Media Releases 2013

$1.5m Funding Delivered in 100 Days for Insight School

–17 December 2013 –

“I am extremely proud to be a part of building the first school dedicated to the blind and vision impaired in Victoria with Mr Lachman. Thanks to Senator Fifield’s hard work with the Prime Ministerial Office and Mr Lachman’s tenacity, we can now proudly say that La Trobe will be the first to house Victoria’s only education facility for the blind and vision impaired. To get this funding committed and received in 100 days of commitment is something I am very proud of.” Jason Wood MP

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The Basin Brigade Receives New Field Command Vehicle

–24 November 2013 –

“The command vehicle can carry strike teams or be used at a staging area to manage incidents that occur around The Basin or within other areas covered by the Dandenong Ranges Group of Brigades.” Jason Wood MP

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Capital Grant Program Project Openings

–22 November 2013 –

“The Government believes in an education system that puts students first. We are committed to building a world-class education system that will equip all Australian students with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.” Jason Wood MP

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Federal, State Government Launch Location-Based Emergency Warnings

–22 October 2013 –

“The location-based enhancement to the Emergency Alert system means anyone near an emergency will receive a text message on their mobile phone. Previously, emergency alert messages were sent to mobile phones with a registered address in the emergency area, meaning tourists, workers or other visitors from outside the area would not receive any warnings.” Jason Wood MP

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Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program

–22 October 2013 –

“This grant is a wonderful opportunity for schools and community organisations to get involved in the ANZAC Centenary in 2015, and it is a milestone of special significance to all Australians.” Jason Wood MP

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