Get in the Game deadline looms
The Government’s Get in the Game program is investing in healthy and active futures for Queensland kids.
The Get Started initiative provides $150 vouchers to children to help Queensland families with the cost of sport and recreation membership, whilst Get Playing and Get Going offer funding to help sporting clubs grow and improve their facilities.
Under the program, almost 54,000 vouchers have been made available around the state, with 240 issued last round to children in Moggill, giving them the opportunity to participate in sport.
Several clubs in Moggill also received over $100,000 between them in the latest rounds of the Get in the Game initiatives.
Applications for Get Playing and Get Going funding close on Monday 1 September, so any clubs wanting to take advantage of the current round needs to get their applications in as soon as possible to avoid missing out.
Get Started vouchers remain are open for applications until 15 October, or earlier if all vouchers are allocated.
Further information on how to apply is available at http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/funding/getinthegame/index.html
Less than 140 tickets left for Brookfield Spring Ball
The Brookfield Show Society's annual ball is fast approaching and tickets are still available for a great night of music, dancing, food and drink to help raise funds for the Brookfield Show Society.
Date: Saturday, 13 September 2014
Time: 7pm – 1am
Place: Brookfield Showgrounds
Tickets: $150 p/person
Dress: Black tie
This much-loved staple of the local calendar has this year moved to September for the very first time to become the Brookfield Spring Ball and the Show Society committee has been working hard to make it a night not to be missed!
The $150 per person ticket is 'all-inclusive', with food (canapés on arrival, followed by a stand-up style supper), beer, wine, sparkling and soft drinks are included for the night, as well as entertainment provided by a fantastic live band. Spirits are extra via a cash bar on the night.
New Animal Cruelty Penalties
Animal torturers now face up to seven years jail under a tough new offence designed to protect all of Queensland’s creatures, great and small.
The new indictable offence of serious animal cruelty carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and targets people who intentionally inflict severe pain and suffering upon an animal.
Animal welfare officers are also being given greater powers to investigate the new offence of serious animal cruelty.
Animals feel fear and pain just like us and inflicting suffering on them is inexcusable. They deserve to be protected from people who think it’s okay to hurt them.
The government shares the community’s frustration when offenders, who have done terrible things to animals, walk from court without serving any jail time.
Violence against animals is abhorrent and not to be tolerated. This new offence will send a clear message that serious animal cruelty will not be tolerated.
The RSPCA will play a major role in bringing animal torturers to justice. They will be able to investigate and commence proceedings against someone accused of this new offence.