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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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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MARK BUTLER ART PRIZES

Calling local artists!

I'm really pleased to invite artists living in my electorate to submit their artwork for the 2015 Mark Butler Youth Art Prize and the Mark Butler Art Prize.

Now in its fifth year, the Mark Butler Youth Art Prize is open to those aged between 12 and 24 and acknowledges the wonderful contribution young artists make to our community. Prizes will be awarded to the most outstanding artwork, in any medium that is created this year, in four categories: 12 - 13 years, 14 - 15 years, 16 - 18 years and 18 - 24 years. Prizes will be $60, $100, $150 and $200 respectively.

To further support the Arts across the electorate of Port Adelaide, I am proud to continue my association with the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival. The Mark Butler Art Prize will acknowlege the most outstanding work, in any medium, at this year's SALA Festival. This art prize is open to individuals living in my electorate and the award prizes are $500, $250 and $150.

Entries close 10 July, 2015.

Mark Butler Youth Art Prize entry form

Mark Butler Art Prize - SALA Festival

Do you know somebody living in the electorate of Port Adelaide who has made an outstanding contribution to the Arts through their support, encouragement, assistance or participation? If you do, why not nominate them for a Local Artists Certificate of Honour.

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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'S LEGACY RECOGNISED BY UNESCO

Posted: 2nd July 2015

The decision by the World Heritage Committee not to list the Great Barrier Reef as "World Heritage In Danger" confirms Labor's legacy for world-class environmental management policy.

EVERYONE'S ON BOARD FOR CLIMATE ACTION, EXCEPT ABBOTT

Posted: 29th June 2015

Labor welcomes the cooperation of the business, manufacturing, energy, social services and environmental sectors on one of the most challenging policy areas of our time.

JOB CREATED, INVESTMENT FLOWS AFTER RET DEAL

Posted: 26th June 2015

Labor welcomes today's announcement by GE and Downer of the expansion of the Ararat Wind Farm following the passing of Renewable Energy Target legislation earlier this week.

TRANSCRIPT OF MY INTERVIEW ON ADELAIDE ABC 891 BREAKFAST

Posted: 24th June 2015

This week's segment with Christopher Pyne on Adelaide's ABC 891.

RET DEAL THROUGH, WIND FARMS START BEING BUILT AGAIN

Posted: 24th June 2015

Overnight, the Senate passed legislation for the revised Renewable Energy Target (RET), providing the much-needed certainty for the renewable energy industry to get back on track.

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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