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2011

21/12/2011 On 21 December Senator Bilyk delivered to Colony 47 the generous donations of food and toys from members of the public collected at her office for Colony 47's annual Food and Toy Drive. These donations made Christmas brighter for many Tasmanians in need.


6/12/2011 On 6 December 2011 Senator Bilyk officially opened the BER project at The Cottage School in Bellerive. The BER provided $915,000 to rebuild the library, multipurpose art area and outdoor equipment.


3/12/2011 On 3 December Senator Bilyk attended the Bicentenary of Anglesea Barracks representing the Prime Minister. The Bicentenary of Australia's oldest continually used military establishment highlighted the historical and cultural significance Anglesea Barracks has for the people of Hobart, and Tasmania.


4/11/2011 On 4 November 2011, Senator Bilyk launched Cybersmart Networking, the latest addition to the ACMA's suite of innovative online activities that teach children about social networking in a protected environment. Students are able to interact in real time with Cybersmart Guides who are available throughout the session to answer questions and give advice. Guides are located in other parts of the school or anywhere with access to the internet.


25/10/2011 On 25 October Senator Bilyk attended the opening of the BER project at St John's Catholic School in Richmond. The Australian Government provided $2 million of funding for a new multipurpose hall and upgraded learning areas.


24/10/2011 On 24 October Senator Bilyk was in vited to speak at a National Seniors Australia conference in Hobart. National Seniors Australia is Australia's not-for-profit organisation representing the over 50s to all levels of government.


7/10/2011 On 7 October Senator Bilyk visited Kingborough Meals on Wheels donating a new heater and kettle for the Meals on Wheels Office. Kingborough Meals on Wheels delivers hundreds of meals a week to people who through sickness, age and/or disability cannot reasonably get a meal for themselves. To volunteer for Kingborough Meals on Wheels, please call Judy or Anne on 6229 4256.


6/10/2011 On 6 October 2011 Senator Bilyk attended the opening of the new language centre and refurbishments of learning areas at Rose Bay High School. The language centre and refurbishments were undertaken with $1.202 million of funds provided under the Building the Education Revolution program.

6/10/2011 Senator Bilyk attended the opening of the new facilities at Cygnet Primary School built under the Building the Education Revolution program. The Labor Government delivered $16.2 billion of new facilities at over 9,500 schools across Australia.

   


 3/10/2011 On 3 October Senator Bilyk joined the Prime Minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard MP, and members of her ministerial team to discuss important issues with members of the community at a Community Cabinet held at the Kingston High School.


28/9/2011 On 28 September 2011 Senator Bilyk met with Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, Catherine King MP, Federal Tasmanian Labor MPs and Senators, DonateLife Tasmania, and Royal Hobart Hospital staff to promote organ and tissue donation.


1/9/2011 On 1 September 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk officially opened the Science Laboratory built using $586,232 of Australian Government funding delivered under the Building the Education Revolution program. As well as providing 21st Century facilities for the students, this project provided employment to 20 workers in the Huon Valley community.


31/8/2011 On 31 August 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk volunteered with the Meals on Wheels Kingborough to raise awareness of the important work they do in our community.


30/8/2011 On 30 August 2011 Senators Catryna Bilyk, Carol Brown, and Lisa Singh served a healthy breakfast to Hobart commuters in Franklin Square in exchange for a donation to research into Parkinson's Disease and Melanoma skin cancer, as part of Research Australia's national Cook for a Cure campaign.


28/8/2011 On 28 August 2011 over 300 people attended a concert organised by Rokeby High School students to raise money for the Firefly Children's Home in Kathmandu, Nepal. Rokeby High 4 Firefly was organised as part of the school's ruMAD? Program, and was officially opened by Senator Bilyk.


4/8/2011 On 4 August 2011 Cerebral Palsy Tasmania's opportunity shop The Hunt celebrated its first birthday. Senator Catryna Bilyk who officially opened the facility in August 2010, returned to help with the celebrations and cut the birthday cake. The Hunt raises funds for people with CP and their families and provides supported employment to people with disability.


On 29 July 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk officially opened the Corpus Christi Catholic School's Building the Education Revolution project. The extension to the school's hall, refurbishment of the library, and new covered walkways were built using $2.65m in Australian Government funds.


13/7/2011 On 13 July 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk officially opened the St Aloysius Catholic College’s Sisters of Charity centre and Huntingfield Campus Middle School Learning Centre on behalf of the Australian Government. The St Aloysius project was funded as part of the Building the Education Revolution scheme where the Labor Government has invested $16.2 billion in schools across Australia.


7/07/2011 On 7 July 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk attended the NBN Co. community information session at Kingston Beach. Kingston Beach is one of the seven Tasmania sites in the second stage rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN). The helpful staff met with 450 potential users and responded to their questions about the NBN.


28/6/2011 On 28 June 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk hosted members of Scouts Tasmania and volunteers from the Lea Scout Centre to a morning tea at her office to recognise and thank them for their hard work and dedication to the Scouting Movement.


31/5/2011 On 31 May 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk joined the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, for World No Tobacco Day signing the Plain Packaging Pledge in support of the Gillard Government’s proposed plain packaging legislation.


24/5/2011 On 24 May 2011 the Parliamentary Friends of Dyslexia (PFD) group met for the first time. The PFD aims to provide information and a forum for Senators and Members to discuss research and issues related to dyslexia as well as supporting efforts to provide assistance for people living with dyslexia.


15/5/2011 On the 14th and 15th of May 2011 the National Labor Women's Conference - "Labor Women: Lead, Challenge, Inspire" was held in Brisbane with almost 250 women members of the ALP in attendance. As Secretary of the National Labor Women's Network Senator Catryna Bilyk attended, as well as other delegates from Tasmania.


12/5/2011 On 12 May 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk, as a member of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Asthma (PFGA), attended the launch of Parliament House becoming an Asthma Friendly Workplace. The Asthma Friendly Workplace is an initiative of Asthma Australia, and seeks to minimise the risk of asthma attacks being triggered in the workplace, and provide training for what to do in the event of an asthma attack in the workplace.


7/5/2011 Between the 5th and 7th of May Senator Catryna Bilyk and other Federal and State Labor Parliamentarians attended Agfest, at Carrick. They provided information on Labor party policies to some of the 60,000 patrons who attended the event, as well as providing direct access to their elected Labor representatives.


30/4/2011 On 30 April 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk addressed the first annual Hopak in the Park Ukrainian Dance Spectacular on behalf of the Australian Government, and as Chair of the Australia-Ukraine Federal Parliamentary Group. The event highlighted the rich traditional culture of Ukrainian people and the significant contribution Ukrainian Australians make to Australian society.


21/4/2011 On 21 April 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk joined some of her Tasmanian Federal colleagues as the Premier of Tasmania, the Hon. Lara Giddings MP, and the Federal Minister for Health, the Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, announced $240 million for a major upgrade of the Royal Hobart Hospital.


19/4/2011 On 19 April 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk officially opened the refurbished classrooms at Rokeby Primary School built as part of the Australian Government's Building the Education Revolution (BER) program. Rokeby Primary School received $2,125,000 under the National School Pride (NSP) program and Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) element of the BER to refurbish classrooms.


19/4/2011 On 19 April 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk officially opened the Eastside Lutheran College's new multi purpose hall on behalf of the Australian Government. Eastside Lutheran College received $350,000 funding under the National School Pride (NSP) program and Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) element of the Building the Education Revolution program.


15/4/2011 On 15 April 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk attended the University of the Third Age's Barbecue at Dru Point in Margate.


14/04/2011 On 14 April 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk made a donation to the Woodbridge School's Thailand Student Exchange program. The program has been operating for 10 years. Every second year, Woodbridge School sends three students and a teacher to Thailand. They receive three students and a teacher from Thailand every alternate year.


14/4/2011 On 14 April 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk officially opened on behalf of the Australian Government the new facilities at Geeveston District High School provided under the Building the Education Revolution program. These new facilities include a new gym floor and basketball court, refurbishment of the playground and outdoor areas, a new IT lab, a general purpose classroom and a new library.


12/4/2011 On 12 April 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk attended the opening of the Esperance Multi Purpose Health Centre, at Dover. Funding of more than $376,000 under the Australian Government's National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Project was used to upgrade the Esperance Multi Purpose Health Centre and the Geeveston Medical Centre.


6/4/2011 On 6 April 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk presented Dianne Sharp with Tasmania’s Mother of the Year Award in the Barnardos Australia Mother of the Year Awards at a ceremony in Hobart. Senator Bilyk also presented the other finalists, Robyn Butterworth and Tracey Steel with their awards.


14/4/2011 On 14 April 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk officially opened on behalf of the Australian Government the new facilities at Geeveston District High School provided under the Building the Education Revolution program. These new facilities include a new gym floor and basketball court, refurbishment of the playground and outdoor areas, a new IT lab, a general purpose classroom and a new library.


1/4/2011 On 1 April 2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk attended a Citizenship Ceremony at the Clarence City Council Chambers to welcome some of Australia’s newest citizens.


19/3/2011 On the weekend of 19-20th March 2011 Senator Bilyk and her team, Catryna’s Crusaders, participated in the first annual Relay for Life at Huonville, to raise money and awareness for the Cancer Council.


13/3/2013 Senator Bilyk attended the Taste of the Huon and supported Huonville High School’s Coffee for a Cause van.

1/3/2011 On 1 March 2011 photographs of the Gillard Labor Government were taken to commemorate the start of a new parliamentary year.


12/2/2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk volunteered at Rosny Park selling sausages to raise funds for City Mission.


5/2/2011 On Saturday 5th February Senator Catryna Bilyk attended the 20th Anniversary of the Middleton Country Fair at the Middleton Community Centre.


26/1/2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk spent Australia Day welcoming new Australians at the Kingborough Citizenship Ceremony before attending, as co-patron, the fourth annual A Day on the Beach at Kingston Beach.


25/1/2011 Senator Catryna Bilyk attended the Australia Day Citizenship and Volunteer Awards Ceremony at Huonville where she was fortunate to meet some of Australia’s newest citizens as well as those who have made a significant contribution to the Huonville community.

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