March 2019 Edition
Welcome back to another fantastic year in the Clayfield electorate. Hope you're all doing well.
I want to take this time to remind you that as your local Member of Parliament, I am here to support and represent you. In my role I am the voice for your concerns so if you come across a local issue you'd like to share with me, please don't hesitate to contact my office. My online office acts as an information hub for community grants, letters of support, marquee hires, flag requests and more (so I'd encourage you to check it out).
In the first week back in Parliament, I had the opportunity to speak about the incredible work carried out by Megan and Anthony Elliott from Hamilton. Parents to Max and the founders of GingerCloud Foundation, Megan & Anthony are the power-couple behind the Modified Rugby Program (MRP). Through the program, kids with learning and perceptual disabilities have been given the opportunity to experience the thrill of playing rugby and being part of a team sport. MRP is a form of touch rugby with shorter games and little tackling where MRP pairs players with mentors who support them on and off the field.
The Inaugural MRP Showcase was a fun filled day, joined by the Classic Wallabies and Wallaroos. Well done to everyone involved! Learn more about this great program by visiting their website here. You can also listen to my 3 minute Parliament speech dedicated to the MRP, by clicking here.
Tim Nicholls MP
Member for Clayfield
Vale the Hon John Herron AO
The Hon John Herron AO is remembered as a man who dedicated himself to others as a great parliamentarian, outstanding surgeon and humanitarian. He was a Senator for Queensland from 1990 to 2002, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 1996 until 2001 and served as the Australian Ambassador to Ireland and the Holy See from 2002 to 2006. Our thoughts and sympathy are with his wife Jan and family.
► 26th of January - On Australia Day we welcomed 31 new Australian citizens at the Hamilton Town Hall. It was a memorable day organised by the Hamilton Ward Office and the Hamilton Rotary Club.
► 30th of January - It was a pleasure to attend EA Technology's 10 year anniversary celebrations. EA Technology is a specialist power engineering company based in Hamilton.
► 8th of February - I visited Aviation High School to donate a new customised marquee.
► 9th of February - The Inaugural Modified Rugby Program Showcase by GingerCloud Foundation at Brothers Rugby Club was a huge success. Learn more about the Modified Rugby Program by clicking here.
► 11th of February - It was a pleasure to meet the Year 6 leaders of Hamilton State School and present them with their badges at the Leadership Ceremony.
► 6th of March - The Neighbourhood Watch (Ascot/Clayfield - Hendra 1 Division) meeting at Fonzie Abbott. If you would like to volunteer please contact Kathryn Bourke on 0401 129 259 or email email@example.com
The LNP has a plan to air condition every state school classroom. Labor don’t. It’s just too hard for Labor. After wasting $265 million for a botched hospital IT system, $239 million for other mismanaged IT projects & $160 million for the ongoing Rail Fail it’s no wonder Labor say they can’t afford it. Meanwhile students continue to swelter in hot & humid classrooms, making it that much harder for them to do the best they can.
Queensland Community Foundation General Fund
Applications close: 13 March 2019
Gordon Park Community Garage Sale
Saturday 9th March | 7:30am to 12pm
Gordon Park Scouts Hall | Bradshaw Park, Lamington Ave, Lutwyche
There'll be a sausage sizzle, coffee trucks and over 30 stalls. If you would like to book a table/car space for $10, please call Stacey on 0409 586 947.
Clayfield College Open Day
Thursday 14 March | 8:45am to 11am
Chapel Courtyard - Clayfield College | 23 Gregory St, Clayfield
The Sportsman's Night
Presented by Eagle Junction State School P&C and Ray White Albion
Saturday 16 March | 6:30pm
Eagle Junction School Hall
Money raised will be used for the school's social justice program, which discreetly helps families in need to cover the cost of uniforms, books, excursions, camps, lunches and all things that help EJ children to be involved and learn. Dinner provided.
Tickets: $35 via Munch Monitors from February
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