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2013

Senator Bilyk was proud to host an event to thank Edna Pennicott for all her hard work on behalf of the Kingborough Helping hands group


18 December 2013

It was with great respect that Senator Bilyk signed the memorial book to the late Nelson Mandela in Parliament House


18 December 2013

 

Senator Bilyk was proud to announce that supporters of the Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning will be able to claim a tax deduction for their donations under a re-elected Rudd Labor Government

23 August 2013

Senator Bilyk was proud to support the TWU’s Safe Rates and Workers’ Rights campaigns.

 

23 August 2013

Senator Bilyk joined the Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP, at the Risdon Vale Community House for the announcement that Labor will enable tax deductible donations to be made to the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA).

  

23 August 2013

Senator Bilyk joined the Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP, and members of the Kingborough community to inspect the Summerleas Road-Huon Highway intersection which will be upgraded to improve safety through $17.5m of Australian Government funding.

 

22 August 2013

Senator Catryna Bilyk joined Senators Carol Brown and Lin Thorp and the Labor Candidate for Denison, Jane Austin, to serve healthy breakfasts to passers-by in Hobart in a Cook for a Cure fundraiser to support health research.

21 August 2013

Senator for Tasmania, Catryna Bilyk, today officially opened the wayraparattee Geeveston Child and Family Centre, which received $2.65 million in Australian Government funding.

   

16 August 2103

Senator Bilyk joined the Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP, on a tour of the Reid Fruits Cherry Packhouse Development in Huonville that received a $0.5 million Australian Government grant. The development will significantly increase the volume of cherries exported from Tasmania and will increase the number of jobs in the cherry industry in the Huon Valley.  

15 August 2013

Senator Bilyk joined the Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP, at Margate Primary School to answer questions from Grade 6 students and to tour the school.

    

8 August 2013

Senator Catryna Bilyk visited Huon PCYC for the official opening of the Youth Activity Centre

    

8 August 2013

Senator Catryna Bilyk launched Haemochromatosis Australia’s art exhibition ‘Overload’ - with Jane Austin, Labor Candidate for Denison, and Haemochromatosis Australia’s Ben Marris and Sarah Weaver.

7 August 2013

Senator Bilyk donated books to the Library at Lauderdale Primary School.

 

7 August 2013

Senator Bilyk visited the Parkinson’s Tasmania Support Group which meets on the last Wednesday of the month at the Senior Citizens Club, in Lambert Ave, Sandy Bay.

31 July 2013

Senator Bilyk and Senator Thorp toured some of the businesses in Bothwell that are benefitting from the Southern Highlands Irrigation Scheme.

 
29 July 2013

Senator Bilyk joined Ministers Julie Collins and Bill Shorten at a morning tea to announce volunteer grants for 20 fire brigades in Tasmania which will receive $63,624 in total, benefiting 446 volunteers. More than 4,600 not-for-profit community organisations will receive $16 million under Volunteer Grants 2013, assisting over 173,000 volunteers.

   

25 July 2013

Senator Catryna Bilyk visited the Kingston Sing Australia group and joined in the celebrations of the 99th Birthday of Sing Australia member Millicent Prescott.

 

24 July 2013

Senator Catryna Bilyk attended the announcement of Minister Julie Collins of an extra $7.6 million worth of funding for a national training program called DV-Alert to increase training for health workers to recognise and refer domestic violence victims.

   

24 July 2013

Senator Bilyk is pleased to support the cap that! campaign asking Australian teachers to simply turn on captions on videos shown in class to boost learning and literacy for all students. For more information, visit the website at: www.capthat.com.au

22 July 2013

Senator Catryna Bilyk met with Haemochromatosis Australia’s Ben Marris to promote the ‘Overload’ art exhibition.

19 July 2013

Senator Bilyk participated in Pollie Skin Check Day, at Parliament House in Canberra. Every year, in Australia skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers and between 95 and 99% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. For more information, visit the Cancer Council’s website here

18 June 2013

Senator Catryna Bilyk held a volunteers morning tea at her Kingston electorate office to recognise the important contribution that volunteers make to the Kingborough community. Members of the Rotary Club of D’Entrecasteaux, Geeveston Archives and History Society, Channel Heritage Museum, and Mission Australia – Kingston were invited to attend and receive certificates recognising their dedication to volunteering.

   
 
12 June 2013

Senator Bilyk participated in the Active After School Communities program at St Aloysius Catholic College and presented a 5 Star Community Coach award to volunteer coach Tamara Downie.

   

   

11 June 2013

Senator Bilyk and other Parliamentarians met with the Papal nuncio, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, at Parliament House.

 

29 May 2013

Senator Bilyk joined fellow Senators and Members at Parliament House to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

 

29 May 2013

Senator Bilyk visited Snug Primary School and participated in several classes through the morning.

    

24 May 2013


Senator Bilyk walked to school with Snug Primary School students for National Walk Safely to School Day.

24 May 2013

Senator Bilyk and the Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP, visited the Huonville PCYC to view some of the projects being undertaken by school students and the expanded gym facilities.

   

23 May 2013

Senator Bilyk and the Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP, visited the Huon Valley Broadband for Seniors Kiosk. The Australian Government has allocated $10 million in new funding in the Federal Budget to help seniors across Australia stay connected to family and friends online and learn new computer skills through the Keeping Seniors Connected initiative.

23 May 2013

Senator Bilyk attended the Beacon Foundation’s BBQ for Boys at Huonville. Beacon has an established track record of helping inspire and motivate students to either stay in school and increase their educational engagement and attainment or choose a positive pathway that enables successful transition to employment, further education or training.

23 May 2013

Senator Bilyk visited the Rosny LINC to participate in the "National Simultaneous Storytime" by reading “The Wrong Book” by Nick Bland.  

   

22 May 2013

Senator Bilyk attended the official opening of the extension to Snug Village Aged Care facility, opened by Minister Mark Butler. The Australian Government contributed $1.5 million towards the total project cost of $2.3 million.
 
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Snug Village Extension Opening

22 May 2013

Senator Bilyk visited St Giles Southern Services in Lenah Valley, meeting with staff and discussing how DisabilityCare Australia will increase their capacity to provide care for Tasmanians with disability. St Giles provides quality services for up to 2,500 Tasmanian children and adults with disability to assist client independence and community participation.

   

21 May 2013 

Senator Bilyk was pleased to attend the Tasmanian Gymnastic Titles and present medals to some of the winning competitors.

   

18 May 2013

Senator Bilyk Launched National Families Week 2013 at the Good Beginnings Early Years Centre in South Hobart. For more information go to the National Families Week 2013 website.

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17 May 2013

Senator Bilyk with fellow Tasmanian Senators and United Voice members celebrated the success of the Big Steps Campaign and the announcement of the Early Years Quality Fund to support fair wages for those delivering essential education and care services to our youngest Australians.

Big Steps in Child Care Campaign

15 May 2013

Senator Bilyk attended a public lecture concerning Law Reform and Women, presented by former Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon MP, and organised by the Federal Labor Candidate for Denison, Jane Austin, and Tasmanian Women Lawyers.

29 April 2013

Senator Bilyk was please to attend the official opening of the Channel Men’s Shed. 

   

27 April 2013

As a member of the D’Entrecasteaux Rotary Club, Senator Bilyk was pleased to help support the Club’s annual fundraiser ‘2 ½ Days in Margate’.

27 April 2013

Senator Bilyk was honoured to pay her respects to Australian soldiers, past and present, at the Huonville Dawn Service and the Snug ANZAC Day Ceremony.

   

   

   

25 April 2013

Senator Bilyk attended a DisabilityCare Australia Forum in Huonville which outlined how the Australian Government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme will provide additional support for Australians with disability.

24 April 2013

Senator Bilyk is proud to support the annual Barnardos Mother of the Year Awards. Senator Bilyk is pictured with this year’s Tasmanian Mother of the Year Michelle King and daughter Laura, and last year’s Tasmanian Mother of the Year Kerin Belbin.

 

17 April 2013

As a member of the D’Entrecasteaux/Channel Rotary Club, Senator Bilyk was pleased to join in the 30th Birthday celebrations of the club. 

   

   

16 April 2013

Senator Bilyk joined the Lord’s Taverners Australia for their annual Ron Barassi Snr Memorial Debate at Wrest Point to support children who are disadvantaged to participate in sport.

13 April 2013

Senator Bilyk joined the Arts Minister Tony Burke at MONA to discuss with Tasmanian arts practitioners and administrators the new Federal Arts Policy - Creative Australia.

  

12 April 2013

Senator Bilyk attended the opening of the $6.4 million Huon Valley Trade Training Centre funded by the Australian Government's national Trade Training Centres in Schools program.

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Huon Valley Trade Training Centre Opening

10 April 2013

Senator Bilyk assisted the Blackmans Bay Scout Group by drawing their annual Easter Raffle.

30 March 2013

Senator Bilyk visited the Kingston LINC to participate in their weekly Rock & Rhyme session. Rock & Rhyme is an interactive session for parents and/or carers and their babies that includes songs, nursery rhymes, stories, musical instruments and lots of actions.

 

27 March 2013

Senator Bilyk attended the new TasRail freight facilities at the Brighton Transport Hub to discuss rail freight transport.

   

26 March 2013

Senator Bilyk met with some of the staff at the Australian Services Union Vic/Tas branch in Hobart to discuss current issues affecting ASU members. More information on the ASU can be found here.

23 March 2013

As co-convenor or the parliamentary Brain Tumour Awareness Group , Senator Bilyk was pleased to attend Dr Charlie Teo’s Cure for Life Foundation’s launch of the Brain Cancer Discovery Collaborative, at Parliament House.

 

13 March 2013

Senator Bilyk with fellow Tasmanian Labor Senate colleagues Lin Thorp, Carol Brown and Anne Urquhart at an ‘Afternoon Teal’ event supporting Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Supporting Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

27 February 2013

Senator Bilyk joined the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, and the Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP, at the Kingston beach Digital Hub for the launch of eight Digital Hubs in George Town, Smithton, St Helens, Deloraine, Launceston, Kingston Beach, Triabunna and Hobart.

18 February 2013

Senator Bilyk attended the Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Forum to discuss ways to strengthen gender equality in parliaments across the Pacific.

 

10 February 2013

Senator Bilyk is proud to support the ‘I Give A Gonski’ campaign for better school funding. 

Senator Bilyk is proud to support the ‘I Give A Gonski’ campaign for better school funding.

5 February 2013

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