Pisasale On Monday: Ipswich wows Taiwan delegates
IPSWICH is a city with a reputation that truly spans the entire Asian region.
We have relationships with cities as far flung as Nerima in Japan and Anhui Province in China.
These are fantastic relationships that bring a flow of ideas, people and investment opportunities right to our doorstep.
On Saturday I was honoured to meet a delegation from our friends from Hsinchu County in Taiwan to renew a 20-year exchange agreement and discuss the exciting growth in educational opportunities in Ipswich.
These folks have been great friends to Ipswich and enjoyed everything our city has to offer including a visit to our art gallery, lunch at Brookwater, a tour of Springfield and an indigenous performance in Queens Park.
Welcoming all those who attend the Fuchs Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway is a highlight of my year.
I was proud to take part the opening ceremony yesterday and welcome all the attendees and competitors' teams to Ipswich - Queensland's heart of motor racing.
I'd like to thank the sponsors and race organisers for staging such an exciting event and for all they do for the city.
Wasn't the Ipswich Festival fantastic this year?
With 60 events across two and a half action-packed weeks, huge crowds packed out events ranging from cinema to the iconic Fire on the River.
This festival takes a huge amount of hard work to bring together and I was delighted to present certificates at a special event last Wednesday to say thank you to the whole team.
What a fantastic effort guys.
National Mabo Day:
National Mabo Day is held on June 3 each year to commemorate the day of this great Australian's land rights victory in the High Court.
It was great to spend the morning at Kambu Corporation for Health with so many members of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Thanks for making me feel so welcome and for putting on such a terrific morning.