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2012 News Archive

People of the Channel and Huon Valley give generously in the lead up to the Festive Season

21 December 2012

Cancer Council - National Pro Bono Program

The treatment that follows from a cancer diagnosis can cause temporary or ongoing financial difficulty.

Financial Assistance is available in the form of a one off grant or a no-interest loan for families adjusting to a change in their financial circumstances after a cancer diagnosis.
They also offer a Pro Bono Program where cancer patients can access free advice, financial planning and legal service. Click here for more information.

14 December 2012

Support the TWU Day of Action to Support Turkish DHL Workers

Senator Bilyk showing her support for the Transport Workers' Union Day of Action to support Turkish DHL Workers

12 December 2012

 Mortgages Cheaper Under Labor

Today’s rates decision means you’re $100 a week better off with Labor. 

4 December 2012

Submissions now open for ABC Regional Production Inquiry

29 November 2012

Tasmanian Senators and Members call on Mr Scott to reverse decision to shut the Tasmanian ABC Production Unit

22 November 2012

Government Launches National Coin Design Competition to Salute the Courage of Service Personnel

6 November 2012

Facebook Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

2 November 2012

Senator Bilyk Launches 2012 Cyber-Safety Summit

25 October 2012

Art of Christmas Event and Exhibition

Art of Christmas Event and Exhibition

Menzies Research Institute Tasmania warmly invites you, your friends and colleagues to The Art of Christmas 2012. With Master of Ceremonies, Ryk Goddard.

Experience a fun evening of fine food, wine, art and live jazz music. Funds raised support medical research in Tasmania.

 Wednesday 24 October

Long Gallery, Salamanca

Tickets: $35 per person

Your ticket also puts you in the draw to win one night's accommodation for two in a luxury Villa Suite (including breakfast) at the beautiful Villa Howden, plus dinner for two to the value of $100.

Book your tickets now by contacting Menzies on (03) 6226 7700 or email

Anti-Poverty Week Food and Gift Drive Launched!

15 October 2012


 Mortgages are cheaper under the Gillard Government

At 3.25% the official cash rate is now less than half the rate the previous Liberal government left Australia with. A family with a $300,000 variable mortgage is paying around $4,500 a year less now than when the Liberals left office. No Australian will forget rates going up 10 straight times under the Liberals, when they promised to keep rates at record lows.

2 October 2012


National Asthma Council Australia - September 2012 Newsletter

27 September 2012

 More than 3.5m Aus pensioners will receive a boost to their payments from today to help with the cost of living

More than 3.5 million Australian pensioners will receive a boost to their payments from today to help with the cost of living.

21 September 2012

Tell Tony Abbott that you don’t support his plan to rip more than $600 million out of the Tasmanian economy every year! Sign the petition here.

20 September 2012

The Federal Cabinet is coming to Launceston, have you registered yet? Click here to register for the Community Cabinet

19 September 2012

Attorney-General's update on the inquiry into potential reforms to national security legislation (Video)

11 September 2012

Senator Bilyk raising awareness on the dangers of asbestos

7 September 2012

Senator Bilyk welcomes the launch of eSmart Libraries

30 August 2012

National Asthma Council Australia - August 2012 Newsletter

29 August 2012

Senator Bilyk congratulates schools on their participation in National Literacy and Numeracy Week 

29 August 2012

Cyber-Safety Committee hears from Tasmanian Seniors

7 August 2012

Primary schools in Tasmania encouraged to advise the Government on cyber-safety

13 July 2012

Building innovative accommodation for people with disability in Kingston

8 June 2012

Geoff Lyons MP raises cyber-bullying issues in House of Representatives.

28 May 2012

Cybersafety for Seniors inquiry hears evidence in Melbourne.

17 May 2012

Senator Bilyk raises Ukrainian issues with the Foreign Minister, Senator Bob Carr.

9 May 2012

Kingborough Seniors Urged to Speak Up About Online Concerns.

1 May 2012

Supported Accommodation for People With Disability in Kingston.

4 April 2012

NBN deal a win for Tasmania

26 March 2012

Senator Bilyk opens new BER facilities at St James Catholic College

6 March 2012

Tasmanians' Generosity Shows True Spirit of Christmas

6 January 2012
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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

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