Bayswater North business named Exporter of the Year
Federal Member for Casey Tony Smith MP has congratulated advanced manufacturer ANCA for being named Exporter of the Year at the 53rd annual Australian Export Awards in Melbourne on 27 November 2015. ANCA, which specialises in producing hi-tech tool and cutter grinders, was also named the winner in this year’s Manufacturing category. “ANCA is a very successful business in the local electorate, with its headquarters still based in Bayswater North,” Mr Smith said. “It is fantastic to see the company go from strength to strength, expanding globally and establishing sales and service offices in nine other countries since its inception…in LocalRead more...
Local volunteers recognised in Casey Community Volunteer Awards
Volunteers across the local Casey electorate have been recognised for their dedication and hard work as part of the annual Casey Community Volunteer Awards on Saturday 5 December. Federal Member for Casey Tony Smith MP said he was pleased to present awards to 56 volunteers from a variety of organisations, including schools, sporting groups, emergency services, environmental groups, and support services. “We are blessed in the Yarra Ranges with a great sense of community spirit,” Mr Smith said. “Without our volunteers, our local community would cease to function. “These volunteers touch people’s lives and help to make our community a…in Local MediaRead more...
Join me for an Online Safety Forum
I regularly hear from parents and teachers about cyber-bullying and their concerns about online safety. According to research by the University of NSW Social Policy Research Centre, cyberbullying is estimated to effect 20 percent of Australians aged 8-17. In 2013, 72 per cent of schools reported at least one incident of cyberbullying. As you would know, the consequences of cyberbullying can be more far reaching and have more serious effects than bullying in the schoolyard, because it is conducted before an audience online and is longer lasting. Earlier this year, the Federal Coalition Government established the office of the Children’s…Read more...
2015 School Leavers' Guide
Leaving school is an exciting time and there are many opportunities available to young people. Exploring your options means accessing current information on a range of pathways, talking to your parents, friends, teachers and career advisers. I have compiled a comprehensive School Leavers’ Guide as a great starting point. Click here for a pdf version of the guideRead more...
Media release - Fast broadband in sight for Casey Electorate - 23 October 2015
FAST BROADBAND IN SIGHT FOR CASEY ELECTORATE Superfast broadband is coming to more than 50,000 homes and businesses in our local electorate under an accelerated three-year rollout of the nbn. Across Australia the nbn is powering ahead with the release of a comprehensive construction plan to network 9.5 million premises nationwide. nbn has released its full construction schedule, providing Australians with the greatest detail yet on when the nbn will reach them. The new rollout plan, which extends out to September 2018, provides a breakdown of when the network will be starting in specific locations and the type of technology…in Local MediaRead more...
2015 Casey Volunteer Awards - Nominations now open
CASEY VOLUNTEER AWARDS 2015 There are more than six million volunteers across Australia who generously donate their time, efforts and energy in varying roles throughout their local communities. I would like you to join me in thanking our local volunteers. These individuals make such a generous contribution to so many in need of additional support and care. The Casey Volunteer Awards are our opportunity to say thank you for all the work our volunteers undertake in our community. We take this opportunity to thank them for their compassion, dedication and commitment. I would like to encourage you to nominate a…Read more...