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$65,000 Lotterywest Grant to Southcare

On Tuesday I was delighted to present Southcare CEO Nicky Howe with a $65,000 Lotterywest grant. The grant will not only provide a well-needed information and communication technology upgrade, but I am especially pleased that it will also support a project to provide elderly people with IPads.


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Esther Foundation Cafe Grant

South Perth MLA John McGrath supports the Liberal-National Government’s decision to approve a Community Crime Prevention Fund grant of $25,000 for the Esther Foundation Café project in Como. The grant was approved recently by Police Minister Lisa Harvey. In announcing the grant, Minister Harvey


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6th Annual Gopher Muster

This Saturday I was pleased to donate and present the winner’s trophy at the 6th annual Gopher Muster as part of the annual South Perth Fiesta. The event was an exciting battle of speed and wit, with seniors competing on their gophers in speed trials for the Gopher Gold Cup. A big congratulations


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South Perth Senior Citizens Centre celebrates 55 years

Last Thursday I had the pleasure to attend and speak at the 55th anniversary of the South Perth Senior Citizens Centre. The centre has come a long way since its formation in 1959 as the "South Perth Old People's Advisory Committee". It serves many of the community's seniors under the popular


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Combining City of South Perth with Town of Victoria Park

South Perth MLA John McGrath has urged ratepayers in his constituency to stand up against a State Government proposal under its Local Government amalgamation agenda that will see the City of South Perth come under the control of the Town of Victoria Park for a period from July 1, 2015. This is a re


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Wesley College recognised at PALS Awards

Congratulations to Wesley College staff and students for being recognised as the winner of the Partnership Acceptance Learning Sharing (‘PALS’) Schools Reconciliation Awards 2013 in the Arts category. PALS is an initiative of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs that encourages young people to


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The McGrath Foundation and the Return of the Ashes

On Tuesday I was grateful to represent the Premier at a McGrath Foundation event celebrating the return of the Cricket Ashes to Australia. It was an excellent opportunity to acknowledge the great work the McGrath Foundation does in Western Australia in supplementing the services available, firstly


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Remembrance Day

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. The service marked the 95th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in the Great War of 1914 -1918 and included the tradi


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