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Weed control

Mr Merlino, State Member for Monbulk raised the matter for weed control with the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security in Parliament recently. The action Mr Merlino is seeking is for the Minister to support the establishment of a biological control program to combat the weed wandering trad.

Local Boronia clubs receive funding boost

A number of sporting organisations have been awarded grants of up to $2,500 from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) to train volunteers, purchase essential sports equipment, for injury prevention and management equipment, and portable sun shade.

Napthine cuts local at risk youth programs

The State Member for Monbulk, James Merlino has called on the Napthine Government to reverse its decision to axe the School Focused Youth Service operating in Yarra Ranges Shire Council and municipalities.

Coalition not working on education

We all work hard to give our kids the best opportunities in life. A strong education system provides this. That’s why it just doesn’t make sense that Premier Denis Napthine would choose to cut funding for our schools.

Jarrod Holt and Emma Brown

It was a pleasure to last week attend the atEAST awards for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships in the outer east. I particularly want to congratulate two Upwey High School students, Jarrod Holt and Emma Brown, for being awarded first-year apprentice of the year and second-year trainee of the year respectively.

Tecoma Primary School Funding

I raise an adjournment matter for the Minister for Education, and it is in regard to Tecoma Primary School, which is on the border of my electorate and the seat of Gembrook. It is actually in the seat of Gembrook but many families whose children attend the school are my constituents in Monbulk.