History of the Petrie Electorate

History of the Petrie Electorate         WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (10:25): I want people to consider how well they know their local area. How does its past play a role in the present and hint at the future? I know the electorate of Petrie very well, having grown up…

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Addressing Unemployment in Petrie

Addressing Unemployment in Petrie       Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (11:53): I would like to talk on this topic as well because one of the suburbs in my electorate was also named in the headlines yesterday in different papers right around the country. I think it was at No. 5, Deception Bay. Yes, there are…

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Protecting Minors Online

Protecting Minors Online         WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (18:35): I am thankful for the opportunity to speak on the Criminal Code Amendment (Protecting Minors Online) Bill 2017. I am thankful also for the opportunity to confront an issue about which as a parent I have in retrospect possibly been…

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Global Security

Global Security         WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:44): When it comes to reminders about how lucky we are in Australia we are rarely left wanting. The incident on Malaysia Airlines flight 128 last night was not terrorist related, but it tugs at the same thread of fear, doesn’t it?…

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Energy Assistance Payment and Pensioner Concession Card

Energy Assistance Payment and Pensioner Concession Card     Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (12:24): I am proud to be part of a government that values the contributions of senior Australians to our country. There is no doubt that we live in the best country in the world. It is a fantastic country. People from all over…

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First Home Super Saver Scheme

First Home Super Saver Scheme     Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (16:41): Budget 2017 is a good budget. There has been a lot of talk about its demonstrated commitment to education, small business, infrastructure, jobs, families and seniors. But what about young people? What is in this budget for young people? There is downward pressure on…

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Great news for the Petrie electorate

Great news for the Petrie electorate       WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:12): It is great to be here today. Infrastructure, schools, jobs, support for the vulnerable and relief from the rising costs of living are all key priorities that received a boost in the 2017 federal budget. Just days after…

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Needs based funding for schools in Petrie

Needs based funding for schools in Petrie       Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (12:24): I am a proud member of this government committed to delivering a fair, needs based, sector-blind funding system for all Australian schools. The proposal outlined in the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 will ensure that students and schools with the same…

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Organ and Tissue Donation

Organ and Tissue Donation     Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:59): Will there be anything left of me? That was the question I asked when I recently popped in to see a team from my local CUA. They were staffing an organ donor drive at Dolphins, the Redcliffe Leagues Club, and I soon found myself adding…

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The impact of pornography on our children

The impact of pornography on our children           WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (12:42): I move: That this House: (1) notes that: (a) the easy access of violent sexually explicit material online poses a risk to our children’s wellbeing; and (b) authoritative research has linked regular consumption of pornography…

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