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Stakeholder Reference Group must be representative

Membership must be truly representative of the people of this region. There will be a lot of information and issues for the stakeholders to absorb. This can’t be another tokenistic box-ticking effort by the Government. There is sensitivity in our community because of...

Fishers’ livelihoods threatened by Spanish mackerel changes

The State Government is threatening Spanish mackerel fishers with the closure of fisheries or a substantial reduction in harvest numbers. Either decision gambles with the livelihoods of fishers right across Queensland’s coast. I am being inundated with concerns from...

Bruce Highway to be dug up again – third time in three years

A stretch of Bruce Highway north of Gympie will be dug up for the third time in almost three years. I’ve been advised the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be undertaking interim repairs on sections of the Highway at Chatsworth. * The road is atrocious...

Motion – Queensland Floods

Mr PERRETT (Gympie—LNP) (2.25 pm): The Gympie floods were a catastrophe. That is the official designation from the Insurance Council. It was Gympie’s second-worst flood in recorded history. In some parts it was the second flood this year. Some areas were still...

Police Legislation (Efficiencies And Effectiveness) Amendment Bill

Mr PERRETT (Gympie—LNP) (3.31 pm): I rise to speak on the Police Legislation (Efficiencies and Effectiveness) Amendment Bill. The bill’s policy objectives are to improve the delivery of policing services, increase productivity and free up valuable time for the front...

The Premier Must Listen And Act

It is heartbreaking to see the devastation caused across the entire region. Homeowners, renters, businesses, and rural properties have all been seriously affected whether from the direct impact of flooding and rain, to lack of access to roads, road damage, loss of...