Somerville Community House

On 5 May it was a pleasure to be invited to speak at the Somerville Community House open day. Throughout the day there were demonstrations of yoga, tai chi and rock’n’roll, and there was painting for the kids and plant stalls, a barbecue, refreshments and the opportunity to inspect their outstanding new garden. There were opportunities for all.


I was pleased to assist the Baxter Residents and Traders Progress Action Committee (BRATPAC) at its sausage sizzle on 5 May at the Baxter shopping centre as part of Baxter’s centenary celebrations the following day. Congratulations to the wonderful Baxter community on their township’s centenary and to those who serve Baxter residents as part of BRATPAC. A big thanks to all those local businesses whose generous donations made the barbecue possible.

ATEP Awards

Apprenticeship and Traineeship Employment Partners

Mr BURGESS — On 4 May I was pleased to attend the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Employment Partners (ATEP) community awards night at the Frankston RSL. In operation since 1987, ATEP is a not‑for‑profit, community‑based organisation employing around 200 apprentices and trainees and offering innovative career pathways to young people on the Mornington Peninsula and in the south‑eastern suburbs.

Anzac Day 2018

Anzac Day

Mr BURGESS — For Anzac Day services this year I was privileged to lay wreaths at Langwarrin, Pearcedale and Crib Point, joining many hundreds of members of my community, young and old, to commemorate the Anzac tradition and recognise those who served our great country and its people. World War I was a state and nation‑shaping event, and 100 years on the sense of nationhood and identity amongst our people continues to grow.

direct bus service between communities on opposite sides of the Mornington Peninsula

Mr BURGESS (Hastings) (11:59:20) — (14 443) My question is to the Minister for Public Transport. I am seeking information on behalf of the Western Port community regarding a direct bus service between communities on opposite sides of the Mornington Peninsula. I am frequently approached by constituents with regard to the difficulties involved in accessing family, friends and the many services that are located on the other side of the Mornington Peninsula.

Merlino Wipes Out Hundreds of Small Businesses

On 1 July this year, James Merlino will wipe out the majority of Victoria’s school cleaning small businesses with the stroke of his pen.

Kananook Stabling Project Blows Out Under Labor

Under Daniel Andrews and Sonya Kilkenny, the proposed Seaford Stabling project has blown out by a whopping $49.3 million, according to the Andrews Government’s 2018-19 Budget.

Minister Makes Mockery of Portfolio

The Minister not responsible for anything, Philip Dalidakis has referred cleaning contractors across Victoria as rorters, without having any substantial evidence to prove his claims.

National Volunteers Week

Letter to the Editor

This week we celebrate National Volunteer Week, giving us all the opportunity to promote the role of volunteers in our community and to say thank you to the more than 6 million Australians who give their time in the service of others.

Langwarrin Sporting Clubs pay for Labor's AFL Gift

Member for Hastings, Neale Burgess has condemned Daniel Andrews for ripping off Langwarrin sporting clubs, while gifting hundreds of millions of dollars and priceless waterfront land in the heart of Melbourne, to the AFL.