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Bunya Mountains Road Upgrade Inadequate

Bunya Mountains Road Upgrade Inadequate

There are many State Government managed roads around the South Burnett which need urgent upgrades, but I know many local residents would agree with me that one of the most desperate is the Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Road.

Storms and Bushfires Hit Our Communities

Storms and Bushfires Hit Our Communities

The past few weeks have seen our region hit by serious bushfires and intense storm cells.

Conference Welcomes Rural Women

Conference Welcomes Rural Women

It was an honour to officially open the 25th Annual QRRRWN State Conference in Kingaroy last week and welcome more than 150 rural women to our region for this event.

New Classrooms for Blackbutt

New Classrooms for Blackbutt

It is wonderful to see the Year 4 and 5 students of Blackbutt State School have finally got a new classroom.

Kilkivan-Goomeri Health Services Update

Kilkivan-Goomeri Health Services Update

I am cautiously optimistic following the announcement by the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service that they will deliver community health services to Kilkivan and Goomeri. 

Fair Laws For Farmers Falls On Deaf Ears

Fair Laws For Farmers Falls On Deaf Ears

I was proud to speak in Parliament this month about how Labor’s proposed changes to Vegetation Management Laws will hurt primary producers.

Lee Park Celebrates 50 Years

Lee Park Celebrates 50 Years

There was an excellent turn out for the Nanango Races over the Easter long weekend, which also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the resumption of racing at Lee Park.

LNP Will Fight New Vegetation Laws

LNP Will Fight New Vegetation Laws

As many of you will have already heard, last week the Labor Government reintroduced their vegetation management laws.

Travel Subsidy Wait Times Out Of Control

Travel Subsidy Wait Times Out Of Control

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.

Show Time Is Fun Time

Show Time Is Fun Time

We are very lucky in the South Burnett to have such high quality agricultural shows.

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.

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