash Councillor Nga Hosking
Celebrating culture and passing on traditions to younger generations is an important part of multiculturalism in our great city
The kids also enjoyed dancing to the traditional music 😝 ... See MoreSee Less
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