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Tony Heslop takes out Clubperson of the Year

  Congratulations to Tony Heslop on winning the Clubperson of the Year award for 2010 at the Manning Rippers Junior Football Club. It has been my great pleasure to sponsor the award for the past two seasons and Tony follows on from the hard-working Chris Lockyer, who took out the award in 2009.


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“I’m Betting on Burswood”

I wrote an article for the West Australian (published 19 June 2010) about my views on the proposed stadium out at Burswood, which I have also mentioned in Parliament. Have a read of the article - the stadium is still under deliberation at this point. "I'm betting on Burswood" - John McGrath MLA P


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New undercover area for Como Primary!

 Today I went to the official opening of the new undercover area at Como Primary School.  It was a great occasion and all credit must go to the Como Primary School P&C who have worked tirelessly over many years to get this project completed. Read more here. To read the Minister for Education'


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Shared bicycle and pedestrian pathways

I have some concerns over shared pedestrian and bicycle pathways.  Recently, a constituent and local commity worker was injured on one of the paths.  See the report on the right for more details.  I have contacted the Minister for Transport relaying my concerns.  If you wish to share your views,


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31st Annual Pioneer Lunch

I had the pleasure of joining a number of City of South Perth residents to celebrate the 31st annual Pioneer Lunch. The function was held at Tompkins on the Swan and was well attended.  The luncheon pays tribute to those that have lived in the City for 50 or more consecutive years.  It was tho


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My view on GM Foods

I have some reservations about lifting the ban on growing genetically modified crops.  I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the issue - please have a read of my media release and contact my office on 9368 6270 if you would like to share your views. John


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Australia Day Speech

Below is my speech from the Australia Day Ceremony in South Perth. "His Excellency Dr Ken Michael, Governor of Western Australia, and Mrs Michael. Mayor James Best, Mayor of the City of South Perth, and Mrs Best. The Hon Simon O’Brien, representing the Premier, and Mrs O’Brien. My parliament


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