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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
My speech in Parliament on Thursday 28 March 2019 was in support of this Bill. However, it raises the question of what denotes terrorism, and whether the recent invasion of
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Labor are literally draining Paradise Dam to 42%, meanwhile a massive 66% of Queensland is in drought.
This shouldn't be happening, the dam is only 13 years old! Labor won't reveal why they are doing this. Was it the builder? Was it the dam design? Was it the construction? Is there a way to fix it? Is there a way to stop wasting this water in a drought? What other options have been considered?
These are important questions that we may never know the answer to as the Palaszczuk Labor government just voted to cover this whole debacle up. ... See MoreSee Less
This abject failure will not spend a cent repairing the Dam because the Cross River Rail (CRR) needs the money coz her ole mate Shifty Shorten failed and can no longer deliver the $2.7Billion he promised for the CRR...
The Paradise dam is being drained after CSIRO and the Entox unit of UQ tested the water and found dangerously high levels of 2,3,7,8,tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxinTCDD. This came from the falsely Regulated 2,4,-D that was illegal for use in Australia under the Poisons Act between 1958-10/2018. As this area was the highest user of the contaminated chemical in the Country it was the first Dam they tested after they were notified it was also in Lake MacDonald at Cooroy which was also marked for immediate draining and a $100m safety upgrade. The Labor Government wont let any inquiry find that out because of the incompedness that would show. What the Labor Government are doing to protect the population from dangerous killer forever chemicals is a sick joke. They should be jailed for their reckless endangerment of human life. .. How about the Governments start telling the truth and tell the citizens that ALL Australian sugar contains the killer chemical 2,3,7,8,TCDD and under the current requirements for the FSANZ it never will be tested for this chemical. Exposing children to this sugar would most certainly cause neurological damage such as Autism. This is why the birth rates are decreasing. When will the Federal Government work out that you cant rely on a Regulatory body that is sponsored $33m a year by the chemical companies????
Saw her on Jones tonight. I reckon she lied through her teeth and Jones went easy on her. All her government's policies are about screwing everyone in the country.
Ist there someone that can get rid of these idiots running labour ? Before they ruin Queensland forever. How they sleep at night has got me stuffed.
Watched Ricoh/Jones tonight with Labor’s palaszczuk on the Liberal government not giving money right now to the people of drought, they didn’t mention a thing about Palaszczuk lowering a major DAM wall 5meters and letting that water run out to sea!!!
They are only politicians. Maybe we all expect to much of them in so many areas of State Government responsibility. We all wish they could get it right.
Probably have something to hide, Alan Jones -go verbal now
Labor always fail
Always a win when the decision maker is the person the said inquiry is about. 😡
Surprise surprise 😥
Well I didn't vote for them
Labor fail Queensland again ..
Just what you would expect from labour
These pollies need sacking.they need jailing.they are ruining this country to the ground
This woman is a fucking disgrace to QLD
Can`t comment I`d be too vile and nasty. Regulation 303 applies for these turds.
Who let the maggot out of the jar.
You mean the Green government. There not labor.
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The LNP have moved a motion in Qld Parliament today, calling for the Labor Gov to conduct a full parliamentary inquiry into the Paradise Dam and the decision to release 105,000 ML of water, and the reduction of the dam's capacity.
I will be speaking in this debate this afternoon around 5.15pm. You can watch live at tv.parliament.qld.gov.au/Queenslanders deserve answers as to why Labor is releasing 105,000 ML of water from Paradise Dam when two thirds of the state is in drought.
This is why I moved this motion and why Annastacia Palaszczuk must support a full parliamentary inquiry into the dam when it is debated later tonight. ... See MoreSee Less
Just finished my speech - it will be uploaded for you to watch tomorrow.
Who built the dam only 13years old has not been built properly
Keep at them, this is ridiculous, with the lack of water in Qld why the hell wouldn’t they just fix the issue and save the water?
You think that's bad. The greens in Tasmanian want to drain lake pedder that provided 5-6% of our renewables power
Why would you lower a Dam wall ? Anyone with 1/2 brain in Labor party Qld...I think not.!
We DEFINITELY need ANSWERS.
So you kill the dairy industry and then wail about this. What a joke. You voted with Labor against helping farmers
Y is she
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Mr Mark Furner MP, must have been asleep the whole time he was a Federal Labor Senator who was meant to be representing Qld.
If he was awake he would realise that household electricity prices in Qld where high between 2012 and 2014, because of Julia Gillard’s carbon tax.
When Tony Abbott abolished the carbon tax in 2014, the electricity prices dropped for awhile until Labor got into power in Qld in 2015.
The drop in this graph represents the current household subsidy on electricity bills, which is subsided by more taxes on the people of Qld(eg increase in car registration).
Meanwhile Qld Businesses are on the brink because of soaring electricity prices.
Mr Mark Furner states his occupation as ‘Union Official’ and is the Qld Minister for Agricultural, Industry Development and Fisheries.
WHAT HOPE HAVE WE GOT? ... See MoreSee Less
When it comes to Agriculture, the difference between Labor and the LNP is that Labor has a long history of appointing Agriculture Ministers almost as an afterthought. On the other hand the LNP respect and truly value the portfolio & appoint Ministers accordingly.
Colin, The QLD Agriculture Minister apparently remains asleep at the wheel. He currently presides over a Department that has totally lost control of Fire Ants, Yellow Crazy Ants, Cattle Ticks, Prickly Acacia etc. You name an invasive pest or plant species and under this Labor Government they’ve lost control of it. Heaven help us all if we every have an outbreak of African Swine Fever, Foot & Mouth or Newcastle Disease in Queensland. Presently DAF clearly lacks the ability & capacity to effectively respond to incursions. This must be rectified.
I'd really like to know what Mark Furner knows about agriculture. Not much by reading his work history.
No hope when Labor take charge.😡😡😡
Like all the green schemes, take money from your bills saying renewables are cheaper but we have to keep subsidising them
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Post By: Helen Roth
"You can't get blood out of a stone." An old but true adage. It occurred to me today standing in the dry river bed looking down at the ugliness. Do our politicians, policy makers and beauracratic purse string holders have any understanding of that concept? No tangible new water infrastructures on the horizon, constantly reducing capacity and increasing demands on our current water storages. The unbelievable bungle of the last 'decent' water storage built in this state- Paradise Dam. The irony of the name still amuses me, but only on a good day.
( "They paved Paradise to put up a leaking dam?") We have an ever increasing population all needing water to drink, bathe, green up the lawn, wash their cars,houses,boats,caravans, even to wash the bloody dog, grow a zucchini or two, go for a swim, flush the toilet! And that painted landscape picture doesn't even have a tiny splash in it's scenic background relating to any serious food production for our people. Food production- yes that stuff that sustains life!
Such incredible lack of foresight for a developed nation inhabiting one of the driest continents on earth. Hmmmm where are we headed? Up the nearest dry gully possibly and believe me there is plenty of them. It will rain again properly, it may even flood? I wouldn't still be a farmer if I didn't have the optimism to keep watching those clouds and thinking it's damn well going to rain this time. But it absolutely will get dry like this again, seriously dry. The extremes of this country are an endless cycle that will continue long after I am dead and gone. We just have to make hay while the sun shines so to speak. It will take foresight, political will, dollars and some serious guts. Let's hope someone steps up to the plate, for all our sakes. If you click on each photo it gives a better perspective. And I am one of the luckier ones. ... See MoreSee Less
those dry holes in the river and creek beds all need to be desilted..There could be a massive storage capacity if the sand and silt were gone..Yes, build dams, but in the meantime..get the powers that be out of the way, and get the Gov moving to remove the build up of sand and silt. Make them all hold water again,
Ah yes, Qld Labor government - useless one day, dangerous the next !!!
My question is. Why don't the global warming groupies get worked up about the environmental disasters hear in our own back yard. All our own food growing/producing markets are under threat and it won't matter about our carbon foot print because we won't be able to afford one..... When we are struggling just to put food on the table. Just saying..
Takes 2 partners to construct Dams, seems like one (Fed Govt) is on board but Qld Labor State Govt is missing in action once again...
They are always missing in action when needed
Our global masters and their labor and green helpers decided to trade fossils with renewable investment and replace our natural farm products with the investments in the artificial food industry.They will prevent the building of dams and water pipes .In the same year when the idea to threat the world with global warming,water shortages and famine was proposed by the Club of Rome 1991, the law of the Agenda 21 was born, signed and accepted by many nations.Soon when there's any proposed water infrastructure from the federal government the '' enemy of the state'' will oppose it The releasing of the Paradise Dam in the midst of drought was deliberate crime to exaggerate the effects of drought and point to convince the public that the farms are not sustainable in the Australian climate and have to go
I am on your side. But answer me this why have you not done anything in previous governments. I've voted Libeal for 20 yrs you have done nothing. Why were these dams not built 30 yrs ago? It's a hole in the ground why do we now see farmers in distress? You need to piss the Green movement off stuff the Frogs start building them. This is what I voted for. I am one of those quite Australians you keep talking about.
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Apparently this post has upset the Labor Party. They have complained to Facebook that it is Fake News and shouldn’t be boosted in Brisbane. The Labor Party and the lefty newspapers won’t tell the truth, so I will.
This is a photo shot of the official National Energy Market wholesale pricing at a given time - 5 am in the morning.
Queensland’s Coal Fired Power was the cheapest because the sun wasn’t shining and the wind wasn’t blowing.
Businesses need power 24 hours a day and everyones fridges and freezers need to be on 24 hours a day. ... See MoreSee Less
The wholesale price varies wildly every day and from minute to minute. And a screenshot 5 minutes later may well see the situation reversed. What does it prove. Well clearly it proves that the LNP is not to be trusted, or rather, they can be trusted to not tell the whole truth.
How so very right wing to cherry pick some data and pretend it what happens all day every day.
100% Fake News. A dead giveaway when they have a little rant about "Lefty Newspapers". In Australia there is no such thing as a "Lefty Newspaper". Simply doesn't exist. All the newspapers in Oz are now rightwing advertorials and no longer even make a pretense of reporting in an even handed manner.
Why do I get crap like this on my feed?🙄
Cheap and dirty. Pretty much sums up the entire LNP.
Thanks Colin Boyce MP - Member for Callide for your posts and it just reinforces how fucked in the brain all politicians are 😉 All a disgusting bunch.
If this could not pop up on my feed that would be great Facebook. I looooove seeing people and their arguments to help destroy the planet
The Left invariably find the truth very confronting Colin. Keep up the great work. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Way to go Colin..... Are you getting your “facts” from the cover of “New Idea”? Jennifer Anniston has a baby don’t ya know!!!! Oh wait.....i just read the actual article.......!!!!!! 😉
So, QLD power is screwing over the environment to keep their wholesale costs low at the expense of our children's future and still charging us pretty much the same on our quarterly power bill as the other states?It must be nice to be able to screw over an entire state and make yourself look good doing it. 🙄
You'd think they'd be happy, good publicity for Qld. The cheapest electricity.
A time snapshot of wholesale energy is an entirely pointless figure.I can show you a snapshot of how sober I am at 5am, it doesn't really mean much over the entire day.
Wow! that really brings home the cost of power - thank God we live in coal producing Queensland!!!
You are obiviously getting under the skin of the chook Colin. Keep up the pressure Colin.
We need new coal fired power now! Bring the political will to the table before all our competition are watching our lights go out! 😳
The NEM will soon move to 5 minute price variations. As you are aware the currentl prices are in 30 minute increments. You are showing a very small snippet of a constantly moving event. Its just a nothinness and very bizzare political grandstanding of a temporary event. Weird.
If we invested more into long term solutions it wouldn't matter if the sun wasn't out for an hour or a week. A long term investment is the best option for everyone who isn't having their pockets lined by coal money.
The visions of Maggie King sounds good. The problem when its looked at with a practical view, it is how to coordinate different processes, having the the right quantity of bio waste to supply the demand and to coordinate the inconsistencies of the sun and wind would be unworkable in a closed mini community.
So much for privatisation and market competition bringing prices down...
Perhaps weigh this up with your inaction on climate change which has many hidden costs for all Queenslanders....higher insurance costs because of ongoing natural disasters, higher power usage when we have 40 days in a row over 32%, increased health costs, increased costs for water to name a few. If you cant accept climate change at least look at the rising costs for all households since we have all experienced its impacts on our household budgets....Barnaby as an accountant could work that out for you
Notice the deliberate choice of "a given time" and not "any given time".I saw what you did there big Boi 😉
well done . shared.
I like that. "Getting out of control?". When since privatisation of electricity has there been any control in the first place?
Go to Furner’s page and see what he has put up. Total lies. Why is he talking about another members portfolio? ELECTRICITY.This Qld government is ducking for cover.Everyone watch is all about to fall apart.
bit unfair will share see queensland gets the cheapest i wonder why,should be all same price