Reef Legislation Reversal Bill

The Queensland Government continues to destroy the image of the Great Barrier Reef and with it, the $6 Billion tourist industry. They have spent $300 Million on misleading campaigns, blaming the $19 Billion agriculture industry that feeds Australians. My speech in Parliament (in support of reversing this Bill) highlights the Government’s handiwork to demonise farmers. […]

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 ultra-supercritical, high-efficiency low emission coal-fired […]

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 Rehabilitation Commissioner who only answers […]