Queensland State Budget 2021/22

Last Parliament week (June 15-18) the Qld Labor Government presented their Budget for the next financial year. Unfortunately there was not too many new announcements for Callide. My Budget in Reply speech gave me the opportunity to highlight the need to replace Callide C4 coal-fired power generator with the latest

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Keep the lights on in Queensland

My Adjournment speech (25 May 2021) was on the proposed Smoky Creek Solar Farm, and comparing it to the Callide Power Station which has been established in Biloela since 1988. The explosion at Callide today highlights our need for reliable base-load power supply, with the wide-spread power losses felt by

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Single-Trip Permits for Bridges in Callide

I spoke in Parliament (12 May 2021) on the current money-making scheme of the State Government where our local crane hire companies are being slugged for single-trip permits every time they leave their sheds. These oversize, overweight cranes are already automatically tracked by DTMR – Transport and Main Roads already

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Water Security in Callide

Having met with SunWater in Brisbane during the 11-13 May Parliament sitting, I am gravely concerned about the removal of the gates on the Callide Dam for inspection. The water capacity in Callide Dam will be more than halved, should these gates not be reinstated. With the Paradise Dam being

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

If you would like to be vaccinated for COVID-19, there are many locations in Queensland where this is now possible. Bearing in mind that there are limited vaccines available at the moment, there is an Eligibility Checker to see if you are able to be among the early recipients of

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Voting in Queensland

Queensland needs a change of Government. Our economy won’t recover if the next four years are like the last five. Our electorate needs a strong Voice for Rural Queensland. The LNP will build roads, rail and dams we need. And we’ll tackle crime head on, providing police with the resources

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