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WA Sends Off Its 2018 Commonwealth Games Contingent

I was proud and excited to be part of the luncheon event at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 23 March 2018 to farewell the 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes from Western Australia (WA).  The WA contingent includes athletes representing the athletics, hockey, netball and swimming.  Best


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A New Era for Sport-Loving Western Australians

On 19 June 2010, The West Australian published my opinion piece arguing that the Burswood peninsula is the place to build a stadium to replace Subiaco Oval. The Burswood site offered the chance to establish a precinct and avoid disruption to sport while it was being constructed.  In July 2011, then


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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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Visit to Colosoul in Subiaco

Thank you to Tricia Ray and all the Colosoul team for inviting me to see their new space in Subiaco. Congratulations to everyone involved on their achievements to date, and for the transformation of what will become a social enterprise incubator to provide support to young adults who are passionat


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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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Southbound on ramp to the Kwinana Freeway at Manning Road

It was a pleasure to join my Federal colleague Steve Irons, MLCs Nick Goiran and Simon O’Brien plus a big group of local residents at Transport Minister Bill Marmion’s announcement that a re-elected Liberal Government will construct a southbound onramp to the Kwinana Freeway at Manning Road. I


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Manning Eagles Awarded Again

Well done to Manning Eagles - named Australian bowls club of the year. Congratulations to President Ken Jolly, VP Sue Hogg and all involved at the club! And special congratulations go to Therese Hastings who won Coach of the Year at the Australia Bowls 2016 Awards Night held in Qld recently.


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Container Deposit Scheme for W.A.

On the 17th of August 2016, the Hon. Premier Colin Barnett MLA and Hon. Albert Jacob MLA Minister for Environment & Heritage announced a container deposit scheme for W.A. This will allow consumers to be able to return eligible drink cans and bottles for recycling and claim a 10 cent refund for e


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