Last Week in Parliament – April

Crime and Corruption Commission For most of last year, I acted as Chair of the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee (PCCC), the body charged with overseeing the state’s corruption watchdog. The Crime and Corruption Commission was crippled by attacks from the previous government, and last week the government passed a bill to return some independence and… Read More Last Week in Parliament – April

Last Week in Parliament – February 2016 (1)

Last week was our first Parliament sitting of 2016. I spoke on 2 bills that were particularly important to my electorate, the first being the Multicultural Recognition Bill, and the second, the Tackling Alcohol Fuelled Violence Bill. I also spoke on Queensland Tissue Bank facility in Coopers Plains, bringing the House’s attention to the outstanding work they do in that space. Multicultural Recognition… Read More Last Week in Parliament – February 2016 (1)

Community Updates, Lunar New Year and Lady Cilento Vigil

It has been a busy few months for our Brisbane South patch, with the silly season followed closely by a flurry of celebrations for the beginning of the 2016 year of the monkey. Government Funded Upgrades We’ve seen a lot of progress so far this year with the Queensland Government’s School Maintenance Program. The Sunnybank Special School’s… Read More Community Updates, Lunar New Year and Lady Cilento Vigil

$1 million in multicultural grants!

A big congratulations to 2015’s winners of the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Events Grants. Three Sunnybank organisations have shared in on the funding, the Korean Society of Queensland, the Kurdish NEWROZ Committee and the Lakes State Community Social Welfare Forum. Peter commented on the program last week. “Queensland is a multicultural success story, which is why we have… Read More $1 million in multicultural grants!

Local Get in the Game Winners Announced!

Peter announced last week that 5 clubs from Sunnybank, Macgregor, Acacia Ridge and Kuraby will share in $31,300 worth of funding through the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative. Get Going Clubs provides funding of up to $7,500 to help clubs improve participation opportunities for the community – the clubs and projects receiving funding are:… Read More Local Get in the Game Winners Announced!