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The Hon. Bernie Ripoll

Moving to four-year Parliamentary terms of itself isn't going to change the world although it will make it better for weary electors and campaign workers at the polls on average every 2.5 years. Yes it's important and has been discussed for as long as I can remember, but the real change will come through recognising our first Australians and not before time.

Australian politics has been rocked in recent days by the resignation of not one, but two, Federal Greens Senators for failing to be eligible to hold Federal Office under the Australian Constitution.

Over the past weekend the Queensland Liberal National Party held its Annual Convention at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

SAS Group Directors Larry Anthony and Malcolm Cole, along with SAS Group Consultant Mitchell Collier, all attended the three-day Convention.

Brisbane-based strategic communications firm the SAS Group, founded by the late Hon Con Sciacca AO, has today welcomed to its ranks Mr Sciacca’s long time friend and protégé, former Labor MP and federal front bencher, the Hon Bernie Ripoll.

Premier and Minister for the Arts

The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

 

The Honourable Con Sciacca AO

On behalf of the Queensland Government, I wish to pay tribute to The Honourable Con Sciacca AO, who passed away in Brisbane yesterday, aged 70.

Con was the former Federal Member for Bowman and served as Minister in both the Hawke and Keating Governments across various portfolios including Arts and Veterans’ Affairs. 

Con was a larger than life character who brought energy and vibrancy to any room he entered.

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