Condolence Motion

It is with the greatest honour that I rise today to extend my deepest condolences to the families and friends of six people killed in a plane crash near Borumba Dam in Queensland on Monday, 1 October. The group of six friends, all Bonner locals, were flying back to the plane’s home base in Caboolture after spending…

Rochedale Community Garden

It is with pleasure that I rise tonight to acknowledge a wonderful community initiative within my electorate of Bonner called the Rochedale Community Garden. I know that a lot of us in this chamber would be very familiar with this concept of community gardens, but you might not know the history behind their inception. Community…

Bonner Community Events

Recently I had the honour of reopening a great local Wynnum business, Wynnum School and Office Supplies. The owners, Phil and Lois Troop, have operated several businesses in the Wynnum area and, in mid-2010, they merged a school supply business and an office products business under one trading name-School and Office Supplies. When the Troops…

Mobile Phone Towers

I rise today to bring to the attention of the House a great example of how the Bonner local community came together, with bipartisan help from all levels of government, to achieve a balanced outcome for all stakeholders. In late 2011, Optus proposed a new mobile phone tower right next to Guardian Angels Primary School…

Broadband in Bonner

I rise today to bring to the attention of the House an issue that has bitterly frustrated the constituents of Bonner for far too long: the lack of broadband access, which greatly affects many suburbs in my electorate. What makes this issue so frustrating is that my constituents who wanted so very much to believe…