Congratulations to Hayleigh from Our Lady of the Way – the overall winner for Year 3 in my annual Christmas Card Competition. It was great to meet Hayleigh’s proud family recently and congratulate her on her great drawing, which will be on the front of my 2016 Christmas card.
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…Details
Yet another project to reduce the accident rate on Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious roads is under way.Work has started on upgrading Mt Nebo Rd in an effort to improve road safety for one of the northwest’s most notorious black spots. The $2.18 million project will include work at five locations as part of the…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Great work by Bronte from Dayboro State School, who raised over $280 for her school’s walkathon recently! I was pleased to meet Bronte recently and present her with a bike from Strathpine Bicycle Centre to congratulate her for all her hard work.
Thanks to the Pine Rivers Men’s Shed for giving me a tour of the facility last week. I was pleased to announce $20,000 from the Stronger Communities Programme towards the Men’s Shed expansion project. The money will go towards laying the slab for the new shed.