Speech in Parliament - Casey Electorate:Upper Yarra Children's ANZAC Service - 06 June 2013
Mr TONY SMITH (Casey) (16:58): In the remaining minute or so, I just wanted to recognise 11 local primary schools in the Upper Yarra that conducted a post-Anzac Day service on Wednesday, 8 May. Naturally many of the local schoolchildren attended Anzac Day services on the day itself, but this was an opportunity for 11 schools to combine and hold their own service, which was conducted entirely by themselves. The schools all sent their grade 6 students along. The service was MCd by the Launching Place Primary School this year, by principal Steve Shaw and students Tanisha and Mitchell. I…Written on Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00 in LocalRead more...
Speech in Parliament - Casey Electorate: Cancer Council Morning Tea - 05 June 2013
Mr TONY SMITH (Casey) (09:30): On Thursday, 23 May I had the pleasure of attending two Biggest Morning Teas, where dedicated members of the local community in the electorate of Casey raised money for the Cancer Council. The first was at Arrabri Community House, in Bayswater North, where Jackie Warren and the team from the house worked very hard selling tickets as well as cookbooks from the centre. The guests there included David Watt, the senior manager of the Mount Evelyn Community Bank; Councillor Tony Dib; and former councillor and mayor Peter Gurr. Later in the morning I attended the…Written on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 00:00 in LocalRead more...
Speech in Parliament - 2013 Casey Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Awards - 27 May 2013
Mr TONY SMITH (Casey) (10:34): On 1 May I hosted the 4th Annual Casey Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Awards at the Montrose Football Club. As I have told the House before, in 2009 I initiated these awards to recognise and reward excellence and achievement and to encourage careers in local trades and small business. Four prominent local business leaders again kindly volunteered their time to sift through the nominations and select those they thought most deserving. I want to thank those four: Phil Munday of Phil Munday's Panel Works, who chaired the independent judging panel, along with Sue O'Brien of…Written on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 01:00 in LocalRead more...
Media Release - Casey ANZAC Centenary Community Committee Announced - 22 May 2013
The ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program will provide funding of up to $100,000 to each Federal Electorate to help local communities commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC. Each Member of the House of Representatives is appointing a local ANZAC Centenary Communities Committee to call for, and assess, applications for suitable projects and events in their electorate. I am pleased to announce the appointment of a Casey Electorate Committee composed of ten outstanding local residents with a proven track record of community contribution. Mr Ray Yates, the Principal of Monbulk Primary School will Chair the Committee. Mr Yates has strongly promoted the…Written on Thursday, 23 May 2013 05:17 in Local MediaRead more...