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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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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