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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Great to chat with Sam Armytage this morning about the great work Australia Border Force are doing to keep our borders secure and to highlight how important it is for the ABCC Bill to pass Parliament this week. Download Interview with Sam Armytage, Sunrise >Details
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.
Great to be at Albany Creek State School’s assembly recently to congratulate Kate and Lydia. Kate was the first place winner for Prep in the Dickson Christmas Card competition and Lydia came second in Year 2. Well done Kate and Lydia!
Recently I hosted a morning tea with Tim Mander MP – State Member for Everton at AVEO Albany Creek. It was great to catch up with everyone and answer their questions. Many residents were interested in my new Age Pension Guide and Seniors’ Guide – if you’d like a copy please phone my office on 3205 9977.
It was a pleasure to meet Bobbi and her mum Mel last week. Bobbi is in year 1 at Ferny Hills State School and was the first prize winner of my Christmas Card Competition for her year level. This year we had close to 4000 entries from 31 schools across Dickson. Congratulations Bobbi!
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…Details