Bill Shorten MP to attend Corangmite NDIS Forum

Do you receive services from the National Disability Insurance Scheme? Are you a carer or family member of someone requiring NDIS services? Please join Bill Shorten MP, Shadow Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme at a Community Forum to discuss the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The Forum will be hosted by Libby Coker MP.

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Coker congratulates Corangamite sporting champions

Federal member for Corangamite, Libby Coker will meet with young athletes from across the electorate today to congratulate them on their sporting achievements.

The students, all recipients of grants from the Local Sporting Champions program, were awarded up to $750 to assist them with their travel to state, national and international sporting competitions.

The group includes 18 young sports people who, through their dedication and commitment, have achieved the opportunity to be part of these high level competitions.

“These athletes are to be congratulated for their dedication to their sports. Looking through their applications it was evident that they have travelled a long road to achieve what they have so far.”

Many of the successful applicants train for a number of hours every day, rising early and staying late after school, in addition to attending competitions both in the local area and across the country.

“The young sporting champions, train and compete at a high level in sports including swimming, athletics, basketball, cricket, sailing and netball,” Ms Coker said.

The current round of Local Sporting Champions program grants is now open and Ms Coker encouraged budding athletes in Corangamite, who will be travelling for sporting competitions, to submit an application. Information on how to apply can be accessed at

Listening Tour

Over the break I have been travelling through my beautiful electorate of Corangamite. I met with over 100 organisations: local community, environmental and sporting groups, as well as aged care, health facilities and local businesses. I visited 29 schools and held 16 coffee shop meetings, where I spoke with hundreds of local residents and listened to their concerns and ideas.

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Education and Skills Crisis

This government has no plan and no answers to the education and skills crisis besetting this country. This latest budget does nothing to rectify the inadequacies in vocational education and training—inadequacies created exclusively by this government.

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