IN CASE YOU MISSED IT | Here's a recap on the 3-million dollar Federal grant announced by Peter Georgiou - One Nation Senator for Western Australia recently to help refurbish our spiritual home #LitisStadium.And don't forget our annual awards night is on Friday October 5, and tickets can be booked by contacting the club on 9242 1132 or email email@example.com#WeAreAthena #Football #WesternAustraliaPosted by Floreat Athena on Tuesday, September 11, 2018
In a whirlwind 3 weeks One Nation’s Senator for Western Australia Senator Peter Georgiou has seen hard work come to fruition on some issues close to his heart.
$3 Million for Floreat Athena Football club #kidsinsport
Senator Georgiou was successful in lobbying the Federal Government for $3 million in funding for the iconic Floreat Athena Football club to refurbish their spiritual homeground, Litis Stadium.
With soccer being a great passion for the Senator he was especially proud to be part of getting more kids on the pitch, especially when that pitch has brought up sporting champions such as Bobby Despotovski (Perth Glory) and Stan Lazaridis (Perth Glory, Socceroos).
FOR THE KIDS | In case you missed it, here's a wrap of the enourmous pleasure I've had in announcing a federal government grant to help combat the rising rate of obesity and to help an iconic football club in Western Australia secure its future.After all it's all about #kidsinsport #OneNation #PeterGeorgiou #Auspol
Posted by Peter Georgiou – One Nation Senator for Western Australia on Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Some local councillors seemed to be a bit jealous of Senator Georgiou actually delivering for the iconic club, but at the end of the day common sense will prevail in seeing that funding for getting kids in sport is a win for everyone.
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Saving Moora College
One Nation Senator for WA Peter Georgiou has played a pivotal role in keeping the embattled Moora Residential College stay open after taking up the case personally with the Federal Government.
Senator Georgiou welcomed the Commonwealth’s decision to inject an $8.7 million refurbishment of the 40-year old college which will give security for its students which is crucial for rural families between Perth and Geraldton.
“After visiting the college and talking to the locals earlier this year, I knew the prospect of the college closing down would create further gaps in the city to country divide” the Senator said.
“Prior to today’s announcement I had lobbied the Commonwealth and secured one million dollars to keep the college open for at least two more years but I’m delighted the Federal Government has seen the light and has topped that funding up to $8.7 million”.
“The closure of the Moora Residential College would have impacted on employment and expenditure in the town and would have led to the loss of at least 15-jobs”.
“I’m stunned as to why WA Labor thought shutting down the College was a smart move and why it should have been accepted by the public in the first place” he added.
“If we want to keep rural communities alive and thriving then we need important infrastructure like the College to attract students from across the state, which has a multiplier effect on the local economy”
Senator Georgiou said this was a clear case where One Nation was the party for the people.
“It’s One Nation that lobbied hard to get an MRI license for Kalgoorlie Hospital, it was One Nation that secured three-million dollars to upgrade the historic Litis football Stadium in Mt Hawthorn and now it’s been left to One Nation again to push for a positive outcome for Moora College” he said.