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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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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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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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McHappy Day

On Saturday, November 13, I was delighted to be able to support McHappy Day by visiting the South Perth McDonalds store operated by local resident John Ramsay and his family. Imagine the local MP getting behind the counter and taking orders for Big Macs, Chicken McNuggets and the occasional Mighty


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Recognising South Perth’s Chinese heritage

Recently I wrote to the City of South Perth proposing a heritage project honouring the legacy of the Chinese market gardeners in South Perth. Between the 1880s and 1952 the South Perth foreshore area between Mends Street and the Causeway was home to a number of Chinese market gardens that were oper


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South Perth’s ‘Best Local Artist’, Ryan McCaughan

I was proud to sponsor the award for ‘Best Local Artist’ at the recent City of South Perth Emerging Artist Awards 2010 to Ryan McCaughan of Wesley College. Ryan’s work, entitled ‘Waiting for 2012’, was most impressive and also earned Ryan a high commendation in the ‘Young Artist’ awa


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RSL pays tribute to WWI soldiers

On Thursday, 11 November 2010 I was honoured to join the South Perth sub-branch of the RSL for a Remembrance Day service. The service was attended by a number of returned servicemen from the electorate of South Perth, including long-time Manning resident Jack Davies, who served in the Pacific durin


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