MADELEINE KING MP FED­ERAL MEM­BER FOR BRAND

Southern Telegraph - - News -

An­other year is draw­ing to a close and this busy time of the year does not look like it will be slow­ing down just yet.

I was pleased to re­cently be part of the 40th An­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion of my old high school, Safety Bay Se­nior High. It was great to rem­i­nisce about my teenage years and to see that the school is still go­ing strong. In Oc­to­ber I spent three days liv­ing and work­ing with De­fence per­son­nel on HMAS Stir­ling. This was a great op­por­tu­nity to meet the women and men work­ing on Gar­den Is­land and to learn more about the im­por­tant work of the Royal Aus­tralian Navy. At the end of the month I also farewelled the HMAS Bal­larat, leav­ing Gar­den Is­land for a nine-month mis­sion. Good luck to the crew – you are all a very im­por­tant part of our com­mu­nity.

In par­lia­ment, the last few months have been noth­ing short of mem­o­rable. I was humbled to have been present for the na­tional apol­ogy to vic­tims and sur­vivors of child sex­ual abuse. This is a day that should have come sooner and one that I hope will help with heal­ing.

The most re­cent weeks of par­lia­ment saw a big win for WA and our on­go­ing cam­paign to get a fair share of the GST. WA will be $4.7 bil­lion bet­ter off over 8 years.

My shadow min­is­te­rial port­fo­lio is keep­ing me busy work­ing on some im­por­tant is­sues - the Takata airbag re­call, fake honey and the un­ac­cept­able in­dus­try of pay­day lend­ing and ticket scalp­ing.

Over the next few weeks I will be spend­ing my time be­tween Rock­ing­ham, Kwinana, and Can­berra. On Fri­day 30 Novem­ber I will be host­ing the Bal­divis Christ­mas Car­ols with Reece Whitby MLA at Mother Teresa Catholic Col­lege, Bal­divis. I will be at the Frank Konecny Chil­dren’s Christ­mas Party on De­cem­ber 8 fol­lowed by the Kwinana Christ­mas Car­ols in the evening which I will be host­ing with Roger Cook MLA.

I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to wish you all a Merry Christ­mas and a safe and happy hol­i­day sea­son.

I hope to see you at the Bal­divis and Kwinana Christ­mas Car­ols!

MADELEINE KING MP

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Brand

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