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We began with a National Apology to Indigenous Australians, including the Stolen Generations.
We saw the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.
The abolition of WorkChoices.
The creation of an ETS.
The building of an NBN.
Fremantle MHR Melissa Parke today celebrated headspace Fremantle's fifth birthday with staff, program partners and young people from across the south metropolitan region.
Ms Parke said more than 3,000 young people aged between 12 and 25 had sought assistance for conditions such as anxiety and depression since the centre opened its doors five years ago.
"Headspace Fremantle staff and program partners should be congratulated for five years of dedicated service helping young West Australians tackle mental health issues such as anxiety and depression," Ms Parke said.
Australia's oldest family-owned company is now an official flag bearer for older workers, signing up as an Australian Government Corporate Champion.
Trading, wine, and logistics giant Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group has become the 100th Corporate Champion under a program that has been successful in encouraging companies to realise the benefits of recruiting and retaining Australians aged over 45.
Employment Participation Minister Kate Ellis today joined Federal Member for Fremantle Melissa Parke to congratulate the locally-based business at their Fremantle office for setting the perfect example for companies across Australia.
The Federal Government has given a lifeline to an important Fremantle service that has seen great outcomes in training at-risk young West Australians in trade and life skills.
Employment Participation and Youth Minister Kate Ellis said the Government had provided $45,000 to allow the Fremantle Men's Shed to resume its important work after the WA Liberal Government withdrew funding.
Ms Ellis joined Fremantle MHR, Melissa Parke, at the Men's Shed to deliver the good news.
The Federal Government today announced it would invest $10 million towards a planned Integrated Sports and Recreation Facility at Cockburn Central.
The Prime Minister made the announcement at a press conference with Fremantle MHR Melissa Parke, Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, and Dockers CEO Steve Rosich.
Ms Parke said the $114 million complex will become a hub of sporting and community life in Cockburn.
"The City of Cockburn is one of the fastest growing regions in the country," Ms Parke said.
"This funding represents an important and much needed investment in community sporting and recreational infrastructure in the City of Cockburn."
Federal Member for Fremantle, the Hon. Melissa Parke today welcomed the Federal Government's announcement that work would commence to dramatically increase the number of connections to Labor's National Broadband Network (NBN) in Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville by 30 June 2016.
"This announcement builds on work already commenced and will see around 76,000 Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville homes and businesses connected or close to being connected to fast, reliable broadband through the NBN's fibre network by 30 June 2016," Ms Parke said.
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 as the 'Bearcat'.
Ms Parke said the handover of the vehicle to the WA Police was an excellent example of the Federal Government's commitment to building our national security capability.
"National security remains a key focus of the Federal Government," Ms Parke said.
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 Fire Fighters Day with the South Coogee Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.
To celebrate the day Ms Parke and Mr Leigh delivered a letter from the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard in support of the Brigade's vitally important work.
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.
Federal Member for Fremantle, Melissa Parke today met with South Fremantle student Abbey Mclean, who has been selected to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair later this year as an Australian International Youth Ambassador.
In January Ms Mclean, a year 12 Iona student, was selected from 2000 applicants to attend the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in Canberra where she demonstrated exceptional levels of interest, capacity and potential in the field of science.