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Canning Bridge’s Heritage Celebrated

  The last of Perth’s historic major road bridges that cross the Canning and Swan rivers has been permanently State heritage listed.  John McGrath joined Heritage Minister John Castrilli on 28 March 2012 to formally recognise and celebrate the bridge as a permanent listing on the state Registe


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Southcare Christmas Appeal 2011

Once again, local community support organisation Southcare has helped make Christmas a much happier occasion for needy families in the South Perth electorate. In the days leading up to Christmas, I visited Southcare to meet some of those families and also the volunteers who are working at the centre


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Korean Day

On Friday, 28 October 2011 I represented the Premier at the Korean Day at Kent Street Senior High School. The event included Korean dance performances and traditional Korean games being played throughout the day. Australia and Korea have enjoyed a strong relationship over the last 50 years, made st


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Queen visits Clontarf

As part of the Queen’s visit to Perth for CHOGM, Her Highness made a visit to Clontarf Aboriginal College in Manning. As part of her visit, the Queen sat in on a home economics lesson, where she tasted the students’ kangaroo stew, and watched a game of football and another of basketball. As part


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2011 Battle for Australia Memorial Service

Today I laid a wreath on behalf of the Premier at the 2011 Battle For Australia Memorial  Service held at the Monument Hill memorial reserve in Fremantle. The Annual service at the Fremantle memorial is a significant service to honour the merchant navy. While at the service I met Jack Edwards (pic


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St Mary’s Church 80th Anniversary

On Friday, 12 August 2011 I attended celebrations for the 80th anniversary of the consecration of the Church of St Mary the Virgin in South Perth. The Church recently underwent extensive renovations thanks to funding from the State Government and Lotterywest. The parishioners, clergy and members of


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Hensman Park Tennis Club claims another victory

Hensman Park Tennis Club in South Perth has again won the Men’s State League competition, beating the University of WA team in a tightly fought final.  Hensman, who have won 5 of the last 6 titles, were especially pleased with this win because of the way juniors Rhys Johnston and Jason Stodart


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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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