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					                                   Peter Dutton’s
                                                                     Dickson Report
                                                                                                                                                   Parliament of Australia
                                                                                                                                                  House of Representatives



                                                                                                                                                     MARCH 2009

                                                                                                     ”
                                                             “Working hard for an even better Dickson.

                                                                                                                          Hands off
                                                                                                                         our Hospital
                                                                                                                        T       he Bligh Government’s plans to close
                                                                                                                                the Royal Children’s Hospital and move
                                                                                                                                services to the southside will leave Dickson
                                                                                                                        residents without children’s accident and emergency
                                                                                                                        services and specialist paediatric medical services
                                                                                                                        at the Herston site. It will even mean that babies
                                                                                                                        born with certain medical conditions at the
                                                                                                                        Royal Women’s Hospital, will be separated from
                                                                                                                        their mothers and transported to the new site
                                                                                                                        by ambulance. The hospital school and family
                                                                                                                        accommodation, already supporting patients at the
                                                                                                                        Royal Children’s Hospital, will not fit in the smaller
                                                                                                                        hospital site in South Brisbane.
                                                                                                                        The Royal Children’s Hospital is a world class medical
                                                                                                                        research facility and the Royal Brisbane Hospital
                                                                                                                        site is the biggest training hospital for doctors,
                                                                                                                        nurses and other child health professionals.
                                                                                                                        I have three young children and like many northside
                                                                                                                        families we have done the dash to the Royal Children’s
                                                                                                                        Hospital in the early hours. Fortunately in our
                                                                                                                        case, it has been nothing more serious than croup,
                                                                                                                        but nonetheless having a sick child is a stressful
                                                                                                                        time and as a parent you want to see a doctor as
                                                                                                                        quickly as possible.
                                                                                                                        It is unbelievable that Anna Bligh will be shutting
                                                                                                                        the Royal Children’s Hospital at Herston and a
                                                                                                                        particular insult to families on the northside who
                                                                                                                        would then have to drive to the Mater at South
                                                                                                                        Brisbane.
                                                                                                                        We have been working hard to let local residents
                                                                                                                        know of the proposed closure and you can voice
                                                                                                                        your objection to the closure of the Royal Children’s
                                                                                                                        Hospital by going to www.smarthospitals.com.au
 Peter discusses the closure of the royal children’s hospital at herston                                                Please send a very clear message to the
with Troy knox, dale shuttleworth, Trevor ruthenberg and luke Mellers.                                                  Bligh Government to keep the Royal Children’s
                                                                                                                        Hospital open.


             Bikes and ipods raise funds
                    for scHools
I am happy to be running my Bikes for Schools program again in 2009 to help local primary schools in
  their fund raising efforts. In 2008 twenty nine schools participated in this venture and were able to
put extra funds towards individual school projects.
This year I am broadening my fund raising support by donating ipods to High Schools within the
Dickson electorate.
                                                                                                          Bikes for schools
 Keep an eye on your local school for your chance to win an ipod or bike and do your bit to help them     winner Tiiva Gampe from   Proud winner of the Lowood State School bike
achieve their individual projects.                                                                        Mt Samson State School.   raffle, Christopher Branham.



Peter Dutton MP                Federal Member for Dickson                                                                                                          MARCH 2009
Peter                                                            tHe state of HealtH                                                                                                                     scHools in dickson emBrace Young
Dutton MP                                                        In my role as Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing I have
                                                                                                                                                                                                         acHievement australia program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2008 cHristmas card
                                                                 been taking the opportunity to meet with people in the Health
Federal Member for Dickson
                                                                 industry throughout Australia to listen to their concerns and
Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing                                                                                                                                                                    Young Achievement Australia or YAA provides the                                  The team took out nine regional awards and six state
                                                                 discuss the relevant issues regarding health. We have to make
                                                                 our health system better, and I would welcome your feedback on                                                                          challenging and entrepreneurial Business Skills Program to                       awards including Company of the Year and Outstanding            competition Winners
Shop 3, 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine 4500                                                                                                                                                                 over 5000 Senior Secondary and Tertiary students each year.                      Product Award going on to represent Queensland in six of
                                                                 how the system could improve.
PO Box 2012, Strathpine Centre 4500                                                                                                                                                                      YAA provides mentors, management skills seminars, trade                          these categories at the National Awards. At the National        When Dickson residents received my 2008 Christmas
Phone: 3205 9977 Fax: 3205 5111                                  Recently I visited the Dayboro Medical Centre and met with general practitioners and practice staff to discuss the challenges           expos, networking events and State and National Awards.                          Awards Ya Ya Bitsi won the ‘Australian Made, Australian         Card they were able to appreciate just how talented
Phone: (Esk local call) 1300 853 640                             they are facing as frontline health care providers. There is a growing angst amongst general practitioners that their concerns          Through YAA, the business and corporate community,                               Grown Campaign Secondary Outstanding Product Award’,            our students are. It was no easy task to choose the
Website: www.peterdutton.com.au                                  are not being listened to by this Government.                                                                                           industry bodies and government sectors are able to network                       the ‘Amcor Environmental Sustainability Award’ and the          winners of the Christmas Card competition from
Email: Peter.Dutton.MP@aph.gov.au                                                                                                                                                                        and mentor young Australians providing valuable knowledge                        ‘Company of the Year Award Secondary’.
                                                                 Many communities are concerned about the effect GP “Super” Clinics will have on the availability of general practitioners,                                                                                                                                                               such outstanding artwork presented by primary school
                                                                 particularly in outer metropolitan and rural areas. The scheme will not increase the number of general practitioners available,         and support to our next generation of business leaders.                                                                                          students in years 1 to 3.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I congratulate and commend all parties involved in this
A personal message from                                          rather it will centralise services, jeopardising existing services.                                                                     Two schools who have taken up this challenge in our
                                                                                                                                                                                                         electorate are Mt Maria College Petrie and Toogoolawah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          project. It is great to see the broader community working
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          with our schools to provide authentic learning opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The theme was “My Family at Christmas” and students
                                                                 It is essential that GPs are supported in their roles and remain the principal providers of primary health care. Whilst there is                                                                                                                                                         had some superbly decorated trees, lots of presents
your local Federal MP                                            room for GPs to be supported by other health professionals, their position should not be undermined by the Health Minister.             State High School.                                                               I would also like to acknowledge the outstanding teachers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in our electorate who support their students and encourage      and many family pets included in the festivities.
                                                                 Australians who wish to consult an experienced general practitioner for their health needs, should be entitled to do so.                The Toogoolawah students developed a product called
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          them to develop their knowledge and skills through the          In year one first place went to Carla Pocock from
                                                                                                                                                                                                         KreeYAtives Young Driver Kit. The group saw a need

T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Business Skills Program. In particular Jacinta Griffin from     Fernvale State School, second place Jasmine Duff from
      he recent bushfires in Victoria and floods in                                                                                                                                                      for something longer lasting to display L and P plates
      North Queensland and NSW have brought                      coalition communitY Water                                                                                                               on cars. They found the products already on the market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Toogoolawah State High School and Fiona Turner and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kerry Smith from Mt Maria College Petrie.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Petrie State School and third place Talia Donaldson

                                                                 grant project completed
                                                                                                                                                                                                         unsatisfactory and designed a kit that would last the 4 years                                                                                    from Eatons Hill State School. In year two first place
out the generosity of spirit that Australians are                                                                                                                                                        that these combined plates are required to be displayed.                                                                                         went to Kiran Gampe from Mount Samson State
proud of. Mates looking after mates and strangers                                                                                                                                                        After various tests the final product has been found to be                                                                                       School, second place Jessica O’Connor from Holy Spirit
                                                                 The Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre                  officially   opened
emptying their pockets to help those in need                     The Interactive Water Catchment on 19 November 2008.                                                                                    very sturdy. The students had positive feedback at the YAA                                                                                       School and third place Kimberley Martin-Blakey from
get back on their feet again. So many groups                                                                                                                                                             expo in August and won an award for Product Knowledge                                                                                            Our Lady of the Way. In year three first place went to
                                                                 This saw the culmination of several years work and completion of the P-12                                                               and Sales Process.
and individuals within the Dickson community                     Catchment Partnership Learning Action Youth (Catchment P.L.A.Y) whole                PeTer and noeleen rownTree                                                                                                                                                                          Cynthia Blackmore from Strathpine West State School,
have dug deep and co-ordinated major fund                                                                                                             unveil the plaque at the official opening of the   Mt Maria students called their business YaYaBitsi and                                                                                            second place Ella McDougall from Kurwongbah State
                                                                 centre water education plan.                                                         Interactive Water Catchment Project.
raising efforts that have inspired us all. I would                                                                                                                                                       set about producing an environmentally friendly book,                                                                                            School and third place Shane Canavan from Clarendon
                                                                 The Centre received $50,000 in February 2007 after applying for the Federal Government Community Water Grant.                           GenYCare with lots of fun facts, tips and pictures to
like to acknowledge the people in our community                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           State School.
                                                                 The Catchment project has been a true community effort involving students and teachers from Albany Creek State High School              promote environmental awareness. When the MV Doulos,
who have been motivated to organise events                       across all year levels with the revegetation of Bunyaville Pond area and Vocational Education Creative Arts Project.                    the world’s oldest ocean going passenger vessel serving as                                                                                       All winners received a family movie pass and I joined
and opportunities for us to contribute to the                    Local Government, community groups, volunteers and businesses have also contributed to support the Centres vision for                   the globe’s largest floating bookshop was docked at Portside                     MeMBers of YaYa BiTsi display their prize winning               the class of first place getters in a celebratory party.
relief effort and thank all those people who                     environmental sustainability.                                                                                                           in Brisbane, the group donated 50 of their books for                             publication Gen Y Care.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         distribution around the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all the
have donated.                                                    The water catchment represents the mountains to mangroves corridor and                                                                                                                                                                                                                   students who participated. I hope you enjoyed creating
                                                                 allows children to learn through hands on experience. Students manipulate,
It may not be popular, but opposing the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   your cards and I look forward to receiving your help in
                                                                 make decisions, problem solve and experience the delights of moving water and
Rudd Government’s $42 billion spending spree is                  a catchment. To date more than 1500 students from Prep, Year 3 and 4 have                                                                         local scHool Wins                                                             pollies for small                                        making the Dickson Christmas Card again this year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   fastest car aWard                                                           Business programme
the right decision for our long term future.                     used the facility and over 45,000 litres of water has been saved. This group
                                                                 provides the education to ensure future generations protect and preserve our
The Coalition will stand up for the taxpayers
                                                                 local environment.
of Australia by supporting disciplined financial                                                                                                                                                         2008 saw local schools once again getting involved in the                        The Pollies for Small Business programme saw Coalition
                                                                 In 2008 the Catchment P.L.A.Y. Project was awarded the Minister’s Grand Prize PeTer helPs Gemma Watson and Brock                        Schools Innovation Design Challenge – F1 in Schools                              politicians work in small businesses including bookshops,
management, and ensuring that the Government
                                                                 for Healthy Waterways and was the successful winner of the Veolia Water       Illingworth from Eatons Hill State School plant a         project. This competition is an initiative of Re-Engineering                     pharmacies and retail outlets.
does not recklessly impose a massive burden of                   Australian School Award.                                                      tree to open the Water Catchment Project.                 Australia Forum Ltd and aims to raise awareness of careers
debt on future generations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               I was delighted to be able to volunteer to work at Fernvale
                                                                                                                                                                                                         in Maths, Science and Engineering.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Produce and Terry Orreal’s Quality Meats at Brendale as
The Coalition supports an economic stimulus                      Hills social golf cluB supports                                      Become an organ donor                                              The Razorbacks, one of two groups from Pine Rivers State
                                                                                                                                                                                                         High School entered in the competition, made it to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          part of the Pollies for Small Business programme.
package focused on creating and protecting                          roYal cHildren’s Hospital                                        On February 24, while in Canberra for sitting week, I was           National finals conducted at Parliament House in Canberra.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It was a great opportunity to talk with Mark and Terry about
Australian jobs, supporting small business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the issues that affect their daily operation, and for me to
                                                                 On Friday 13 February, the Hills Social Golf Club, of               able to attend the Launch of Australian Organ Donor                 The group won the Australian Grand Prix Corporation
and strengthening the economy. We consider                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                get a better understanding of how their particular businesses
                                                                 which I am Patron, presented their annual donation to               Awareness Week. Despite the improved survival rates                 Fastest Car Award with a time of 0.985 seconds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          work. Both businesses have superb teams working for them
the Government’s latest spending spree will                      the Royal Children’s Hospital.                                      for recipients of organs, Australia has one of the poorest          The students are required, through state of the art technology                   and provide local jobs for local people.                        Year 1 firsT Place winner, Carla Pocock of Fernvale
fail to achieve this. It contains no measures to                                                                                     donation rates in the developed world. There are almost             to design, manufacture and race a miniature F1 car down a                                                                                        State School.
                                                                 Club members met at the Bunya Sports Club to hand                   2000 people in Australia on organ transplant waiting lists                                                                                           The contribution of small businesses to the community
secure existing jobs or to increase productivity,                over the $15,000 cheque to Maryanne Mengel, Marketing                                                                                   25 metre track whilst at the same time work with business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          is sometimes underestimated, so this programme is a
                                                                                                                                     at any given time.                                                  and management principals including marketing, promotion,
efficiency, competitiveness or employment across                 and Communications Manager from the Royal Children’s                                                                                                                                                                     great opportunity to raise the profile of small business in
the economy. The Coalition proposed a smaller,                   Hospital Foundation.                                                In January 2005, Australian Health Ministers agreed that            data collection and analysis. The competition’s procedure is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dickson.
                                                                                                                                     the Australian Organ Donor Register would become a                  similar to that of a full size Formula One Race Car Team. I
better targeted stimulus package that included                   For several years the club has held raffles and fundraised                                                                              was a proud sponsor of the Midnight Racers who were also                         Australia’s 2.4 million small businesses are the engine room
                                                                                                                                     Register of consent, enabling individuals to record their
tax cuts for Australian families and tax relief for              at local venues, such as the Bunya Sports Club and                  legal decision to become an organ or tissue donor after             from Pine Rivers State High School.                                              of the economy and employ around 4 million people.
small business.                                                  Samford Hotel, to contribute to the Royal Children’s                death. The Australian Organ Donor Register serves as a
                                                                 Hospital.                                                                                                                               I was fortunate, along with my colleagues, to be able to try                     I have been a strong voice for small businesses in Dickson,
                                                                                                                                     lifeline to the people on those waiting lists.                      out the car first hand in Canberra and catch up again with                       and given small business confidence has plummeted since
Mr Rudd has increased Australia’s credit card limit              The Club originally met at the old Bunya Sports Club and            The Donor Register ensures that your consent (or                    the team members Chris Mills(Team and Resource Manager),                         the election of the Rudd Labor Government, it is important
from $75 billion to $200 billion – that represents               discovered they all had an interest in golf. After getting                                                                              Jenny Muller (Graphic Artist), Sam Bryant (Assistant                             I hear their grassroots concerns.
                                                                                                                                     objection) to donating organs and/or tissue for
$9,500 of debt for every Australian. Ultimately,                 together for social golf they decided it would be great to          transplantation can be verified 24 hours a day, seven days          Engineer), Chris Woodrow (Design and Manufacturing
                                                                 do some fund raising as a group and have successfully                                                                                                                                                                    The Coalition recognises small business owners like Mark
Labor’s debt will be left to our children to pay off.                                                                                a week by authorised medical personnel, anywhere in                 Engineer) and Jasmine Smith (Aerodynamics Engineer).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Terry who are willing to give back to the community by
                                                                 presented the Hospital Foundation with a donation for
That is why the Coalition believes the Government                                                                                    Australia.                                                          Teacher, Corey Gieskens and school council member, Judy                          passing on their skills and knowledge. We will continue to
                                                                 the last 6 years.
debt must be kept as low as possible at this time                                                                                    You can register at any Medicare office or go to                    Reilly who coordinated the teams, are great attributes to                        listen and work with small businesses in Dickson.               Year 2 firsT Place winner, Kiran Gampe of Mount
and that there be a plan to return the budget                    This is another example of the fine citizens we have in             www.medicareaustralia.gov.au and follow the                         our community and yet another example of the fantastic                                                                                           Samson State School.
                                                                 our local community who work hard volunteering their                                                                                                                                                                     Two publications that may be of help to small businesses
to surplus.                                                                                                                          prompts.                                                            educators and parent supporters we have in our schools.
                                                                 time and energy to help out worthwhile causes and the                                                                                                                                                                    or people who are thinking about going in to business, are
                                                                 generosity of residents who support them.                                                                                               PeTer Gives The                                                                  available from my office, New to Business Checklist and
I look forward to catching up with people as                                                                                                                                                             razorBacks car a TesT run                                                        Growing your Business Checklist.
I travel through the electorate in my mobile office.                                                                                                                                                     at the National Finals at Parliament
                                                                                                                                                                                                         House Canberra.
Please come up and say hello when you see me at
the local shows and community events.
If I can ever be of any assistance on any Federal
Government issue please do not hesitate to
contact me.

                                                                 hills social Golf cluB PresenTaTion. L to R
                                                                 Graham Doyle, Marianne Mengel, Kev Maizey, Pam Moore, Bran-         PeTer MeeTs TransPlanT reciPienT, 22 month                          Pine rivers sTaTe hiGh school’s, The razorBacks,                                              PeTer and Mark wells of Fernvale Produce           Year 3 firsT Place winner, Cynthia Blackmore of
                                                                 don Jones, Maree Maizey, Tim MacNamara and Dale Shuttleworth        old Cordelia Whatman and her mum Rachel Vance at the Launch         explain the finer details of their miniature F1 car to Peter at his Strathpine                                         discuss business.         Strathpine West State School with teacher Rebecca Cochran.
Peter Dutton MP                                                  representing Peter.                                                 of Australian Donor Awareness week.                                 electorate office.

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out and aBout                                                                                                   auStralia day CitizenShip Ceremony
                                                                                                                and diCkSon Community aWardS
in dickson                                                                                                      It was a pleasure to be able to attend the
                                                                                                                Citizenship ceremonies in Samford and Strathpine
                                                                                                                on Australia Day. Thirty three people were
                                                                                                                                                                                    sporting: Brenden Hall.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Youth Group achievement
                                                                                                                                                                                    Technology: The Razorbacks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    award        –

                                                        Lowood State School Leaders for 2009. Back row L to     presented with Certificates of Citizenship at the
                                                           R-Mr Matthew Schultz (Trinity Lutheran Pastor),      Samford ceremony hosted by the Rotary Club of                       environmental Group of the Year: Bunyaville
                                                         Miss Karen Bleakley (School Chaplain), Mr Anthony      Samford Valley. As part of the event, the annual                    Environmental Education Centre.
                                                         Pickert (Deputy Principal, Lowood SHS), Mr Graeme      Dickson Community Awards were also presented
                                                       Lehmann (Somerset Mayor), Peter Dutton MP, Mr Rob
                                                                                                                                                                                    excellence in education: Fiona Turner.
                                                                                                                to the following recipients:
                                                         Browne (Lowood SS Principal). Back row standing-                                                                           dickson community citizen of the Year:
                                                      Caitlin Stokman, Tamisha Pullen, Maleka Dwyer, Connor     volunteer award – emergency services:
                                                                                                                                                                                    Anne Horne.
                                                       Brunjes, Stephanie Clements (School Captain), Charlie    Marian Krause & Bevan Mieni.
                                                         Mayne (School Captain). Front row standing -Peter                                                                          Nominations will be taken throughout
                                                          Dessaix, Reuben Delwijnen (School Vice Captain),      volunteer award – community services:
                                                                                                                                                                                    the year for the 2010 Dickson Pine Rivers
                                                            Avalon Kitching, Skye Holden, Joshua Schultz.       Claire Harries, Jo Higham & Les and Margaret
                                                                                                                                                                                    Community Awards. If you would like to
                                                        Back row kneeling- Stephanie Harris, Harry Crowther,    Taylor.
                                                      Lauren Clark. Front row kneeling - Beau Holmes, Keona
                                                                                                                                                                                    nominate someone, please visit my website
                                                             Delaney, Paige Holden (School Vice Captain).       volunteer award – community services-                               www.peterdutton.com.au or call my office on
                                                                                                                fundraising: Jane Wightman, The Wild Hogs                           3205 9977 for a nomination form.
                                                                                                                & The Crew from 990.
                                                                                                                volunteer Group of the Year: Pine Rivers SES
                                                                                                                Unit.
                                                                                                                achievement award – academic: Melanie
                                                                                                                Bowden, Morgan Reilly & Charise-Rose Wills.
                                                                                                                Youth achievement award –
                                                                                                                academic science: Courtney Landers.
                                                                                                                                                                                     PeTer PresenTinG Anne Horne with the Dickson
   Peter with Bray Park State High School Sports
                                                                                                                academic defence forces: Thomas Fleming.                             Community Citizen of the Year award.
                                                          Bray Park State High School Captains and Student
Captains. Back – Luke Boardman, Samuel Martens,         Council President for 2009. Back – Liam Rose, Mark
     Sinaumea Taufao. Front – Lorissa Funnell
                and Eloise Mullins.
                                                          McDougall. Front – Sky Hopkins (SC President),
                                                                Tiffany Rabitt and Catherine Pollinger.         2009 diCkSon SeniorS expo
                                                                                                                In 2009, the Dickson Seniors’ Council will again host the Expo during Queensland Seniors Week with the
                                                                                                                dates being Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 August. The venue will be the Strathpine Community Centre
                                                                                                                at Mecklem Street, Strathpine. Keep an eye on my website www.peterdutton.com.au for any updates.


                                                                                                                red CroSS needS your help
                                                                                                                The Strathpine office of the Pine Rivers Red Cross offers a medical aid equipment hire service run by
                                                                                                                volunteers. If you are able to offer your time and energy on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9.30 –
                                                                                                                12.30, please call the office on 3889 7076.
                                                            Albany Hills State School 2009 student Leaders
                                                           Investiture. Principal Bronwyn Campbell, Cr Mike     The Red Cross goal is to help the most vulnerable in the most vulnerable places. Volunteers knit trauma
                                                          Charlton, School Captains, Samantha Colledge and
        Peter meets with hydroponic farmer                                                                      teddies that go to hospitals, QML and disaster areas. You can help by joining volunteers in knitting or by
                                                          Ayden Dunne and Vice Captains, Tarryn Adendorff
               Rob McLellan in Esk.                                       and James Mayfield.                   donating 8 ply wool. Any donations can be made at the Red Cross office located at Shop 4A, 199
                                                                                                                Gympie road, strathpine.


                                                                                                                QCWa Still going Strong in diCkSon
                                                                                                                The Queensland Country Women Association (QCWA) is a voluntary organisation whose role is to improve
                                                                                                                education, health and welfare to enrich the lives of women and children and hence the family. The Dickson
                                                                                                                electorate alone has five QCWA branches. The QCWA hold trade tables at local shopping centres where
                                                                                                                handicrafts made by members are sold to the public. Donations to various groups are made in many
                                                                                                                forms, such as blankets and jumpers to indigenous communities, hospitals in Ethiopia, women’s refuges and
                                                                                                                cancer wards just to name a few. If you are interested in becoming a member contact the state office on
                                                                                                                3026 1219 or go to www.qcwa.org.au to find the branch closest to you.
Peter presenting Fiona Turner from Mt Maria College       Peter welcomes new citizens, the Prasad family, at

                                                                                                                                                                      Stroke Foundation Wallet CardS
   Petrie with the Excellence in Education Award.               the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony.


                                                                                                                                                        FAST is a simple way of remembering the signs of stroke and what to do
                                                                                                                                                          if you experience them or see the signs in another person. FAST stands
                                                                                                                                                      for Facial weakness, Arm weakness, Speech difficulties, Time to act FAST –
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                                                                                                                                                             your free wallet cards contact my Strathpine office on 3205 9977.



 Peter and Principal Rob Pearce with Albany Creek
 State School Councillors for 2009. L to R Jeremy          Albany Creek State High School teacher Michelle
    Schoenmaker, Erin Gold, Samantha Rogers,                 Brown and National winner of the Australia’s
  Tyler Warden, Tylah Chandler, Julia Mosqueda,           Heritage category, Addison Dixon, with Peter at the
   Katie Bennett, Elisha Langdon, Amber Lisle,              National History Challenge Awards Presentation
             Nick Humbler (kneeling).                               at Parliament House, Canberra.




  moBile office
                                                                                                                   join peter on faceBook
  I hAve held oveR 1,000 MobIle offICe vISITS and I am regularly
  available through my mobile caravan visits across the Dickson electorate.
  A representative from my office also visits the Esk Region on the first Friday of                                Join Peter on Facebook to be kept updated on his work around Dickson and as Shadow Minister for Health and
                                                                                                                   Ageing. Peter’s profile, which is regularly updated, includes notes pages, video streaming and photo albums.
  every month at the following times:
                                                                                                                   You can also leave a message and find out about upcoming events in Dickson. Just go to www.facebook.com and
  TooGoolawah, cressBrook sTreeT: 9.30am-10.30am                                                                   search for Peter Dutton.
  esk, BakerY car Park: 11am-12.00noon
  fernvale, Park nexT To The TourisM office: 1pm-2pm
                                                                                                                   Peter Dutton MP                          Federal Member for Dickson                      Page 4 ... MARCH 2009
  For more information about my Mobile and Esk Office please call 3205 9977
                                                                                                                Authorised by Peter Dutton MP, 3/199 Gympie Road Strathpine QLD 4500. Printed by Willprint, 28 Burke Street Woolloongabba QLD 4102.
  or 1300 853 640 (Esk local call)

				
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