Luke Howarth on Trade Support Loans

WATCH HERE Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (09:45): I had the chance to visit the Australian Trade College North Brisbane two weeks ago and meet the students and teachers there. The Australian Trade College is based in Scarborough. It offers year-11 and year-12 students the opportunity to complete senior schooling with hands-on experience that they can use…

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Luke thanks Clean Up Australia Day Volunteers

WATCH HERE Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (16:10): I rise to talk a little about the Clean Up Australia Day that happened over the weekend. I had the chance to participate along with many other people from the Petrie electorate in Clean Up Australia Day. I want to particularly acknowledge the year 8 and 9 honours students…

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Luke Howarth MP backs Maternity Choices for Women

WATCH HERE Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (21:05): I recently had the pleasure of meeting two women who came to my office to speak to me about birthing choices. Having a baby is one of life’s great passages. I myself stood by my wife Louise over the course of her three pregnancies and three deliveries, and we…

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Luke Howarth MP on the Lacey and Beams Rd Upgrade

WATCH HERE Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (10:45): I rise this morning with great news for the people of Carseldine: that the Lacey and Beams Road intersection will soon be upgraded. On 1 September last year, I called on the Brisbane City Council to make this intersection a priority and now, some six months later, I have…

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Luke Howarth Tackles Sea Food Industry Red Tape

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (17:16): Tonight I want to briefly talk about the Australian seafood industry, particularly professional fishermen and trawler operators within the Moreton Bay region, close to my electorate of Petrie. In December last year I had the chance to go out for a night on a trawler that operates in Moreton Bay. I…

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Coalition gets Children out of Detention Centres

WATCH HERE Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:35):  The Australian public understand Labor’s failures when it comes to border protection. But what they may not understand is that more than 8,000 children arrived by boat and that in 2013 the number of children in detention peaked at 2,000 at any one time. I rise today to inform the…

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Luke Howarth Welcomes Boundary Rd Announcement

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:58): Since being elected as the federal member for Petrie in 2013 I have been advocating for an upgrade to the Boundary Road overpass at North Lakes and Narangba. This is a notorious interchange that crosses the Bruce Highway, which causes local motorists great frustration and local small businesses and freight traffic…

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The Petrie Shield

WATCH HERE Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (12:44): I rise today with great excitement for the graduating students throughout the Petrie electorate. Whether graduating from primary school or high school or moving on to the next year level, students in Petrie have a lot to be proud of. I am very privileged to have met many of…

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Labor vs Coalition record on Defence

WATCH HERE Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (16:05): I rise today to talk about this matter of public importance, and I am quite happy to do so. The Labor Party are all about political point-scoring. Their MPI debates, their 90-second statements and their constituency statements are all negative. There is nothing positive. On this side of the…

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Luke Howarth MP urges men to be Real Men

WATCH HERE Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:40): I would like to take this opportunity to talk about an issue that sadly still affects many people in Australia. That issue is domestic violence against women. There are various forms of domestic violence, but I want to talk specifically about violence against women. The figures show that one…

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