90 SECOND STATEMENT – BAYSIDE ELECTRICAL

Today I rise to speak about a stalwart of the Wynnum community that, sadly, has shut its doors last week after 60 years of service. It’s with great sadness I announce that Bayside Electrical Services is no longer. I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on the difference this small business on Tingal Road…

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GRIEVANCE DEBATE – TYPE 1 DIABETES

Today I’d like to speak on one of the most serious health issues this country faces: type 1 diabetes. I’d like to share the personal stories of some of my constituents who have type 1 diabetes, to highlight the importance of this issue and to show what this Government is doing to support diabetics and…

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FEDERATION CHAMBER: BONNER COMMUNITY UPDATE

I rise today to speak on what’s in store for the Bonner community in the year ahead. All across Bonner I’ve listened to what locals want. I’m committed to delivering to them what matters most. My flagship commitment is to the Wynnum Manly Seagulls, one of the bayside’s most iconic institutions. The club will have…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT – JOSHUA AND BEN WOOD

Today I would like to speak about Joshua and Benjamin Wood, two remarkable brothers from Carindale. These young men are an inspiration and an example of what hard work can achieve. Josh is nine years old and profoundly vision impaired. I first got to know Josh two years ago when he came second for reading…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT – DEMENTIA AWARENESS MONTH

Thank you Mr Deputy/Speaker. Today I rise to speak about fantastic initiatives in my Bonner electorate to increase support in the community for people living with dementia and their carers. As you’re aware this month is Dementia Awareness Month. In Australia over 350,000 people are currently living with dementia. It’s important to let these people…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT – STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME

Today I’d like to talk about some outstanding small capital projects in Bonner. I’ve been proud to support these projects through the Stronger Communities Programme. The fantastic thing about Stronger Communities is how it makes local communities a priority. Wayne Cameron from B4C, a local environmental group that’s received funding for a vital revegetation project,…

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90 second statement – Black spots in Bonner

Today I’d like to talk about one of the most important issues in my electorate: black spots on our roads. Last year the Coalition Government delivered $1.7 million to upgrade two notorious black spots at Holland Park West. The intersections at Gaza Road and Messines Ridge Road, and Messines Ridge Road and the South-East Arterial…

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MINNIPPI PARKLANDS CCTV CAMERAS

Today I’m pleased to update the Chamber with fantastic news for residents in the Bonner suburb of Tingalpa. I’m proud to announce that the new CCTV camera system at Minnippi Parklands is now fully operational. It’s thanks to the hard work of local council and residents that these CCTV cameras have been installed. The cameras…

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90 second statement speech – Bonner Ice Forum

Madam/Deputy Speaker, today I would like to speak on a community forum I will be hosting next week on the ice epidemic currently affecting my electorate of Bonner.  This is a topic close to my heart. The statistics on methamphetamine use and its devastating impact on families and communities are a great cause of concern…

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