On Remembrance Day we pause to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. It was an honour to lay a wreath at the Pine Rivers RSL Sub-Branch's service this year. Congratulations to all those who organised the service and a special mention to the students from Kurwongbah State School and Dakabin State…Details
The Australian Government has reached a further third country resettlement agreement for refugees currently in regional processing centres. Resettlement arrangements for those found to be refugees in Nauru and Manus Island already exist with Papua New Guinea and Cambodia. This further agreement is with the United States and it will not under any circumstance be…Details
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.
Congratulations to 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 students who have shone in the arts.…Details
Great to be at the presentation day for Pine Central Holy Spirit Hornets recently to present awards. Congratulations to the Club on another successful year!
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