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Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day!

In regional Queensland you can always be guaranteed a terrific Australia Day, and this year has been no exception.

Quick Bounce Back From Fire

Quick Bounce Back From Fire

Sunday, November 6, was a long and very challenging day for the South Burnett and Swickers community after the devastating fire at our local meat processing facility.

Biggest Survey Reveals Region’s Feelings

Biggest Survey Reveals Region’s Feelings

The results of my “South Burnett’s Biggest Community Survey” are in, with 762 surveys returned – a 6.3% response rate.

Biggest Survey Results Coming Soon

Biggest Survey Results Coming Soon

Thank you to everyone who returned my ‘South Burnett’s Biggest Survey’ recently.

Perseverance Pays Off For Blackbutt

Perseverance Pays Off For Blackbutt

Great news for the Blackbutt and District Tourism and Heritage Group with their success in Round 88 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants!

Tree Law Amendments<BR> ‘Devastating For Farmers’

Tree Law Amendments
‘Devastating For Farmers’

On Thursday March 17, the Labor Government brought their Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 before the Parliament.

New Hospital Bus To<BR> Toowoomba Is Welcome

New Hospital Bus To
Toowoomba Is Welcome

I have been lobbying for better access to health services for our community for many years.

Nanango State School<BR> Marks A Special Milestone

Nanango State School
Marks A Special Milestone

I would really like to thank the Nanango State School community for inviting me to be a part of their celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the School on Saturday, February 13.

Christmas Giveaway<BR> For Community Groups

Christmas Giveaway
For Community Groups

Christmas is on its way and to celebrate the hard work of our local community groups, I’m running a special Christmas competition to reward their hard work.

Sporting Clubs Can Get Back In The Game

Sporting Clubs Can Get Back In The Game

Many sporting clubs around the South Burnett had been keen to know if the ‘Get In The Game’ funding program would be continuing.

Farmfest A Good Opportunity For Locals

Farmfest A Good Opportunity For Locals

In the first week of June I had the opportunity to attend CRT Farmfest, one of Queensland’s premier agricultural field days.

Learn More About The Budget

Learn More About The Budget

This year’s Federal Budget was brought down recently and there are several key initiatives in it which will really help small business owners, such as accelerated depreciation, tax cuts, reductions in red tape and wage subsidies.

Anzac Centenary Was Unforgettable

Anzac Centenary Was Unforgettable

As our community’s elected representative, honours are often given to Members of Parliament to officiate at major ceremonies and events. But no higher honour has been given to me in my three years in this role than being chosen to address the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Nanango.

What A Great Show!

What A Great Show!

What a great afternoon and evening I enjoyed with my family at the 106th Annual Nanango Show on Saturday, April 11.

A Busy Fortnight Around Our Region

A Busy Fortnight Around Our Region

For the last 13 years a group of about 15 local grazing enterprises has been meeting monthly to share knowledge and discuss issues facing the beef cattle sector.

Thank You For Your Support

Thank You For Your Support

I am extremely humbled to be returning to work this month as the Member For Nanango following the recent state election.

The Power Of The People

The Power Of The People

Last week in Parliament I was reminded again of the power of individuals and groups to help influence change for the betterment of the community.

Congratulations To Our Seniors

Congratulations To Our Seniors

It is a busy and exciting time of year for our high schools as they prepare our Year 12 seniors for their last few weeks of school.

Our QCWA Ladies Do Us Proud

Our QCWA Ladies Do Us Proud

Recently I had the real privilege of addressing the 2014 Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) State Conference held in Ipswich.