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“The spirit of volunteering is alive and well in Ku-ring-gai”, Paul Fletcher, Federal Member for Bradfield, said at last week’s Community Service Awards ceremony organised by the Rotary Club of St Ives.

Five outstanding Ku-ring-gai volunteers were honoured at the ceremony: Elsje Osborne from the St Ives Netball Club; Jo Harris from the Historical Society of Ku-ring-gai; Rob and Pam Mayrick from Ku-ring-gai Meals on Wheels; and Harry Cramer from the State Emergency Service.

Roseville Memorial Club will be the venue for a lively discussion on today’s controversial political topics next Monday 3 May at 7.30 pm.

North shore political junkies are in for a treat when local federal MP Paul Fletcher joins well known journalist Tom Switzer, prominent commentator on social issues Catherine Lumby, and leading political analyst and presenter Peter Van Onselen.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010 00:00

Fletcher joins the Graffiti Hit Squad

Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Member for Bradfield will join Turramurra Rotary's Graffiti Hit Squad on Saturday May 1 and Sunday May 2.

"I'll be joining the Rotary crew as we work to scrub away graffiti in Turramurra," Mr Fletcher said.

Thursday, 01 April 2010 01:00

Military Veterans Honoured By Paul

Four Bradfield residents were honoured for their service in the Australian Defence Forces in a ceremony held today at Roseville Memorial Club.

“I was honoured and delighted to present the Australian Defence Medal to four distinguished Australians,” said Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Member for Bradfield.

Mrs Audrey Long, Mr Patrick Martin, Mr Ian Creighton and Mr Kevin Shanahan received medals in the ceremony.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010 01:00

Military Veterans Honoured By Paul Fletcher

Four Bradfield residents were honoured for their service in the Australian Defence Forces in a ceremony held today at Roseville Memorial Club.

“I was honoured and delighted to present the Australian Defence Medal to four distinguished Australians,” said Paul Fletcher.

Mrs Audrey Long, Mr Patrick Martin, Mr Ian Creighton and Mr Kevin Shanahan received medals in the ceremony.

Major Kate Rogers of the Australian Defence Forces joined Mr Fletcher in making the presentations.

The Australian Defence Medal was instituted in 2006, and is awarded to all Australians who served in the Australian Defence Forces after World War II, who served either four years or their initial enlistment period.

“Each of the four local residents honoured today answered our nation’s call between 1950 and 1960.  This was a time when the threat of war seemed very real – coming so shortly after World War II, and at a time when there was great political disruption throughout Asia,” Mr Fletcher said.

“The ethos of service and sacrifice that today’s recipients personify is an inspiration to us all.” Mr Fletcher said.

“I began service in the Defence Forces while I was going through my teacher training,” said Mr Ian Creighton.  “We were using equipment that survived World War II…waiting in storage – in many cases it was still brand new. 

“In those days it was expected that you would serve – and we did.

“It is gratifying that our service has been acknowledged after all these years.”

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Federal Member for Bradfield, Paul Fletcher spoke in Parliament yesterday to mark the passing of and pay tribute to Mr Arshag Badelian, one of Armenian Australian community’s last survivors of the Armenian genocide.

Mr Budelian arrived in Australia in 1980, and died a couple of weeks ago aged 100.

Federal Member for Bradfield, Paul Fletcher spoke in Federal Parliament yesterday to demand a fair go for Hornsby Hospital - the major public hospital in the electorate of Bradfield.

Mr Fletcher told the Parliament that the hospital has fine medical staff who work in difficult circumstances because much of the hospital is in very poor condition.

Paul Fletcher MP is championing new provisions in the Electoral Act which will outlaw any repeat of the ‘nine candidates from one party’ tactic used by the Christian Democrats in last year’s Bradfield by-election.

Federal Member for Bradfield, Paul Fletcher MP is championing new provisions in the Electoral Act which will outlaw any repeat of the ‘nine candidates from one party’ tactic used by the Christian Democrats in last year’s Bradfield by-election.

“The tactic employed by the Christian Democrats was confusing and annoying to many people in Bradfield.
They ran nine separate Christian Democrat candidates.” Mr Fletcher said.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009 18:01

Fletcher Welcomes Declaration Of Poll In Bradfield

Incoming Liberal Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher today welcomed the declaration of the poll in the Bradfield by-election.

“I am pleased and honoured to have been formally declared the candidate elected to the House of Representatives for Bradfield,” Mr Fletcher said.

“I will do my very best to live up to the trust which the people of Bradfield have placed in me.”

“The successful by-election campaign was the result of hard work over many weeks by a large and committed team. I thank them all for their hard work.”

“Most of all, I thank the people of Bradfield.”

“I am very heartened that we have increased our vote in some areas from the 2007 election result. I believe that is because we highlighted issues of concern to the community in Bradfield, including health services, such as the crisis at Hornsby Hospital, over-development and Labor’s growing debt.”

“I will be a strong Liberal voice for Bradfield, on these and other issues, as I promised through the campaign that I would be.”

The declaration was made by the Australian Electoral Commission’s Returning Officer at Chatswood this afternoon.

The Liberal Party secured close to 65 per cent of the two-party-preferred vote.

Mr Fletcher said that with the poll declared, he is now able to get to work as the Federal Member for Bradfield. He will be working out of the electorate office in Tryon Road, Lindfield, formerly occupied by his predecessor, the Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson.

“If anybody in Bradfield needs my assistance as their local member, I urge them to contact me in the electorate office.”

Mr Fletcher’s contact details will be:

Suite 8, 12 Tyron Road
Lindfield, NSW 2070

Phone: 02 9465 3950

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