Russell Matheson, Federal Member Macarthur

Speeches

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)

Nova Employment

Today I wish to share the wonderful work that Nova Employment is doing in Macarthur to support people living with disabilities to find employment. Nova Employment is an organisation that provides employment program that specialise in job seeking assistance and post placement support for people with... ... (22-Sep)

National Police Remembrance Day 2014

In light of the approaching National Police Remembrance Day I am thankful for this opportunity to acknowledge the significant role police officers play in our community and the great deal of risk and sacrifice that comes with their job. National Police Remembrance Day is held on September 29 each y... ... (22-Sep)

International Overdose Awareness Day

I rise today to speak about Macarthur's first International Overdose Awareness Day, to be held this Friday 29 August. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held in August each year, and aims to raise awareness of overdose and to reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It is als... ... (26-Aug)

The Battle of Beersheba

I rise today to raise awareness of the remarkable Australian light-horse regiments who fought in the Battle of Beersheba and Macarthur's special role as a training ground for these men and their horses. On 31 October, we will mark the anniversary of this armed and bloody battle, which is also known ... ... (17-Jul)

Champions of the West 2014

I rise today to congratulate John Warby Public School in Airds and Wizard of Oz Funland in Leumeah on their recent wins at the 2014 Champions of the West awards. More than 400 people, including Prime Minister Tony Abbott, attended the award ceremony, which was presented by NewsLocal, The Daily Teleg... ... (23-Jun)

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