Russell Matheson, Federal Member Macarthur

Speeches

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)

Eco School Program in Macarthur

It is my great pleasure to rise today to congratulate the students and teachers at Harrington Park Public School becoming the first registered eco-school in Australia. The Eco-Schools program is run by Keep Australia Beautiful and a pilot program was launched at Harrington Park in my electorate last... ... (05-Jun)

Harmony Day in Macarthur

Last Friday was national Harmony Day, and I would like to take this opportunity to talk about the importance of diversity in Australia and in my local electorate of Macarthur. National Harmony Day is an Australian government program that celebrates the great array of diverse cultures existing within... ... (05-Jun)

Appropriation Bill 2014-2015

I rise today to speak about the government's 2014 budget and the impact it will have on Macarthur residents now and into the future. It is no surprise that this was a tough budget, one put together by a Treasurer who had the best interests of this country and all of its people in mind. Tough decisio... ... (04-Jun)

National Institute of Complementary Medicine

Today I rise to speak on a leading research institute hosted by the University of Western Sydney in my electorate of Macarthur and the wonderful investment opportunities it has to offer Australia. I am speaking about Australia's National Institute of Complementary Medicine and its remarkable interna... ... (29-May)

Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation

I rise today to praise a fantastic organisation in my electorate for bringing hope and support to many children and their families in Macarthur. The Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation has been a huge support to many families in the Macarthur community and over the years has grown into one of the mo... ... (28-May)

Rotary Police Officer of the Year

Today I rise to pay tribute to the outstanding police officers of Macarthur who were recognised for service above self at the Macarthur Rotary 8th annual Police Officer of the Year awards. These awards recognise the fantastic work being done by men and women serving in the New South Wales Police For... ... (26-Mar)

Macarthur DA Global Swimathon for Cytic Fibrosis

I rise to congratulate the Macarthur community on a fantastic event supporting locals living with cystic fibrosis and their families. The Macarthur DA Global Swimathon for Cystic Fibrosis raised more than $130,000 this year for CF clinics at Sydney's Children's Hospital. The fundraiser includes a la... ... (18-Mar)

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