NOVEMBER E-NEWS

Mt Maria College Petrie Awards Night Congratulations to the students from Mt Maria College Petrie, who were recognised for their achievements at the school’s annual Awards Night recently. It was an honour to present awards on the night.Congratulations to the following students: Ben McGill, outgoing school captain and recipient of the Cultural Award, which recognises…

EMPOWERING YOUTH ROUND 2 NOW OPEN

The Turnbull Government’s focus on ensuring young Australians are job ready has been strengthened with the launch of grant guidelines for the second round of the Empowering YOUth Initiatives. Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the Government is inviting not-for-profit community organisations to put forward innovative ways to help young people at…

ADDRESS TO QUEENSLAND MEMORIAL SERVICE IN HONOUR OF HIS MAJESTY KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ, THE LATE KING OF THAILAND, BRISBANE

Good afternoon. I’d like to thank Thailand’s Ambassador to Australia, HE Chirachai Punkrasin, Mr Andrew Park, Honorary Consul for Thailand in Queensland, and Governor Paul de Jersey for their words. On behalf of the Australian Government and people, may I express my deepest sorrow and sympathy to the Thai Royal Family and the people of…

MORETON BAY RAIL LINK OPENED!

It was great to see Alan, Gail and Barbara enjoying the first train ride on the Moreton Bay Rail Link on October 3. Alan and Barbara are the grandchildren of AJ Wyllie – a pioneer of the Pine Rivers area. Of great interest is Mr Wyllie’s diary from over 130 years ago when the first…

SUPPORT FOR OUR VETERANS IN DICKSON

Recently I was pleased to announce Government funding for essential advocacy and welfare services for veterans, serving members and their families, war widows and widowers in Dickson. The funding from the Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program would provide more than $30,000 to ex-service organisations in Dickson. The money will allow the organisations to continue providing help…

DICKSON SENIOR’S EXPO SUCCESS

The Dickson Seniors’ Expo is proving to be more popular than ever, with over record numbers attending this year. I was very proud to sponsor the annual two-day Expo, which showcased over 60 stallholders, handed out in excess of 1400 free sample bags, and hosted a high calibre of guest speakers; including Financial Advisor Noel Whittaker. As well as hearing from…

MELBOURNE DRUG BUST A WIN IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ICE

Australia’s law enforcement agencies have once again joined forces to crack down on Australia’s illicit drug market – intercepting more than 150 kilograms of methamphetamine, or ice, that was destined for Melbourne’s streets. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton and Minister for Justice Michael Keenan today congratulated our nation’s agencies yet again for…