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30 September 2014

Conversations at Dorrington

I recently met with residents from your area to discuss what matters most. It was a great...

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29 September 2014

Walkabout Creek a monotreme dream thanks to new exhibit

Brisbane families and tourists will be guaranteed a glimpse of one of Australia’s most...

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24 September 2014

Cheaper fares for all local residents

All Queenslanders will pay less to catch public transport after the Queensland Government announced...

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In the Spotlight

Giving our kids the Best Start

I’m pleased to announce that the State Government has introduced the Best Start Program which is focused on getting our youngest Queenslanders reading with their parents.

Over $1 million is being given to Brisbane City Council Libraries to allow them to start up a new early literacy program. The Best Start program delivers on the Queensland’s Plan’s key target of having 100 per cent of Queensland children with basic literacy and numeracy in primary schools.

Our kids will do better at school if they start with a healthy vocabulary, which is helped along by being read to. Best Start will help mums, dads and caregivers to read with their children in a way that lets the children learn. Just 10 minutes of reading by a parent each day can give their kids the start in life that they need. This program helps parents of very young children know what they need to know to help their kids do well at school.

Contact my office if you want to know more about this great program!