90 SECOND STATEMENT: Bayside Mental Health Update

Deputy Speaker, I am pleased to update the house that we’re keeping up the momentum with my plan to deliver more mental health services on the Bayside in my electorate of Bonner. The last time I spoke on it was in July after convening the Bayside Mental Health Working Group which was attended by local…

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5 MINUTE: Investment in infrastructure

Deputy Speaker, I rise today to bust the myths of this motion. And to speak on the infrastructure investment commitments our government has made and is making right across the country. Deputy Speaker, our government hears the needs of Australians and we respond. That is why during this year’s Budget, we made it clear that…

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3 MINUTE: Supporting local Aussie manufacturers

Deputy Speaker, I rise today to recognise our local Aussie manufacturers. Whilst out in my electorate of Bonner this month, I visited some of these home-grown manufacturers, seeing for myself the incredible quality of products being made in our backyards. The Morrison Government recognises the job-creating power of Australian manufacturers and that’s why we’ve invested…

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5 MINUTE: Wynnum Fringe Festival 2021

Fantastic, jaw dropping, heart-warming, and iconic– all words to describe the return of this year’s Wynnum Fringe Festival in my electorate of Bonner. Deputy Speaker, I rise today to celebrate this festival and its showcase of the arts over six jam packed days last week. In the weeks leading up to it, there was an…

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3 MINUTE: Tax relief for small businesses

Deputy Speaker, I rise today to recognise the small businesses at the heart of our communities. And to acknowledge the support the Morrison Government has delivered to keep them afloat during this time. New economic data from ATO and Treasury analysis released this week shows small businesses have received $5 billion worth of tax relief…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: Bonner Christmas Appeal 2021

Deputy Speaker, we’ve officially entered the festive season. This is a time of celebration and joy, but for some it can be isolating, stressful and costly, especially during this time. Today I rise to encourage locals in my electorate of Bonner to give the gift of giving by donating to our annual Bonner Christmas Appeal.…

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PRIVATE MEMBER’S BILL: Child care

Deputy Speaker, the childcare sector is fundamental to nurturing the potential of our children and that is why I rise today, to move a motion which recognises the support our Government has provided to this sector. Our Government is making a real difference to the lives of families across the country. Even during the pandemic,…

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PRIVATE MEMBERS BILL: Dementia

Deputy Speaker, I rise today to speak about one of the nation’s greatest health challenges. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia, and the number one cause of death for women. Almost half a million people are currently living with dementia in Australia, with this number expected to reach around 1.1 million…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: Visiting our local schools!

Deputy Speaker, I rise today to bring attention to Bonner’s amazing school communities. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been dropping off the graduation certificates for our year sixes and year 12 students and visiting classrooms, staff and P&C’s. I recently caught up with Mt Gravatt East State School P&C who are undertaking some terrific…

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3 MINUTE: In memory of Richie Walsh

Thank you Deputy Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the life of the little legend that is Richie Walsh. The most inspiring boy I have ever met. My first introduction to the Walsh family was in October of last year, when I helped them seek permanent residency here in Australia and in my electorate of…

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