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JANE PRENTICE MP, Federal Member for Ryan

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15 July, 2015
Multicultural Development Association Presentation
The Multicultural Development Association community education evening was a big success. With over a hundred participants it was great to see so many residents keen to get involved and support our newest community members. MDA spoke about all of the hands-on and practical volunteering and support... Read more
10 July, 2015
Asia Pacific Cities Summit
On Monday I joined the Rt Hon Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and his team, and more than 1000 delegates and Mayors from 135 cities at the Asia Pacific Cities Summit. The Summit (which took place over 4 days) was initiated by the Brisbane City Council in 1996 and has become the leading government and b... Read more
01 July, 2015
Multicultural Development Association Community Education Session
  I have invited the Multicultural Development Association to Ryan to conduct an information session on how to support refugee families in our community in a productive, practical and hands on way. This event will take place on Tuesday 14 July at 6:00pm in the Peter Doherty Theatre at Indoo... Read more
17 June, 2015
St Joseph's Bardon Visit Parliament
It was lovely to welcome students from St Joseph's Bardon to Canberra this week with Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson. The students laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and were lucky to be given a tour by Dr Nelson himself . Visit my speeches page to watch ... Read more
22 May, 2015
National Walk Safely to School Day
  It is National Walk Safely to School Day and I joined parents and students from St Ignatius at Toowong on their walk this morning. After 2732 steps we made it safely to school- what a great way to start the day! The annual event encourages all primary school children to walk safely to sch... Read more
11 May, 2015
National Volunteers Week
National Volunteers Week is a way to say thank you to more than 6 million volunteers across Australia. This year’s theme is ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’ – because research shows those who volunteer are happier and healthier than those who do not. Volunteers also contribut... Read more
08 May, 2015
World Red Cross Day
On World Red Cross Day we celebrate the humanitarian principles that allow people in need to retain their humanity, dignity and livelihood. The Red Cross works to improve the lives of vulnerable people all over the world. In August last year the Australian Red Cross celebrated 100 years of ser... Read more
28 April, 2015
ANZAC Day 2015
With so many wonderful ANZAC Services in Ryan on Saturday, I would like to thank all of the RSLs, community groups, schools and members of our community who went to such great efforts to make the day so successful. I attended many touching and thoughtful commemorations throughout the week. &nb... Read more
23 April, 2015
ANZAC Services in Ryan
This year is a special year for all Australians as it marks 100 years since our troops, along with their New Zealand neighbours, landed in Gallipoli. Some say it is these young men who highlight the characteristics of what defines the Australian spirit. They showed courage, mateship, determination a... Read more
21 April, 2015
Farewell to our troops at Gallipoli Barracks
I was proud to welcome the Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the Defence Minister Kevin Andrews and Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC to Ryan to farewell our troops from the Gallipoli Barracks as they leave for their training mission in Iraq. I would like to let our troops a... Read more
18 April, 2015
Ryan Community Service Award for Hilda Reid
I was proud to present Hilda Reid with a Ryan Community Service Award. Hilda is a dedicated member of our community and is to be credited for her outstanding service to women’s golf as co-founder of the McLeod Country Golf Club. It was lovely to visit AVEO at Taringa for a special morning te... Read more
16 April, 2015
Brisbane Friends of BUSHkids
I was delighted to attend the launch of Brisbane Friends of BUSHkids and celebrate the 80th birthday of the organisation. BUSHkids are providing a vital service to kids and families in the bush and I am honoured to be named the Patron of Friends of BUSHkids. For the past 80 years the Royal Q... Read more
09 April, 2015
Koala Diplomacy with the Foreign Minister
It was wonderful to welcome Foreign Minister, the Hon Julie Bishop to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary at Fig Tree Pocket to promote her “koala diplomacy” to mark 50 years of independence and bilateral relations with Singapore. The Minister and I met the “furry quartet” who will ... Read more
26 March, 2015
Purple Day for Epilepsy
Today is Purple Day for Epilepsy, to support the 94,000 Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with with epilepsy at some point in their life. People all over the world are asked to wear purple today to help increase awareness of epilepsy and to raise money for the cause. Epilepsy Queensland - 10 F... Read more
23 March, 2015
Autumn Fair
The Gap Uniting Church's annual community fair is having a name change this year. The April Fair has run for more than 45 years but with Easter and school holidays in April and no weekend to spare it will now be held this Saturday 28 March from 10am to 3pm and be called the "Autumn F... Read more
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