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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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good on you Amanda
well said !!!
Onya there young lady
Well said 👍
You go Amanda ,our young Rock Star politician wish there were more like you 🇦🇺
Congratulations Amanda For telling the TRUTH
Amanda Stoker try telling that to the radical green and labour party who think renewables are the answer to our future for cheaper electicity. Instead of dismantling our coal fired power stations governments shouldhave the guts to look at resurecting them for the future bringing down prices and making it better for businesses to produce goods more efficiently 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
Coal = jobs 😉
Instead of pumping billions of dollars into renewable s that are inefficient why not put this money into coal to make it even more efficient and Nuclear power ---- we have the resources , we have the skilled labor resources , we can be the worlds leading energy resource. Well said Senator Amanda Stoker
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1 day ago
PARADISE DAM SHOULD BE REPAIRED.
Recently I was referred to the speaker by Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for NRME, for statements I made in regard to Paradise Dam -
Speakers Ruling: “Therefore, the statement by the Member for Callide is technically factually correct.”
Full Ruling From Hansard:
SPEAKER’S RULING – ALLEGED DELIBERATELY MISLEADING THE HOUSE
On 17 June 2020, the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy wrote to me alleging that the Leader of the Opposition deliberately misled the House on 20 May 2020.
The matter relates to a statement made by the Member for Callide during the Adjournment Debate.
The Member for Callide said, ‘It is now obvious that the Minister has not read Dr Rizzo’s report. He has stated that there is no reference to the cost of repairing the Paradise Dam. Page 33 of the report, which I will table, says quite clearly that the 63 anchors recommended for Paradise Dam would have a cost of US$15.75 million. That is approximately AUD$25 million’.
In his letter to me, the Minister contended that this statement was misleading because no works suggested, that can rely upon existing information to fix the dam, can better ensure the safety of Bundaberg within the same timeframe.
The Minister alleged that the Member for Callide had misinterpreted a report by independent expert Dr Paul Rizzo when making these statements.
I sought further information from the Member for Callide about the allegation made against him, in accordance with Standing Order 269(5).
The Member for Callide advised me he was relying on the report by Dr Rizzo, as the Minister alleged, and that the statement was factually correct.
I have reviewed the correspondence from both members, along with Dr Rizzo’s report, and other reports related to Paradise Dam.
When reviewing the statement by the Member for Callide, I note that he is directly quoting Dr Rizzo’s report, rather than asserting that Paradise Dam could be fixed for $25 million. Therefore, the statement by the Member for Callide is technically factually correct.
On the information before me, I consider the Member for Callide has made an adequate explanation as to the basis for his statement under Standing Order 269(4).
Therefore, I have decided that the matter does not warrant the further attention of the House via the Ethics Committee and I will not be referring the matter.
I table the correspondence in relation to this matter. ... See MoreSee Less
It's about time If they don't start looking after the people in Australia We need to look at draing the swamp and put in to power people that will support Australian tax payers
Yes repaired !!
Scandalous that this dam isn’t repaired. After the debacle of Traveston dam you’d think the ALP would’ve learnt their lesson
Another labor stuff up .
Bit late.......they have 'Jack-Hammered' almost 5m off it already.....
If more Ozzy people got involved and held the elected critters to account, we'd very likely see improved public consultation and popular outcomes ..... Apathy holds us back from seeking accountability of public figures .... she'll be right approach lets the buggers do what they want, not always inline with what we want .....
Only a few months left.... can be upgraded post new government...
Lynham is nothing but a vacuous imbecile. Being referred by him should be worn like a Badge of Honour.
2 days ago
Youth crime is on the rise and the current government is not addressing the fact that the laws need to change.
An LNP Government will make this a priority issue.
For more information please email my office:
LNP's plan to crack down on youth crime:
1. Tougher laws
The LNP will remove the principle of detention as a last resort, bring back breach of bail as an offence and scrap Labor’s ‘catch and release’ bail laws to control the skyrocketing crime caused by repeat offenders. The LNP will also introduce laws to recognise prior offending in the courts. This will mean a court sentencing an adult is able to admit evidence that the adult was found guilty as a child of an offence even if a conviction was not recorded, giving courts a more complete picture of adult offenders’ histories.
2. 24/7 monitoring of youth offenders on bail or other court orders
The LNP will extend youth justice monitoring of youth offenders on bail, or on supervised and conditional release orders to be around the clock. This will take pressure of hardworking police who are already overstretched. This will free up police resources and ensure the Department of Youth Justice is more accountable. The role of Police should be to prevent and detect crime, not babysit young offenders on bail or on court orders.
3. Mandatory detention for third conviction
The Youth Justice Act will be amended to force the courts to sentence a youth to detention if convicted of a third offence. The LNP will crack down on repeat offenders and there will be no more slaps on the wrist.
4. Establish Community Payback Farm Program
The LNP will introduce a trial of five Community Payback Farms for young offenders who have been through youth detention. The farms will be located in Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Central Queensland and two in the Southeast region. This approach will focus on learning new skills, improving self-discipline, teaching offenders to take ownership of their actions, with a focus on culturally appropriate programs and elder mentoring. The trial is part of the LNP’s plan to rehabilitate young offenders and reduce reoffending rates.
5. Scrapping youth bail houses
Youth bail houses were introduced in 2017 and despite two damning reviews released late last year, Labor have committed to a further review if the program at the end of 2020. Bail houses have been an expensive failure and have failed to reduce re-offending rates. Of the 95 young people residing in the bail houses since the commencement of operation to 31 March 2019, 80 have committed at least one new offence.
6. Justice Reinvestment
Justice reinvestment diverts a portion of the funds for youth detention to local communities where there is a high concentration of offenders. It promotes physical, cognitive, social and emotional health in children to reduce youth crime in specific communities. The LNP will establishing a dedicated $7 million justice reinvestment two-year trial in 2021/22 and 2022/23 with Cairns and Townsville being ideal locations. It will be a grants program, which will consist specifically of a number of smaller grants to non-government organisations.
A range of justice reinvestment programs in Australia have proven to be successful in early intervention and reducing offending. Backing Bourke, a program led Just Reinvest NSW, focuses on indigenous youth in and around Bourke. An impact assessment found a 31% increase in year 12 student retention rates and a 38% reduction in charges across the top five juvenile offence categories; a 14% reduction in bail breaches and a 42% reduction in days spent in custody. The ‘BackTrack’ Youth Works Program in NSW delivered a 35% cut in juvenile crime in a one-year-period. ... See MoreSee Less
If mandatory detention occurred at the first offence, there might not be a third!
Wake up the judicial system the penalties and sentences are too light and there are no lessons learnt because jail these days is like a holiday home.
Move towards a humanitarian approach rather than the heavy hand. Mandatory detention is extreme and makes petty criminals into career criminals. We need significantly more early intervention, starting at the earliest stages of life. Families need support and assistance to make life changes. Look a whole host of things before just trying the old tired punishment angle.
Its mot the government its the judges and magistrates and the parol board’s that are letting us down and let them off scott free to commit crime .
Kids have free reign, no law, no discipline. Dogooders and Greenies win again. When the Commos finally take over the rules will change. Only in democratic western Christian countries is this a problem. The system was changed tried and failed. Time to reverse the clock and change the rules back. Suggestion: Anyone regardless of age who breaks the law has all protection & rights under the law removed. This might reduce the number of home invasions and petty crimes. Maybe?
Building more jails in regional Qld would be a boost for employment and bring some much needed $$$ into our struggling towns.
Bring back the death penalty for murderers, violent rapists, and drug dealers/manufacturers. Particularly that last one - once you fight the drug war properly, 90% of other crime will be gone.
Come up to Townsville mate.! Its a war zone and Labor rekons they/ve got crime under control.! We/ve even got our own slogan now.! Football, Meatpies, Kangaroos and STOLEN CARS.! Whataturnout.!
Start with war on drugs...
In the 60’s you didn’t mess with the police! You did the wrong thing you would regret it. Parents usually supported the police. Pity that didn’t happen these days.
Start putting then in jail and then they lean
while not all cases, far too many parents do nothing while their children run rampant and say nothing. parents must get back to teaching their children right from wrong, not just whatever feels good in the moment. spock teachings are ruining the country and world.
Money needs to be pumped into family services to address the issues at home before they even start offending Not hard to see where it all starts
More jobs in the local community might alleviate this problem. The answer may be in creating jobs in the community, through easy access education and local learning opportunities. If the government invested in local projects. resourcing (rubbish as a resource), microfactories using 3D printers, food and energy creation. The outcomes for youth who have slipped through the cracks of the education system would be a lot better. I am hoping that winding down fossil fuels and investing in jobs in the local areas and for Australian farming and mining companies by creating food, energy and micro industry in the local community forms part of government plans. If it doesn't here is some action we can take; Taking a few minutes to find your local MPs email and copy and paste. A follow up phone call will make the office junior take note. Getting neighbours, friends and family to do the same will mean they will have to change their ways or we can oust them for not following directions. We just need to take a few minutes to let them know how we would like to be represented. I am praying for a miracle, complacency is our enemy. Dear Honorable Members of Parliament, I hope you will have a look at some of these ideas and seriously consider investing taxpayer funded resources and dollars into supporting Australian owned farms, mines and local areas into planting industrial hemp and developing a plant to product processing (biofuel, 3D Filament and 3D printer (microfactory) mirreco houses). Given that we are one of the sunniest places on the planet, we now have an unprecedented opportunity to take advantage of this free natural resource. All it takes us a change in mindset and valuing what matters most Clean air, water and environment. These are essential to our survival and our current energy choices are not reflecting their importance. If investors changed direction and government provided resources (defence forces, experts in the field under employed) to introduce sustainable energy sources Biodigestors, composters, solar and wind generators. and water efficient practices to Australian owned farms and mining operations and suburban areas. It would help people in all areas get back on their feet and reduce operating expenses. Our current agricultural practices could do with a rethink. Industrial Hemp is a truly versatile textile which has been used to produce and fuel an airplane stronger then steel, build houses, paper, clothes, 3D filament, a superconductor better than graphene and the seed is highly nutritious. 5 to 10 Macadamia nuts a day are good for the heart. Chia and linseed are protein and nutrient rich. Using regenerative farming practices reduces, water, fertilizer and pest control expense. We should be supplying our defence force and under employed resources to Australian owned farmers and mining operations to help them to change to regenerative farming practices and encouraging nutrient dense, water efficient multifunction plants (eg Hemp over cotton, maccas over almonds, chia and linseed over rice). Our defence force should be assisting in defence of our food. Netherlands is the second biggest exporter of food in the world after the US , even thought they are one if the smallest nations. This is because the grow everything in green houses which conserve nutrients, water and reduce pests. Solar powered Hydroponic, aquaponic, vertical superfood production systems should be provided by the government to all Australian owned farm, mining operations and in suburbs. This is where I want my taxpayer dollars to go, what about you? Check out The BZE million jobs plan launched on Monday (same day one of the largest frackers in the US filed for bankruptcy). bze.org.au/the-million-jobs-plan/
Start with the parents
The courts need to do their job too why give them 3 chances... act on the first one if your bug & tough enough to do the crime step up & be prepared to do the time.. but then its like a 4*motel now
How about the Castle law so we can defend ourselves, our families and our property from intruders and criminals?
We get to vote out Pluckachook in October THIS YEAR. Yay
I will be travelling around the state for the next two weeks on a listening tour- if you would like further details please contact my office. ... See MoreSee Less
Well I'll be...first time I've even heard his name.
Gerard hope to see you in Chinch.
What a shame you’re not coming to chinchilla.
The LNP wants to ensure our education✏️ system gets back to basics and lets teachers get on with their job – to teach our kids the foundation skills they need to get a job and succeed in life.📚
Under our plan to declutter the curriculum, we would ensure a greater focus on teaching the foundation skills of reading, writing and maths. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Congratulations to these Theodore boys for making it to the top in Rugby Union. They breed them tough in the bush.
Not bad for a small town of approx 450 people.A proud moment for Theodore last night. Angus Wagner made his debut for the Western Force playing against Rob Simmons Captain of the NSW Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition.
Two Theodore boys who started playing for the Theodore Roosters Junior Rugby League. ... See MoreSee Less
Good on the boys, rugby rules!!!