Community Corners – Meet Ros
Catch up with Ros at one of her Community Corners from 9am to 11am at:
2nd Saturday of each month Outside IGA at The Mill, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba
2nd Sunday of each month Outside Coles, Worongary Shopping Village, Mudgeeraba Rd, Worongary
4th Saturday of each month Mudgeeraba Market Shopping Centre, Swan Lane, Mudgeeraba
Please check Ros’s Facebook page for unforeseen changes to these dates at https://www.facebook.com/ros.bates
Marquee Loan for Community Groups
Ros has several 3m x 3m marquee available to community groups for loan. Bookings are essential and you need to get in early to book the marquee with Jacquie or Alex in my office on (07) 5601 7100. Ros is more than happy to attend your event or even participate in it. She is also able to assist in media coverage for your local event. Please also remember that Ros and her office staff are often able to source funding for your community groups, so please do not hesitate to contact us.
School Tours of Parliament
Ros often hosts tours of Parliament House, when in session with school groups and these can be arranged through her office. The office can ensure that Ros is aware of your visit and that your group is acknowledged in the Chamber by the Speaker during Question Time. Depending on Ros’s Parliamentary schedule she is happy to come and have a chat with school groups and organise a photo opportunity with students.
Parliamentary Attendants conduct a variety of tours from Monday to Friday each week that are designed to suit the school groups. The maximum tour group size is 30. Special group tours, for schools and other large organisation group bookings, operate Monday – Friday. The tours commence from the Parliamentary Annexe public entry in Alice Street.
During the tour you will visit the Parliament House foyer with grand staircase, Legislative Council (Red Chamber),the honour boards and leadlight window and on non-sitting days Legislative Assembly (Green Chamber), Mace, Windyarn (the Parliament’s didgeridoo), Speaker and Sergeant-at-Arms costumed mannequins or on sitting days the Legislative Assembly Gallery.
To organise a tour please contact Alex in our office on (07) 5601 7100.
The Queensland Companion Card program has been introduced for people with a disability with a lifelong need for attendant care support in order to enable them to participate in community life. The program promotes fair ticketing for people who need this kind of support and removes one of the barriers to their participation in activities and events – the expense of purchasing an additional ticket for their companion.
Call Within Australia: 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or visit https://www.qld.gov.au/disability/out-and-about/companion-card/ for further information.
Application for JP’s & Commissioner for Declarations
Applications for admission as a Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner of Declarations require nomination by myself as your State Member of Parliament. Forms are available either by downloading the pdf forms (below) or as hard copies from our office. Once completed, your application will be forwarded to the Attorney-General’s office. Processing usually takes 4-6 weeks and my office will advise you periodically on your applications progress. For further information follow the link: http://www.qld.gov.au/law/legal-mediation-and-justice-of-the-peace/justice-of-the-peace/
The State Government provides complimentary Queensland flags to schools and non-profit organisations. Contact our office on (07) 5601 7100 or email for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are 60 years or older, you may be eligible for a Seniors Card or Seniors Business Card. These cards provide access to government concessions and business discounts. Applications forms are available in hard copy from the Mudgeeraba electorate office or by downloading the form below. For further information and additional forms please contact http://www.qld.gov.au/seniors/legal-finance-concessions/seniors-card/ or you can visit the Department of Communities by clicking on the link provided below:
If you are 17 or have recently turned 18, moved house or changed your name, you will need to complete a new electoral enrolment form. Information concerning changes to enrolment deadlines are available from the Australian Electoral Commission website. To check your current enrolment details, visit the Queensland Electoral Commission by clicking on the link below. To visit the AEC, or to download and electoral enrolment form, click on the links below:
Letters of Support
We are happy to provide letters of support to not-for-profit organisations who are applying for government funding. Information we require include the purpose of the grant, organisational particulars and benefits which the organisation and the wider community will gain from the funding.A letter of support request form can be downloaded from the link below or hard copies are available from the Mudgeeraba electorate office. These can then be returned in person, via email, post or facsimile. The applications take approximately 1-2 weeks to process. Please call our office on (07) 5601 7100. Letter of Support Request.doc
Letters and Certificates of Congratulations
If you or someone you know is celebrating a birthday or wedding anniversary my office can assist you with a letter or certificate of congratulations. We can arrange a letter from Ros, the Premier, the Prime Minister or the Queen to recognise this milestone for you or someone you care for. A Letter of Congratualtions Request form, including eligibility criteria can be downloaded form our site and should be returned to our office by email, fax or regular post. Re member to allow enough notice time (generally 4-6 weeks).
Justice of the Peace
My office has a JP (Qual) available to assist members of the community by witnessing documents during office hours, with no appointment necessary.
My office is able to assist local community groups and non-profit organisations by providing free black and white photocopying. Whether club newsletters or flyers advertising community events, we are happy to lend a hand during office hours, with no appointment necessary.