DICKSON’S LOCAL HEROES RECOGNISED

Australia Day is the time that we announce the annual Dickson Community Awards, which recognise local people who through volunteer work or community service have made our communities a better place and for those who record extraordinary achievements. This year’s Dickson Citizen of the Year was Merv Brown (Samford). This award is to recognise an…

DICKSON WELCOMES NEW CITIZENS

The new year is well and truly underway with children back at school and all of us back into our work routine. After Christmas and New Year, Australia Day looms as an important date on all our calendars. I was privileged on Australia Day to attend Samford Rotary Club’s Citizenship Ceremony and as Minister for…

POOL SAFETY OVER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Drowning is a leading, but preventable, cause of death for children under five. As the weather heats up and we head into school holidays, it’s imperative to remember the importance of pool safety. Last year the State Government implemented changes to the pool safety regulations in Queensland. The changes include compulsory registration of residential pools, spas…

STRONG BORDERS, SECURE BORDERS

Australia’s newest addition to our Air Force, the P-8A Poseidon, has arrived in Australia. It will strengthen our existing maritime surveillance capability, help secure Australia’s borders, play a vital role in the fight against people smugglers and provide state of the art anti-submarine defences.