Green Army On The Ground At North Lakes Reserve

Young people involved in the North Lakes Reserve Green Army project have commenced on-ground works and Local Member for Petrie Luke Howarth was on-site to see their work firsthand. Luke Howarth MP said it was great to see the project up and running. “I was thrilled to announce this project as an election commitment, and…

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Contract for the Gateway Upgrade North project signed today

A major upgrade of the Gateway Motorway from Nudgee to Bracken Ridge reached a significant milestone today with the signing of a contract for Lend Lease Engineering to design and construct a large component of the $1.162 billion jointly-funded project.   Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP said better roads was a top issue…

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Redcliffe Dolphin Stadium Petition in PM’s Hands

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP has presented almost 1,500 signatures to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, calling for an upgrade to the Redcliffe Dolphin Stadium.   Luke Howarth MP said Redcliffe locals along with residents from across the Moreton Bay region “want to see the creation of a local sporting precinct that the Northside…

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World Heritage Committee praises Australia: Great Barrier Reef

The Federal Government strongly welcomes the final and unanimous decision of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to not place the Great Barrier Reef on its world heritage in-danger list.   In fact, all references to ‘in-danger’ have been completely removed.   The 21 member-country World Heritage Committee reiterated praise for the Federal Government’s strong efforts…

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$8 million announced for Bruce Highway planning

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP has teamed up with three federal MPs and a Queensland senator to launch a campaign to six-lane the Bruce Highway from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane – easing the stretch’s notorious early morning and weekend gridlock and lifting the Coast’s tourism potential.   The announcement was made alongside…

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The Facts: China Free Trade Agreement

Claims that the China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will open the floodgates to allow Chinese companies to bring in their own workforce are utterly false.  In all of our FTAs, including those signed by Labor, Australia has made a commitment to exempt from labour market testing the following individuals applying for temporary entry work visas:…

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