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Thanks for visiting my website.  I hope you will find some useful information about what’s happening in the Port Adelaide electorate, local media releases, and links to the latest news from Canberra and my parliamentary speeches. 

While Federal Parliament meets in Canberra for around 20 weeks a year, I believe it is important to be active in the local community, to know what is going on, and to find out what's important to people living in the electorate. 

If you would like to let me know about a community event, or suggest a location for a street corner meeting, please give my office a call. 

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LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPION GRANTS

Round 3 Local Sporting Champion Grants are now open. 

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VOLUNTEER GRANTS NOW OPEN

Community organisations in the Port Adelaide electorate can now apply for Australian Government grants worth up to $5000 to support their volunteers.

I would like to encourage local community organisations to apply for Volunteer Grants worth between $1000 and $5000. Local organisations can use the funding to buy much-needed small equipment items, reimbursement for volunteers' fuel and transport costs and contributions towards the cost of training and background screening checks.

These grants provide a valuable opportunity for your organisation to support its volunteers. Applications for Volunteer Grants 2015 close at 2pm on Wednesday, 9 December, 2015.

For more information visit www.dss.gov.au/grants

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MARK BUTLER HIGHER EDUCATION INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP  

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN - 1 NOVEMBER, 2015

I'm really pleased to again offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from the electorate of Port Adelaide to continue their education after high school.

I believe education is vitally important and I am passionate about doing what I can to encourage young people in our community to take up further education.

Applications open 1 November, 2015 and close 30 April, 2016. The scholarship amount is $2500.

APPLICATION FORM

GUIDELINES

REFEREE FORM

For more information contact my office on 8242 0733 or email Mark.Butler.MP@aph.gov.au.

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News from Mark Butler

THE WINDFARM COMMISSIONER DEBACLE: STILL NO IDEA HOW MUCH IT WILL COST

Posted: 8th February 2016

Senate Estimates today revealed just how much of a debacle Malcolm Turnbull's handpicked Windfarm Commissioner has been.

GOVERNMENT SAYS ONE THING, DOES ANOTHER ON CEFC

Posted: 8th February 2016

Senate Estimates today revealed just how much of a debacle Malcolm Turnbull's handpicked Windfarm Commissioner has been.

$150,000 AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE THE PORT ADELAIDE COMMUNITY

Posted: 5th February 2016

Up to $150,000 of funding will be available in the Federal electorate of Port Adelaide for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities.

MALCOLM TURNBULL CONTINUES TONY ABBOTT'S ATTACKS ON CLIMATE SCIENCE AND THE CSIRO

Posted: 4th February 2016

Reports that Malcolm Turnbull has signed off on hundreds of CSIRO job losses, and has all but ended climate research at the CSIRO, underscore just how little has changed since Malcolm Turnbull took over from Tony Abbott.

PBO CONFIRMS: RENEWABLES AGENCY STILL ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK

Posted: 3rd February 2016

The Parliamentary Budget Office has today confirmed that the Turnbull Liberal Government is committed to its attacks on renewable energy.

SAVE OUR SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY

ASC at Osborne maintains our Collins Class submarines and is building our Air Warfare Destroyers - the largest defence project ever undertaken in the nation. Around 3,000 people are employed at ASC and nearby suppliers. ASC was set to build our Future Submarines. The Liberal Government has recently sent shipbuilding contracts overseas and now seems set to break their promise to build the submarines at ASC.

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