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Josie Farrer’s historical reconciliation vision becomes a reality

WA is a step closer to recognising Aboriginal West Australians in its constitution, after WA Labor’s Bill passed through the Lower House of Parliament. The Constitution Amendment (Recognition of Aboriginal People) Bill, introduced by Member for Kimberley Josie Farrer, recognises WA’s Aboriginal people in the Constitution as our First People and traditional custodians of the […]

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More cuts to schools to come next year

As the Western Australian economy slows, we should be looking to our future to ensure that WA continues to grow. Investing in the education of our kids just makes sense. Which is why I am appalled about the Barnett government’s decision to cut school funding, particularly for our most vulnerable children. The Barnett government has introduced […]

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Petition to reverse funding cuts to financial counsellors

Today WA Labor called on the Barnett Liberals to reverse their latest cruel decision to cut all funding for financial counsellors. Around 50 financial counsellors faced with losing their job joined us at Parliament to protest these heartless cuts. I support Mark McGowan’s campaign to reverse this decision and urge the Premier to listen. Cutting […]

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Skype session with Peter Carnley school kids

On Monday 8 June, Roger dialled in to Peter Carnley Anglican Community School students via Skype for a Q&A session. The year 5 students took the opportunity to quiz him on his role as a Member of Parliament and issues in Kwinana. “It was great to receive their questions, including ones about the need to […]

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Bike donated to raise funds for St Vincent’s P&C

On Friday 5 June, Roger presented a bike to the St Vincent’s Primary School at its assembly to raise funds for the P&C. The P&C does a great job fundraising for the school and I’m privileged to be able to support them.

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Kwinana Bowls Club Biggest Morning Tea

On 28 May, Roger joined Trudy Andrea and Jim Raper at the Kwinana Bowls Club Biggest Morning Tea. All proceeds went to the Cancer Council WA for cancer services and research. Well done Avril and her team for a fantastic fundraising event.

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Rockingham-Kwinana Relay for Life

On Sunday 23 May, Roger participated in Rockingham-Kwinana’s Relay for Life, by again orating the Candle Light Ceremony. Relay For Life, a unique event where teams of 10 to 15 participate in an overnight relay, raises much-needed funds for services, patient accommodation, and cancer research. Participants and supporters can stay for the whole event, camp […]

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Delicious Nepal fundraiser

On Wednesday 20 May, Sunil’s Bliss Momo hosted a fantastic night for the Kwinana community who gathered to raise funds for the Nepal disaster relief. It was a fantastic night and a delicious buffet. Thank you to everyone who helped us raised over $1000 for this important cause.

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Walk a mile in her shoes

On Sunday 17 May, Roger Cook, Mark McGowan, Tony Buti, Stephen Dawson and Peter Tinley participated in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to increase awareness of domestic violence and raise funds for White Ribbon Australia. Designed to be a fun event to raise awareness and money for a serious problem, Walk a Mile in […]

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New Woolies in Baldivis

Roger was thrilled to join Cr Matthew Whitfield and Cr Richard Smith at the opening of the new Woolworths store at Baldivis on 14 May. He said there was a real buzz in the air and the local community was very excited about this much-anticipated opening. The redevelopment expanded the centre from 7,000 to 29,500 […]

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