ARMISTICE DAY CENTENARY GRANTS FOR DICKSON

The Turnbull Government has provided $50,000 in grant funding for local community commemorations in Dickson to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in 2018. The Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said that next year Australians will pause and reflect on the Armistice Day Centenary.  “From a population of…

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR VETERANS’ EMPLOYMENT AWARDS

The Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton has called on businesses and veterans in the Dickson electorate to nominate for the inaugural Veterans’ Employment Awards. Peter Dutton said the Veterans’ Employment Awards will recognise businesses and organisations that created employment opportunities for veterans and spouses of serving Defence members. It will also recognise veterans who…

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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP DAY 2017

This Australian Citizenship Day more than 1,110 people from 88 countries will become Australian citizens at ceremonies across the country. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton congratulated over 390 new Australians at a special citizenship ceremony at Calamvale Community Sports Centre, encouraging them to commit to the Australian values of democracy, respect,…

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2017 SENIORS EXPO A HUGE SUCCESS

Around 2000 seniors from the Dickson electorate visited the Dickson Seniors Expo this week. The two day Expo at the Strathpine Community Centre brought together more than 60 organisations, companies and government agencies to provide useful and important information to our local retirees or those close to retirement. I hope all who attended found it…

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DICKSON SENIORS’ EXPO

More than 60 organisations and businesses will exhibit and provide information sessions at this year’s Dickson Seniors’ Expo. Exhibits will include retirement communities, Seniors’ Social Clubs, travel opportunities, health and wellness and details of Federal, State and Local Government services. The Expo which will be held over two days on August 30 and 31 at…

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GET THE FACTS ABOUT IMMUNISATION

The Turnbull Government has launched a new ‘Get the Facts’ about immunisation campaign to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated. The Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said immunisation rates in Australia are high, but can always be improved. “We know parents want evidence based information to support decision making about childhood…

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OPERATION SOVEREIGN BORDERS MILESTONE

It’s now been three years since a people smuggler’s boat loaded with Illegal Maritime Arrivals (IMAs) reached Australia. Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) has been an outstanding success thanks to the dedication and determination of the men and women of the 16 Commonwealth agencies that make up the Joint Agency Task Force implementing OSB. Boats were…

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SUPPORT FOR YOUNGER VETERANS IN DICKSON

Community and ex-service organisations in the electorate of Dickson are invited to apply for grants for projects that deliver sustainable services for younger veterans. The Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants programme recognises the importance of the transition phase for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel as they leave the…

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