Local Union Heroes

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Tarragindi Bowls Club

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Home Visits

Labor values the important role that after hours home visits play in our health care system. Home visits improve access to primary care outside 9-to-5, and can help to prevent unnecessary and expensive hospital visits.

As you may be aware, the Government’s Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce is reviewing after hours home visits in response to concerns about the quality and cost of some home visit services.

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Complimentary Medicines

Labor understands that many Australians use natural therapies and products. However, in a difficult budget environment we also believe that public subsidies need to be based on the best available evidence.

A review released by the current Government found no evidence that homeopathy and a number of other natural therapies are clinically effective. 

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Aurizon Community Giving Fund

The Aurizon Community Giving Fund is again open for applications and closes 27 October 2017 at 5pm AEST.

The fund has awarded cash grants to more than 40 not-for-profit organisations in South Queensland from Brisbane to the Gold Coast, Ipswich and across the South West since its inception in 2011. This included a special round this year to assist communities recover from Cyclone Debbie.

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Qld Young Achiever Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017-18 Queensland Young Achiever Awards!

The purpose of the Queensland Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age as of 31st December 2017.

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised? We would love for you to enter them into the Awards!

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Marriage Equality Postal Survey About One Issue Only

I am extremely concerned to learn that some organisations and individuals are distributing misinformation about the marriage equality postal survey in mailboxes across Brisbane’s Southside. We live in an inclusive and harmonious community, and these flyers peddling propaganda seek to undermine it.

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Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand

The 19th September marks the 124th anniversary of women having the right to vote in New Zealand.  As the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote, New Zealand has a proud record of women’s rights. 

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Grants Bulletin - September

Check out the September Edition of my Moreton Grants Bulletin. If you'd like to be included on the mailing list, please get in touch with my office!

Moreton Grants Bulletin

Students and unis will suffer under Turnbull's cuts to higher education

Universities in Queensland will have their funding cut, in total, by more than $400 million.  Griffith University in my electorate will have its funding cut by more than $85 million; the University of Queensland, just across the river, will have its funding cut by more than $96 million; and the Queensland University of Technology will have its funding cut by more than $89 million.

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