Senator Bilyk promoting reading to local Primary School children.

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Australian Labor Party

Labor's enduring values, which were born in the collective struggle for better living and working conditions in the last century, are reflected in the progressive and reformist tradition which the Party embodies and in the continuing pursuit of a society which values our security; champions fairness and equality; believes in communities and families; promotes social justice and compassion; values environmental sustainability; supports freedom, liberty and enterprise; and strives for opportunity and aspiration.


Tasmanian Labor Party

The Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Labor Party.

Brain cancer funding raised in the Senate

Senator Bilyk urged politicians to support Cure Brain Cancer Foundation's mission to increase five-year survival to 50% within 10 years.

Start2Talk has been developed by Alzheimer’s Australia and their partners to help all Australians start the conversations involved in planning ahead.

Arthritis Australia

Arthritis Australia is the peak arthritis organisation in Australia operating on a not for profit basis. It is supported by affiliate offices in every Australian state and territory. It aims to improve the quality of life of all people with arthritis and eliminate their suffering.



Cybersmart provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world.

No Cuts to the ABC
Before the election Tony Abbott promised hand on heart there will be “no cuts to the ABC”. The ABC has now been put on review by the Abbott Government, and we need to show them that Australians do not want the Liberal Party to cut the ABC’s budget.




Love2read is a collaborative project joining public libraries, government, community groups, media and commercial partners, and of course the public. As well as running The Reading Hour each August, we will be using our joint efforts to bring together and showcase the wonderful projects and organisations across Australia which already exist to promote reading and literacy.


Tasmanian Centre For Global Learning

The Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning empowers schools and the Tasmanian community to take action for social justice, peace and a sustainable world future.




The National Broadband Network (NBN) is Australia's first national wholesale-only, open access communications network that is being built to bring high speed broadband and telephone services within the reach of all Australian premises. The NBN will utilise three technologies; fibre, fixed wireless and satellite, expected to make possible improved ways for you to connect with one another. Go to the NBN Co website for more information on when the NBN will be available for you.


Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans’ Association

The Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans’ Association (APPVA), is a non-profit, veterans organisation of profession of arms and services that encompasses all operations that have involved Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces Servicemen and Women, Federal and State Police, Philanthropic Organisations (Everyman’s Welfare Service, Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc) and Defence Civilians.


Haemochromatosis Australia

Haemochromatosis Australia is a non-profit registered charity run by volunteers who work from home and utilise technology to provide support and advocacy for people affected by haemochromatosis, their families and loved ones.



The Australian Lung Foundation

The Australian Lung Foundation aims to ensure lung health is a priority for all in Australians.They achieve this through provision of: Leadership, Advocacy, Information, Support for Research, Patient and Carer Support, Education and Training, and Working with and through other organisations. November is Lung Health Awareness Month, for more information click here.


Autism Awareness Australia

Help Autism Awareness Australia increase understanding and education of autism spectrum disorders in our community.



Asthma Australia

Asthma Australia is the recognised national community voice of Australians with asthma and linked conditions and their carers. It comprises the Asthma Foundations throughout Australia.



Disability Online

Disability Online links all the disability resources from all Australian states and territories.



Calculators and tips to help you make better financial decisions from ASIC and the Australian Government.


National Disability Coordination Officer Program

The Tasmania NDCO Website provides up to-date information about post-secondary education, training and employment in Tasmania for people with disability or ongoing medical conditions.


Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations

The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations is the voice of Australian Ukrainians, representing 24 key Ukrainian organisations in Australia.


DirectGov: UK Pensions

Many Australians are unaware of their entitlements to the United Kingdom State Pension. You do not have to be a UK citizen to be entitled. You may be entitled to a pension if:

  • you have worked for more than 3 years in the United Kingdom and paid UK taxes, or
  • you are the spouse or de facto partner of someone who died and was entitled to or receiving a UK pension.
For more information regarding your entitlements visit Please be aware that this information on this site is updated regularly and is subject to change.

Results International (Australia)

Results International (Australia) is part of a non-partisan, non-profit, international network of volunteers whose purpose is to generate the public and political will to end poverty.


Scouts Association of Australia - Tasmanian Branch

The Aim of the Scout Association of Australia is to encourage the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development of young people so that they may take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as members of their local, national and international communities.


Cartridges 4 Planet Ark

Planet Ark has recycled nearly 20 million cartridges in it's ten year history. You can drop your cartridges into all Officeworks and JB Hi-Fi stores and at participating Australia Post, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Tandy and The Good Guys outlets.


Tasmanian Association of Community Houses

The Tasmanian Association of Community Houses (TACH) is the peak body for 34 Community Houses and Neighbourhood Centres around the state.


The Royal Life Saving Society Australia

Senator Bilyk is a Community Keep Watch Ambassador for the Royal Life Saving Society and is a passionate supporter of their Pool Safety Campaign.


Brain Tumour Alliance Australia

Brain Tumour Alliance Australia (BTAA) is the only national brain tumour patient and caregiver organisation in Australia. It was established in late 2008 by a group of brain tumour patients and current and former caregivers. While welcoming the advice and input of specialists, BTAA seeks to represent the brain tumour community from the viewpoint of the patient, family and caregiver.

On 28 October 2010, Senator Bilyk hosted the launch of BTAA and beyondblue's fact sheet on brain tumours, depression and anxiety disorders on behalf of the Minister for Health, Hon. Nicola Roxon MP.


National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

In the last year there were over 58,000 substantiated notifications to statutory authorities of children being abused or neglected in Australia. Hundreds of children died, thousands of children were seriously injured and tens of thousands of children were physically, psychologically and emotionally damaged.

NAPCAN's primary role is to advocate on behalf of children to bring about the changes necessary to prevent abuse and neglect.


National Labor Women's Network

Launched in 1996, the National Labor Women's Network (NWLN) is the official national women's network in the ALP. The NWLN provides a forum to increase the number of women active in the Party, facilitates the development of skills assisting women to participate in the ALP at all levels and provides advice to women on policy issues at state and national levels and represents the ALP at international women's forums.

Senator Bilyk recently attended the ALP's National Women's Conference—held in Sydney in September 2008—as the new Tasmanian convenor of the NWLN.


Lord Taverners Australia - Tasmanian Branch

The objectives of Lords Taverners are:

  • To assist young people disadvantaged due to physical and/or intellectual disability, financial constraints and/or geographical isolation.
  • To take part in sport through the provision of sporting equipment and facilities or sporting opportunities.
  • To raise funds to achieve the above.
  • To conduct fund raising events which generate enjoyment, fellowship and bonhomie among members and our guests.

The Dax Centre

The Dax Centre houses the Cunningham Dax Collection, which comprises 15,000 creative works by people with experience of mental illness and/or emotional trauma, collected by Dr Eric Cunningham Dax between the 1950s and the 1980s. The Centre is dedicated to the conservation and ethical exhibition of these works, and the use of art in public mental health education.


The Alannah and Madeline Foundation

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is a national charity protecting children from violence and its devastating effects.

They care for children who have experience or witnessed violence and run programs which prevent violence in the lives of children. They play an advocacy role and are a voice against childhood violence.


Australian Childhood Foundation

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works tirelessly to support children and families devastated by abuse, family violence and neglect.


Veranto Lifestyle Assistance

Veranto Lifestyle Assistance is a leader in the Tasmanian disability services sector, enriching the lives of people living with a disability, and offering support and assistance to their families.


Riding for the Disabled Association of Tasmania

Riding for the Disabled Association of Tasmania (RDA TAS) is an entirely voluntary, not for profit organisation whose aim is to provide horse riding and carriage driving to people of all ages with disabilities.

RDA TAS is part of a worldwide movement and is affiliated to Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia Ltd (RDAA).


Cerebral Palsy Tasmania

Cerebral Palsy Tasmania (CP TAS) is a statewide charitable organisation that offers support and assistance to people affected by cerebral palsy.

Established in 1963 by parents of children with CP, the organisation has grown and changed over the ensuing years to become the peak body for people with cerebral palsy in the state.


Cancer Council of Tasmania

Cancer Council Tasmania is a community organisation that works to minimise the impact of cancer on all Tasmanians.


Special Olympics Tasmania

Special Olympics Tasmania is a state branch of Special Olympics Australia, the not-for-profit organisation which transforms the lives of people with an intellectual disability.

Through regular sports participation, Special Olympics brings joy, pride, fun and friendship to people with an intellectual disability while at the same time improving their health and well being.


White Balloon Day

Bravehearts Inc. is Australia's leading child protection advocacy group and the nation's only charity specifically dedicated to combating child sexual assault in Australia. Bravehearts' signature national event—White Balloon Day—is not only a day of recognition, awareness and support for the victims of child sexual assault but is also the principle fundraising initiative which enables Bravehearts to educate, empower and protect all Aussie kids.

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St Aloysius Catholic College Fair

I was privileged to open this year's fair at St Aloysius Catholic College.
Nearly every school has a fair as a major fixture in their calendar - and not just for fundraising but for bringing the community together. It was lovely to see so many people brave the weather. 
Thank you for inviting me to open and congratulations on another successful fair.

13 November 2016

Parkinsons Australia

Last week I met with Parkinson's Australia CEO Steve Sant to discuss the issues that people living with Parkinson's face and how to improve their quality of life.

9 November 2016

Palliative Care Lunchbox Briefing

Pleased to chair a Lunchbox Briefing with Palliative Care Australia at Parliament House yesterday. Dr Peter Allcroft, Dr Linda Sheehan, Professor Ben White and Mr Simon Murphy engaged in a wide ranging conversation about the legal, ethical, and medical issues surrounding euthanasia and palliative care.

9 November 2016

Walk for Brain Cancer 2016

On Sunaday November 6, I was pleased to hold the third annual Walk for Brain Cancer Tasmania. We had over 300 walkers take part this year and raised over a staggering $40,000 to help end this insidious disease, which kills more Australian children than any other disease.  

6 November 2016

Barassi Debate 2016 Breakfast

The Lord’s Taverners Australia is a Federated autonomous organisation with branches in all States and Territories and approximately 3000 members. Since its inception in 1982, the organisation has raised and disbursed more than $10 million in cash and kind, with disbursements in 2012-13 in the order of $417,000 across a wide range of sports and recreational activities for disadvantaged or disabled young people.


20 August 2016

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