What’s Happening

The Member for South Perth Joins Call to Keep Point Peron Camp School Open and Affordable

On 16 August 2018, I raised a grievance in Parliament on behalf of parents and students at Como Secondary College (and Kensington Primary School) who are users of the Point Peron Camp School and are likely to be impacted by the McGowan Government’s decision to defund it. The full transcript of


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Western Australian Cricket Association Season Launch 2018

It was great to catch up with players Jason Behrendorff, Taneale Peschel and Aaron Hardie at the Western Australian Cricket Association season launch in September 2018. Good luck to the Western Warriors and the Western Fury in 2018-19.


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Official Opening of St Emilie’s in Kalamunda – 22 June 2018

  I was pleased to attend the official opening of St Emilie's in Kalamunda on 22 June 2018, which is now home to a new 20-bedroom crisis accommodation facility catering for up to 40 women between the ages of 13 and 33, in need of shelter and support. The opening of St Emilie's is a culmin


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The Spirit of Rugby Long Lunch – 1 June 2018

A great afternoon at Optus Stadium supporting the Nedlands Rugby Union Football Club and Western Force players Harry Scoble, Heath Tessman and Captain Ian Prior at the Spirit of Rugby Long Lunch. Glad to be joined by my colleagues Liza Harvey MLA, Hon Michael Mischin MLC and Bill Marmion MLA.


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Launch of the Reds Volleyball Club

In April 2018, I was honoured to accept the request to be Patron of the newly launched Reds Volleyball Club, based at Aquinas College in Salter Point.  The Reds Volleyball Club is the second volleyball club in the electorate of South Perth. I was delighted to join over 100 people at Aquinas Col


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WA Sends Off Its 2018 Commonwealth Games Contingent

I was proud and excited to be part of the luncheon event at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 23 March 2018 to farewell the 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes from Western Australia (WA).  The WA contingent includes athletes representing the athletics, hockey, netball and swimming.  Best


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A New Era for Sport-Loving Western Australians

On 19 June 2010, The West Australian published my opinion piece arguing that the Burswood peninsula is the place to build a stadium to replace Subiaco Oval. The Burswood site offered the chance to establish a precinct and avoid disruption to sport while it was being constructed.  In July 2011, then


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Opening of the John McGrath Pavilion and Hall – 1 March 2018

I am deeply honoured and humbled by the decision by the City of South Perth to name their new community facilities on Ernest Johnson Reserve the John McGrath Pavilion and John McGrath Hall. The Reserve, developed in the 1940s by the then-South Perth Road Board, has a rich history in South Perth a


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