Wednesday, 13 June 2012 04:14
171 hitsMichael Danby was joined by The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet to welcome the unveiling of a new electric vehicle charging station in Melbourne as a sign of how innovation is delivering more environmentally-friendly transport choices for motorists.
Mr Danby and Mr Combet joined Holden’s executive director of engineering Greg Tyus and ChargePoint chief executive officer James Brown to plug in a Holden Volt electric car at the charging station outside Holden’s Port Melbourne headquarters.
The charging station technology, powered by certified Green Energy, delivers fast charging to electric vehicles like the Volt which Holden will introduce to the Australian market later this year.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 02:17
The Ripponlea Estate will receive $353,102 in funding from the Gillard Government’s Your Community Heritage Program, Federal Member for Melbourne Ports has announced.
Mr Danby has welcomed the announcement made by Federal Heritage Minister Tony Burke to provide individual communities with funding under the Your Community Heritage Program to protect, share and celebrate the heritage that is most important to them.
The funding will allow the Victorian National Trust to undertake Ripponlea’s roof restoration and carbon footprint reduction project. The project will focus on the restoration of the roof tiles and repair of the roof structure to enhance the significance of the site and preserve the house’s interior from damage due to water ingress.
Friday, 08 June 2012 00:36
Michael Danby said that the Reserve Bank’s decision on Tuesday to cut official interest rates is a win for every Melbourne Ports small business and family with a mortgage.
“Tuesday’s cut in interest rates is a win for Melbourne Ports households and small businesses."
It’s also evidence of why it’s so important to be returning the budget to surplus like the Gillard Government is doing.
For a family on a $300,000 standard variable rate mortgage is now paying more than $3,500 a year less in repayments than when the Liberals left Government".
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 00:29
167 hitsMichael Danby has urged the Chinese Government to release four South Korean human rights activists who have been detained for the past two months on the border of China and North Korea.
The South Korean activists have been in detained by Chinese since March. The activists led by Kim Young-hwan, have been campaigning for fairer human rights for those living in North Korea. Mr Danby said it was outrageous that South Korean calls for their release have been met by deaf ears in Beijing.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 23:49
The Baillieu Government’s ‘tough on crime’ agenda is in tatters, with new statistics showing Port Phillip Policing Area has had one of the State’s biggest jumps in Crime last year – and one of the biggest in over 12 years, State Labor Member for Albert Park, Martin Foley, said today.
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