Great to do the Dawesville bridge swing, I raised over $2600 for Legacy WA and the whole event raised over $25,000. Not bad for its first year. Very keen to see it a fixture of the charity calendar for many years to come.
Doing my bit to help the P&C Kardinya Primary School fundraiser on the weekend. Happy 40th birthday too Kardinya!
After weeks of growing anticipation – with more than 100 young people from across the State nominated for the various awards – it was my privilege to open the ceremony that formally recognised the winners of the 2017 WA Youth Awards and that recognised and celebrated the inspiring contributions made by our youth to our broader community. For more information, click here:

A big call out to all young Western Australians aged between 18 and 25 years.

You have a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a tour of key historical sites from World War I in November 2018 as part of the Centenary of Armistice commemorations.

Applications close Friday 6 April 2018. To find out more visit ...
#CentenaryofArmistice #Veterans #wewillrememberthem

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Thanks for having me Belmont!

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City of Belmont Youth Services added 2 new photos.

What an incredible week we had at The Base last week! The Hon Minister Peter Tinley AM, Minister for Youth came to visit the centre and discussed with the staff... how youth programs are implemented in the community. The youth committee were then treated to a morning tea at the office of Cassie Rowe MLA to discuss the issues which are important to them. A great week for staff and young people alike to be listened to around issues concerning youth!

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At the launch of our WA Industry Link as part of Mark McGowan’s Government Jobs Plan. The state spends $27bn a year on services and projects. Getting as much local content is our aim. Thanks to HIA Housing Industry Association for hosting us.

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I had a great opportunity to catch up with Suraya Bin Bakar today at the sod-turning ceremony for the Dandjoo Darbalung project – an accommodation initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from remote communities who are pursuing tertiary studies in Perth. More details on a post below.

Suraya, who was resident at St Catherine’s College while she was a student, is now working in the Department of Communities (Housing) and setting a fine example for other young Western Australians.

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Proud to support the powerful advocacy from Reece Whitby on behalf of our former servicemen who were exposed to deadly levels of radiation off WA’s North West Coast during the 1950's.

They're not entitled to a Veterans Gold Card to help with their medical expenses because they fall outside an arbitrary deadline.

I raised this with the Federal Minister last year and will continue to advocate for fairness on their behalf. It's time the Federal Government gave them the recognition they deserve.

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A great morning celebrating the turning of the first sod at the new Aboriginal Accommodation Project at UWA's St Catherine's College.

A wonderful initiative that will give opportunities for more young Indigenous Australians to pursue their education dreams.

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Great to be out in Ferndale with local MLA and good mate, Bill Johnston MLA. The former Kinlock Primary School site will be redeveloped into nearly 100 affordable homes.

The project will also preserve an estimated $1million worth of trees as part of the environmental amenity of the site.

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Took the opportunity after Community Cabinet in Belmont and Vic Park to visit the YMCA run 'The Base' at City of Belmont Youth Services

A great example of a Youth Hub providing a vital service to the local community. Thanks for having us out!

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WA Labor

Tonight is one year since Peter Tinley AM was elected during WA Labor's historic 2017 election result. #WeAreWALabor

A great morning with members of the Community Housing Industry Association, hearing about the great work they do with vulnerable West Australians.

Enjoyed the wide ranging discussion and hopefully answered everyone's questions!

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A great night at the Master Builders Association Bankwest Building Excellence Awards on Saturday night.

We've got a strong industry in WA that is ahead of the rest in terms of innovation and build design. Congratulations to all winners.

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Great to see Uni Camp for Kids is going strong after 82 years!

Went down to UWA earlier today to hand over a $92,952 Lotterywest Grant that will support three seven-day camps for children across WA.

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Have you bought your tickets yet for the upcoming Jazz in the Courtyard event? 🎟️

Alannah MacTiernan will be making a special appearance as guest speaker, so make sure to grab your tickets now for an evening of fine music, great food and even greater company! 🎷🎶

Get them at this link as theyr'e selling fast >>

Fri 6:30 PM UTC+08Fremantle Arts CentreFremantle, WA, Australia
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Great turnout and smart conversation with the winners and finalists of the Department of Communities Hackathon Contest.

Some very innovative ideas on how to increase interconnectivity in our local communities.

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Mark McGowan

Poor governance culture.
Lack of financial discipline.
Unsustainable spending decisions.

These were identified as the key factors behind the record debt and def...icit created by the Liberals and Nationals.

This Special Inquiry has has shone a light on what was a grossly incompetent and financially reckless government.

And the only honourable thing for the Liberals and Nationals to do now is apologise to the people of Western Australia.

My Government broadly endorses the recommendations from the report and will have more to say in due course.…/inquiry-government-program…

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We are at a desperate point here. If Canberra walks away from support to remote communities what does that say about us as an inclusive nation?…

Decent housing underpins the Closing the Gap goals, with a decade-long national remote housing program having made measurable progress. If the Commonwealth pulls out now, hard-won gains could be lost.