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.
The threat to Queensland’s Racing industry will continue as long as the Labor Government ignores industry pleas about the current state of racing in Queensland.
As 2015 draws to a close, I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful festive season and best wishes for the New Year.
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.
While some parts of our region have received rain over winter, many primary producers have once again missed out and are facing another long, hot, dry summer.
Each year the wonderful work of our Meals on Wheels volunteers is celebrated at a special morning tea, and this year it was held in Kingaroy on September 10.
Many sporting clubs around the South Burnett had been keen to know if the ‘Get In The Game’ funding program would be continuing.
In the first week of June I had the opportunity to attend CRT Farmfest, one of Queensland’s premier agricultural field days.
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.
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.