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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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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