Luke Howarth MP welcomes local school to Parliament House

WATCH HERE Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (16:30): Today I had the pleasure of welcoming some students from a local school in my electorate to Parliament House. The students and teachers from Bounty Boulevard State School in North Lakes really were delightful and they were certainly energetic and excited to learn more about the Commonwealth government and…

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Luke Howarth MP thanks local hero Rod Chiapello

WATCH HERE Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (10:28): Saturday was McHappy Day, and I had the pleasure of joining some local residents, community groups and McDonalds staff to fundraise for Ronald McDonald House. Now in its 24th year, McHappy Day has raised more than $28 million for Ronald McDonald House charities, thanks to the generosity of people…

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Pasifika Vibes 2014

WATCH HERE Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:44): This Monday, the Pasifika Vibes Festival will burst with colour, song and dance for the fourth year in a row. I was fortunate to join members from my electorate at last year’s Pasifika Vibes Festival. It is certainly a great celebration of the Islander culture and traditions, and it…

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Luke Howarth MP commends Walk for Kids fundraises

WATCH HERE Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:56): Two weekends ago, I participated in a 100-kilometre Walk for Kids event. This event encourages people to walk 100 kilometres over two days to raise money for the Neonatal Critical Care Unit at Queensland’s Mater Hospital. In Australia, around 2,000 newborn babies a year need a surgical procedure. Some…

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Howarth Thanks ‘Walk for Kids’ 2014 Participants

WATCH on YouTube Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:56): Two weekends ago, I participated in a 100-kilometre Walk for Kids event. This event encourages people to walk 100 kilometres over two days to raise money for the Neonatal Critical Care Unit at Queensland’s Mater Hospital. In Australia, around 2,000 newborn babies a year need a surgical procedure.…

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Howarth Congratulates Hornibrook Bus Lines Retiree

WATCH on YouTube Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:40): I rise today to congratulate a hardworking local from my electorate of Petrie, Mr Rod Angove, who retired yesterday after 34 years of service with one company. Mr Angove was a bus driver for our local Hornibrook Bus Lines, a dedicated employee and a familiar face to his…

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Howarth Investigates the Work for the Dole Program

WATCH on YouTube Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (21:24): I rise to commend the government’s new Work for the Dole arrangements and to share the successes and benefits the program is bringing to my electorate of Petrie. In the Petrie electorate we are facing a high level of unemployment, particularly youth unemployment, and we have been for…

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Howarth Commends Mousetrap Theatre

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:40): I would like to acknowledge a local theatre in my electorate, the Mousetrap Theatre, for the sense of community it brings to the Redcliffe Peninsula. The theatre encourages locals of all ages to join in plays and pantomimes, providing its audiences with entertainment and its volunteer actors with a chance to…

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Howarth expresses views on Islamic extremists

WATCH HERE     Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (10:46): I rise to commend the Prime Minister for his passionate statement to the House on Iraq and Syria. I also praised the crucial work the Australian Defence Force is doing, along with other nations, to take a stand against the evil so-called ‘Islamic State’. Australia is working…

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