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No funding for South Barwon schools is a Matter of Public Importance

Posted on 16 Sep 2015
Andrew Katos, Member for South Barwon condemned the Andrews Government for failing to fund schools in the South Barwon electorate. Mr Katos spoke in Parliament today in discussion on the Government Matter of Public Importance and raised concern about the lack of new funding for school

Letter to the Editor – South Barwon students deceived

Posted on 14 Sep 2015
I read with interest last week where Daniel Andrews has tried to take credit for three new schools in South Barwon electorate.  This is completely false. The Armstrong Creek Primary School, Armstrong Creek Special School and Torquay North Primary School were all initiatives of the pre

Andrew Katos MP with Sarah Henderson MHR call for bus and train timetables immediate review

Posted on 26 Aug 2015
Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson and Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos have called on the State Labor Government to urgently review bus and train timetable changes across the Geelong and Corangamite regions. Last night, Ms Henderson and Mr Katos were joined by Shadow

Much needed Bellbrae roundabout a step closer thanks to funding by previous Napthine Coalition government

Posted on 17 Aug 2015
Works will soon start on a roundabout at the busy Great Ocean Road and Forest Road intersection at Bellbrae, with the construction contract awarded to Millers Civic Contractors Pty Ltd, Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos announced today. Mr Katos said the previous Napthine Coalition

More local job losses under Daniel Andrews

Posted on 13 Aug 2015
Official figures show that Geelong has lost 4,600 full-time jobs since Daniel Andrews came to office. Australian Bureau of Statistic data released today reveals the number of people in full-time jobs in Geelong has fallen from 76,500 in December 2014 to 71,900 in July 2015. Member for

Member for South Barwon calls for boost in breast screening participation

Posted on 10 Aug 2015
Member for South Barwon, Andrew Katos today released participation statistics for women in the South Barwon electorate who participated in the free BreastScreen Victoria program. “I am encouraged that between 2012 to 2014, there were 59 per cent of women in the South Barwon electorate

Grovedale Community Hub Tops

Posted on 27 May 2015
Wednesday 27 May 2015 Dear Editor I was a proud to attend the opening of the Grovedale Community Hub last weekend, with my youngest sons, Christian & Jack. The Grovedale Hub was funded via an election commitment made by myself in 2010, which incredibly was not matched by Labor. Th

Big Increase in Fire Services Levy

Posted on 15 May 2015
Friday 15 May 2015 Dear Editor Home owners, businesses and farmers will face large increases in their property based Fire Services Levy (FSL), as a direct result of the Andrews Labor State Government. In the State Budget for 2015-2016 there is a huge 7.2% increase in the FSL income wh

Awards champion business women across all sectors

Posted on 20 Apr 2015
Member for South Barwon, Andrew Katos has called on the Geelong and Surf Coast Community to help recognise local business women who are challenging the status quo and breaking new ground, by nominating them for the 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Mr Katos said the Telstra Busine