Public Education Day

Today is Public Education Day, a day when we celebrate the values, traditions and achievements of public education in Australia.


Picture: I caught up with some Qld teachers and principals for a breakfast in Parliament House this morning.

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Moreton Transport: Cross River Rail & Inland Rail are Mr Turnbull's End of the Line

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University Funding: it's so important

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Grants Bulletin - May

Check out the May 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

Penalty Rates

Prime Minister Turnbull and his coalition colleagues have long supported, and now will enforce, a cut in penalty rates for Australia’s lowest paid workers. Sadly Prime Minister Turnbull will do this without any economic modelling or any idea how many jobs may be created as a result.

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Housing Affordability

Labor has announced its next tranche of housing affordability reforms that will improve housing affordability, create jobs, increase financial stability and reduce homelessness.

Building on Labor’s existing policies, the new proposals will see the construction of over 55,000 new homes in Australia over three years and boost employment by 25,000 new jobs per year.

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Community Legal Centre Funding

At the eleventh hour the Federal Attorney-General, George Brandis, reversed his planned cuts to Community Legal Centres (CLCs) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS).

This is a very welcome backflip by the Government. It only only came after years of lobbying by the CLCs themselves, peak legal bodies such as the Queensland Law Society, the Australian Bar Association and the Law Council of Australia, alongside Labor with Shadow Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus QC MP, leading the charge.

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City Cat Alliance

A group of locals based in Tennyson and Yeronga have started the City Cat Alliance. Their aim is to gather community support to extend the service to further upstream. If you're interested, please see their petition with the Brisbane City Council address below.

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ANZAC Services in Moreton

There will be several ANZAC Services held throughout Moreton this year. Below are the times the Services commence. You can visit the RSL website for any other information, and to use their interactive tool to find your local service.

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13 April 2017 - Local Roundup

Despite it only being a 4-day week, I certainly packed a lot into it!