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Member for Bradfield, Paul Fletcher, today paid tribute to all the volunteers throughout the North Shore for their outstanding contribution to Australian society as part of National Volunteer Week, which runs from 10 to 16 May. 

“Volunteers are the backbone of many organisations and our communities would not be the same without them,” Mr Fletcher said.

Monday, 10 May 2010 11:17

Paul joins the Graffiti Hit Squad

Paul joined Turramurra Rotary's Graffiti Hit Squad on Saturday May 1 and Sunday May 2 to help fight graffiti in Bradfield.

"I joined the Rotary crew as we worked to scrub away graffiti in Turramurra," Mr Fletcher said.

I support the protection of the diverse and unique marine environment of the Coral Sea.  However the Coalition holds deep reservations about how the Government has acted on this issue, particularly given local concerns about a lack of consultation on the initial listing.

The over-riding principle here is that a sensible balance continues between a sustainable ocean environment and the needs of those who live and work with it.  I am mindful of the rights of our fishing and tourism communities that work and rely on these activities for their very livelihoods. 

“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.

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