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Merry Christmas From Deb

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This week I joined members of the Nanango RSL Citizens Auxiliary to plant a Lone Pine seedling at Karinya .. it was one of hundreds of local events in the Nanango electorate I’ve been honoured to attend this year

December 20, 2018

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 2019.

As your local State Member I am always fighting for positive outcomes for our community.

Here’s just some of the things I’ve been working to achieve for the South Burnett and Gympie regions this year:

  • Securing a weekly Community Health Nurse for Kilkivan
  • Fighting for extra policing resources to tackle the crime wave in the South Burnett
  • Meeting with stakeholders and experts about water infrastructure projects
  • Opening new classrooms at Blackbutt SS and a new Hall at Kingaroy SHS
  • Putting the Labor Government on notice about the unacceptable delays for people waiting for their Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme reimbursement
  • Supporting the Kingaroy Concerned Citizens Group in their fight against the proposed Kingaroy Coal Mine
  • Supporting rural women through the 25th QRRRWN Conference in Kingaroy
  • Hosting future South Burnett leaders at Parliament House for the Red Earth Foundation’s ‘Making Change Happen’ Study tour
  • Fighting on behalf of primary producers against Labor’s unfair changes to Vegetation Management Laws

Much of this work would not have been possible without the ongoing support of community groups and individuals, and I pass on my thanks for your assistance to make them happen.

I would also like to acknowledge the devastating fires at Woolooga and recent severe storms at Kumbia, Coolabunia and Tansey.

My heart goes out to everyone affected by this devastation, but I know our community is resilient and much work has already taken place in the recovery effort.  

In 2019 I’ll be fighting just as hard to push this city-centric Palaszczuk Labor Government for our fair share of infrastructure funding.

I’ll also continue to push for improvements to the D’Aguilar, Burnett and Bunya Highways and the many other key networking roads, like the Byee Road, Kilkivan-Tansey Road, Kingaroy-Burrandowan Road and the Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Road.

Supporting our Health Services is also a priority and I am committed to ensuring there are no delays in the construction of the new Kingaroy Hospital.

I’ll also continue to keep the pressure on the Health Minister to improve wait times for the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme.

More must also be done to beat the ICE epidemic.

ICE has infiltrated our towns, it is destroying families and attacking the very soul and fabric of our communities.

Unfortunately, this drug doesn’t discriminate, it decimates. Cars get stolen, houses are robbed and businesses are broken into just so people can feed their habit.

The LNP has a comprehensive ICE plan that provides more treatment, more education and awareness and four additional rehabilitation and detox centres across regional Queensland.

And for our teachers and students, I’ll be reinforcing the LNP’s pledge to air-condition every state school classroom. 

At present, air-conditioning isn’t compulsory in state schools in southeast Queensland, but we believe that if it’s good enough that we air-condition other public buildings, it should be good enough for our kids and teachers as well. 

The LNP’s plan to air-condition classrooms will lead to better student results and a more comfortable working environment for our teachers, teacher aides and principals. This is all part of our plan to make Queensland kids the smartest in the nation. 

Around the Nanango Electorate there is still much to be done and you have my assurance I will continue to fight for our region and our communities.

If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at the Electorate Office on (07) 4190 7100 or by email. You can also subscribe to my regular e-news at my website or follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!

Deb Frecklington – Member for Nanango


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