90 SECOND STATEMENT – SHOP SMALL CAMPAIGN

It was my pleasure to attend the launch of the Shop Small campaign here on Tuesday evening. I’d like to thank Minister McCormack and my colleagues for spreading the message of just how important it is to shop local within our communities. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. There’s great value to be…

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ADJOURNMENT SPEECH – YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

Today I rise to speak on a vital issue in my electorate: the issue of youth unemployment. I would like to address the effect of youth unemployment on the community, and what this Government is doing to help young people find and stay in work. I’d also like to mention a local organisation in Bonner…

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FEDERATION CHAMBER: NBN UPDATE

I’m pleased today to provide a positive update on the nbn rollout in Bonner. Under the Coalition’s revised rollout plan, thousands of people are being connected to the nbn each month. More people can access the nbn every month than Labor managed to connect the entire time they were in office! The nbn has hit…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT – GUNDALA KINDERGARTEN

I’d like to speak today about Gundala Kindergarten, an outstanding local institution in Wynnum. Gundala is the only indigenous kindergarten in the local area. They have been meeting the early educational needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children since 1978. Gundala services Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander families in Wynnum as well as from…

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90 SECOND STATEMENT – NATIONAL CARERS WEEK

Today I rise to reflect on the enormous contribution Australia’s informal carers make to our nation. I’d also like to inform the House on how Bonner will be celebrating its local carers this National Carer’s Week. National Carer’s Week is a time to celebrate and honour our unpaid carers. More importantly, it’s a time to…

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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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