Media Releases

Roads Are Below Standard for a Major Tourist Destination

Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach roads are below standard for such a major tourist destination. It’s a popular spot, a premier destination in Queensland. The majority of people travelling to Fraser Island access it through Rainbow Beach. It’s becoming particularly busy...

Call for More Police to Service the Mary Valley

The Mary Valley is a growing region. It’s increasing popularity has seen people moving in, significant investment, and crowds of tourists visiting the region. According to the 2016 census the local population has grown to almost 6,500 and even more if you count...

Planning for New School Should Start Now

Gympie is experiencing high growth. Growth is putting pressure on local infrastructure and services including our schools. I receive regular feedback about Gympie public schools, including high schools, and concerns about school sizes. Our three wonderful private...

Minister Furner Mocks Finding Robert Weber

Robert Weber could have died. The police called off the search on the Wednesday. We didn’t find him until Sunday morning four days later. Robert Weber had serious health issues. He was desperate to be found, he was frantically waving at us. The Minister was mocking...

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...