PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS: PLASTIC BAGS

Just recently a young Manly West local, Nichola, wrote to me with a very upsetting story. She was out for a run on the local foreshore when she came across a dead hawksbill sea turtle. The turtle had died after eating a plastic bag. This is a common death for many turtles these days and…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: FOODBANK QUEENSLAND

I want to talk about an issue that’s particularly important as the Christmas holidays draw near, with some families doing it especially tough, and that’s food wastage. Can I first say I’m proud to have once again partnered with Foodbank Queensland for their annual Christmas Donation drive. My office will be taking donations of non-perishable…

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ADJOURNMENT: BONNER SENIORS’ EXPO

I wanted to share an exciting event coming up in my electorate. Next month I’m going to be holding the very first Bonner Seniors’ Expo at Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre. It’ll be on from 10am to 4pm on the 22nd of November, and what a day it’s going to be. The Expo will be a…

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3 MINUTE STATEMENT: YOUNG ACHIEVERS IN BONNER

Today I want to focus on young high achievers I’ve met recently from my electorate of Bonner. I recently had the pleasure of presenting young sports stars from my electorate with their Local Sporting Champions awards. The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative that provides $500 grants to young sportsmen and women…

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GRIEVANCE DEBATE: COST OF LIVING

I want to talk about an issue that, without fail, tops the list of concerns of my constituents. At my regular mobile offices, in my community surveys, and when I’m out and about in the community, people continue to raise with me one issue above all else. I’m sure it’s the same for most of…

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PMB: National Police Remembrance Day

I want to thank the honourable member for Fowler for moving this motion today to recognise the upcoming National Police Remembrance Day. I've been moved by the speeches already given on this very important day and I appreciate the opportunity to share the vital work police officers are doing in my electorate. I would also…

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ADJOURNMENT: GREEN CAMP RD-RICKERTT RD UPDATE

This month saw the release of plans for the Green Camp Road corridor upgrade at Wakerley. I’ve spoken many times here about this project. That’s because it’s such a huge win for my electorate. Green Camp Road carries 30,000 vehicles every day: this part of the road network will no longer grind to a halt…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: WISHART

Today I want to talk about a key part of my electorate: the suburb of Wishart. I spent some time in Wishart over the winter break, talking with residents and local groups about what's important to them. There was a great turnout at the NBN information session that I held recently for local residents and…

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CONSTITUENCY STATEMENT: NBN ROLLOUT IN BONNER

The NBN rollout continues to be an issue of high concern to my constituents. I am pleased to have another positive update for Bonner locals. NBN Co has advised me that 21 per cent of the NBN rollout is complete in Bonner, thanks to the Coalition government's revised rollout plan. Every premise in my electorate…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT: GREEN CAMP ROAD-RICKERTT ROAD FUNDING

It’s with great pleasure I announce today that the Federal Government has committed $10 million to go toward Brisbane City Council’s upgrade of Green Camp Road. This adds to Brisbane City Council’s $18 million investment to improve the Green Camp Road corridor. Construction works are due to start next year. This will include widening of…

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