Latest NewsSeniors distressed by Govt blunder: Hyde

Perth MLA John Hyde says seniors continue to be confused and distressed by the State Government's mismanagement of the $100 Seniors Rebate, "Many seniors expected to get their $100 in December and all they're getting is misleading advice on how to fill in a form to get on a list to maybe get a rebate later this year," said Mr Hyde. "We helped people request application forms back in December, but they heard nothing back." Mr Hyde said his office had been inundated with calls from concerned seniors who had not received their applications forms until this week, only to find out that the packs did not contain a reply paid envelope or even a return mailing address.


Latest NewsFlu Free Winter

Perth MLA John Hyde is urging seniors and parents to take advantage of free influenza vaccinations to help make this a Flu Free Winter in WA. Mr Hyde said the vaccinations are part of an important health strategy aimed at reducing the physical, medical and economic costs of having the flu. "Flu can be life-threatening for babies and seniors," said Mr Hyde. "For workers, a bout of the flu can be a personal and company economic disaster -- with such a vaccine being available, we all need to think about prevention."


Latest NewsLodgers' Lotto leg-up

A grant of nearly $700,000 is set to make a huge difference to 176 low-income lodgers around WA. Perth MLA John Hyde will present a Lotterywest grant for $696,482 on 26 May to Foundation Housing, a not-for-profit group providing rental accommodation to people on low to moderate incomes, primarily in the inner-city. "What sets this project apart," said Mr Hyde, "are the ongoing benefits it will bring. Using WA-sourced materials re-injects even more money into the community. Importantly, Foundation Housing will run an employment program training tenants in painting and landscaping to then have a team of people that can upkeep other properties."


Latest NewsLocal support needed for Manna: Hyde

Local businesses and Government agencies need to help find a new home for the inner-city community and soup-kitchen Manna Industries, according to Perth MLA John Hyde. The volunteer-run Manna Industries soup kitchen is being evicted from their Lindsay Street premises and desperately needs to find a new home. "For over ten years Manna Industries has been running a soup kitchen from their Lindsay Street property and providing a priceless service for the local homeless community," Mr Hyde said.


Latest NewsPerth boost for Indonesian school links

A senior Indonesian educator will visit Perth this week and Highgate primary School's successful multicultural approach to schooling is high on his agenda. " Perth MLA John Hyde invited Dr. H. Kamaluddin, Vice President of Education in Jakarta Province, to visit Perth to strengthen education links between Indonesia and WA. "As well as the community benefitting from education, it is also Australia's third-biggest export earner, with foreign students and education providers injecting some $14b into our economy," said Mr Hyde.


Latest NewsWet Festival wins crowds

There were fire-trucks, monk-chanting and a variety of flavours at this year's celebration of the Songkran Festival this weekend, says Perth MLA John Hyde. Songkran is a Thai word which means "move" or "change place" as it is the day when the sun changes its position in the zodiac. It is also known as the "Water Festival" as people believe that water will wash away bad luck. "I really enjoyed the festivities this year and I also had the honour of crowning Ms Songkran 2009."


Latest NewsLocals Welcome to herald the Year of the Ox

Crackers exploding and a performance by the Chinese Lion Dancing Team outside the office of John Hyde MLA on William Street will herald in the Year of the Ox next week. The festivities are scheduled for Tuesday 27 January at 10:30am on 446 William Street, Perth, and local residents and surrounding traders are all invited to share in the celebrations. "In this the 100th year of the Chinese Chung Wah Association's vibrant presence in Perth, I wish all of the local Chinese community much happiness in the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations," said Mr Hyde, who sponsors the performance outside his office each Year.



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