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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.





 Nominations Open for
YMCA Youth Parliament


 Young Bayside people who want to make their voices
heard can apply to participate in the 2019 YMCA
Queensland Youth Parliament.

Now in it's 24th year, the YMCA Queensland Youth
Parliament offers young Queenslanders aged 15
to 25 years the opportunity to represent their
communities and learn first-hand about
parliamentary processes.

Membe for Lytton, Joan Pease MP said since
1996, YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament
had brought young people together to learn
about our democracy, make new freinds
and have a say abbout important issues
facing Queenslanders.

Nominations open Monday, 28 Janurary
and close Friday 22 February.

For more information, please contact the
YMCA group on: qypcoordinator@ymca or go to






Four Rs the key
to a safer internet


Member for Lytton, Joan Pease MP has urged Baysiders
residents to refresh their knowledge of important
cyber safety messages as part of the worldwide
Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, 5 February.

Ms Pease said the theme of this year's Safer
Internet Day, 'Together for a better Internet'.

"The internet is a fabulous resource and we should
all be aspiring to make the internet better and
safer," Ms Pease said.

We are inevsting over $3.5 million to protect
young Queenslanders, and includes $2 million
to develop educational programs.