Community News

Last night's Federal Budget

By Terri Butler MP

12 May 2021

Well, the Liberal National government’s eighth Budget has now been handed down, and I’m sorry to say it is yet another marketing exercise. 

After eight long years of this government our community deserves more than a shameless political fix. We deserve the genuine reform needed to make Australia’s economy stronger, broader, and more sustainable.

It's Budget night.

By Terri Butler MP

Tonight, I'll be in the parliament listening closely as the Treasurer gives his Budget speech. But it's not announcements that matter  it's delivery.

Over the course of eight years of federal Budgets, the Liberal National government has shown a tendency to over-promise and under-deliver. So Labor will be pressing the government to make good on their promises to Australians.

HRH the Duke of Edinburgh condolences

By Terri Butler MP

For those of my constituents who wish to pay their respects following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, please follow this link:

2021 Anzac Day local services and events

By Terri Butler MP

Local services and events to commemorate Anzac Day in 2021.

Bulimba Barracks Development Application

By Cr Kara Cook

Many locals attended the recent Bulimba Barracks Open Day. Following the Open Day, a Development Application for the Barracks site has now been lodged with Council. The application has been ‘properly made’ under the Planning Act 2016 on 26 March 2021.

Petition seeking feasibility study and community consultation for Green Bridge East of Story Bridge

By Cr Kara Cook

Brisbane City Council has finally responded to our petition seeking a feasibility study and community consultation for a Green Bridge East of the Story Bridge.

Petition to ask Brisbane City Council to give Balmoral State High School back their land

By Hon Di Farmer MP

Almost 1000 local residents signed Di Farmer MP’s petition last year asking Brisbane City Council to give back the Balmoral State High School (BSHS) playing field that the Campbell Newman Government had gifted to them in trusteeship.  BSHS is a rapidly growing school, and the land is much needed.

Local Drug Action Team Program

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation are looking for local lead organisations who would like to apply for the Local Drug Action Team Program. 

Nominate someone to be honoured for their contribution during covid

Australians are being encouraged to nominate those people, professionals and volunteers, who have displayed extraordinary service and achievement during the COVID-19 response and recovery, for an Australian national honour.

Griffith Australia Day Awards Nominations Open for 2021!

17 December 2020

The 22nd Annual Griffith Australia Day Awards (GADA) are fast approaching, and nominations are now open.