Around the Electorate

Opening of the John McGrath Pavilion and Hall – 1 March 2018

I am deeply honoured and humbled by the decision by the City of South Perth to name their new community facilities on Ernest Johnson Reserve the John McGrath Pavilion and John McGrath Hall. The Reserve, developed in the 1940s by the then-South Perth Road Board, has a rich history in South Perth a


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City of South Perth Volunteer of the Year 2017 Winners

On 5 December 2017, I attended the breakfast hosted by the City of South Perth to announce the winners of this year's Volunteer of the Year awards.  Congratulations to Patricia Pinkus, recipient of the 2017 City of South Perth Volunteer of the Year Award, and Samantha Chisholm, recipient of the Jun


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Opening of the McDougall Park Community Kindergarten Treehouse

I was pleased to be able to witness an outstanding community effort at McDougall Park Community Kindergarten in Como.  After receiving a $10,000 grant from Lotterywest, a group of parents decided to build a treehouse (by hand) to add to the kindergarten's play infrastructure.  It took them five m


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Meeting with School Chaplains in the South Perth Electorate

It was a pleasure to meet with the exceptional people working as chaplains in a number of primary and secondary schools in the South Perth electorate at St Augustine's Anglican Church in Como on 14 November 2017. School chaplains make a valuable contribution to the social, emotional and spiritual


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New Bowling Green for South Perth Bowling Club

As co-patron of South Perth Bowling Club - now in its 101st year - it was a pleasure to assist fellow patron Lesley Bandy and City of South Perth Councillor Cheryle Irons in officially opening the club's brand new green.


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Diwali and Hindu New Year

On the 10th of October we celebrated Diwali and Hindu New Year at Parliament House with the Hon. Paul Papalia and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha. Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, is a significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism and symbolises the victory of good over evil and light o


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Anzac Day at South Perth Local Schools

I was honoured to attend Anzac Day activities at Manning Primary school on the 24th of April and Curtin Primary School on the 27th of April 2017  


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Anzac Day South Perth 2017

It was a pleasure to catch up with members of the Turkish Community, and veterans at the recent Anzac Day service at the City of South Perth War Memorial. An extremely moving service attended by many from our local community. Lest we forget.


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