Queensland Votes 2020

This month’s State Election will be different in many ways. Due to COVID-19 the Electoral Commission of Qld has made many more opportunities for Queenslanders to vote earlier. From the 19th of October you can pre-poll at many locations in Queensland. Saturday 31st of October 2020 is the Election Day

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Radio Interviews

After crossing the floor in Queensland’s State Parliament in August, I spent a lot of time explaining the implications of the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Bill. Many people do not understand that this Bill is clearly not in the best interests of agriculture or mining – two of the

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Taking a Stand for Rural Queensland

Crossing the floor at Parliament is a rare occasion, but I was forced to do just that. (11 Aug 20) The vilification of Farmers and Miners, who are the heavy lifters in the Queensland economy The addition of another Government Department, for $8 million taxpayer dollars The creation of a

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Paradise Dam demolition plans

Today Labor moved amendments allowing the immediate destruction of the Paradise Dam without requiring any of the usual approvals. Even the report into the Dam isn’t due to be tabled until next month leaving our regional communities stunned by the ramming through of this plan. This is an act of

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ICT Dashboard – TPWC Report

Examination of Auditor General Report – Monitoring and Managing ICT Projects Click here to view my speech in Parliament (24 October 2019) after reading the report on the ICT dashboard that is to make it easy to see at a glance all ICT projects and how they are travelling. The

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Paradise Dam Review Speech

With my experience in the construction industry, I was appalled to hear that the records relating to the dam wall and it’s construction have mysteriously vanished! The Labor Government doesn’t want to look into it’s overseer of this project, although he would be easy to find, given that he is

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Budget Reply Speech 2019

My Budget Speech for 2019, highlighting the increasing debt of the Labor Government – heading for $90 Billion, and the failing conditions of the roads and infrastructure in the Callide Electorate. If you are short on time and just want to hear about the Boyne Valley Roads, skip forward to

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Special Wildlife Reserves Bill 2018

I spoke against this Bill on 27 March 2019. Unfortunately, the Green/Labor alliance pushed this through Parliament in a similar manner to last year’s Vegetation Management Laws. The far reaching consequences of this Bill has again not been considered, including the impact on neighbours who will be affected by the

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