The Junction Clubhouse Changing Lives Project

Bright and early on Saturday morning, I will be farewelling a group of local cyclists as they embark on a 780-kilometre Cairns to Karumba bike ride adventure. This is no ordinary bike ride; it is over seven days. The team traverse some incredibly challenging country, riding between 78 and 151 kilometres a day to raise…

90 Second Statement – Centrelink Scam

Older constituents in Leichhardt need to be extra cautious if they receive phone calls from people claiming to be from Centrelink. Thanks to Bob Madden and Kevin Molleneux, who both recently contacted my office to report a phishing scam. Bob says he received a message to contact Centrelink on (02)83787970. When he called the number,…

Private Members Business – Access To Tibet

As the co-chair of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Tibet, I am passionate about helping the Tibetan community seek the justice and freedom they so rightly deserve. The issue of access highlighted by the motion is one that is ongoing. A visit to the Tibet Autonomous Region by a delegation of Australian parliamentarians would certainly…

Adjournment – Vale Charles Woodward

I rise tonight to reflect on and to honour my very good friend, tourism identity and business leader Charles Woodward. Charlie passed away on 18 May 2017 after a battle with cancer, and I certainly was profoundly saddened when I heard the news. He was such a lively character and had a generous spirit, and…

Kitchen to serve up benefits to Cairns community

• The Junction Clubhouse Kitchen refurbishment is now complete • New kitchen facilities will provide hospitality training for members and catering services to the community • The Coalition Government invested $60,000 The community of Cairns today celebrated the opening of the newly refurbished Junction Clubhouse Kitchen in Parramatta Park. Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash…

$1 million to empower young Indigenous women in Far North Queensland

THE Coalition Government will provide $1 million to establish the Kaziew Rangath Academy for young Indigenous women in Far North Queensland.The investment forms part of the $138 million education package announced by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, last week. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion said this year's 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and…