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Country Women’s Association of WA celebrates 60 years

On Tuesday 1 March 2011 I attended the 60th anniversary celebrations of the South Perth-Como branch of the Country Women’s Association of WA at the Uniting Church Hall in Como. The South Perth branch of the CWA has come a long way since its inception in 1951. In those days every woman was referre


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City of South Perth Recognises Active Citizens

  Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 City of South Perth Citizen of the Year and Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards. Outstanding achievements of the City’s community members are recognised through the City’s annual Citizen of the Year Awards. The criteria for these awar


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Nominations for WA Youth Awards 2011 now open

John McGrath MLA has called on South Perth residents to nominate an outstanding young person or youth worker for the 2011 WA Youth Awards. The awards are a great opportunity to recognise the success of talented and proactive young people across the State where each year the achievements and contri


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Ngala receives additional funding for Helpline

South Perth MLA John McGrath has welcomed an announcement by Health Minister Kim Hames that Western Australia's peak parenting helpline has received additional funding to support families with appropriate and timely information. Dr Hames said the Ngala Helpline Service in Kensington, which receive


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Nominations open: WA Multicultural Community Service Awards 2011

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Hon Minister John Castrilli MLA today invited nominations for the 2011 Western Australian Multicultural Community Service Awards to be presented in Harmony Week 2011. The Western Australian Multicultural Community Service Awards program has three categories:


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Underground Power for Salter Point

Member for South Perth, John McGrath has welcomed the short listing of Salter Point and a part of Manning for inclusion in round five of the successful State Underground Power Program. However, he called on the Barnett Government to fast-track the remainder of the program to other suburbs. “In m


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Southcare Christmas Appeal

Many needy families in and around the electorate of South Perth will be able to have a more enjoyable Christmas, thanks to the wonderful work of Southcare and its band of volunteers at the Manning headquarters.   On Wednesday, 22 December, I went down to Southcare to make a small donation and mee


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$200 for WA Seniors to Rebate Fire and Electricity Safety Devices

John McGrath MLA, Member for South Perth has urged local WA Seniors Card holders to take advantage of an additional $200 on offer for the purchase and installation of fire extinguishers, fire blankets, mains-powered smoke alarms and residual current devices. “I recognise that the threat of home i


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