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.
Thanks for having me Belmont!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 >> https://tickets.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=82972
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.
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?