90 SECOND STATEMENT: Safety upgrades to Lindum Crossing

Thank you, Deputy Speaker. I’m happy to share that the Lindum Crossing safety upgrades are getting underway! I’ve been fighting for this upgrade since 2017 when over 7000 locals in Bonner signed my petition to fix Lindum Crossing. We were successful and in 2019 the Federal Government committed $85 million to this worthy project. Brisbane…

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5 MINUTE: SMA Awareness Month

Deputy Speaker, I rise to speak on an extremely important matter and one that is very close to my heart. August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy awareness month, commonly known as SMA. Sadly, one in 10,000 births in Australia are affected by SMA. And Deputy Speaker, with no cure this disease is the number one genetic…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: Mt Gravatt Show

Deputy Speaker, I rise today to speak about the Mt Gravatt Show- the best little country show in the city. A weekend long show more than just rides, fireworks, showbags and farm animals. It was a show that showcased the very best of the Mt Gravatt community Deputy Speaker. And this year the Show celebrated…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: Bayside Mental Health Roundtable

Deputy Speaker, I rise today to speak about the Bayside Mental Health Roundtable I recently convened in my electorate of Bonner. I believe there is a great need for increased mental health services, particularly on the Bayside of Bonner and especially during this unprecedented pandemic. To understand the thoughts of the Bayside, I encouraged the…

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5 MINUTE: Fuel Security Bill

Deputy Speaker I rise today to speak on the Fuel Security Bill 2021. This incredible commitment by the Morrison Government not only locks in Australia’s sovereign refining capability and our long-term fuel security, it backs local jobs for local families in my electorate of Bonner. Deputy Speaker, the Morrison Government is taking strong action to…

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ADJOURNMENT: Australian Made

Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise today to speak on the importance of buying Australian Made. We just recently celebrated Australian Made Week which is a reminder for Aussie shoppers to embrace the incredible quality of locally-made products. Mr Deputy Speaker, the Morrison Government recognises the job-creating power of Australian manufacturers. Our Government has invested $1.5…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: Little Warrior Shields

Deputy Speaker, I rise to speak on the work of an incredible volunteer in my electorate of Bonner. Earlier this week, I had the privilege of meeting Damien who is the founder of Little Warrior Shields. Damien hand makes amazing medieval inspired play shields and helmets for sick children. These are made from a super…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: Wynnum-Manly District Men’s Shed

Mr Speaker, last week I had the pleasure of dropping in on the Wynnum-Manly District Men’s Shed in my electorate of Bonner. The Shed recently completed upgrades to its facilities thanks to two hundred thousand dollars in funding from the Morrison Government’s Community Development Grants Program. I was really looking forward to this visit and…

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PRIVATE MEMBERS BILL: Australia’s Defence Capability

Mr Speaker, I rise today to speak about the Morrison Government’s $270 billion investment into Australia’s Defence Capability. Mr Speaker, not only do I support this bill, I applaud this bill! We are living in increasingly uncertain times, both at home and abroad. Australia should and must always prioritise its own interests. And that is…

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3 MINUTE STATEMENT: Move for Oakley

Thank you, Deputy Speaker. Today I rise to speak on behalf of my constituents: Kate and Grant Gough and their six-month old baby, Oakley. I recently met with this beautiful family who shared with me the heartbreaking story of baby Oakley’s Spinal Muscular Atrophy diagnoses at just 8 weeks old. Sadly, SMA is the leading…

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