I’m always moved when I attend the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day at Gaythorne RSL Sub-branch. Every year in August, Australians pause to remember the service and sacrifice of those who fought in the Vietnam War. This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, and it was a privilege to share this special day with some of our local service men and women.
More than 60,000 Australian servicemen and women were deployed to Vietnam Between 1962 and 1975, with 521 killed in service. Many of those who survived returned home with both physical and emotional scars. Unfortunately, on their return, our Vietnam veterans did not receive the acknowledgement and recognition they deserved and as Australians, it’s important we take the time to reflect and remember those who gave so much.
‘Evergreens’ visit to Parliament House
It was great to host the ‘Evergreens’ from St Williams Catholic Church, Keperra for their recent visit to Qld Parliament house.
Throughout the year this sprightly group go on special outings and it was a great opportunity to take them on a tour and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea and cake.
If you’re part of a local group and would like a tour of parliament house, please contact my office for more information.
Funding for not for profit organisations
Round 102 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is now open. If you’re a not-for-profit organisation and want to enhance your capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Qld communities, then I encourage you to apply. Grants are available from $500 to $35,000. For more information please follow this link: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants
Marquee for Loan
Community groups, schools or sporting clubs are welcome to borrow my 3×3 Marquee for events. Please contact my office to organise the loan.
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