EMPOWERING YOUTH ROUND 2 NOW OPEN

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…

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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…

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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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