As many of you will have already heard, last week the Labor Government reintroduced their vegetation management laws.
In the past few months I’ve been approached by several constituents who told me they had waited up to 12 weeks to have their Patient Travel Subsidy claims processed.
With the State election results confirmed, I would like to thank you, the residents of the Nanango Electorate, for putting your faith in me to continue as your representative in the State Parliament.
After recent changes to the State Electorate boundaries, I would like to offer a huge thank you to all the community groups, businesses and individuals who have offered me such a warm welcome as I’ve travelled throughout the area.
I was proud to stand up for our region’s small business and their employees in Parliament recently to ensure they received a better deal under Labor’s proposed trading hour changes.
The official opening of the $8.3 million Kingaroy Police Station was a proud moment for the South Burnett, and a significant boost for our region.
It’s been terrific visiting new parts of the extended Nanango Electorate, and I was thrilled to head to Goomeri on the last Sunday in May to take part in the legendary Pumpkin Roll at the annual Pumpkin Festival.
We are very lucky in the South Burnett to have such high quality agricultural shows.
I am calling on the Minister for Agriculture to take notice of the lack of rainfall across the South Burnett region, listen to the local community and issue a drought declaration.
In regional Queensland you can always be guaranteed a terrific Australia Day, and this year has been no exception.
As we approach the festive season and the New Year, I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and health, happiness and prosperity for 2017.
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.
There was a fresh set of faces in the chamber at Parliament House recently for the annual YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament sitting.
The results of my “South Burnett’s Biggest Community Survey” are in, with 762 surveys returned – a 6.3% response rate.
Thank you to everyone who returned my ‘South Burnett’s Biggest Survey’ recently.
Great news for the Blackbutt and District Tourism and Heritage Group with their success in Round 88 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants!
I may be a little late, but congratulations to Cliff Seiler and the Kingaroy Show Society for another great Kingaroy Show
On Thursday March 17, the Labor Government brought their Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 before the Parliament.
I have been lobbying for better access to health services for our community for many years.
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.