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Federal Member for Ryan
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services
JANE PRENTICE MP, Federal Member for Ryan

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01 February, 2018
Cyber safety
Tuesday 6 February 2018 marks Safer Internet Day. To promote safer online interactions, the office of the eSafety Commissioner provides resources on combating cyberbullying, removing illegal online content and tackling image-based abuse, available at https://www.esafety.gov.au. When protecting your... Read more
18 December, 2017
Wishing Ryan a Happy, Healthy and Safe Holiday Season
As we wind down the year I would like to wish everyone in the Ryan electorate a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. May you enjoy the festive season with loved ones, and give thought to our soldiers serving away from their families during this time. Heading into the warmer months, please reme... Read more
15 December, 2017
Local Groups Receive Stronger Communities Grant
I am pleased to announce that St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School (Bardon), Taringa Rovers, Pullenvale Hall, Wests (Brisbane) Junior Rugby League, Bardon Girl Guides and more have successfully received funding as part of Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme. The Stronger Communities P... Read more
13 December, 2017
Christmas Service Times in the Ryan Electorate 2017
Ryan Christmas Service Times     Church Day Time Where Contact ... Read more
13 December, 2017
Christmas Card Competition
Each year I host a Christmas Card Competition with the local primary schools in Ryan, where students are invited to submit their designs. As usual, the entries have been very artistic and I thank all students for participating in the Competition this year. The community judging panel had a difficult... Read more
06 December, 2017
International Day of People with Disability
As the Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, last month I travelled from Brisbane to Mackay, Townsville, Ingham and Melbourne to discuss all things NDIS. This is the 25th year of International Day of People with Disability, which is celebrated with the release of a commemor... Read more
30 November, 2017
School Chaplaincy
This month I spoke at a forum which discussed the ongoing invaluable work of our school chaplaincy program in the electorate. Those of you who benefit from having a ‘chappy’ at your school will appreciate the impact they have on students, families and the community. It was found tha... Read more
28 November, 2017
UQ Researchers Receive Funding
I congratulate University of Queensland on receiving more than $31 million to fund new research projects, as part of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) $333.5 million National Competitive Grants Program. This Turnbull Government funding will support important research to begin in Rya... Read more
17 November, 2017
New funding grant for Indooroopilly Men’s Shed
The Indooroopilly Men’s shed has received a new funding grant as part of the Turnbull Government’s Men’s Shed Program. Indooroopilly Men’s Shed will use the $5,000 grant towards specialised woodwork tools and equipment identified by members to expand activities, produce qu... Read more
02 November, 2017
Coffee Morning at Café Tara
I hosted my most recent ‘Coffee Morning Catch-Up’ at Café Tara, The Gap. It was a lovely morning and a great way to have informal discussions with residents about what matters most to them. Thank you to Pramesh at Café Tara for the delicious coffee and for providing the ven... Read more
01 November, 2017
Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day is approaching and I encourage everyone in the community to attend a commemoration ceremony on 11 November 2017. Our community continues to honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in defence of our nation, and this year marks the 99th anniversary of the Ar... Read more
25 October, 2017
UQ Professor Awarded Scientist of the Year
Congratulations to Professor Jian Yang at University of Queensland on being awarded the Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year Award at the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. Professor Yang received the $50,000 Award for creating ways to understand inherited traits and the huma... Read more
29 September, 2017
eSafety Seminar
The recent eSafety seminar I facilitated at Indooroopilly State High School yielded a number of interested parents and children. With presentations from the eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, and Senior Education Outreach Manager, Kellie Britnell, attendees learned of the unknown risks posed b... Read more
31 August, 2017
Australia Post Community Consultation
As a strong advocate for change in the postcode 4306 saga, I want to thank all of those affected residents who attended the Community Consultation on 26 July. For the past seven years I have persisted with this matter and sought a beneficial outcome. July’s Community Consultation demonstrat... Read more
29 August, 2017
Brisbane Paralympic Football Program
I recently spent a Sunday afternoon with an amazing group of people at the Brisbane Paralympic Football Program (BPFP). Started more than 10 years ago by Head Coach, and all-round legend Jay Larkins, the programme now has close to 100 athletes of varying ages and abilities. They are proud to have s... Read more
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