PRESCHOOLERS CAN LEARN A LANGUAGE IN 2017

Preschools and child care centres in the Federal electorate of Dickson can join a national programme which introduces preschoolers to a second language. The Turnbull Government’s Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) programme, after a trial period, is now open nationally. Under the ELLA programme – a play-based way for children to learn – preschoolers can…

STAY SMART ONLINE

Internet fraud and scams is a growing problem in our connected world. Australians reported losing more than $80 million to internet fraud last year according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Common tools that cyber criminals use are; links that are sent by SMS, video links on social media and emails from unknown contacts…

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…