Addressing local crime issues with law enforcement agencies

Focussing on the importance of education in our community

Ensuring sustainable local development

Staying in touch with local community groups and volunteers

Education Minister, John-Paul Langbroek, visiting Everton schools

Tim Mander MP for Everton, Brisbane, Australia


May is domestic and family violence prevention month

‘Don’t let concern become regret – make the call to DVConnect’: That’s the message from Communities Minister Tracy Davis in the lead up to Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month 2014.


The aim is for every Queenslander to stay safe from domestic and family violence, which can include non-physical abuse as well as physical violence.


We want people to recognise the warning signs of domestic and family violence if it is happening to someone they know, and to call the DVConnect statewide hotline for advice if they suspect abuse is occurring.


For information on how to identify domestic and family violence, and for a full list of community events, visit


To get help for yourself or someone you know, make the call to DVConnect Womensline on 1800 811 811 or Mensline on 1800 600 636.


$3 million incentive to boost vaccination rates

A $3 million incentive to improve vaccination rates has been posted by the State Government in a bid to inspire local strategies that protect young Queenslanders.

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said that while our state-wide vaccination rates are among the best in Australia, Queensland plans local strategies to lift rates of inoculation to a new level.

From July 1, local hospital and health services that improve vaccination rates will be able to share part of the $3 million in additional funding. Current Queensland vaccination rates range from 90.7 per cent among babies aged 12-15 months to 92.8 per cent of five-year olds. The national equivalent rates are 89.7 per cent and 92 per cent respectively.

The overall strength of the state-wide performance can be improved by concentrating on local vaccination levels.

To read more about this new incentive, click here.

Strong Choices

I am encouraging Everton residents to get involved and have their say about the State’s debt reduction strategy as part of the Strong Choices discussion. 

The interactive People’s Budget website tool is the next step in continuing the conversation with Queenslanders on the Strong Choices we face to secure our future and pay down the $80 billion in debt accumulated over the last ten years. 

The Government will take into account submissions when formulating a Draft Strong Choices Plan to be tabled in Queensland Parliament at the next State Budget, on June 3, 2014.

Queenslanders have until Monday 19 May to go online at, to use the People’s Budget tool and make a submission. 

To read the Treasurer's statement about the Strong Choices Community Forums, click here.

New Resident Information Service Launched

More than 60,000 residents of retirement villages and manufactured home parks now have access to a new service to help them understand their rights.

In a Queensland first, the Park and Village Information Link program will provide free legal advice on rights and responsibilities under the Retirement Villages Act 1999 and the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003.

Caxton Legal Centre will be providing this service, as they are a Queensland-based not-for-profit which specialises in legal matters relating to older people’s welfare.

Residents can contact Caxton Legal Centre on 3214 6333 or visit their website – useful information and contacts.

Have Your Say - Safe Night Out Strategy

There are just under two weeks left to provide feedback on the Government’s Safe Night Out Strategy.

The Strategy and the feedback form can be found at

Thank you to the many Everton residents who had their say about this important issue.




Student leaders at Parliament House

It was a pleasure to have the school leaders of St Williams, Good Shepherd, All Saints and Prince of Peace at Parliament House today.

‘Home for Good’ to help Brisbane’s homeless

An army of volunteers will hit the streets for the largest ever grass roots assessment of Queensland’s homeless population, as part of a new campaign to tackle homelessness.

The Queensland Government’s new Home for Good initiative will commence with a two-week ‘registry’ project in Brisbane to fill gaps in current homelessness data and give service providers the ability to match people with the support they need to get their lives back on track.

Minister for Housing and Public Works Tim Mander said the direct engagement process would help target services more effectively.

To read more, click here.

To watch, click here.



Record Broken as 173 Everton kids Get Started

173 Everton children are Getting Started! More children than ever are outside and getting active, with the latest round of the Government’s Get Started program, the most successful to date.

The latest round of Get Started has been an overwhelming success, expected to help more than 20,000 children and young people join a sport or recreation club, and continuing the trend of our other Get in the Game programs, which have become more popular with each round.

This round of the Get Started program has seen more than 28 per cent of applicants who received a voucher providing feedback that they have not previously played club sport.

Get Started is a program that provides kids who can least afford, or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club with vouchers of up to $150 to help with club membership and/or participation fees.

For more information on Get Started, visit:

Congratulations Sue


Congratulations to Sue Wallace, Principal of EPSHS, for being nominated as Everton's Inspiring Woman.

Sue is a fantastic role model, and is an asset to our community. She is well deserving of this recognition.










Student leaders at Parliament House

It was a pleasure to have the school leaders of Everton Park SS, Albany Hills SS, Albany Creek SS and Eatons Hill SS at Parliament House yesterday.

I'm looking forward to having more school leaders from Everton visit in the next coming weeks.





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Contact Tim

Everton Electorate Office
510 South Pine Road
Everton Park Qld 4053

Ph: (07) 3855-1133
Fax: (07) 3855-1280

Parking is available at the back of the office, accessible from Gordon Pde (second driveway from South Pine Rd).

Minister for Housing & Public Works
GPO Box 2457
Brisbane Qld 4001

Ph: (07) 3719-7270
Fax: (07) 3220-6239

Marquee for Loan


Community groups, schools or sporting clubs are welcome to borrow my 3x3 marquee for events.

Please contact my office to organise the loan.