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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Petrie Electorate: Environment

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (09:45): I rise today here to quickly talk about the coalition’s Green Army policy, a policy that brings together the largest standing environmental workforce in Australia’s history. It will see the biggest deployment of personnel for environmental restoration that Australia has ever seen. This policy will deliver real environmental and community benefits…

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Petrie Electorate: Goods and Services Tax

Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (11:36): I rise today to speak about the concerns raised in my electorate regarding the Australian Taxation Office’s draft ruling on charging GST for mobile home sites. I want to make it clear in this place that I do not support this draft ruling; I do not support it at all. Two…

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