Russell Matheson, Federal Member Macarthur

Speeches

International F1 in Schools competition

It is with great pride that I congratulate the Magdalene Catholic High School team, Gamma Raycing, on their outstanding achievement at the International Fl in Schools competition that was held at Abu Dhabi last week. Gamma Raycing placed second in the world, competing against 300 students from 23 co... ... (03-Dec)

Condolence Speech for Phillip Hughes

I also rise to associate myself with the Prime Minister's condolence remarks on the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes. Today as we mourn the loss of one of Australia's finest sporting talents, we also pay tribute to his life. Phillip Hughes was a humble and decent man from Macksville in northern New Sou... ... (03-Dec)

International Day of People with Disability

The third of December is International Day of People with Disability. There will be a number of events in Macarthur to celebrate this day and raise awareness of the challenges people living with a disability face each day. Campbelltown City Council will be holding a Celebrating Ability community for... ... (01-Dec)

Private Members Bill - Lung Health Awareness Month

I too thank the member for Shortland for recognising the importance of this matter and I acknowledge the contributions of the members for Hasluck and Bennelong, as well as the contributions of other members here today, in raising lung health awareness in our electorates. I encourage all members to g... ... (01-Dec)

Customs Tariff Amendment

I rise today to speak on the Customs Tariff Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014. This bill represents a great opportunity for Australia. I take this time to pay tribute to our fantastic trade minister, the member for Goldstein, Mr Andrew Robb, for his ... ... (25-Nov)

FOCUS on Families, Macarthur

I rise to congratulate Macarthur's Focus on Families volunteers for taking out the award of volunteer team of the year at the New South Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards. Focus on Families' 48 volunteers provide targeted support to families with infants and young children, which come from all c... ... (27-Oct)

24 Hour Fight Against Cancer

I rise today to congratulate the organisers of and participants in the 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur on their remarkable efforts at last Saturday's walkathon. The 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer is an annual home-grown Macarthur movement that raises funds to support the treatment, care and com... ... (22-Oct)

National Police Remembrance Day

On Monday 20 October I moved the following Notice of Motion in the House of Representatives:I move that this House: (1) notes that National Police Remembrance Day will be held on 29 September 2014; (2) recognises and acknowledges the significant role that officers across Australia make to our loca... ... (20-Oct)

Camden Rotary Relay for Life 2014

I rise today to congratulate the Camden and Districts Rotary Club on hosting a very successful Relay for Life event last weekend. More than one thousand residents from all over Macarthur took part in the relay at Onslow Oval to raise awareness and funds for the Cancer Council. More than $130,000 w... ... (24-Sep)

Camden District Red Cross

I recently had the great pleasure of attending the book launch of Ministering Angels – a book about the Camden District Red Cross between 1914 and 1945. Ministering Angels is written by Dr Ian Willis of the University of Wollongong and conveys the extraordinary story of conservative Camden women, w... ... (23-Sep)

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