Petrie Electorate: Military Cadets

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (10:05): The words leadership, initiative, courage and integrity are words all parents would love to use when describing their children. When put to action, these words become deeds that can build wonders, inspire nations, cure disease and feed thousands. Leadership, initiative, courage and integrity are words engraved into the crest of the…

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Petrie Electorate: The Evolve Group

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (10:55): I rise to inform the House that some manufacturing in the electorate of Petrie is actually thriving. We know Australia has a strong skills and manufacturing base and that Australians are in fact creative and the design experts. I would like to highlight the achievements of a local manufacturing company in…

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Petrie Electorate: Schools

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:38): Since the start of the year I have attended several school leadership team inaugurations around my electorate. Schools I have visited include Mango Hill State School, Bracken Ridge State School, Bracken Ridge State High School, North Lakes State College and Scarborough State School, to name a few. It has been a…

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Grace Lutheran College: World’s Greatest Shave

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (18:10): I rise today with a little less hair than normal, courtesy of the World’s Greatest Shave. Last Tuesday I visited Grace Lutheran College at Rothwell for a tour of the school. It was during this tour that the principal, Mrs Ruth Butler, mentioned to me that her students were fundraising for…

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Petrie Electorate: Redcliffe Police Citizens Youth Club

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (18:25): I rise tonight to quickly talk about a great sporting organisation within the electorate of Petrie—that is, the Redcliffe Police Citizens Youth Club. I would like to acknowledge Sgt Peter Parkes from the Redcliffe Police Citizens Youth Club and Mr Noel Powell who dedicate hours of their time every week on…

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Petrie Electorate: Select Lifestyle Services

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (09:46): A few weeks ago I visited Select Lifestyle Services, an organisation within my electorate that is providing unique quality support for people with disabilities. With 12 years experience in the disability sector, company director Sarah Holland saw the need for a provider with a holistic approach that would give people with…

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Clean Up Australia Day

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:55): Over the weekend, I joined hundreds of people throughout my electorate to help with Clean Up Australia Day. It is one of those amazing days throughout the year that reveal the magnitude of a community’s spirit—schools, families, community groups and individuals, all coming together for the sake of a more beautiful…

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Antarctica: Mawson Station Anniversary

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:33): Sixty years ago the Australian flag was raised for the first time on the icy shore of Antarctica. It was Thursday, 11 February 1954, and among the party that established Australia’s permanent Antarctic settlement, the Mawson Station, was Mr John Russell. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting John who is…

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Petrie Electorate: Woody Point Pharmacy

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (16:41): I would like to highlight the achievements of a local small business within the Petrie electorate, Woody Point Pharmacy. Woody Point Pharmacy is a locally owned and operated business that has been nominated for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Pharmacy of the Year Awards. This is a massive achievement for such…

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Petrie Electorate: Employment

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (21:10): I rise tonight to talk about a matter of the utmost importance in the Petrie electorate, and that is the issue of unemployment. This was the No. 1 issue raised with me by business owners, employers, employees, youth and seniors in my electorate in the lead-up to the election last September.…

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