Marino calls for EOI for Armistice Day Centenary Grants

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said South West commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in 2018 will be assisted through the Turnbull Government’s Armistice Centenary Grant Program.

“Next year Australians will pause and reflect on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War,” Mrs Marino said.

“From a population of fewer than five million people, 416,809 men enlisted, of whom more than 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner.

“Australia’s involvement in the First World War began when Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914.

“Every year on Anzac Day we mark anniversary of day the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) landed on Gallipoli in Turkey.

“It is the day we honour the service and sacrifice of every Australian who served in the First World War and all those who have subsequently served.

“I encourage South West groups to fill out an Expression of Interest form apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program to mark this important milestone in Australia’s history.

“Applications open on 11 November 2017 and close on 28 February 2018. Expressions of interest should be lodged with my office prior to the applications opening.”

More information is available at dva.gov.au or by calling 1800 555 254.

Nola Marino’s office accepting Bunbury Soup Van donations

Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino has announce she is now accepting food donations for the Bunbury Soup Van.

The Bunbury Soup Van, which started delivering food to those in need last year, delivers on Saturday and Sunday nights including public holidays.

“The Bunbury Soup Van provides an important service to those who need it most,” Mrs Marino said.

“Canned food and packet pasta donations can be made to my office and we’ll pass that onto the Soup Van.”

Mrs Marino first went out with the Soup Van in July, and saw the work being done by the dedicated team.

Mrs Marino’s office is located on the corner of Victoria Street and Clifton Street in the Bunbury CBD.

Source: Bunbury Mail.

Grants to mark centenary of war

South West commemorations to mark next year’s 100th anniversary of the end of the World War I will be helped by the Federal Government’s Armistice Centenary Grant Program.

Forrest MHR Nola Marino encouraged South West groups to apply for funding to mark the important milestone.

Applications open on November 11 and close next February.

Expressions of interest should be lodged with Mrs Marino’s office prior to applications opening.

Source: South Western Times.

Marino educators called on for school review


Member for Forrest Nola Marino has encouraged South West parents and students to participate in a landmark review into boosting student performance in Australian schools.

Submissions for the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools, led by Mr David Gonski AC, will be open until 13 October and Mrs Marino has urged parents, teachers, students and education experts to seize this unique opportunity to help shape the future of Australia’s education system.

“This is an opportunity for people across the education system, including local students and their parents, to share their ideas and experience of what measures can boost student outcomes in our schools,” Mrs Marino said.

“The Turnbull Government has locked in a new funding system that boosts student assistance in the South West for government and independent schools so that teachers in the region have the support and resources they need to focus on the programs that are best suited to their students.”

“But if money alone were a measure of success, the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools wouldn’t be necessary.

“While a strong level of funding is important, it’s clear that to achieve the best educational performance we must also look at how this funding is used in our schools, and not just how much is being spent.”

An Issues Paper is now available which frames the call for public submissions with key questions relating to the Terms of Reference for the Review.

The Issues Paper and information on how to lodge a submission are available from: education.gov.au/educationalexcellencereview.

The Review headed by Mr Gonski will report back to the Prime Minister and Minister Birmingham by March 2018.

Club celebrates new courts during open day

AUSTRALIND Tennis Club officially unveiled its new courts with an open day on Saturday.

Club president Janet Varney thanked all those who worked to bring about the new courts including life member Greg Sawyer and immediate past president Lyn Richards.

Members of the Harvey Shire Council attended along with club patron and Forrest MHR Nola Marino and a number of past presidents.

Ms Marino congratulated those involved in the project and encouraged all members to continue volunteering in running and improving the club so each generation can enjoy its facilities.

After a morning tea, players took to the courts with the acrylic multi-layered cushioning surfacing system, the first of its kind in WA, in friendly matches.

Source: Harvey-Waroona Reporter.