Paid Parental Leave: Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2014

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (18:05): I rise today to support the coalition’s Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2014. This bill amends the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010. It specifically and vitally removes the administration requirement for employers to make payments to employees under the national Paid Parental Leave scheme from 1 July this year. The bill…

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Petrie Electorate: Ms Kae Doyle

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (16:20): A few days ago a constituent in my electorate of Petrie, Mr Chris Doyle, shared with me a story of local heroism. On the morning of 23 April, Mr Doyle’s wife Kae was playing her weekly game of tennis at the Redcliffe Tennis Centre. Without warning, and despite being fit and…

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Budget 2014: Moreton Bay Rail Link

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (09:33): Last night’s federal budget locked in funding for the delivery of key election commitments in Petrie. The coalition government has delivered a budget that tackles debt and deficit but also, importantly, builds for the future. Building for the future includes the biggest infrastructure investment our nation has ever seen, with $13.4…

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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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