COALITION ENCOURAGES LOCAL INNOVATION

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A Warburton company is one of the first to receive a Business R&D voucher worth up to $25,000 under the Coalition Government’s $5 million Innovation Voucher Program, Member for Gembrook Brad Battin announced today. Warburton bio-energy company BioCoal will work with GHD to...
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FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON THE ROLE OF VICTORIA’S SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSIONER

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Member for Gembrook Brad Battin has urged local small business operators to make a submission to the Victorian Government’s review of the functions and powers of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner. The review will determine how the services offered by the Commissioner can...
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BRAD BATTIN MP WELCOMES COMMITMENT TO LOCAL TAFES

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Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Higher Education and Skills Peter Hall have announced the next steps in building a responsive, financially secure vocational training sector. Dr Napthine and Mr Hall have released the Independent TAFE Review Panel’s report on vocational...
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EMERALD COMMUNITY HOUSE TO LOOK, LISTEN, TALK, SEEK DURING NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK

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Member for Gembrook Brad Battin today announced that Emerald Community House will receive funding from the Victorian Coalition Government to celebrate National Youth Week from 13 to 22 April 2012. Emerald Community House will receive $2000 to support the Look, Listen, Talk, Seek...
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PLANNING APPROVALS TO BRING 800 LOCAL JOBS, $315 MILLION INVESTMENT FOR PAKENHAM

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Planning Minister Matthew Guy has amended the Cardinia Planning Scheme, enabling the $315 million expansion of O’Connor’s Abattoir in Pakenham, creating 800 jobs for the local community. Amendment C176 to the Cardinia Planning Scheme will allow for the expansion of the abattoir...
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LABOR’S HOSPITAL REVERSAL LEAVES OTHER PROGRAMS UNDER THE KNIFE

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Member for Gembrook Brad Battin joined Liberal candidate for La Trobe, Jason Wood today to launch a petition calling on the Federal Labor Government to restore the full amount of funding it has ripped from Victorian hospitals. “While I welcome the news the Prime Minister had...
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LOCAL RESIDENTS HELP PLAN FOR MELBOURNE’S FUTURE

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Local residents can now have their say on the future of Melbourne’s growth and development. Member for Gembrook Brad Battin said Victorians had been invited to contribute to the Victorian Coalition Government’s Metropolitan Planning Strategy, which will set a blueprint for...
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NEW RESERVE FOR WOORI YALLOCK

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The Victorian Coalition Government has provided $50,000 towards the establishment of a new community meeting place in Woori Yallock. Member for Gembrook Brad Battin said the Woori Yallock Township Action Group (WYTAG) had received $50,000 through the Community Support Grants...
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FINES DOUBLE FOR LITTERERS

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The fine for throwing a lit cigarette from a car window has been doubled to $564 under the Victorian Coalition Government’s new anti-litter campaign, Member for Gembrook Brad Battin said today. “A lit cigarette thrown from a window could easily start a bushfire – people who do...
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