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JANE PRENTICE MP, Federal Member for Ryan

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20 March, 2015
Operation SLIPPER Welcome Home Parade
Tomorrow I have been invited by Brigadier Adam Findlay to attend the Welcome Home Parade to mark the end of Operation SLIPPER at Southbank. Operation SLIPPER saw the deployment of more than 30, 000 Defence Force personnel, together with officers from the Australian Federal Police to Afghanistan a... Read more
19 March, 2015
 Today in Parliament I spoke on headspace, a federally funded organisation that provides mental health support for young people. Hansard: Mrs PRENTICE (Ryan) (09:39): The statistics around mental illness in this country are most concerning. According to the Australian Bureau of Statis...Read more Read more
27 February, 2015
Clean Up Australia Day
Clean Up Australia Day This Sunday 1 March is Clean Up Australia Day. Over the past 25 years Australians have dedicated 27.2 million hours and cleaned up 288,650 tonnes of rubbish. It is important we take pride in our community and help keep our local environment clean. Below is a list of all... Read more
23 February, 2015
New Green Army Projects for Ryan
More than 350 Green Army projects are set to be rolled out across Australia in the coming weeks following the announcement of successful projects for Round 2 of this important environmental programme. “I’m pleased to announce Ryan will be hosting four Green Army projects,” Jan... Read more
13 February, 2015
Heart Reseach Month
Heart Research month takes place in February to encourage Australians to make heart health their priority. Heart disease kills one Australian every 26 minutes and is the leading cause of death for men and women in Australia. Risk factors of heart disease are insufficient physical activity, p... Read more
05 February, 2015
The future of health in Australia - Minister Ley visits Ryan
Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley joined Federal Member for Ryan, Jane Prentice and key medical professionals at the Wesley Hospital today to discuss the future of health in Australia. Ms Ley is travelling across Australia to have constructive conversations with doctors, health profession... Read more
03 February, 2015
Commonwealth Bank Community Grants
Applications for the 2015 Commonwealth Bank Community Grants are now open. This year the Commonwealth Bank will award $2 million in grants to organisations that are improving the health and wellbeing of young Australians across Australia. Interested community groups should apply for... Read more
02 February, 2015
Prevent Bowel Cancer
Bowel cancer is the second most common type of newly diagnosed cancer affecting Australians. It affects men and women and is the second largest killing cancer in Australia after lung cancer. All Australians older than 50 are encouraged to have a faecal immunochemical test (FIT) every 1-2 years t... Read more
28 January, 2015
Brisbane Botanic Gardens expansion
Today I inspected the latest developments in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens expansion with Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. The inspection included the planting of a rare 250 year old Cycad tree, one of 31,000 new plants that will form part of the Botanic Gardens expansion. There will be more than 1100 ... Read more
27 January, 2015
Australia Day 2015
I was honoured on Australia Day to attend a number of Citizenship Ceremonies in Ryan and welcome more than 200 new Australian citizens in our electorate of Ryan. We are all very fortunate to live in Australia and especially to live in a friendly and inclusive community like Ryan. It is important we ... Read more
20 January, 2015
Fire Ant detection in St Lucia
There has been a new detection of Red Imported Fire Ants within the St Lucia area. The single colony has been destroyed and the immediate area has been bait treated. This is the first instance of fire ants in the area so there is no need to be alarmed.  I would ask members of the community t... Read more
09 January, 2015
Environment Minister Sets Reef Facts Straight
Minister for Environment, Greg Hunt has set the facts straight about Abbot Point and the Great Barrier Reef (media release below). The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for the Environment MEDIA RELEASE 8 January 2015 GetUp should get their facts straight on the reef Claims made... Read more
23 December, 2014
Information for people travelling overseas these holidays
Smartraveller: www.smartraveller.gov.au - Information on consular services - Includes what DFAT can and cannot do to assist Australians overseas Consulate Emergency Centre (CEC) - In Australia – 1300 555 135 - If calling from overseas contact the nearest Australian mission &ndas... Read more
23 December, 2014
I wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe Christmas and look forward to continuing to work hard for Ryan in 2015.Read more
17 December, 2014
Christmas Service Times
CHURCH DAY TIME WHERE CONTACT Bellbowrie Community Church ... Read more
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