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Crunch Time for Fresh Local Fruit & Veggies

Fresh fruit and vegetable prices at Queensland supermarkets could skyrocket if farm labour shortages are not urgently addressed. Shadow Minister for Agriculture Tony Perrett and Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Affairs Dale Last have urgently met with the...

Who Me, Not Me, Must Be Someone Else Who Is Responsible

Someone in the Government must accept responsibility for the fire fiasco on Fraser Island. If they’re not hiding behind “experts” they blame Canberra or buck passing between departments. On Friday, the Premier said that Parks and Wildlife Services (QPWS) had the “fire...

Crisis in Crisis Accommodation

It’s definitely a problem in Gympie. There is next to nothing for anyone who needs crisis accommodation. Whether you call it social housing, crisis housing or welfare housing it’s a missed opportunity. * I’m extremely disappointed that Gympie has missed out. Despite...

Appropriation (Parliament) (2020-2021) Bill

Mr PERRETT (Gympie—LNP) (5.26 pm): I rise to speak on the 2020-21 budget. The government has twisted, ducked and weaved. It used every excuse not to deliver a budget before October. Last year we were told a budget would be delivered early so the electorate would know...

Motion – Agriculture Industry

Mr PERRETT (Gympie—LNP) (4.58 pm): I move— That the House: 1. acknowledges the importance of Queensland primary producers and their world-class food and fibre for Queenslanders, Australians and our trading partners; 2. recognises the thousands of jobs and livelihoods...