A new headspace youth mental health services will open in Woodville to support young people dealing with depression, substance abuse and other mental health issues.
An anti-racism program will receive $45,000 in Federal Government funding to identify and challenge racial intolerance in the City of Salisbury.
Students and young people in the Port Adelaide are encouraged to apply for a share in $23,500 to help them develop their talents and chase their dreams by taking part in creative, cultural, academic and community activities.
Community organisations across the Port Adelaide electorate are encouraged to apply for grants under the Labor Government's $4.55 million Building Multicultural Communities Program.
Around 30,000 children in the Port Adelaide electorate are one step closer to better dental care as the Labor Government's $2.7 billion dental program Grow Up Smiling passed another milestone in parliament this week.
Novita Children's Service will share in more than $7.23 million from the Federal Government, allowing it to continue delivering the successful Outside School Hours Care for Teenagers with Disability program in Regency Park.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler has backed local businesses and jobs by voting for the passage of the Australian Jobs Bill through the House of Representatives.
Legislation has been passed in the House of Representatives today in a major step forward for the Labor Government's $3.7 billion Living Longer Living Better aged care reforms.
Local workers in the Port Adelaide electorate will today be able to see for themselves how they will benefit from the Government's superannuation reforms through updates to the www.moresuper.gov.au website.
A $20.6 million subsidy scheme will help low income Australians pay for energy saving household appliances, the Australian Government announced today.
The Government is providing almost $400,000 to the City of Charles Sturt to establish a Digital Hub in the Charles Sturt library - the hub was launched by Mark and Minister Conroy today.
The Maritime Museum (The History Trust of South Australia) will receive support from the Australian Government under the Your Community Heritage program.
The Federal Government is providing funding to fix two dangerous black spots at Salisbury Downs and Ferryden Park.
Local residents are encouraged to nominate local residents and organisations for the National Disability Awards.
The Government will provide incentives for the construction of much needed affordable housing in the Port Adelaide electorate with this week's announcement of $1 billion in new financial incentives under the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS)
Funding of up to $9 million is available in Round One of the Skilling Australia's Defence Industry (SADI) Program, which aims to increase the quality of existing workforce skills and the quantity of skilled workers available to Australia's defence industr
The Labor Government is committed to building a better life for Australians with a significant and permanent disability in the Port Adelaide electorate.
Revenue from the carbon price will help Adelaide's largest ice manufacturer, Adelaide Ice Services at Regency Park, to reduce energy costs by up to $20,000 a year.
Kurlana Tampawardli at Hendon has been selected as one of 23 finalists for this year's National Homelessness Services Achievement Awards in recognition of its tireless work to prevent and tackle homelessness.
Around 3,470 people with disability, their families and carers in the Port Adelaide electorate will benefit from the DisabilityCare agreement reached between the Australian and South Australian Governments today.
Local councils and not-for-profit community groups are encouraged to apply for grants available under a new $40 million National Crime Prevention fund announced today.
Local schools, community groups and RSL representatives are invited to form a committee with Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler to start planning community projects in the lead up to the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
The Federal Labor Government will use almost $500,000 in revenue from the carbon price to assist manufacturers in the Port Adelaide electorate invest in clean and renewable technologies.
People in the Port Adelaide electorate will pay a fee of up to $5,000 each for super fast broadband if the Liberals win Government.
Local community organisations in the Port Adelaide electorate are being urged to apply for funding through the latest round of Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program.
All community groups, schools, and clubs in the Port Adelaide electorate are invited to nominate volunteers for the 2013 Volunteer Recognition Awards and the Mark Butler Local Legends Prize 2013.
Denise McEvoy of Cheltenham was today reappointed as a People of Australia Ambassador.
Community organisations in the Port Adelaide electorate can now apply for Australian Government grants worth up to $5,000 to support their volunteers.
The 2013 round of the T-QUAL Grants - Tourism Quality Projects is now open with applications closing at 5pm on 3 May 2013.
North Haven Schools has won the SA primary school category and Woodville High the secondary school category in the Safe Schools are Smart Schools Competition held as part of the third National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence today.
New analysis published on the My School website today clearly shows that targeted investment by the Gillard Government, along with specific strategies, can lift results for students and schools in the Port Adelaide electorate.
Older people in the Port Adelaide electorate will be the ultimate winners from a landmark deal that will provide higher wages, better conditions and more rewarding careers for the nation's 350,000 aged care workers.
The Labor Government will deliver local pensioners another welcome boost to their household budgets this month.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcomed the Labor Government's crackdown on criminal gangs and organised crime.
Under A Plan for Australian Jobs, the Labor Government will provide SA manufacturers like Ottoway Engineering with better opportunities to win work from major investment projects from local infrastructure to remote resources projects.
Industry and workers across the Port Adelaide electorate will benefit from the Gillard Labor Government's $1 billion investment in boosting Australian innovation, productivity and competitiveness and creating jobs.
Local sports club upgrades, community events and festivals funding and carbon farming support are just some of the grants opportunities for community groups, businesses and individuals in the Port Adelaide electorate.
The Gillard Government is investing more than $208,000 over three years to help young vulnerable people in the Port Adelaide electorate break the cycle of homelessness.
Applications for round three of the Local Sporting Champions program close on 28 February 2013. The Local Sporting Champions program offers grants of $500 for individuals and $3000 for teams.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today wished the local Vietnamese community Happy Year of the Snake, and offered his best wishes to all for prosperity, good luck and fortune for the year ahead.
Businesses in the Port Adelaide electorate that hire a mature aged worker are being encouraged to take advantage of a $1000 jobs bonus, as part of the Gillard Government's commitment to increasing mature age participation in the workforce.
The Gillard Government's new Schoolkids Bonus has started landing in the bank accounts of local families.
Key Australian Government reforms that deliver a national framework for early childhood education are ensuring better quality care for children in the Port Adelaide electorate.
The Gillard Government has given local dads and same-sex partners in the Port Adelaide electorate something to cheer about in the new year with the new Dad and Partner Pay scheme starting today.
For the first time, charities in the Port Adelaide electorate will have an independent, national regulator with the official launch of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
Largs Bay student, Ben English, will have the chance to study overseas after receiving a Prime Minister's Australia Asia Award.
Local organisation, Cara, will receive almost $50,000 in funding from the Gillard Government to help Australia's disability care and support system get ready for the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The Labor Government has boosted its support for the automotive industry in the Port Adelaide electorate with the appointment today of an Automotive Supplier Advocate, William Angove.
Eighteen months ago, Port Adelaide woman Sarah* was unemployed, in trouble with the law, and suffering from anxiety - today she's back on track and studying at TAFE thanks to an innovative Australian Government program.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide and Minister for Ageing Mark Butler today visited the Alberton Oval for the launch of a revamped fitness program run by ACH Group in partnership with Port Power.
A new Government initiative to recruit an extra 21,000 apprentice plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other construction tradespeople has been launched.
Around 10,500 local workers stand to benefit from the Labor Government's reforms to strengthen manufacturing.
Labor has today delivered a final Plan for the Murray Darling Basin ending decades of disagreement and over allocation.
The Labor Government has taken the next step in meeting its commitment to deliver historic equal pay rises to eligible social and community sector workers.
Local community organisations can start applying for funding from the Gillard Government to provide support to carers of people with mental illness in the North West Metro area.
Trident Plastics at Woodville and Joe White Maltings in Port Adelaide will receive funding from the Labor Government's $1 billion Clean Technology Investment to help reduce their energy costs, improve efficiency and lower carbon pollution.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler will emcee this year's Semaphore and Port Adelaide RSL Remembrance Day Service at the War Memorial Clock on the Semaphore foreshore.
Local community organisations can start applying for funding from the Federal Government to employ new mental health workers for the region.
Minister for Social Inclusion and Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcomed tenants to a new social housing development in Findon that received more than $10.9 million from the Federal Labor Government.
New facilities at Woodville Primary School in Woodville South will bring benefits to students for years to come, Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler said today.
Blind and vision impaired residents in Port Adelaide can now fully participate in the library experience as a result of the Gillard Government's $1 million Increasing Accessibility Library Initiative.
Local community organisations in the Port Adelaide electorate are among 4,800 across Australia to benefit from the Gillard Government's $16 million Volunteer Grants program.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today congratulated South Australian Police for being awarded a National Meritorious Police Award as a part of the 2012 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA) ceremony at Parliament House in Ca
Salisbury High School's favourite science teacher - Anita Trenwith - has been recognised by the Prime Minister for her work inspiring tomorrow's scientists.
The Port Dock Station Railway Museum and the SA Aviation Museum are among 78 community groups to share in around $420,000 in funding to help preserve local heritage collections.
Le Fevre High School students will receive industry relevant training in various industries, including qualifications in electrotechnology, engineering and manufacturing in their new $1.3 million Engineering Trades Training Centre.
Schools and the community in the Port Adelaide electorate will have an opportunity to apply for a share of $400 million under the latest round of the Trade Training Centres (TTCs) in schools program.
An extra 21,000 plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other construction tradespeople will be recruited under a $57.5 million initiative to target skills in need in the Australian economy.
More local children with disability in the Port Adelaide electorate will be eligible for critical early intervention services and therapies after the Australian Government expanded the eligibility criteria for its successful Better Start for Children with
A new Grants Program for regional tourism businesses looking to improve their tourism offerings is now open for applications.
Almost 23,000 people with a mortgage in the Port Adelaide electorate will benefit from today's Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), which confirms the Gillard Government is on track to return the budget to surplus.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today hosted an afternoon tea for local carers at the Osborne Community Hall as part of this year's Carers Week which runs from Sunday 14 October to Saturday 20 October 2012.
Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler and Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin visited families at Novita Children's Services to talk about the NDIS, which will help almost 5000 children with a disability in SA by 2015.
Eligible employees will be covered for unpaid entitlements including redundancy, annual leave, long service leave, unpaid wages and payment in lieu of notice if their employer enters insolvency.
Local students training to be mechanics, chefs, and hairdressers can now be nominated for the 2012 Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP).
Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler will join millions of people throughout the world in celebrating this year's International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).
The South Australian Aviation Museum at Port Adelaide will receive a retired F-111 fighter jet.
Around 1,600 local dads and partners can now apply for Dad and Partner Pay, which will give eligible dads and other partners two weeks paid leave at the national minimum wage.
Leaders for Tomorrow is part of the Government's $11 million accessibility package to remove barriers and expand opportunities for people with disability and carers under the National Disability Strategy.
Four local language teachers have been selected for the prestigious Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowship for 2013.
The Labor Government has funded a project to tackle the risk factors that contribute to chronic disease within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the Port Adelaide electorate.
The Federal Government will legislate to ban gag-clauses in Commonwealth contracts with the not-for-profit sector.
Colleen Jackson of Ethelton was today named one of eight people nationwide to become Disability Champions by the Department of Human Services.
The Government has today announced that it will introduce urgent legislation to toughen up environmental controls on vessels like the super trawler.
Southern Cross Care today received $400,000 in federal funding to build the skills and redesign the roles of health professionals and carers looking after older people in residential care in South Australia, including in Rosewater and Largs Bay.
More than 30,400 local pensioners will soon receive another increase in their payments to help them keep up with the cost of living.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard released a plan for better schools today in response to the first comprehensive review of schools education undertaken in 40 years.
Every school in the Port Adelaide electorate will receive a boost in funding under the Government's plan for school improvement, Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler told a local schools community forum in Mawson Lakes today.
Four schools in the Port Adelaide electorate will receive funding as part of the final round of the Australian Government's National Solar Schools Program.
More than 24,300 children in the Port Adelaide electorate will now be eligible for government-subsidised dental care after the announcement of the Government's $4 billion dental package today.
Local youth services and health providers will today meet with Minister for Mental Health and Ageing and Federal Member for Port Adelaide, Mark Butler, to discuss the recent announcement of a new headspace centre in the west.
People are being warned to beware if phoned by someone claiming to represent the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs, and offering government grants of up to $100,000.
More than 100 long-term unemployed people in Port Adelaide are in work thanks to a Labor Government pilot program that makes it easier to access government and community services.
The Labor Government is delivering $80,000 to UnitingCare Wesley at Port Adelaide to help local Indigenous women learn new skills and become leaders in their community.
Care Aware is a national communications initiative that aims to raise awareness, recognition, support and appreciation of the 2.6 million Australians who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends.
Five schools in the electorate of Port Adelaide have been chosen to take part in the first phase of the Empowering Local Schools initiative.
Five students from local schools have been awarded the 2011 Australian Vocational Student Prize.
Nominations are now open for the Australian of the Year Awards 2013.
Time is running out to nominate for the 2012 National Disability Awards - the deadline is 5pm (AEST) tomorrow.
Works on the South Road Superway have reached the halfway mark. The project supports around 2,750 jobs.
Local primary schools are being encouraged to nominate themselves to brief the Government on cybersafety issues and become part of this year's Youth Advisory Group on Cybersafety (YAG)
UnitingCare Wesley is helping financially vulnerable Australians in the Port Adelaide electorate to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their energy costs, thanks to Federal Government funding.
The Labor Government is providing almost $650,000 to the City of Salisbury and the City of Charles Sturt to establish Digital Hubs at the Len Beadell and Charles Sturt libraries to help local people and businesses take advantage of the opportunities offer
Port Adelaide based company, MG Engineering, has been awarded a $3.25 million contract to construct three masts for the Air Warfare Destroyer project, bringing more jobs to the area.
The 2012 National Disability Awards nomination period has officially been opened. Nominations close 5pm AEST on Friday 20 July 2012.
Seniors living in the Port Adelaide electorate will receive more support to stay in their own homes thanks to a boost to the Home and Community Care Program.
The Labor Government has passed legislation this week to extend Paid Parental Leave to include local dads and other partners.
The local community needs to be directly engaged in the development of a Fly Friendly Policy to mitigate noise and the impact of aviation growth at Parafield Airport.
The ACCC has established a dedicated carbon hotline and online complaint form for consumers who think they are being ripped off by unjustified price rises.
More than 10,900 local families will benefit from a cash bonus from the Gillard Government to help them meet the costs of having kids in school.
New funding will improve the training qualifications of workers with disability and support staff at UnitingCare Wesley in Port Adelaide.
Novita Children's Services and the Nazareth Catholic Community have received Federal Government funding to improve energy efficiency in community buildings and facilities.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler has offered his congratulations to three residents of the Port Adelaide electorate awarded Order of Australia honours in the General Division in the Queen’s Birthday 2012 Honours list.
Local organisations interested in delivering disability employment services can attend an information session to find out how they can help the Australian Government help more people with disability find work.
Applications have opened for funding from the Australian Government for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men's sheds and groups in the electorate of Port Adelaide.
People living in the electorate of Port Adelaide are encouraged to nominate individuals and organisations in the local community who deserve national recognition for their work to improve the lives of people with disability.
Two local projects will receive funding from the Federal Government's Your Community Heritage Program to help celebrate the rich heritage of Port Adelaide.
A new wombat crossing, new angle parking and complete median and channelisation works will be carried out at Dale Street from Commercial Road to Church Street in Port Adelaide to fix a notorious black spot.
The 2012-2013 Budget will deliver much-needed cost of living relief to thousands of households in the Port Adelaide electorate.
More than 10,900 local families with kids in school will benefit from a new cash bonus delivered by the Labor Government.
The Prime Minister and Defence Minister visited ASC at Osborne today and announced that the Government will provide $214 million for the next stage of the Future Submarine Project.
The Federal Government will partner with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield to develop a plan to revitalise the Black Diamond Square to bring more tourists, locals, night time activity and economic growth to the area.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for people with disability, their families and carers will start in select locations in 2013.
Federal Minister for School Education Peter Garrett and South Australian Minister for Education Grace Portolesi today visited Hendon Primary School to announce details of the plan to give principals and school communities a greater say in the day-to-day o
Local residents can honour the contribution of Australia's servicemen and women, by participating in a range of Anzac Day commemorations on 25 April 2012.
Under landmark changes to the aged care system, more older Australians will get to keep their home, and more Australians will get to stay in their home as they receive aged care.
Three services supporting young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Port Adelaide electorate will receive almost $650,000 between them under the Labor Government's Reconnect Program.
The Government will provide a new Jobs Bonus of $1000 to 10,000 employers who recruit and retain a worker aged 50 years or over for over three months.
More women will be able to access free breast screening services at the Arndale BreastScreen clinic as the result of Federal Government funding.
A.E.M Corporation Pty Ltd at Gillman has been awarded $250,000 in Federal Government funding to develop an innovative prototype machine to automatically make transformer cores - an important component for electricity distribution that will allow transform
More than 150 people with disability, their families and carers, local service providers and advocacy groups met today in support of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
An extra 4,500 patient visits per year will be available in Seaton after a local clinic executed an agreement to receive a $66,390 funding boost from the Federal Government.
Almost 200 families in the Port Adelaide electorate have benefitted from a Federal Government package which provides up to $12,000 for early intervention services and children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The cost of 60 medicines fell today as a result of changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), making the price of prescriptions cheaper for people living in the Port Adelaide electorate.
Settlers Farm Junior Primary School and Settlers Farm Primary School in Paralowie officially opened their $5.85 million upgraded facilities today.
There has been a lot of debate about changes to Australia's private health insurance system over the past weeks, months and years. Some of it has been true, much of it has not.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcomed the announcement of $275 million of co-investment by the Federal and State Governments in the future of GM Holden's car manufacturing business in Australia.
A 27-year-old waiter from Port Adelaide who earns $45,388 will see a $90,929 benefit to their superannuation savings - a jump of 24.9 per cent - after the Senate passed the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) and associated legislation in Canberra overnight
ABS data shows an estimated 326,000 people in South Australia are missing out on the opportunities that come from higher skills, including an extra $10,000 a year in wages.
Eighty small businesses will have access to a whole host of new physical and online support through the new North West Adelaide Workforce Hub pilot project.
Families using child care in the Port Adelaide electorate are being urged to make sure they are not missing out on the Australian Government's $18.1 billion investment in child care affordability payments.
The Gillard Government's reforms to Youth Allowance have increased assistance for students, with more than 1,300 students in the Port Adelaide electorate having received the maximum rate, a higher rate or a payment for the first time.
Local company Daronmont Technologies won a prestigious award for Sustainment and Logistics Support at the annual Australian Defence Magazine (ADM) awards dinner in Canberra overnight.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler has called on local schools and parents to give feedback on the findings of the first comprehensive report into school funding since 1973.
The passage of legislation to means test the private health insurance rebate through the House of Representatives is a historic victory for local working Australians.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcomed the introduction of legislation of an R 18+ category for computer games.
Grants of $5000 to $20,000 are now available for local groups to access under the Gillard Government's Caring for our Country initiative.
Four schools in the Port Adelaide electorate will share in more than $130,000 under the latest round of the Gillard Government's National Solar Schools Program.
A strong manufacturing industry in Australia is especially important for people living in the electorate of Port Adelaide, Federal Member Mark Butler said today.
The Gillard Government has almost doubled funding to schools since 2007, investing more than $65 billion in education including at schools in the electorate of Port Adelaide.
With school heading back tomorrow, Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler is reminding parents with kids at school to keep their receipts for education expenses, with thousands of local families eligible for assistance under the Gillard Government's
With the assistance of Wage Connect, Julie, who has been on income support for more than 10 years, has now secured a new job with Hungry Jacks at Beverley.
One hundred and seventy new homes have been built in the Port Adelaide electorate under the Labor Government's $5.6 billion Social Housing Initiative.
More than 2000 people per week will use the new Burton Park and Adams Oval facilities for structured sport, officially opened by Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today.
More than 2000 people per week will use the new Burton Park and Adams Oval facilities for structured sport, officially opened by Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today.
Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin visited Novita Childrens Services at Regency Park today to announce the Australian Government will work with the SA Government to help the state ready for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Students in the Port Adelaide electorate who want to get into a trade will benefit from a more than $4 million Australian Government investment in building trades training centres at local schools.
New facilities at North Haven Schools will bring benefits to students for years to come, Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler said today.
Thomas More College at Salisbury has received $2.1 million for new facilities, including a new language centre and refurbishment of the Thomas Aquina building.
Low income families in the Port Adelaide electorate are being encouraged to save money under the Saver Plus program, which matches every dollar saved by participants for education purposes, up to $500.
It is with great sorrow that I extend my heartfelt condolences to older Australians, carers, families and staff affected by the Quakers Hill Nursing Home fire.
At a number of street corner meetings Mark has held on the LeFevre Peninsula this year, residents have consistently raised concerns about access to public transport.
Mark met with the aircraft noise Ombudsman to highlight the impact of aircraft noise on parts of the Federal Electorate of Port Adelaide.
The Australian Government is investing $3 billion in skills and training initiatives over six years to deliver the skilled workers the economy needs and ensure more Australians can benefit from our growing prosperity.
Consumers in the Port Adelaide electorate should be wary of scammers claiming to be from an Australian Government 'reclaims department' who are phishing for important personal data and bank account details.
Ceridia Pty Ltd at Mawson Lakes may soon commercialise its novel drug reformulation system, which can be used to improve the performance of new and existing medications - thanks to support from the Australian Government's Commercialisation Australia progr
Local community organisations, not-for-profit organisations and local government bodies in the Port Adelaide electorate are encouraged to apply for Federal Government funding to deliver education projects to young people, aimed at preventing violence agai
I'm delighted that new Premier Jay Weatherill has announced that his Government will take over the development of the Port River Precinct because I've been calling on the State Government to show leadership on developing the Port for some time now.
A free family day to promote male health and celebrate the positive contribution men make to their families and the community will be opened today by the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing and Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler.
Mark met with more than 220 local seniors in Port Adelaide as part of a national conversation on healthy and positive ageing in response to the release of the Productivity Commission Final Report, Caring for Older Australians.
Vulnerable people living in the Woodville community are set to benefit from the recent opening of a housing project supported with $497,000 from the Australian Government.
The Vietnamese Community in Australia SA Chapter Inc will work collaboratively with schools and the community in Port Adelaide, Enfield, Salisbury and Playford to encourage early intervention, prevention and education of the Vietnamese community around do
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcomed this week's passage of the Government's Clean Energy legislative package through the House of Representative as an important step towards modernising Australia's economy and tackling climate chan
After being notified of instances of crime and nuisance on Semaphore Road, Mark's office surveyed more than 30 traders on the strip and assembled a working group to help respond to the concerns of local traders.
University of South Australia students will have access to better services because of new Gillard Government laws that passed through Parliament today.
Minister for Home Affairs and Justice Brendan O'Connor and Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler announced $1.5 million in funding for Neighbourhood Watch Australasia for a historic expansion of its work in preventing crime and the fear of crime in
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today congratulated local career adviser Kerry Bell who has been awarded an Australian Government Scholarship for Career Advisers.
Locals are encouraged to nominate outstanding organisations committed to addressing homelessness for the first ever National Homelessness Services Achievement Awards.
Minister for Home Affairs and Justice Brendan O'Connor and Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today urged Australians to protect their retirement savings against the growing threat of serious and organised fraudulent investment scams.
Local community organisations in the electorate of Port Adelaide are among 4,600 across Australia to benefit from the Gillard Government's $16 million Volunteer Grants initiative.
Debrah Mercurio from Seaton, Ruth Sellick from Woodville, and Alan O'Connor from Semaphore South were recognised by the Australian Government for their volunteer work abroad towards international development and poverty reduction.
Woodville High School will be taking part in the Gillard Government's $30 million Next Steps program to improve the attendance and literacy and numeracy results of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
With the weather starting to get warmer, Federal Labor Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler has joined with Laurie Lawrence in promoting the important Kids Alive Do the Five water safety message.
More than 49,000 residents in the electorate of Port Adelaide will benefit from a rise in compulsory super from nine to 12 per cent, new data from the Federal Treasury shows today.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcomed the Gillard Government's more than $5.2 million investment over three years to continue 29 support services for vulnerable families and children across the Port Adelaide electorate.
Our Lady of the Visitation School and Parish community will today celebrate a new multipurpose hall and classroom block, adding to the strong learning tradition at the 58-year-old school.
The Connections UnitingCare Anti-Poverty Awards recognise that there are many young people in Australia who are working towards the eradication of poverty locally, nationally or internationallly.
All households in the electorate of Port Adelaide will this month receive a new information booklet giving details of the assistance available to them and their families under the Federal Government's Clean Energy Future plan.
Household assistance to deal with the impact of a carbon price will be provided to people living in the electorate of Port Adelaide in the ex-service community.
The Gillard Government will provide new funding for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to crack down on any business that seeks to gouge its customers by making misleading claims about the impact of putting a price on carbon polluti
The Gillard Labor government is investing in local tradies and professionals, helping them to learn vital green skills that will be in high demand as we move to Australia's clean energy future.
The Gillard Labor Government is taking action to tackle climate change by putting a price on pollution and ensuring all money raised will go to assisting households, supporting jobs and building a clean energy future.
The Gillard Labor Government is taking action to tackle climate change by by putting a price on pollution while protecting pensioners and supporting jobs and families in the electorate of Port Adelaide.
The Gillard Government today announced an easy way for Australian households to understand the assistance provided for the cost of living impacts of the carbon price.
The Gillard Labor Government is taking action to tackle climate change by putting a price on pollution and assisting business and households transition to a clean energy future.
St Joseph's School's 165 students will benefit from a new multipurpose hall, enhancing the school's focus on sport and healthy lifestyles.
Can you spare a few hours a fortnight? Osborne Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today encouraged people in the Port Adelaide electorate to get involved in local celebrations to mark National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week.
After hours GP advice is now only a phone call away for local families with the launch of the after hours GP helpline yesterday.
The Australian Government wants to increase the use of mainstream mental health services by multicultural communities, which is low compared with the general community.
Today is another important milestone in Australia's first national Paid Parental Leave scheme, Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler said today.
Students at Mawson Lakes School today celebrated the official opening of their new $3.2 million multipurpose hall.
A new $3.2 million multipurpose hall has added to the innovative learning environment at Nazareth Catholic College in Findon.
Seven local schools are set to share in $14.1 million in South Australian reward funding under the Federal Government's Smarter Schools National Partnership for Literacy and Numeracy.
The Gillard Government recognises there are genuine cost of living pressures across the country and not everyone is seeing the benefits of a strong economy.
Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today announced the Gillard Labor Government will provide $170,000 to fix two dangerous black spots at Croydon and Parafield Gardens.
Patients in rural, regional and outer metropolitan areas will benefit from an increase in telehealth services with greater access to Medicare funded medical specialist video consultations available from 1 July this year.
Children in the electorate of Port Adelaide with disability affecting their development will have access to targeted early intervention services through the $147 million Better Start for Children with Disability initiative.
More than 7,500 Carers in the Port Adelaide electorate will receive a $600 boost to help relieve the financial pressure of caring for a loved one.
Age pensioners will keep more of their pension when they choose to work under changes by the Australian Government.
The Gillard Government is providing an extra $100 million for stormwater harvesting and reuse projects to help secure our urban water supplies and better utilise this precious natural resource. Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcome
The Gillard Labor Government has delivered on two key election promises to help families and pensioners. The Government is increasing the maximum rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A for 16-19 year olds in secondary school or training and will help age
Adelaide is set to become one of the first communities in Australia to lead primary health care reform following the announcement that GP Partners Adelaide, with Adelaide Western General Practice Network Inc and Adelaide Hills Division of General Practice
Allenby Gardens Primary School music students will get out of the kitchen and into brand new classrooms in the school's new $2.65 million multipurpose hall and classrooms. Officially opening the new buildings today, Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mar
Local artists are invited to nominate artworks or nominate an artist for the inaugural Mark Butler Art Prize in this year's South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA). Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler has established The Mark Butler Ar
More than 100 local volunteers were recognised at a ceremony at the Woodville Town Hall today, which acknowledged their contribution to the local community. Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler established the Local Legends awards in 2008, with
Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced General Dynamics Land Systems had won a contract to provide support and maintain Army vehicles used in Australia and Afghanistan. "The company will provide support for the Army's fleet of Abrams
More assistance for long term unemployed Australians with a mental illness is one of the centrepieces of the Gillard Government's 2011-12 Budget. Minister for Employment Participation and Child Care Kate Ellis and Minister for Mental Health and Ageing
Local disadvantaged school children will start the day right with a healthy breakfast followed by mentoring sessions with Port Power football players. Attending the launch of Kick Start for Kids at Kilkenny Primary School today, Federal Member for Port
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler today marked National Palliative Care Week 2011 by announcing an $8.6 million boost to improve palliative care support and services for patients, their families and carers. National Palliative Care We
Mark's address to the National Press Club in Canberra. 'Delivering a better mental health system for all Australians'.
Almost 3,000 local students have received a helping hand toward achieving a university degree, with the Gillard Government providing more support than ever before to students in the electorate of Port Adelaide. Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark But
Federal Member for Port Adelaide today attended the official opening of the new language centre at Woodville High School in South Australia, where students are taught Indonesian, Vietnamese and Pitjantjatjara. Woodville High School is a culturally div
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today attended the official opening of the new multipurpose hall and science and language centre at Portside Christian College in South Australia built as part of the Australian Government's Building the Educ
The recent Federal Budget supports a strong economy for all Australians, getting us back into surplus following the GFC on time and as planned. This budget will get us back in the black in 2012-13, get more Australians in jobs and spread the opportunit
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today encouraged local business owners to attend an information session being held in Port Adelaide next month to raise awareness of new Personal Property Securities (PPS) laws that start in October. Mr Butl
Growing ripe tomatoes, fresh green beans, sweet golden corn and educating young minds on food and healthy eating habits are just some of the components of an innovative Gillard Government funded program designed to tackle childhood obesity.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today called upon locals in the electorate of Port Adelaide to take advantage of the Australian Government's Community Action Grants - a $3.75 million initiative to encourage respectful relationships and reduce
The Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program will provide grants of between $5,000 and $50,000 to support the costs associated with community sport around Australia. Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler said the grants will create op
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today encouraged local community groups and non-government organisations to apply for funding to help improve human rights education. Mr Butler said applications for the Human Rights Education Grants program
Safety will soon be improved at the intersection of Military Road and Bower Road, in Semaphore South with modifications to the roundabout and the installation of a stobie pole protection barrier, with works commencing today.
GP practices in the electorate of Port Adelaide are being encouraged to apply for new Gillard Government grants that can help them to boost services for local patients this weekend. Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler said this $52.5 million
Three months since the introduction of Australia's first national Paid Parental Leave scheme, families in the electorate of Port Adelaide are already benefiting from this historic reform. Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler said that on 1 Jan
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today announced that applications are now open for the 2011 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards, with a total of $130,000 available to support the work of community projects tackling crime and viole
Federal Labor Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcomed the tough new banking competition and consumer protection reforms proposed by the Gillard Government. Mr Butler said the reforms will provide a better deal for families by cracking down
Aged care nurses wanting to undertake postgraduate study should apply for the Aged Care Nursing Scholarships announced today by Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler and Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler.
Many frail older Australians needing specialist care will benefit from an investment by the Gillard Government of $15.5 million for extra consumer directed care packages and to expand the consumer directed care program.
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today congratulated Vodafone Hutchinson Australia's decision to abolish call charges to a number of front line national suicide prevention hotlines - including Kids Helpline and Li
South Australians will soon see changes taking place across the state as national health reform starts to deliver more sub acute beds and better care following an announcement of 179 sub acute beds and places with a substantial focus on mental health.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler has welcomed the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman's recommendations of improved and more responsive ways of addressing complaints about noise.
Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon and Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today announced five new specialist doctors for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woodville as part of the Gillard Government's $356 million commitment to boost specialist
Young people in the electorate of Port Adelaide have the opportunity to showcase their talents, with the opening of the National Talent Competition for Australians aged 12-25, as part of National Youth Week activities.
Thank you to Cherrie and Charlotte for inviting me here today and Margot for your incredibly powerful story. I am the first Minister for Mental Health that Australia has had at a national level. You won't be surprised to know that when I was appointed in
Young people aged 12 and over with comorbidity (co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug conditions) will benefit from a project researching improved services and pathways of care in South Australia's northern suburbs. The University of Ade
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler is encouraging conference organisers in the electorate of Port Adelaide to apply for grants of up to $12,000 to improve access for people with disability and their carers.
The Prime Minister Julia Gillard today outlined the Government's plan to cut pollution, tackle climate change and deliver the economic reform Australia needs to move to a clean energy future. This is an essential economic reform, and it is the right
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today urged Australians to have their say on future government funding arrangements for Australia's schools, with the last day for submissions Thursday, 31 March 2011.
Minister for Health and Ageing Nicola Roxon and Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler are calling for applications for organisations to become this regions Medicare Local. Medicare Locals are a key component of the Gillard Labor Government's national he
Federal Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler today announced funding for 14 services for people in the electorate of Port Adelaide whose capacity for independent living is at risk. The services will be funded under the South Australian Hom
The Government's new national multicultural policy will strengthen social cohesion and harness the benefits of Australia's unique diversity, Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler said today. The People of Australia is a policy for all Australi
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today congratulated Riverdale Primary School on the official opening of its new multipurpose hall, built as part of the Australian Government's Building the Education Revolution. South Australian Senator Ann
The Grove Education Centre today celebrated the official opening of refurbished classrooms built as part of the Australian Government's Building the Education Revolution (BER). The Grove Education Centre received $925,000 under the National School Pr
An opportunity to nominate a local business that has provided exceptional service to the community is now available via the 2011 Telsra Business Awards. "Small and medium businesses are the backbone of our community in the electorate of Port Adelaide,
The Gillard Labor Government is taking action to help remove barriers to educational achievement, with a review of Disability Standards for Education.
Challa Gardens Primary School students hit the books today, celebrating the official opening of their new school library. Federal Member for Port Adelaide attended the opening, which also included new classrooms for the school.
LeFevre Peninsula Primary School today celebrated the official opening of the school's new covered outdoor learning area and gymnasium - a project that employed 160 local workers.
New estimates show that up to 8,000 families may be eligible for Child Care Benefit or Child Care Rebate payments but are not currently claiming their entitlements. Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler called on local families using child care
Grand Junction and Regency Roads have been linked by construction of Adelaide's newest road - a key feature of early works on the $812 million South Road Superway project.
The Gillard Government's new deal on health reform will start delivering for local patients from 1 July, with more beds, more money, more local control and more transparency across the health system.
More children who are enrolled in holiday and outside of school hours care programs in the electorate of Port Adelaide are set to benefit from the Australian Sports Commission's successful Playing for Life Kit.
Shake Your Family Tree is a major event on the National Archives calendar, drawing around 2500 people to the Archives' offices around the country. The theme for 2011 is Unexpected Discoveries - Amazing stories you can find in the Archives.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today said affordable, high speed broadband is a step closer for every home school, hospital and business in the electorate of Port Adelaide following a key agreement reached between Telstra and NBN Co.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler is encouraging local students interested in learning a trade to apply for a Defence Technical Scholarship.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler has invited people in the electorate to have their say about the Government's National School Chaplaincy Program, by responding to a discussion paper about the National School Chaplaincy Program that was releas
Improvements to teacher quality in local schools took an important step forward today, with Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler welcoming the release of new National Professional Standards for Teachers.
Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcomed the launch of the Ladder St Vincent project in Port Adelaide to provide vulnerable young people with a roof over their head and pathways to education and employment. Mr Butler said the Ladder St Vince
Local residents will be treated to a week of activities based at Mawson Lakes, comprising two community events and a fun filled day of activities for local school students as part of this year's National Science Week, 13 to 21 August.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcomed the release of the Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Geography paper and the draft Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Languages paper.
As children start returning to school Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler is reminding parents to keep the receipts of any school materials purchased, as they may be eligible for the Gillard Government's Education Tax Refund (ETR) initiative.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcomed teachers and students in the electorate of Port Adelaide back to school for 2011. "Starting the school year is an exciting time, especially for those starting at a new school for the f
Federal Labor Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler MP today applauded the many local families, businesses and community groups that have supported the effort to rebuild Australia's flood affected regions. In doing so, Mr Butler encouraged the communi
A new national law has cut down on red tape for businesses and given consumers greater protection, said Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler. The Australian Consumer Law commenced on 1 January 2011 and replaced 20 Commonwealth, State and Territory
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcomed South Australia's new Australian citizens, who took part in special citizenship ceremonies across the state today. Mr Butler welcomed new citizens while attending citizenship ceremonies
Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today congratulated an exceptional local woman who has been accepted into the Board Diversity Scholarship Program. Ms Nicole Graham from The Spastic Centres of South Australia (SCOSA) was one of seventy women wh
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler is encouraging local councils in the electorate of Port Adelaide to apply for grants under a new Australian Government initiative to make their communities more accessible for people with disability.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide and Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler today welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission's draft report 'Caring for Older Australians' which will provide the Federal Government with key advice on the
Families in the electorate of Port Adelaide can now see online whether child care services have casual vacancies, as well as ongoing vacancies, following enhancements to the MyChild website.
Federal MP for Port Adelaide Mark Butler is encouraging community members in the electorate of Port Adelaide to donate generously to the Queensland flood appeal. Mr Butler said the recent tragic events in Queensland had touched all Australians an
The Gillard Government is helping families with education costs as children prepare for the start of another school year, said Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler. Under the Education Tax Refund, families can claim up to 50 per cent back on
New mums and dads in the Port Adelaide electorate are set to benefit as the Labor Government’s Paid Parental Leave begins today. Local parents whose babies are born from today onwards will be eligible for 18 weeks leave paid at the minimum wage (current
The headquarters for the largest Defence project in South Australia, the construction of three new warships, was officially opened today. The project could see an investment of up to $2 billion here in South Australia and that means jobs for the local
Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Sport Mark Arbib of the 2011 Active After-School Communities (AASC) recipients in the electorate of Port Adelaide. Active After-Schools is a Federal Government
World-class research will be conducted in Port Adelaide to develop solutions to overcome and prevent contamination of soil, water and air and improve the environment. The research is part of a $100 million investment by the Gillard Labor Government in
Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today welcomed Gillard Government funding for South Australia under the Smarter Schools National Partnerships. More than $18 million will flow to South Australia following approval of the South Australian Smarter S
More than $300,000 has been invested in three community infrastructure projects in the Port Adelaide electorate via the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program. The projects that will be funded include a new playground and park furniture in
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler held the first of a series of nation-wide Mental Health Forums in Adelaide today as part of the Gillard Labor Government’s commitment to genuine mental health reform. Over the next three weeks, Mr But
Due to indexation, around 31,000 pensioners in the Port Adelaide electorate will receive an increase in their pensions from today.
As the first ever Commonwealth Minister for Mental Health, I'm acutely conscious that the only thing I can be benchmarked against is your expectations - and I know that, after decades of underperformance as a nation, your expectations are high.
Federal Labor MP Mark Butler for Port Adelaide welcomes the Gillard Labor Government’s plan to deliver better health services in rural, regional and outer metropolitan areas. For the first time, patients will be able to access Medicare rebates f
Member for Port Adelaide, Mark Butler, said a re-elected Gillard Labor Government would, for the first time, provide two weeks Paid Paternity Leave for fathers of newborn babies.
The health of local children is at the centre of the Gillard Labor Government’s welfare reforms, Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler said today.
A re-elected Gillard Labor Government will put in place new measures to get people back to work and modernise the welfare system.
Federal Labor will help families in Port Adelaide with simpler low-cost super
Federal Labor to give power to Port Adelaide Schools
Federal Member for Port Adelaide, Mark Butler, today attended the official opening of the new multipurpose hall at Our Lady Queen of Peace School in Albert Park, built as part of the Labor Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER).
The Gillard Labor Government has announced the appointment of the nation’s first independent Aircraft Noise Ombudsman.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide the Hon Mark Butler, Federal Member for Makin Tony Zappia and Federal Member for Wakefield Nick Champion addressed more than 200 seniors at a Pensioner and Seniors Information Day at the Salisbury Bowling Club
The Australian Government has taken steps to make feeding power into the grid simpler and fairer for pensioners. The Government has clarified the way feed-in tariffs from household solar panels are assessed for the purposes of the pension income test.
Federal Members of Parliament, Mark Butler, Tony Zappia and Nick Champion have said the decision of Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese not to approve the Parafield Airport 2009 draft Master
Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, together with Member for Port Adelaide, Mark Butler visited Pennington Primary School and Nazareth Catholic Community School in Findon to speak to students and staff about new facilities funded under the Federal Gove
Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Materiel and Science and Mark Butler, Member for Port Adelaide, announced today that full production of the Australia's three Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers is now underway including at the new ASC shipyard in Adel
Community Services Minister Jenny Macklin, the Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry and the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities Bill Shorten today welcomed the start of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into a National Disability Care and Suppo
The Member for Port Adelaide, Mark Butler, today attended the official opening of the upgraded and refurbished facilities at Alberton Primary School funded through the Rudd Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER).
Mr Butler and Mr Champion were joined by the Hon Michael O’Brien MP, Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education, Acting Mayor City of Salisbury, Brian Goodall, and Mayor of City of Playford, Martin Lindsell to launch the Jobs Drive at the B
The Labor Government will provide $83,000 for a ready-to-go local infrastructure project in the Port Adelaide electorate as part of our plan to support jobs while delivering lasting benefits to the local community.
The Government today announced the National Archives of Australia will maintain face-to-face services in Adelaide.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide, Mark Butler, welcomed the new shipyard saying it would bring skilled employment opportunities to the area and provide an economic boost for the State.
Member for Port Adelaide, Mark Butler, said it was a real boost for local small businesses that the award-winning North West Business Development Centre would receive $103,000 in funding to help them make the most of the internet
Federal Member for Port Adelaide, Mark Butler, said that Trees for Life would receive nearly $18,000 in Commonwealth funding to continue and expand their volunteer workshop program.
The Commonwealth and State Government today announced a $130 million urban renewal project to transform the Woodville West area with better housing, new street layouts and more open spaces.
Federal Member for Port Adelaide, Mark Butler, and Mayor of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Gary Johanson, together turned the first sod on the $4.6 million project, which will form part of the greater Lefevre Community Centre Recreation project
The Member for Port Adelaide, Mark Butler, welcomed the $3,000 in funding from the Rudd Government received today by Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL for the annual Anzac Light on the Water ceremony.
The Federal and South Australian Governments have announced an injection of over $2 million into Port Adelaide's manufacturing sector through the second round of the South Australia Innovation and Investment Fund.
The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, and the Federal Member for Port Adelaide, Mark Butler today announced two projects in South Australia that will benefit from $4.4 million under the second and final round of the Local Schools Working Together pil
Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, today announced the outcome of the first funding round for Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Projects while visiting Cheltenham in Adelaide with South Australian Premier Mike Rann.
Mark Butler, Member for Port Adelaide, today announced that the Rudd Labor Government will provide more than $687 000 towards the installation of bicycle lanes in Adelaide's north-west.
The Government has announced over $3.33 million towards the City of Charles Sturt’s $3.66 million Woodville Town Hall Building Refurbishment West of Adelaide.
More local secondary schools will have access to 21st Century technology through funds made available from the National Secondary School Computer Fund. Mark Butler MP has welcomed the initiative and said the Fund is a key component of the Australian Gover