Around the Electorate

Speech on local crime State Parliament 11 February

MR J.E. McGRATH (South Perth) [5.27 pm]: I jumped the gun there, but I thought the member for Kalgoorlie said to me, “You’re next, John.” I am sure he will not mind. I rise to support this amendment moved by the member for Dawesville. I have been around for a fair while. I must admit that


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Connecting South Perth

The giant numbat as part of the City of South Perth's Connect South project. Work finished on the South Perth foreshore near Mends Street late in the year as the city's Connect South project began to blossom. Ferry travellers and other visitors walk beneath a giant numbat to access Mends Stre


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Retirement announced

On 31 October 2019 I announced that I would not be standing for the seat of South Perth at the State Election in March 2021. Liberal Party State Parliamentary Leader Liza Harvey made the official announcement to a media conference at Parliament House. Leader Liza Harvey invites me to the micr


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Senior Citizens 60th year celebrated

THE SOUTH Perth Senior Citizens 60th anniversary lunch was held at Royal Perth Golf Club on October 15. Karen and I were delighted to attend and enjoyed the day. I was joined by some Senior Citizens' members and their guests for a photo to commemorate the occasion. (LtR): Lil Asche, Bev Hi


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NAIDOC flag raising South Perth ceremony

AT THE NAIDOC week flag raising ceremony conducted by the City of South Perth. With me are Kerry-Ann Winmar, Angel Smith and Aarianne Webb. Kerry-Ann gave her second annual Welcome to Country at the ceremony; Angel, a promising basket ball player with local team Redbacks, is Aarianne'


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Hannah Green wins 2019 Women’s PGA Championship

HANNAH Green won the Women's PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota in June 2019. Hannah became only the fifth player in more than 60 years to lead from start to finish in the PGA event. Congratulations to Hannah, a former captain of the Como Golf Academy, whic


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RSL in South Perth celebrates a century

On 26 November the local sub-branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) celebrated 100 years of involvement in the South Perth area. RSLWA members and other special guests attended to celebrate the occasion. RSLWA chief executive officer John McCourt presented the local sub


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11/11: Remembrance Day at City of South Perth

The City of South Perth Remembrance Day service on 11 November was attended by a large and diverse crowd from veterans to young children. St Columba's Catholic Primary School choir gave a beautiful rendition of We Are Australian and I was proud to represent the electorate in laying a wreath to r


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