23 December 2013

Branch News Update - December 2013

Record haul for annual Christmas hamper appeal

The Annerley Branch, with assistance from staff at the Services Union, has collected a record level of donations for this years annual Christmas hamper appeal.
The appeal is part of Annerley Labor's community engagement program and aims to collect food items for distribution to local families in need.
This year, the Branch again decided to donate its hamper items to Micah Projects, a West End based community organisation devoted to social justice issues.
On hand to help present this year's food items to Micah Projects was South Brisbane MP, Jackie Trad and Labor candidate for Griffith, Terri Butler (pictured). Both Jackie and Terri thanked members of the Annerley Branch, and the staff at the Services Union, for the impressive collection of hamper items.
For more information about this years appeal, or the Annerley Branch's community engagement program, please email info@annerleylabor.org

Labor's campaign for Griffith gains momentum

The local campaign to retain the federal seat of Griffith is well underway with a street stall blitz conducted recently by volunteers eager to show their support for newly selected candidate, Terri Butler.
Ms Butler, who secured the Labor's endorsement with a massive 68% of a ballot of Party members, has already hit the hustings, wasting no time meeting and talking with Griffith voters about important local issues.
"With Tony Abbott cutting nurses, school funding and childcare wages,  I just can’t sit by and let that happen", Ms Butler said.
"Now, more than ever, the Southside needs someone who will continue to stand up for us".
With a growing number of volunteers signing up to help Terri retain Griffith, Labor's campaign is certainly building momentum as residents start to turn against an increasingly unpopular Abbott government.
For more information about Terri Butler's campaign for Griffith, please visit her website at http://www.butlerforgriffith.com/

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