WELCOMING THE BABIES 2014
IT'S TIME TO WELCOME THE BABIES
My annual Welcoming the Babies Ceremony is returning in September for its 15th year.
This Northside tradition is an annual highlight for me and the many growing families who call our great community home.
This ceremony is about honouring and celebrating the important role local parents and community organisations play in raising our future generations.
There will be an official welcoming ceremony for babies aged up to 18 months who have pre-registered for the day.
All registered families will participate in the official ceremony on stage and receive a certificate and free gift bag.
To register your bub for the event please fill out the online form here: http://bit.ly/1yYmujD
For further information on the event or to host a community stall on the day, please contact my office on 3266 2015.
WELCOMING THE BABIES 2014
10am-12pm, Sunday 28 September 2014
Kidspace, Seventh Brigade Park, Chermside
TONY ABBOTT'S BUDGET THREATENS THE AUSTRALIAN WAY
This is the Budget Tony Abbott promised he wouldn't deliver. This Budget cuts to the bone in health, education and social security payments including the age pension.
Disturbingly, it seeks to undermine the principles of Medicare through co-payments and reductions in payments to doctors to deter them from bulk-billing.
It smashes education payments to the states and health grants to hospitals by withdrawing at least $80 billion from the states. This will flow through to every school in the country and to every hospital.
It looks very much like the Federal Government is washing its hands of supporting schools and moving out of the hospital system as an attempt to set up an agenda to lift the GST as a new source of funding for the states.
When it comes to pensions, the changes to indexation and the new eligibility criteria will slice the incomes of millions of low income families and low income pensions.
The fuel tax increase is going to hurt people on lower incomes, this in addition to cuts to family payments.
Last year, Abbott and Hockey doubled the deficits over the forward estimates by $68 billion and now they're claiming to have halved them.
The cuts to health and social security payments are unnecessary and represent a Tea Party agenda that is now part of the DNA of Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party.
Tonight's Budget is not dissimilar from Campbell Newman's first budget and what it means for Queenslanders is an ongoing smash and grab in health and education.
There is plenty to campaign on in this Budget - school to school, hospital to hospital, doctor surgery to doctor surgery, shopping centre to shopping centre.
See Chris Bowen's media release here: http://www.chrisbowen.net/media-centre/media-releases.do?newsId=6820
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LILLEY AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS 2015
Next year Lilley will celebrate 20 years of Lilley Australia Day Awards. If you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to our community through their volunteer efforts, why not nominate them for an award? Nominations close on November 30 2014. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A NOMINATION FORM
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