Asylum seeker children off Nauru

Very few people experience the near impossible choices a Border Protection Minister must make. When Chris Bowen and Tony Burke had the responsibility when Labor was last in power, they received regular calls advising them that a people smugglers boat had sunk and women and kids had drowned or been mauled by sharks in open…

2019 Dickson Community Awards

The 2019 Dickson Awards have seen outstanding local residents rewarded for their hard work and dedication to make our community. With a wide range of award winners, each making a unique contribution, 2019 has been one of the biggest years yet. The 2019 Citizen of the Year is Carmel Bond, a stalwart of the Dayboro…

LINKFIELD ROAD OVERPASS TO BE DUPLICATED

A duplication of the Linkfield Road overpass will bust congestion and improve safety at a notorious bottleneck in Brisbane’s north. The overpass currently forces vehicles to merge from two lanes to one before the Gympie Arterial Road on-ramp, frustrating thousands of motorists on a daily basis. Federal LNP Member for Dickson Peter Dutton and Federal…

FUNDING BOOST FOR PINE RIVERS ROWING CLUB

Rowers across the Moreton Bay-North Brisbane regions will benefit from a Morrison Government investment in new facilities at Lake Kurwongbah. The Pine Rivers Rowing Club will receive a significant funding boost to expand its facilities at the lake. The Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the Coalition Government would provide a grant of $200,000 for…

LABOR’S RETIREE TAX TO HIT DICKSON

Retirees in Dickson stand to lose thousands of dollars from their nest egg every year under Labor’s retiree tax. The Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said Labor’s tax will hurt many local retirees. “In Dickson there are more than 5450 people whose hard earned savings will be raided by Labor through its retiree tax,”…

LOCAL DOB IN A DEALER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES

The Moreton Bay South region is fighting back against illicit drug dealers with the Pine Rivers Crime Stoppers branch launching a local Dob in a Dealer campaign in Petrie today. The launch is one of hundreds happening around the country since the Federal Government announced funding for the 2018-19 nationwide Dob in a Dealer campaign…

$276,000 FUNDING BOOST TO LOCAL BUSINESS

An innovative company in Dickson is set to benefit from a $276,956 share in $3.5 million of Australian Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation (AC) grants. Technobake from Whiteside has been offered an AC grant to develop a commercial pocket-bread baking machine for the high-volume food-retailing sector. This innovative pocket-bread baking machine will provide supermarkets with a high-volume,…

MARANATHA MEN’S SHED RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT

The Maranatha Men’s Shed has been awarded a grant of $630 from the Coalition Government for Tools and Equipment under round 17 of the Government’s National Shed Development Program. Member for Dickson Peter Dutton today congratulated the Men’s Shed for its successful application for the grant. “Like similar sheds across Australia, the Maranatha shed offers…