What’s Happening

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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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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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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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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