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Parental Involvement
the key to giving kids
the best start at school


Joan Pease MP has encouraged local parents
to start preparing early for their child's first day
of school in 2019.

Ms Pease said parents and carers play a key
role in the smooth transition from kindy to
Prerp, primary to secondary school or
to the next year level.

"It's a good idea for parents and carer
to talk enthusiastically to their child
about school now ahead of day
1 in late Janurary".

"No matter what year level a
student is entering in 2019, parents can
help them look forward to the change
and settle into their classes by initiating
positive conversations".

Ms Pease said it is especially important
for Prep students to feel comfortable in their
new schools.

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Joan puts Lytton on the Screen


Member for Lytton

Member for Lytton, Joan Pease MP has welcomed the Premier's plan for a new $12 million screen
and television studio complex at Hemmant and is encouraging locals to have their say.

The site at 45 Gosport Street, near the historic Queensport Hotel, currently houses five large
state-of-the-art film and television complex but needs the community's support.

"This is a great jobsboost to our community giving locals the opportunity to take part in
all new industry and employer," Ms Pease said.

Screen Queensland plans include the development of two sound stages to house two
productions simultaneously, and flexible spaces for wardrobe, costume and makeup,
set and prop construction workshop and warehousing.

A 20 day community consultation for the proposed complex commences this week giving
an opportunity for council, local businesses and residents have to have their say.

"The biggest problem with breaking into the screen industry is experience," Ms Pease said.

"This facility puts that opportunity in our backyard".

The new complex, expected to be operational later this year, will be a complementary
facility to the in demand, world class, Village Road Show Studios on the Gold Coast.

The new production centre at Hemmant could well host filming for the second series
of the very popular ABC Studios International crime drama, Harrow later this year.

Screen is now the new means of production for cinema.





 Wynnum Ambulance Station


 One hundred years after Wynnum's first Ambulance Station
opened, Bayside residents needing emergency pre-hospital
health care now have access to a new
multi-million-dollar ambulance station.

Minister fo Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles MP
officially opened the new Wynnum Ambulance Station.

"The Palaszczuk Government is unwavering in its
committment to meeting the growing health needs of
Queensland," said Minister Miles.

"This new 3.5 million state-of-the-art ambulance station
means Bayside residents will continue to receive high
quality emergency health care when they need it.

Member for Lytton, Joan Pease MP said the new
Wynnum Ambulance Station would care for residents
from Lytton to Chandler.

"Last financial year alone Wynnum paramedics responded
to 11,200 calls for assistance, a 3.2 per cent increase on
the previous year, Ms Pease said.

"The new station perfectly complements the recently
opened Wynnum Manly Community Health Centre,
Gundu Pa, which offers 24-hour primary care
for minor injuries and illness.

These two significant health investments have
been delivered by the Palaszczuk Government
to meet the growing and changing
needs of the Lytton community.






Free TAFE for
School Leavers


Member for Lytton, Joan Pease MP is promoting
the Palaszczuk Government's Free TAFE campaign for
2018 Year 12 graduates to take up free training in the
year after they leave school.

Free TAFE for Year 12 graduates is a great opportunity
for those who want to follow a path in any number
of careers.

"School leavers can kick-start their careers by learning
skills employers want, without the financial burden of
student contribution fees", said Ms Pease.

"Parents and students should go online to the free
TAFE website where you can see the courses and
qualifications that are included in this
fantastic initiative".

"Certificate III in industries such as engineering,
early childhood, aged care and electro technology
are on offer through the program" Ms Pease said.

"The Palaszczuk Government is committed to
investing in our young people to ensure they
have the training needed to gain employment
and build a career".

"Thay's why we're investing in initiatives like
free TAFE to ensure we have the skilled
workers we need to fill the jobs for the
future" said Ms Pease.

"This fantastic initiative supports a variety
of career opportunities and plays a vital
role in growing our economy through
our recent school leavers."

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