Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

Got your survey?

 THE HON MARK DREYFUS QC MP

 SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

 SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

 ACTING SHADOW MINISTER FOR JUSTICE

 MEMBER FOR ISaACS

 

TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY

MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

GOT YOUR SURVEY?

 Labor is urging Australians to make sure they have received their marriage equality survey form in the post, and to contact authorities to address any irregularities.

All Australians should have received their survey forms in the post by Monday this week. If you have not yet received your survey now is the time to call and request a new ballot.

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Armistice Day Centenary Grants

I am encouraging the local community to apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program. 

The grants program announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan will open in November this year and support projects or activities that commemorate the end of the First World War.

Up to $50,000 is available to organisations living in Griffith. Every electorate across Australia will receive up to $50,000 for local projects that appropriately commemorate the end of the war 100 years ago.

One-off grants of between $3,000 and $50,000 are available and I encourage all those in Griffith who want to commemorate this significant time to submit an expression of interest to my office.

Members of Parliament will be required to consult their community organisations or create a new Community Consultation Committee, whose role will be to seek the community’s views on how best to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice locally. 

The Committee will also assist me in reviewing all proposals before an application is submitted to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Applications open on 11 November 2017 and close on 28 February 2018. Expressions of interest in the grants can be lodged with my office prior to the applications opening. More information is available at www.dva.gov.au or by calling 1800 555 254.


Expressions of Interest - Council Membership

Clinicians, community representatives and health professionals who want to make a difference for people in the Brisbane South area are invited to join one of  Brisbane South PHN’s advisory councils.

Brisbane South PHN’s Clinical Council and Community Advisory Council have been providing positive support for health initiatives in the region since the establishment of the PHN two years ago. The end of the current term provides the opportunity to refresh the membership base.

The Clinical Council assists Brisbane South PHN to develop local strategies that will improve the operation of the health care system for patients, while the Community Advisory Council advises on local issues to better meet the unique needs of the community. Together they are tasked with informing and guiding the development of Brisbane South PHN strategy through recommendations to the Brisbane South PHN Board.

To ensure the councils focus on local needs, it is preferred that applicants live or work within the Brisbane South PHN boundaries.   People who have strong links within the community are encouraged to apply.

 

Applications will close at 5pm Friday, 6 October 2017.

Please see the application form, fact sheet and Terms of Reference.

Interested members may complete the application and send to spenhaligon@bsphn.org.au.


International Residence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists: Applications Closing Soon!

 

Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist? Would you like support to develop and exhibit your work in the USA?

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Art form: Visual Arts
Length of residency: 1 month
Dates: September – November 2018, February – April 2019 (specific dates to be negotiated with the University)
Amount: $5,000

Residency opportunity
The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia is the USA’s only museum dedicated to the exhibition and study of Australian Aboriginal art. This residency offers Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander visual artists the opportunity to develop work over a four-week period, engage with the university’s networks, and exhibit their work in the museum.

Applications for this residency close: Midnight Tuesday 3 October 2017 AEST

Visit website for more information. 

Image: Janet Fieldhouse at Kluge-Ruhe 2016. 

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Commonwealth Parliamentary Internships


Queensland Young Achiever Awards 2017-18

Nominations are now open for the 2017-18 Queensland Young Achiever Awards!

The purpose of the Queensland Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age as of 31st December 2017.

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised? We would love for you to enter them into the Awards!

Below is a list of categories that are now open. The Awards are free to enter; all you need to do is click here to get started.

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FORMER CABINET MINISTER’S PETTY NAME CALLING

Release with the Hon Julie Collins MP, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health

Comments by Senator Canavan labelling people offended by the vile material coming out of the marriage equality debate as “delicate little flowers” is both callous and dangerous and shows an appalling lack of judgement. 

Senator Canavan should be ashamed of himself.

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LABOR SECURES IMPORTANT CONCESSIONS ON SAFEGUARDS BILL

THE HON MARK DREYFUS QC MP

SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

ACTING SHADOW MINISTER FOR JUSTICE

MEMBER FOR ISAACS

 

TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY

MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

LABOR SECURES IMPORTANT CONCESSIONS ON SAFEGUARDS BILL

Labor remains steadfastly opposed to the government’s wasteful, hurtful $122 million postal survey on marriage equality – which we’ve already seen has inflicted hurt and suffering on vulnerable LGBTI Australians and their families.

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Faculties managed by ANSTO are important research assets for our nation

Read full speech below. 

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Important unanimous report calling for stronger whistleblower protections


Read the full speech below.

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