Russell Matheson, Federal Member Macarthur

Speeches

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)

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)

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