90 SECOND STATEMENT: SOUTHSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Last Wednesday the Brisbane Southside Chamber of Commerce held another successful Mini Business Expo. Unfortunately because of the sitting week I wasn’t able to be there, but my wonderful team was able to represent me there. The Expo gave the Chamber’s members the opportunity to meet and network with other business owners as well as…

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ADJOURNMENT DEBATE: SMALL BUSINESS TAX CUTS

There’s been some big news for Bonner recently! The winner of Queensland’s best fish and chip shop was one of our very own in Wynnum West. Fish and Chip Co was named overall winner of the 2018 Australian Fish and Chip Awards at the Queensland Seafood Industry Awards, or the Seafood Industry Oscars as they…

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GRIEVANCE DEBATE: MEDICARE MRI LICENCES

I’ve always made the issues that are important to my constituents my priority, and one of the most important is access to healthcare. For my constituents on Brisbane’s bayside, affordable access to MRIs has been an issue for some time. A few weeks ago I had a very informative meeting with the CEO of Queensland…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: LOTA HOUSE DEVELOPMENT

A proposed aged care development in Lota has united my bayside constituents like few others. I phone canvassed the area and stopped by the local Manly Markets recently. The number one issue for locals by far was the proposed Lota House development. Lota House is a significant two-storey Queensland Heritage building that was constructed in…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: BETTER AGEING GRANT PROGRAM

It was great to see the Minister for Sport launch the Move It Australia—Better Ageing Grant Program last month. With our ageing population, it’s more important than ever to get older Australians up and moving. The Better Ageing Grant Program has grants of up to $2 million available to help deliver sporting programs to Australians…

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ADJOURNMENT: WYNNUM AND MANLY DISTRICT MEALS ON WHEELS

Last month I spoke about one of the extraordinary volunteers in my electorate, Irene Edwards. Earlier this year Irene received a Medal of the Order of Australia for her volunteer work at Wynnum Manly Meals on Wheels and other local organisations. Today I want to talk about her husband Ken Edwards, also OAM. Ken is…

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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS: ECONOMY

I rise to speak on the motion moved by the Member for Forde. And what a good motion it is—more good news for our economy and more jobs created under the Coalition government’s strong economic management. Since coming to government in 2013 we’ve created a million jobs and counting. Now with economic growth and jobs…

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ADJOURNMENT: WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER

I have some very special guests in the chamber tonight. Laura Lewis and Deborah Oxtoby are two incredible advocates for people with autism in our community. Hi Laura! Hi Deb! They flew down from Brisbane to be here tonight. I hope this speech can do justice to your amazing work and the difference you’re making…

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