New App to Make Child Support Easier: Luke Howarth

A new smart phone app will make it easier for separated families to manage their child support payments.   Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP said last year, the Department of Human Services supported around 1.4 million separated parents to transfer around $3.5 billion for more than 1.2 million children.   “As a government,…

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Luke Howarth Opens New Facilities for The Lakes College

Mr Luke Howarth MP today officially opened new International Studies and Industrial Technology Centres and newly refurbished Science Laboratories at The Lakes College in North Lakes.   Students and staff at The Lakes College now have full use of two language classrooms, a withdrawal room, two industrial art rooms, a staff room, store room and…

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$3,000 help to stop Domestic Violence

On the first day of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, a local charity High Tea has raised almost $3,000 for Zonta Redcliffe’s child safety and domestic violence support initiatives.   Hosted by Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP, the event took place at Mon Komo, Redcliffe, with guest speaker Senator the Hon Michaelia…

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17 Illegal Workers Detained in Woody Point,

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection, working closely with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Queensland Police Service, detained 17 people found illegally working in the construction industry in Woody Point today.   Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said that a team of 50 officers were involved in the operation,…

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Stations Taking Shape along the Moreton Bay Rail Link

Completion of a 12.6-kilometre dual-track passenger rail line servicing the Moreton Bay region between Petrie and Kippa-Ring is on track for completion in late 2016.   Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP said the first piece of track was laid on 18 March 2015, about 1 kilometre out from Petrie Station.   “Construction work…

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Funds Extended – Domestic Violence Support Group Encircle

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP today announced funding for domestic violence support group, Encircle, would be extended for a further two years.   The announcement comes as Minister for Social Services the Hon. Scott Morrison pledged an investment of more than $15 million to the nationwide delivery of specialist family services that support…

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