CONSIDERATION IN DETAIL: NBN

The NBN, as we know, is one of the single largest infrastructure rollouts seen in our nation's history. A rollout of the scale understandably takes time, and the Turnbull government is delivering better broadband across Australia in the fastest and most affordable way, on time, as promised and under budget. The coalition is working hard…

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ADJOURNMENT: 2018 BONNER VOLUNTEER AWARDS

Today I’d like to thank everyone who’s put in a nomination for my Bonner Volunteer Awards. These Awards recognise individuals and groups that have demonstrated outstanding volunteer qualities. They shine a light on people who’ve made a significant and lasting contribution to our community. They commend those who’ve set a good example for fellow volunteers…

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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS: M1 FUNDING

This is fantastic news for locals in my electorate. My Queensland LNP colleagues and I have been fighting hard for this funding. People have been telling us just how bad congestion is on the M1 and how dangerous it can be on their daily commute. I've been hearing the same story across Bonner. It is…

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CONSTITUENCY STATEMENT: BONNER VOLUNTEER AWARDS

It's National Volunteer Week, and another good opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution our volunteers make to our community. Last year, I had the opportunity to do just that with the first annual Bonner Volunteer Awards. There were many worthy winners, and so many make such a difference in our community. These include Beryl Acton.…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: NEWNHAM RD-WECKER RD INTERSECTION

The intersection of Newnham Road and Wecker Road in Mount Gravatt East is notorious. It has recently been named by RACQ as the worst intersection in Brisbane for serious crashes and casualties, and ranks fifth-worst in Queensland. I've lost count of the number of locals who've told me about their near misses and crashes. Parents…

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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS: COMMONWEALTH GAMES

The countdown is on to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the largest sporting event to be held in Australia in a decade.  As we all know, my government has helped to make these games a reality investing $154-million in 2013-14 to fund permanent infrastructure for the games, and a further commitment of $2 million…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: STUDENT LEADERS AFTERNOON TEA

Today isn't the first time I've mentioned Red Frogs here, and it certainly won't be the last. No, I'm not talking about my alleged chamber lolly stash! Last Thursday, I was delighted to have the Red Frogs founder, Andy Gourley, join me for another student leaders afternoon tea for over 60 primary and secondary captains…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: SMALL BUSINESS EXPO

The Small Business Expo has had a great run on the Gold Coast and in Logan over the last six years. Now for the first time the Expo will be coming to Brisbane on Friday, May 4th, and I’m thrilled to say the organisers have chosen the Hibiscus Sports Complex at Upper Mt Gravatt as…

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ADJOURNMENT: GREEN CAMP RD-RICKERTT RD UPDATE

Last week I spoke here on a much-needed infrastructure upgrade in my electorate, the dangerous Lindum Station Crossing intersection which I’m currently running a petition to fix. For years residents have called for a solution all while it’s been kicked around like a political football. Some people have asked why I’m bothering when fixes and…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: BONNER SENIORS’ EXPO UPDATE

I’m happy to report the first Bonner Seniors’ Expo I hosted late last year was a huge success! So many people have told me how much they enjoyed the Expo and how much useful information they got out of it. Over 300 locals from across my electorate came along to enjoy the free entertainment and…

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