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Increased Police Presence in New Trial

Last week I was briefed on an exciting new WA Police initiative named ‘Frontline 2020’ which is a major police operating model soon to be trialled in the South East Metropolitan District, which includes the electorate of South Perth. The program will position WA Police to better provide efficien


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Emerging Artists Celebrated

This year I was fortunate to again support the City of South Perth’s Emerging Artist competition. The competition is a great way for establishing artists to gain some recognition for their work. Congratulations to Johanna Richardson of South Perth for being this year’s Young Artist Award winner


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Extra Hours for Summer Ferry

  South Perth MLA John McGrath would like to remind the community that the South Perth Mends Street ferry timetable has once again been extended for the summer months. Mr McGrath said last year’s trial timetable proved to be a great success and was welcomed by residents, tourists and near


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Men’s Shed A Go

Last month I presented a cheque for $150,000 to the Manning Seniors Citizens’s President, Mr Robert Burton  to assist in the construction of a publically accessible Manning Men’s Shed.  The hub’s construction was made possible by a  Lotterywest grant. Recently we’ve seen a movement dri


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$125,000 in Lotterywest funding for PCYCs

Yesterday I was pleased to attend the Kensington Police and Community Youth Centre (PCYC) while Police Minister Liza Harvey presented president Sue Gordon with a $125,000 Lotterywest grant. The grant will assist 20 WA PCYC Centres and Blue Light units to buy laptops, office supplies and sporting


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Proposed Local Council Amalgamations

The following is an excerpt from a speech I delivered in Parliament on Thursday 15 August 2013 regarding the proposed local government amalgamations. While I am generally supportive of the City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park merging, it would be a great loss for the amalgamated councils to


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Disappointing Delay for Swan River Reparation

Unfortunately, the State Government has failed to allocate the planned $1.35 million in funding in the 2013-14 Budget to reinstate the collapsed river walls on the popular South Perth foreshore. This is especially disappointing to me as the local member as the funding was committed during this year


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ANZAC Spirit

On ANZAC Day we remember the many lives lost and pay tribute to all Australians who have proudly served our great nation. Their courage, mateship and bravery reinforces the unique values on which Australia is proud to be founded. Thank you to the City of South Perth for hosting a special ANZAC tri


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