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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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KEY TRANSCRIPT – DOORSTOP WITH PM – CAIRNS

PRIME MINISTER: Well good morning. This is an important day. It is two years since a successful people smuggling venture came to Australia. It is two years that we have kept the border secure, two years when the team from Border Force and Operation Sovereign Borders led by the Minister, have ensured the people smugglers…

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OPERATION SOVEREIGN BORDERS: NO SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE SMUGGLING BOATS IN TWO YEARS

Today is an important milestone for Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB), marking two years since the last successful people smuggling venture. This achievement is a result of the Coalition’s vigilant commitment to its successful border policy. The Prime Minister reiterated his Government’s commitment to protecting Australia’s borders, stamping out people smuggling and preventing people risking their…

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ILLEGAL FOREIGN FISHERS CONVICTED

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing will not be tolerated in Australian waters, as demonstrated by the recent conviction of 26 Vietnamese foreign fishermen who were found illegally fishing in Australian waters last month. The crew and masters of the vessels received suspended jail sentences ranging between two to six months for each offence and…

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$2 MILLION IN SUPPORT SERVICES FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

The Australian Government has committed more than $2 million over two years to deliver CARE Australia’s Emergency Assistance and Safe Spaces for Crisis Affected People in Jordan project. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the project would support people who have been affected by the Syrian conflict and help them to…

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