Welcome

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. 

COMMUNITY CONTACT FORM 

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MARK BUTLER HIGHER EDUCATION INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP

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.

For more information contact my office on 8242 0733.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LIVING ARTISTS (SALA) FESTIVAL

The 18th SALA Festival opens throughout August and there are many venues across the electorate of Port Adelaide displaying the work of local artists. SALA is recognised as the largest and most innovative community-based visual arts festival in Australia. The exhibitions across the electorate of Port Adelaide will be featured in cafes, restaurants, galleries and local businesses.

PORT ADELAIDE ENFIELD

CITY OF CHARLES STURT

CITY OF SALISBURY

OTHER EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:

10acity

The Port Adelaide Artists Forum's 10acity exhibition is now open at Gallery Yampu, 1 Jenkins Street Birkenhead. The exhibition celebrates 10 tenacious years of PAAR and there are more than 20 local artists displaying their work at the gallery. The 10acity exhibition is open 11am to 4pm Friday to Sunday until 30 August, 2015.

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DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A COMMUNITY PROJECT IN THE ELECTORATE OF PORT ADELAIDE?

Funding under the Stronger Communities Program has been made available in each of Australia’s Federal Electorates.

Up to $150,000 of funding per year over two years will be available in Port Adelaide for projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities.

Grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 will be made available for capital projects. However, to be eligible, there is a requirement of matched contributions, in cash or in kind.

Local governments and incorporated not-for-profit organisations will be eligible to apply.

As part of the Stronger Communities Program I have established a community advisory committee that will identify priority projects and have the responsibility of undertaking an initial eligibility assessment prior to applications being forwarded to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

If you’ve got an idea for a community capital project I encourage you to submit an application to the Port Adelaide Community Advisory Committee by Friday 2 October, 2015 by email at Mark.Butler.MP@aph.gov.au or by post: Mark Butler MP, PO Box 2038, Port Adelaide SA 5015.

For more information visit Stronger Communities Program or contact Lisa in my office on 8242 0733.

Stronger Communities Program Guidelines

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LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPIONS

Are you pursuing your sporting dream? Are you aged between 12 – 18? 

If you answered yes to these questions you may be eligible to apply for a Local Sporting Champion grant.

The grant provides financial assistance for young people towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official nation sporting organisation endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.  

Round 2 opens 1 July, 2015 and closes 31 October, 2015.

For more information visit the Local Sporting Champion website

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ANZAC CENTENARY LOCAL GRANTS PROGRAM

Congratulations to the local RSLs, schools, museums, community groups and organisations who were successful recipients under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. 

ANZAC CENTENARY LOCAL GRANTS PROGRAM PROJECTS IN THE PORT ADELAIDE ELECTORATE 

Thank you for supporting these events commemorating 100 years of ANZAC.

Mark Butler's speech - Semaphore Dawn Service 

Other events commemorating 100 years of ANZAC include:

April - November 2015

City of Salisbury and Salisbury RSL will be hosting one talk a month as part of an eight month educational campaign inspired by the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. For more information contact the City of Salisbury on 8406 8222.

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News from Mark Butler

LABOR TO END WASTE ON PLAN THAT WONT WORK

Posted: 14th August 2015

If elected, Labor will scrap the Abbott Government's expensive and ineffective Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).

ABBOTT DEFIES CALLS FOR ACTION ON EMISSIONS

Posted: 11th August 2015

Tony Abbott has defied calls for action on climate change by negotiating down Australia's emissions reduction target in Cabinet.

AUSTRALIANS SEND CLEAR MESSAGE TO ABBOTT: ACT ON CLIMATE

Posted: 10th August 2015

Tony Abbott has an opportunity to listen to Australians and finally take meaningful action on climate change when he announces the Coalition's emissions reduction target tomorrow.

GOVERNMENT TELEGRAPHS SAME OLD LIES AND SCARE CAMPAIGNS

Posted: 10th August 2015

Once again, News Limited have teamed up with the Abbott Government to produce a story on climate change action that is utterly false.

AUSTRALIANS HAVE HAD 'MORE THAN ENOUGH' OF ABBOTT'S WAR ON RENEWABLES

Posted: 27th July 2015

Tony Abbott has again shown how out of touch he is with Australians, claiming his reduced Renewable Energy Target (RET) is 'more than enough' when it comes to 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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