Pine Rivers Justices of the Peace Honoured with Long Service Awards

02/06/2014

Over one hundred Pine Rivers Justices of the Peace (JPs) attended a Professional Development Seminar in May during National Volunteers Week, which was hosted by Seath Holswich MP, State Member for Pine Rivers.

 

Queensland Attorney-General, the Hon. Jarrod Bleijie MP, was also in attendance and presented dedicated Pine Rivers JPs with their long service awards, in conjunction with Mr Holswich.

 

“Our Justices of the Peace are an incredible asset to the community, and it is a pleasure to honour their commitment,” Mr Holswich said.

 

JPs are eligible for long service awards once they reach 25, 40 and 50 years of service, and are nominated by their local Member of Parliament. This year, eleven JPs received awards for 25 years service, three JPs received awards for 40 years service and one JP, Mr Kenneth Crotty of Strathpine, received an award for 50 years service. In total, over 800 years of service were recognised through long service awards.

 

Mr Holswich aims to host these Seminars once a year in order to assist local JPs with their commitment to the community. This is part of Mr Holswich’s commitment to support local volunteers and build a better Pine Rivers.