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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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Tick For Crossing

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) 9 Aug 2016 SOUTH Perth MLA John McGrath believes a new east-west Swan River crossing either by bridge or tunnel as an extension of Berwick Street could provide an answer to growing traffic congestion in the suburb. The proposed crossing is part of the Perth... re


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Beijing Normal University and Xiamen University of Technology students visit Parliament House

On the 22nd of July a delegation of students from Beijing Normal University and Xiamen University of Technology students visited Parliament House. They were in Perth to undertake a program on Western Leadership which included presentations at UWA, visits to government agencies, and industry visits.


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Solar Powered Electric Ferries on the Swan River

I recently enjoyed a cruise on the Swan River in one of the new solar powered electric ferries which have just commenced a regular shuttle service around Perth’s central waterways. The Little Ferry Company will provide tourists and locals alike with a unique perspective of our stunning river an


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Remembrance Day 2015 “Lest We Forget”

Today I commemorated Remembrance Day with the City of South Perth and the Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League in the City’s Memorial Gardens in South Perth. I was honoured to lay a wreath to honour the many lives lost in battle and pay tribute to all Australians who have served our g


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