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2015 News Archive

Alzheimers Australia

Dementia Newsletter
22 December 2015

I was honoured to attend a Parliamentary meeting to acknowledge 125 anniversary of the University of Tasmania



Kingborough Helping Hands Christmas Drive

Senator Bilyk presenting gifts and groceries collected for the 2015 Kingborough Helping Hands Christmas collection to Edna Pennicott.  


16 December 2015

Second Annual Walk for Brain Cancer - Tasmania

On Sunday November 22, Dru Point was the venue for the second annual Walk for Brain Cancer in Tasmania. The day was a great success, more than 200 people attended and enjoyed the walk and we raised more than $27,000.  With more events like this one day we may be able to find a cure for this truly awful disease.

 


Opening of the Greens at Kingborough Bowls Club

Senator Bilyk was honoured to open the greens for this season at Kingborough Bowls Club on Sunday September 27. After the ceremony she also enjoyed playing in the first game of the season for 2015. 

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Senate Arts Inquiry

At a hearing of the Senate Arts inquiry, I joined Senator Anne McEwen and Senator Glenn Lazarus in hearing from Arts organisations in Adelaide about how they are affected by the Government’s policy to rip $105 million from the Australia Council and direct it to a slush fund controlled by the Arts Minister.

21 September 2015


 

Russel Morris Concert and Cure Brain Cancer Auction



On Sunday September 13 Russell Morris will be performing at the Home Hill Winery in Ranelagh. At this even there will be a silent auction to raise vital funds for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. For an afternoon of good music and an amazing silent auction please book a ticket and come along. More information can be found here.

1 September 2015



Surf Lifesaving Awards Evening


Earlier this year Senator Bilyk had the very great pleasure of attending the Surf Lifesavers Awards Ceremony. The evening was a great success and rewarded some of the most commited volunteers in the Surf Life Saving Club. 


 




ALP National Conference 2015



Senator Catryna Bilyk and Senator Helen Polley at the ALP National Conference 2015

28 July 2015


Walk to School Safely Day




Senator for Tasmania, Catryna Bilyk, walked to school on Friday, 22 May with a group of Snug Primary School children to mark National Walk Safely to School Day.

22 May 2015


Huonville Highschool Visit

I was pleased to give Huonville High School students flags and other trinkets from home before their trip to Japan. 



 1 July 2015


Cure for Life Cocktail Function

I was pleased to attend Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s cocktail party and help raise much-needed funds for research to end brain cancer. Pictured below is me with Dr Helen Wheeler, Medial Oncologist from RNS Hospital, General David Hurley, Governor for NSW, and Dr Charlie Teo AM.

 

May 2015


Sense-T Briefing

Senator Bilyk was honoured to attend the Sense-T briefing with Claire Rutherford and Amanda Castray for their current projects at the office of Senator Carol Brown.



10 June 2015


#Beanies4braincancer

Senator Catryna Bilyk was very proud to support the #Beanies4braincancer tag on twitter 


9 June 2015



Brave
 young man to raise funds for Brain Tumour Awareness

A very brave young man, Jordan Cowen, was diagnosed 10 months ago with a large benign brain tumour from a rare disease called MEN1. Since then he has been very passionate about increasing awareness of brain cancers and brain tumours.

At 12pm on Friday 1 May at St Virgils College Austins Ferry, Jordan, along with the principal Mr Damien Messer, and a few other young men will be shaving their heads to raise awareness and funds for Brain Tumour Alliance Australia (BTAA).

Please donate to this worthy cause at the GoFundMe website and show your support by liking the Facebook page.

27 April 2015


 

Russell Morris & Band raising funds for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

On Sunday 13 September 2015 Russell Morris and Band will be performing at an All Aussie Music Day at Home Hill Winery. Local bands Rewound and band24seven will be support acts for Russell and his band. The songs of John Farnham, Daddy Cool, INXS, AC/DC, Angels and many more great Aussie artists will be covered by Rewound and band24seven.

Funds raised from an auction at the concert will be donated to support the Walk4BrainCancer Tasmanian event. You can book for the concert here.

The program starts at 11.00am and will continue to 3.00pm. Tickets can be booked here. Food and drinks are available on site. Please no BYO.

27 April 2015



Great to catch up with Ursula Stephens outstanding ALP candidate for seat of Goulburn



3 March 2015


Brain cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in Australians aged 18-40 and kills more Australian children than any other disease.

Senator Bilyk needs your help to turn this around – join Walk4BrainCancer Tasmania and raise much needed funds for brain cancer research.


3 March 2015


I am proud to support the Firetree Phonetree scheme. Fire safety is an important skill for all Australians. And being part of an early warning network to spread the word of Fires is a tremendous step toward safety for all.


27 January 2015


 

On Australia Day, I was proud to attend the Kingbnorough Council Australia Day awards with Federal Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP. Congratulations to all the recipients of the awards. They are a true reflection of your hardwork and the commitment you have to your community. 

 

26 January 2015

Once again this Australia Day I was proud to be the Patron of the Kingston Beach Regatta Associations A Day on The Beach Event. In total 12,000 people showed up and enjoyed a free day of fun in the sun!

  

26th January 2015


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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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