Get that democracy rollin’

All this talk of democracy, internet security, democratic representatives, and even more government-related/educational topics has left me thirsty for more information on politics on a local level. I found myself (totally not motivated by university assessment) asking questions like:

Who are my local, state and federal representatives? and when was the last time my local member spoke in parliament?

As I found out, and so can you, my local representative is Graham Perrett who last spoke in parliament as a questioner during a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for OneSKY equipment rooms project in Melbourne and Brisbane. He also gave a rousing speech on Veteran Affairs for a Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill. As far as national members of parliament go there’s George Brandis, Matthew Canavan, Chris Ketter, Glenn Lazarus, Jo Lindgren, Joseph Ludwig, Ian Macdonald, James McGrath, Jan McLucas, Claire Moore, Barry O’Sullivan, and Larissa Waters. Representing the Federal government we have Tony Abbott, Anthony Albanese, John Alexander, Karen Andrews, Kevin Andrews, Bob Baldwin, Adam Brandt, Bruce Billson, Sharon Bird, Bronwyn Bishop, Julie Bishop, and Chris Bowen just to name a few.

Apart from finding out who’s who in the big ol’ world of politics I also took a step back to assist my local community by signing an epetition. An epetition which is (funnily enough) available online on the Brisbane City Council website as a ‘Request for development at West End to remain within South Brisbane Riverside Neighbourhood Plan guidelines’. If this applies to you then be a part of your community and make a difference.

Get that democracy rollin’


Parliament of Australia 2015, Senators and Members Search Results, Viewed 02 September 2015, <http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian_Search_Results?q=4111&sta=QLD&mem=1&sen=1&par=-1&gen=0&ps=12&gt;

Parliament of Australia 2015, Senators and Members Search Results, Viewed 02 September 2015, <http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian_Search_Results?page=1&q=&sta=QLD&mem=1&sen=1&par=-1&gen=0&ps=12&st=1&gt;

Parliament of Australia 2015, Senators and Members Search Results, Viewed 02 September 2015, <http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian_Search_Results?q=&mem=1&par=-1&gen=0&ps=0&gt;

Parliament of Australia 2015, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works – 25/08/2015 – OneSKY equipment rooms project in Melbourne and Brisbane, Viewed 02 September 2015,  <http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22committees%2Fcommjnt%2F68d8a55a-5a4c-42aa-8516-8248319c0d0c%2F0001%22&gt;

Parliament of Australia 2015, Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015, Viewed 02 September 2015, <http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2Fc737e440-6de7-4ab7-a383-e9cc80648ecf%2F0053%22&gt;

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