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…

Local Drug Action Team applications now open

THE second round of applications are now open for local organisations to join the Coalition Government’s Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program. Community groups across Australia are joining forces to deliver targeted local action to help tackle drug use and addiction, with the Torres Strait recently announced as one of the first 40 successful locations…

UN envoy highlights multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in PNG

The world’s top tuberculosis (TB) official, UN Special Envoy Dr Eric Goosby, arrives in Australia today to highlight the urgent threat posed by multi-drug resistant tuberculosis on Australia’s doorstep, in southern Papua New Guinea. Dr Goosby will meet a host of Australian decision-makers, academics and clinicians while in Australia before travelling to the Torres Strait.…