Russell Matheson, Federal Member Macarthur

Speeches

Ina Cameron

I rise today to pay tribute to one of Camden's oldest and most loved residents, Ina Cameron, who passed away on 13 November after a short illness, aged 105 - yes, 105. Mrs Cameron was well known in my community. She and her husband, Gordon, ran menswear stores in Camden and Campbelltown after moving... ... (09-Dec)

Macarthur Volunteer Awards

Mr Deputy Speaker, last Friday I was honoured to host the 2013 Macarthur Volunteer Awards. The annual awards acknowledge volunteers from my electorate who are dedicated to supporting community groups and organisations in Macarthur. This year we had a record number of people nominated for the awar... ... (09-Dec)

John Saliba

Mr Deputy Speaker, it is with great sadness that I rise today to pay tribute to an inspirational man from my electorate, who impacted the lives of so many young people and their families across Macarthur. Last week I attended the funeral of John Saliba who passed away suddenly on Friday November 2... ... (02-Dec)

White Ribbon Day

Next Monday I will join men and women from across Macarthur in a White Ribbon Golf Day to take a stance against violence towards women. The Campbelltown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee have organised the White Ribbon Golf Day on Monday to raise awareness for this important cause in the Macarthur... ... (20-Nov)

2013 Wests Sports Council Awards - parliamentary speech

Wests Leagues Club recently celebrated 15 years of supporting local sport at the annual Wests Sports Council presentation night. The presentation acknowledged sporting achievements of junior, youth and senior athletes, teams and clubs across Macarthur. The junior sportsperson of the year was Liam Ma... ... (24-Jun)

Campbelltown Local Business Awards

Mr Deputy Speaker Today I would like to praise the remarkable contribution local businesses make to my electorate. Each and every day the hard-work of local business owners and their staff play a vital role in generating employment opportunities for Macarthur residents and driving our community’s e... ... (17-Jun)

Matheson praises Lifeline Macarthur in parliament

Madam Speaker, it is no secret that I hold great pride in all of the community organisations and charities across Macarthur. So it is a great honour to stand here today to pay tribute to one of these amazing charities and its hardworking staff and volunteers. I am proud to be an ambassador of Li... ... (04-Jun)

Macarthur Acts of Kindness

Today I would like to take this opportunity to speak about a special initiative that has been launched in my electorate called Macarthur Acts of Kindness. Inspired by the stories of kind Macarthur residents that I hear on a daily basis, this initiative celebrates those people who have gone out of ... ... (29-May)

Matheson praises Airds High School in Parliament

Today I would like to praise the students from a high school in my electorate who I believe are a great example of Australian multiculturalism at its finest. I recently attended a flag ceremony at Airds High School and was not only impressed by the calibre of the performances but the attitudes of it... ... (29-May)

Budget 2013: Cost of Living pressures not addressed

I rise to speak on this matter of public importance today because I hold great concern for the people of Macarthur, who are struggling to make ends meet. I am concerned, but not surprised, that this week's budget has failed to address the cost-of-living pressures on all Australians. Since elected, t... ... (16-May)

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