Heading into March & Recap of February

Wednesday, 13 March 2024
A message from Luke

As we enter the month of March, I cannot believe how fast this year is going. I have loved being out and about in the electorate every day. In the jampacked month of February I was able to attend several schools leadership ceremonies, aged care awards, business visits, family fun days, and charity events. Parliament is back in session for the year and I have had the privilege of representing you, the people of Petrie, on issues that are important to you. Heading into March, I look forward to meeting more of you around the electorate and celebrating how wonderful Petrie is! Wishing you all a blessed Easter filled with the joy of the resurrection and the love of Christ. May this season renew your faith and bring abundant blessings to you and your loved ones. But the good news is that in October of this year, we will have a chance to start showing Labor the door in Queensland. We already have one candidate pre-selected in the seat of Petrie. Kerri-Anne Dooley will run as the LNP’s candidate in Redcliffe, while Bancroft, Murrumba, Aspley and Sandgate will all be selecting candidates in the coming months. I am looking forward to seeing what this year holds and to once again represent you as your Federal MP.


Along with a team of volunteers, we took to Deception Bay and Mango Hill to clean up graffiti that I have noticed has not been cleaned up. Graffiti is a blight on our community and needs to be rectified. By cleaning up tagged areas around the electorate our community can show more pride.
Without kind volunteers none of this would’ve been possible.

Thank you to Craig and Amanda from Inspirations Paint Kippa-Ring for donating several litres of paint. 

They love to see our community being cleaned up from the blight of graffiti. 


A massive thank you to Didi from Enhance Painting for donating his time over the week to help clean up our community. 

Didi taught us some painting tips over the week as well, and he was honoured to be doing something positive for his community. 

Thanks so much for your help, Didi.

Year 12 Leadership Ceremony

Congratulations to Madeline & Madison on being elected as the School Captions this year and to all other students who received leadership roles.

Thank you to Bracken Ridge SHS for inviting me to speak on the importance of leadership.

Mobile Offices

Held at White Coffee Co. in Bracken Ridge and at Soul Op Shop & Espresso in Bridgeman Downs, I had the privilege of meeting so many community members and constituents, and engaged in conversations about what matters most to you. 

S-Cool Beans Café

Aspley State High School’s café is run entirely by students! It was great to visit their café and chat with the students.

Thank you to staff and students who make this wonderful initiative possible. 
P.S. The coffee was delicious!

Welcoming Liturgy

A great afternoon at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary for a Welcoming Liturgy.

Thank you to Father Bryan for a wonderful mass to welcome the preps into their first year of primary school.

Aged Care Awards
Celebrating and thanking the aged care workers at Carseldine Greens Care Community, as they exemplify the spirit of Petrie with their kindness each and everyday.

Thank you to the staff  for the tireless work that they do in caring for these residents. 

Year 6 Leadership Ceremony 

Congratulations to the Year 6 Leaders from Aspley East State School.

As leaders its important to show Pastoral Care to all students at school. If you see someone looking down, be their friend, cheer them up and put a smile on their face.


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.


Anthony Albanese is going to introduce a new vehicle tax for 4WDs, SUVs and Ute's, with his Vehicle Emission Standards. These vehicle prices will be forced up by thousands of dollars from next year to help the Albanese Government subsidise the price of individuals buying electric vehicles. Industry analysis of Energy Minister Chris Bowen’s proposed New Vehicle Efficiency Standard predicts the cost of some popular models such as the Toyota Landcruiser could rise as much as $25,000. Cost of living is already through the roof, we don't need more taxes on the family ute and car. Stay tuned for more information.


Friday 8 March | 4pm – 9pm
Picnic Hill – Gold Coin Entry for Adult, Kids Free
@ Redcliffe Area Youth Space

Sunday 17 March | 1pm – 5pm
Music in the Park
@ Apex Park, Deception Bay

Good Friday, 29 March | 8am – 2pm
Redcliffe Markets Good Friday
@ Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe

Good Friday, 29 March | 9am
2024 Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race
@ Redcliffe Jetty

Saturday 30 March | 12pm – 6pm
Newport Easter Twilight Market
@ Endeavour Park, Newport

Have a community event or activity on this year? Let me know!
Have a community event or activity on this year? Let me know!
Please email me at Luke.Howarth.Mp@aph.gov.au


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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8 March: International Women’s Day

29 March: Good Friday

30 March: Easter Saturday

31 March: Easter Sunday