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Federal member for Fremantle, the Hon. Melissa Parke today handed over the keys to WA's newest $400,000 counter-terrorism and crime fighting tool, an Armoured Rescue Vehicle known…More...
Federal Member for Fremantle, Melissa Parke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Andrew Leigh today visited the Cockburn Fire & Emergency Services HQ to celebrate International…More...
The Fremantle Married Quarters are set to get a multi-million dollar upgrade after a deal was struck for the site to be sold to Defence Housing Australia to once again be used by defence families.
Federal Member for Fremantle, Melissa Parke said the sale was an important step forward in the maintenance and restoration of the iconic Commonwealth Heritage listed cottages.
"This is a great outcome that will revitalise both the physical and social heritage of the cottages, bringing them back into occupation at a time when housing availability is a serious issue in Western Australia," Ms Parke said.
Visitors to Fremantle could be sleeping behind bars very soon after YHA Australia received nearly $250,000 from the Federal Government to convert a section of the World Heritage Listed Fremantle Prison into traveller accommodation.
The grant which is provided through the Federal Government's Tourism Industry Regional Fund will see around 200 new dormitory and private beds made available in a section of the prison previously occupied by TAFE.
Federal Member for Fremantle, the Hon Melissa Parke MP, today announced that projects to commemorate the Anzac Centenary in the Fremantle electorate would be able to share in $100,000 in federal funding grants.
Ms Parke said between 2014 and 2018 Australia would commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the First World War.
"Fremantle is of course a place of considerable significance in the context of this period of reflection and remembrance," Ms Parke said.
Ms Parke (1:24 pm) â€“ Mr Speaker, I join my colleagues in congratulating you on your return to that important position in what will be an interesting and I hope productive time in this place. I return to parliament with the renewed privilege of representing the people of the Fremantle electorate. It is an enormous honour and also a heavy responsibility that comes with representative politics, for each of us elected to this place is charged with the task of making a difference for our own communities and for Australia as a whole. I said in my first speech that politics is about service, and that this service is both to the communities that we represent and to the set of ideals and values that draw us to this vocation. I have certainly reflected on that over the last three years and, as a federal member, I have done my best to come to grips with the difficulties involved in trying to give that service effectively and across as many areas as one would like. Not surprisingly the doing is inevitably harder and more complicated than the saying, and one of the most straightforward difficulties is choosing how to give priority to the literally hundreds of issues that arise in this work.