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I am pleased to have been elected to represent Callide in the Queensland State Parliament.
The Callide community is a great place to live, work and raise a family.
When we work together we can ensure job security and opportunity, access to health care, a strong education system and a safer community. To do so we need small and medium businesses to grow and create more jobs, and to build transport and other infrastructure that meets our needs.
I am interested to hear your views on these and other topics. I hold regular mobile offices in the towns in our electorate, in addition to my electorate office in Biloela.
I welcome your views and suggestions. I will work hard to assist you if you require my help on any matter affecting you or your family, in addition to promoting the interests of everyone in our electorate of Callide.
Colin Boyce MP
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2 days ago
Anna Palaszczuk wants to hold a national cabinet meeting to discuss why a doctor couldn’t administer a vaccine dose.
It’s a pity she doesn’t do something about the closure of maternity wards in regional Queensland over the last 30 years under Labor Governments. ... See MoreSee Less
Mick White lets here ya bullshit now mate please explain ???
Amelia Wood... got so excited that we were on a list... and then I looked at the title 🤦🏼♀️ #readthetitlebeforegettingexcited
u must love labor in 17
Well its only fare as we need the money for the olympics that nobody wants .
So refreshing to see you make a reasonable statement.
Absolutely horrifying and to think there are another 4 years 😡😰😢😡
It's totally amazing how a government put themselves before the people in regional areas
In my book this is another failure of government, and clearly with the money being spent elsewhere, this is affordable. I would have thought that this would have been front and centre in the recent LNP election campaign, however I don’t remember seeing it as prominent. It might have been, and just not given any air by the media. Hopefully next week when we get a map of the aged cares facilities where there has been physical and sexual abuse, sub standard medical care, sub standard meals you all will be more outraged, because we only spend a few days in a birthing unit, and hopefully years in these aged care fascilies.
It’s easier to blame someone else , maybe she should be held responsible for the child deaths caused by the incompetent children services department .
How else do you think she can fund a Cross River Rail Tunnel etc in the SEQ...
Just like when we were allowed to travel 50km .....from chinchilla I could have gone to Miles 🙄 Whoop Whoop ..... this govt lives in a dream world , can’t believe we are stuck with her for another 4 years 😠
Qld Premier should attach a new portfolio to her papers and call herself "Minister for Entertainment" She is on a level with Peter Beattie - loves the limelight with photos in the papers and being on TV.
She’s all about getting her name in the papers etc,no conscience, no heart.
How did she get voted in. I was shocked when she won.
Do people not understand that the same De-Population Agenda that is behind Agenda 21 and 2030 is the same as that of Con-Job 1984 ... which is also why Maternity Units are being closed. It's Code for "We don't want you having babies" and then ... we're going to make it HARD for you to have them ... and then in the FEW places left that you CAN have them, you are going to forced to do things that you don't want to do because we have given you no other choice? Yeah that's what is happening here ...
It’s a shame hospitals aren’t as sexy as Olympic bids.
Let's have a national cabinet meeting to find out why this CORRUPT BITCH has been able to get away with everything.
3 days ago
Once again I was disappointed by the Estimates Hearings process. I do not believe this process works in the manner it should.
As a member of the Transport and Resources Committee I spoke during the debate on the Transport and Resource Committee’s Report No. 2 on the Appropriation Bill (2020-2021).
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The Appropriation (2020-2021) Bill can be found here: www.legislation.qld.gov.au/view/pdf/bill.first/bill-2020-052
5 days ago
PARLIAMENT - today is the first sitting day for 2021. Let's hope that we can achieve more for Queensland in this 57th Parliament.
The last term's Government is the only one to have averaged less than 10 hours on a sitting day, with "family friendly hours" curtailing debate on important issues.
My constituents and Queenslanders in general expect better than this - we need to be working harder to improve our great State. ... See MoreSee Less
Not wrong its not like ya paid peanuts so we don't expect monkeys
Great Post Col. Enjoy the Day Fighting for Us All in the West👍
Col, the Big Issue- Juvenile Crime Laws.!
Good man Colin. Need much more productivity from here for the people who foot the Bill.
The only way to achieve more in Queensland is to change the government,
Whilst I like you Colin, there are no checks and balances in Qld. We need our state Senate back as this government and all preceeding governments have sat outside our inalienable constitution.
We're now at the end of Feb and it's the gov 1st sitting day? Why the hell are we paying you exorbitant amounts of money, to do fa?
Up em Boyce!
Colin, how can they improve anything without money? We are in debt past our eyeballs and they have no idea how to reduce it. Our debt is the highest in Australia and growing. How do you fix that?
We know why you are happy.
Labor are too busy spending money where it should not be spent.
Yes you do but most of all is you need to work on waste how much money gets wasted on stupid government spending is unbelievable seen it on Gold Coast city council
Absolutely spot on Colin! Go hard mate 👍
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7 days ago
This is real news from a grazing family who want to manage and protect their land.
Taking land away from Graziers for national parks will further add to the degradation of our state forests. They will become havens for pest species (plant and animal) and become fire traps all under the guise of conservation.
Farmers are the true environmentalists!
POST BY: TOM MARLAND
“At least the lantana and black wattle look green”
I was up at the home farm today moving some cows around in the last of the grass and water we have left.
We’ve had a shocker of a season on the back of a shocker the year before and bushfires the year before that.
I felt sorry walking the poor old cows back to their paddock with limited feed and dwindling water. But they are Brahmans so they will survive off bark until we can find them some greener pastures.
We walked them past some pretty ordinary looking forest country still struggling from bushfires in 2018. In fact, those forests will never be the same due to government negligence.
The only green I saw today was the lantana and black wattle suckers that without management will form a dense scrub in a few years time.
Once proud and open blue gum flats are being chocked out by invasive weeds and fire emergents.
I was doing some quick sums about the logistics of chemical and man hours to spray out the weeds.
What it actually needs is a dozer and a stick rake to clear out the woody weeds and pests so the proud old blue gums can find some space to recover.
But we can’t do that - it’s a “national park” apparently.
And in a few years time when we can no longer graze our cows there it will magically return to the garden of Eden.
Proud old blue gums over 300 years old, that have been burnt at the stump, now have lantana and black wattle dancing on their graves.
But at least they look green, which is what some dick head government boffin ticking boxes in Brisbane is interested in and some opportunistic politician will skite about for even more green inner city preferences.
The reality is our little “national park” we run a few cows in will slowly become an ecological disaster once we are removed.
It’s actually an ecological disaster right now but there is little we can do about it.
A once thriving forest ecosystem, will be replaced by a thicket of invasive weeds and fire emergent native species like black wattle and supple jack.
It will become home to feral pigs and feral cats that will decimate native flora and fauna until the next bushfire comes around to further entrench the carnage.
But that’s ok because it looks green now until such time it is turned into cinder black again.
But by then it won’t matter because no one will be allowed in to witness the actual destruction.
It will just become another “national park” in an ever increasing state owned yet unmanaged estate that they will use to appease even more inner city greens.
Yeah well I say - over my dead body.
We aren’t going anywhere.
I’d prefer to do jail time than allow these idiots to prevail over the broad scale destruction of our native forest estate that I call my home.
It’s time to take our land and forests back and return them to the glory that they once were.
I’m tired of trying to appease those who think they are “green” but have no idea of the destruction they cause.
I’m tired of some fool from Brisbane telling me and my family, who have sustainably managed our land and forests for generations, what to do.
The failure of their current policies is clearly evident to those who actually live in and manage the environment.
My family won’t just be handing it back easily.
We won’t go quietly.
We aren’t just fighting for our own heritage but for the actual environment, and all those that call it home, that have been put to the sword under the veil of conservation but actually for political expedience.
The rot stops now. ... See MoreSee Less
Animal farming is destroying our planet
This is a very serious situation that urgently needs to be addressed at Government Levels. It is well past time to stop the Stupidity 😤
I agree with the sentiments and wish you luck. Sadly I think the madness is too deeply entrenched in bureaucrats, government and society in general to be able to turn it around any time soon.
They should have hit that with graslan straight after the fire!
So true. I see lantana here and other invasive weeds as well and the council does nothing to control them. An utter disgrace!
Funny how everyone i ask did you vote for this lot. No one admits they voted for labor, they must be ashamed. Farmers look after the land because the have to it's their livelihood. Greens have no idea just a bandwagon to jump on.
So well said.
We live on a lovely mountain in SE Qld. We abut a NP. Our new neighbour had "eco landscapers" in to advise on what to do on her property. Her previously neat & tidy 9 acres is now long grass and weeds. They advised her to leave the tobacco weed & lantana as it is shade for the animals!!😡😡😡 So now we are having to fight off weeds entering our acreage and the NP. So this garbage is starting in education somewhere!! It has to be stopped.
We must stop bowing to minorities and get back to sensible management.
Stick it up them. About time someone started to revolt.
Got to get rid of this Green rubbish. Total rot how they act
Trouble is SE Qld has the voting power.
I think to much land has gone to the parks, they cant look after what they have now, we see that when we had all the fires, enough is enough, no leave the land alone if the farmers own there land they have every right to keep it, an the parks no rights to it, Labor and greens are beyond a joke, 😡
Too late as they are brainwashing the kids at school. The only way you will get any sense is through the barrel of a ——-/
While the idiots that keep voting Labir and the Greens into government thus is what happens. It is time for the people to stand up and fight for our once beautiful state. All this government cares about is maintaining the flow of.cash from tourists on the coast. They have proved time and again they care nothing for our Agricultural backbone. University Educated Idiots that sit in their Glass Towers in the City and have absolutely NO IDEA about effective environmental management.
Yes more bushfire hazards.
Palletofshit government couldn't run a piss up in a brewery too busy sucking up to the greens to stay in power
If only the national parks knew how to look after the country this lock up and leave is the most stupid rules i have ever heard of
Usually the greens mismanage everything they cause more harm than good
Well said and very true.
Typical of this Dud Labor mod!
It is proven year after year the policies of the ALP/ GREEN PARTY are destroying the wildlife and forests, when controlled burns were done every second year an out of control bushfire was virtually unheard of but I suppose while there are brainless idiots running the State nothing will change
So very true, well said.
1 week ago
The Queensland and Commonwealth governments have released the latest report card on Reef water quality. There is one small problem – it is all about the water than runs down the rivers, not about the water around the reefs.
This would be reasonable if the Reef was in a lake with only these rivers running into it. But the Reef is in the ocean, a long way from the coast, and flushed by the enormous ‘rivers’ of ocean water from the great ocean currents that dwarf even the biggest rivers. As much water comes into and out of the Reef from the Pacific Ocean in eight hours as comes down all the rivers in Queensland in a whole year.
The report has a section on every river on the coast, but nothing on the East Australia Current, the North Queensland Current, the North Vanuatu Jet, or the North Caledonian Jet that have the dominant effect of Reef water quality. I wonder if the report’s authors even know about them (see Choukroun et al, 2010).
There is a good reason for the deception of reporting on river water quality rather than the reef water quality itself. The effect of rivers is almost unmeasurable on the Reef. For example, for sediment, the inshore reefs see about 100 times more sediment from the resuspension of sediment on the seabed by waves than from the rivers. The offshore Reefs, where 99% of the corals live, see negligible sediment from the rivers – they are too far from the coast.
For nutrients the effect of rivers is at most 1% of the cycling of vast quantities of nutrients across the seabed. Even if we were able to reduce the sediment and nutrients loads in the rivers to zero, there would be no discernible effect on the nutrient levels in seawater around the reef
For pesticides, the measurements (that do not seem to be reported in this report) almost always show levels so low that they are undetectable with the most sensitive scientific equipment.
The report has another deficiency in that most of the reported changes in reef, sorry, river water quality are modelled rather than actual measurements.
This report should be called the Queensland river water quality report card. It is not totally irrelevant to the reef, but pretty close to it. It is a clever and deceptive way of blaming the farmers for something that they are not doing – changing the water quality of the waters around the Reef.
The water quality of the Reef is brilliant.
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No wonder scientists are looked at askance these days
We are being conned! We need to find out why, before we are forced into poverty by the demise of our farmers. Who stands to gain?
the almighty brainwaves at the top think they know more than the average person, just goes to show just how out of touch the so called brainwaves are in reality
Thank you for your efforts to enlighten the woke, Peter. Get's rather tiresome hearing how bad the condition of the reef is and the farmers are to blame for the stuff they let run into watercourses. Just a load of hogwash.
Never let the facts alter your predetermined findings. Sounds like a Greens Party initiation slogan for new party members.
Dr Peter Ridd was Sacked?? By the Government For Telling & Showing the TRUTH In Our Reef... Because It Didn’t Fit Their Agenda. Read the True Facts👍
Well said Peter I’m so over the WOKE brigade .
I hope Peter Ridd can keep getting the truth out there, but it is an uphill battle because the main stream media are all biased to the greeny lefty agenda, which are mainly lies.
Are you the new Craig Kelly? Pollies like you belong in jail.
Just more left wing spin Average Joe & Joan are getting sick to the back teeth with the B.S.
AGAIN,... where is the common sense?? Maybe a bit of a Geography & natural science lesson for those that have supposedly been "better educated ", but it sounds like these "ignorant people " should listen to Dr Peter a LOT more. It's despicable how the Govt can take the word of these "Scientific consultants " so seriously, & aren't prepared to have these reports independently FACT CHECKED. As a Farmer, we wouldn't get very far if we didn't check facts ourselves before making decisions that could irreversibly affect our business on the land, so shame on the ill - educated scientists. You won't be happy until we are so discouraged to do what we have been brought up to do that we throw our hands up in the air, sell off & sit around......it's just sad.
2 weeks ago
Old Rawbelle Bridge services the Eidsvold/Monto/Abercorn districts and is an important link for the communities. A loaded truck went through the bridge this week - fortunately nobody was injured.
There are dozens of old wooden bridges in Callide just like this one. North Burnett Regional Council will be busy investigations options for alternative routes for the locals until this one can be replaced. ... See MoreSee Less
Army? They would love some bridging practice
Jesus I bet that truckey shit himself
A lightly loaded truck I bet.
Almost all regional Councils have outgrown their ability to maintain their existing assets. When State and Federal government choose not to fund councils this is a perfect example of the end result. The Federal government has the ability to print money, State governments can draw revenue from the whole state and regional councils have put little effort into additional revenue sources other than rates. If Australia wants to get back on its feet then having the Federal government use its Sovereign currency to employ Australia for build the infrastructure required to be a 1st world nation then I would suggest they get busy. First stop would be to stop awarding engineering and construction projects to foreign-owned corporations. Award them to local companies that don't offshore the currency that the Treasury has printed.
How about you start with grading the road once a year so we can get to the bridges, RedMount Rd hasn’t been graded in three years
Had its day wot
Governments can no longer use a lack of funds as an excuse for not maintaining infrastructure. The amount of money that has been splashed around in the last year proves that funds are always available for those who have the will.
All the money gets wasted in town
Bugger! Bet the driver need clean jocks!
Money being wasted on the ABC could be better spent on Regional infrastructure projects. Defund the ABC which has become a wasteful diseased left wing anti Australian embarrassment.
They only said as councils that they will look into this NOT FIX ANYTHING .
get off your arse and do it
Don't ask state gov, all Queensland's money.is tied up in brisvegas or the coast building new roads for the locals.
Just give these outlying communities a bit of a helping hand and respect. It can’t cost that much
Gosh it’s only the bush where most of our real income is made! What does a bit of new infrastructure matter there!. Let’s make a new lane to the sunny coast!or Cross river rail!
Whats the load rating of the bridge?? What did the truck weigh and what speed did they hit it at?? All big factors
Our useless State Government should fix it for the local people.
Tom I hear your frustration but that job belongs to either the current state government or the local council depending whose responsibility the road falls under. Unfortunately the opposition can only request it to happen but there’s no way they can demand Or even expect it to occur at their request but I know they will try for you.
The load factor of a bridge should be clearly advertised and posted near a reasonable detour where applicable. State governments would be better employed tending to infrastructure than introducing controversial and often dubious legislation.
I thought the local councils and main roads were supposed to inspect these on a regular basis but obviously that ain't happening is it. Unreal.
They have known about this bridge for years and have turned a blind eye the same as the b double routes you yourself was supposed to be helping with and no more been done.
Well if there was not a weight limit sign, council is liable. No bridge crew in North Burnett so for all You pay in rates, are you getting what you pay For?
Bloody hell l used to haul logs over it