Tuesday, 16 April 2024
A message from Luke

Heading into April and we can feel the first changes of the season. This weekend was an important time as we pause to celebrate Easter. A time for many of us to acknowledge the true meaning and hope of Easter that can be found for all. I hope you all had a blessed weekend with your loved ones, enjoying a time of reflection, forgiveness, renewal, and hope. As we find ourselves in the middle of school holidays, I have listed below free activities for the kids to enjoy over the break. I am hearing from many of you around the electorate that times are becoming increasingly tougher under the Albanese Labor Government. From 13 interest rate rises, to increasing rent prices and a housing crisis, grocery prices soaring and electricity bills skyrocketing. Anthony Albanese and his Ministers do not have the best interest of the Australian people in mind and it shows. I will continue to do my best in holding the Government to account for their bad decisions and inaction. From Petrie to Parliament, I am your trusted voice to prosecute the issues that matter most to you. Have a wonderful April, and I look forward to seeing you around the electorate. Hon. Luke Howarth MP Federal Member for Petrie Shadow Assistant Treasurer Shadow Minister for Financial Services


On Tuesday 5 March, I was honoured to accept the role of Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Financial Services.

We haven’t seen a financial squeeze like this in decades. Australians are being negatively impacted under this Albanese Labor Government.

We believe the Australian people aren’t being put first under the current Government and I look forward to working with a strong Coalition finance team, with my colleagues The Hon. Angus Taylor MP and Senator the Hon. Jane Hume.

It will be our priority to introduce policies and speak on behalf of the Australian people to make sure they get what they deserve.

Only a Coalition Government can move Australia in the right direction financially, to ensure Australians can receive the cost-of-living relief they are seeking.

During my time as Shadow Minister for Defence Industry and Defence Personnel, it became clear that the Albanese Labor Government are out of their depth when it comes to Defence and are not serious about investing the dollars the ADF needs today, with the majority of announcements beyond the forward estimates.

I have no doubt that under continued leadership of Hon. Andrew Hastie MP and Phillip Thompson OAM MP, that the Coalition will continue to hold the Government to account and ensure that the men and women of our defence force and industry who are on the front line keeping our nation safe are given the respect and priority they deserve.

Clean up Australia Day

With a team of volunteers, we met at Queens Beach in Scarborough to clean up the environment & look after our community!

Thank you to the volunteers for donating their time to keep our community clean.

Mahjong Club

I was honoured to open the Redcliffe Mahjong Club tournament. Wonderful to meet Lisette and her fabulous team!

This years theme was peace, love and mahjong, as participants maintain and create new friendships through this fast growing game.

Year 11 Leadership Ceremony

Celebrating the achievements of students from Aspley State High School. Awarding the Year 11’s with their deserved leadership badges.

Sharing some insight into the importance of leadership and being a good role model.

Commonwealth Day Service

Celebrating Commonwealth Day and attending a multicultural service at St. John’s Cathedral.

I was delighted to see some familiar faces at the service from Holy Spirit College in Fitzgibbon.


Parliament has returned for this year, and I have the privilege of representing Petrie and being able to bring forward the issues that matter most to you. If there is something you would like me to raise in Parliament, please email me at Luke.Howarth.mp@aph.gov.au

Below are some speeches I have completed in Parliament.


The 2024 NRL Season has kicked off and I couldn't be prouder of our Dolphins. Always giving 100% in every game and never giving up. An incredible example for our young ones to learn with sport. I was lucky enough to catch up with Dolphins stars Josh Kerr and Isaiya Katoa a few weeks ago. Chatting all things Redcliffe, Pre-Season training, footy and coffee. Make sure you get down to Kayo Stadium or Suncorp Stadium to support our mighty Dolphins. #PhinsUP


Aspley – Hornets Football Club – 6:00am Dawn Service

Bald Hills – Memorial Hall, Gympie Rd – 9:30am Service

Deception Bay – Bayview Terrace – 5:40am March

Deception Bay – Deception Bay War Memorial – 6:00am Dawn Service

Redcliffe – Anzac Place – 5:00am Dawn Service

Redcliffe – Anzac Place – 10:30am Service

Redcliffe – Redcliffe Parade and Anzac Avenue – 9:15am March

Redcliffe – Redcliffe Cemetery – Sunday 21 April 2024 9:30am Service

Woody Point – Woody Point Memorial Hall – 8:00am Service


Kids Can Art Tour
4, 10, 13 April | 10:30am
@ Redcliffe Art Gallery

Suitcase Still Life Drawing – Kids Workshop
5 & 11 April | 2pm – 3:30pm
@ Redcliffe Art Gallery

Playful Abstractions Painting Workshop
6 & 12 April | 2pm – 3:30pm
@ Redcliffe Art Gallery

Parkour for Youth
Sunday 7 April | 10am – 11:30am
@ Hornibrook Esplanade, Woody Point

How to Pursue a Career in Music Workshop
Tuesday 9 April | 1pm – 4pm 
@ The Space, North Lakes

Push Bicycle Activity with Younity
Thursday 11 April | 10am – 11am
@ 47 Captain Cook Parade, Deception Bay

Fight direction taster workshop
Thursday 11 April | 5:45pm – 9pm
@ North Lakes Community Centre

Pooches of Petrie - May 11

Join Luke and the locals of the Petrie electorate for Pooches of Petrie. There will be stalls, coffee, food and more! Hosted by Luke Howarth down at Woody Point waterfront (Hornibrook Esplanade). A BIG thank you to Big Dog Pet Food for sponsoring this great event.


When your child turns 14, you won’t be able to access their My Health Record anymore. They can choose to give you access as a nominated representative.
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Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
If you’ve reached Age Pension age and you’re not eligible for a Pensioner Concession Card (PCC), you may be able to get a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC). The CSHC can help with the cost of health care and medicines, and give you access to other discounts.
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Anniversary Requests
Do you have someone special in your life celebrating a milestone. You can request messages for 50th, 60th, 65th and 70th and every year after for wedding anniversaries, and 90th and 100th birthdays via my website at:

Local Sporting Champions
Financial assistance to successful applicants aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.
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Local Para Champions
Financial assistance to successful applicants aged 12-24 participating in state, national or international championships.
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1 April: Easter Monday

15 April: Term 2 of School Begins

25 April: Anzac Day