Julie Bishop visit to Moreton Bay College-June 2017

Today I’d like to speak about my recent visit to Moreton Bay College in Manly West. I along with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Leader, the Hon. Julie Bishop  and met the senior girls of MBC to discuss important issues and events affecting them. The MBC community has been shaken by the latest terror…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: Men’s Health Week

This week is National Men’s Health Week. The theme this year was “Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance”. It was a great opportunity to raise men’s awareness of the benefits of keeping healthy. I couldn’t think of a better organisation to collaborate on this with than one of my electorate’s local men’s sheds,…

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M1 Upgrade Update- Federation Chamber

FEDERATION CHAMBER – 3 MINUTE SPEECH M1 UPGRADE (GATEWAY MERGE AT EIGHT MILE PLAINS) 29 MAY 2017   Today I have some very good news for commuters in my electorate. I’ve recently received updates from the Minister for Urban Infrastructure and from the Department of Transport and Main Roads regarding the Gateway Motorway merge upgrade…

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Kein Sheldrake- House of Representatives

90 SECOND STATEMENT KEIN SHELDRAKE 29 MAY 2017   Today I would like to share the story of a very impressive young man who studies at Belmont State School in my electorate. Kein Sheldrake has achieved amazing things at just 11 years of age. He currently builds and refurbishes computers and donates them to children…

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ADJOURNMENT SPEECH- AUSTRALIAN INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS- 25 MAY 2017

Today I would like to shine a spotlight on Australian Innovative Systems, an outstanding company in my Bonner electorate that continues to impress year on year. Last week, the Prime Minister and I had the pleasure of touring their Tingalpa facility. It was great to hear from CEO Elena Gosse about how the Government’s measures…

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Ride Against Drugs Speech- House of Representatives

Today I’d like to speak about the Ride against Drugs group operating in my electorate and the work they do for youth in Bonner. I met with co-founder and director Max Cooper to hear all about the RAD movement. Max and his partner Tracy founded the group in 1996 with the aim of creating a…

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90 SECOND STATEMENTS- STUDENT LEADERS AFTERNOON TEA

A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of hosting a Student Leaders Afternoon Tea for new school leaders from around the Bonner electorate. Joining me on the day was my good friend Andy Gourley, the CEO of Red Frogs who’s such a positive role model for young people today. The event celebrated the…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT- SMALL BUSINESS IN BONNER – PET CITY

Last Saturday I attended the 60th anniversary celebrations of Pet City in Mt Gravatt. This is an amazing feat for an independent, family-owned store. I’d like to speak today about the dedicated people who’ve made this milestone possible, their contribution to the wider community, and other small business news in my electorate. Pet City was…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT- SAILABILITY BAYSIDE

 This month I’m holding the first Bonner Volunteer Awards, which I’ve spoken about before here. In the spirit of these awards, today I’d like to speak on Sailability Bayside, an outstanding volunteer organisation in Bonner that has been providing a tremendous service for local people with disabilities for many years. A few weeks ago I…

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