Speeches

Debt Reduction and Savings Bill

Mr PERRETT (Gympie—LNP) (11.34 am): I rise to speak on the Debt Reduction and Savings Bill 2021. The aim of this bill is to ostensibly reduce debt and make savings. There is nothing in this bill which is really about debt reduction. There is nothing about savings. The...

Private Member’s Statement – Beef 2021

Mr PERRETT (Gympie—LNP) (2.00 pm): Last week’s Beef Week was an outstanding success. A record crowd of 150,000 people consumed 63 tonnes of beef. Its footprint was 20 per cent larger than ever, and 1,400 stud cattle and 350 trade cattle were housed in four stud sheds....

Address-in-reply

Mr PERRETT (Gympie—LNP) (5.10 pm): I offer my congratulations to Mr Speaker on his election to the high office of Speaker, a position which has a proud history in the Westminster tradition. I would like to thank the Gympie electorate and I am honoured that they have...

Private Member’s Statement – Drought Assistance

Mr PERRETT (Gympie—LNP) (2.11 pm): As noted on my register of interests, I declare that I have a droughted property in the Gympie Regional Council area. Daily I hear from graziers and growers concerned about the future of agriculture in Queensland. They are being...

Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill

Mr PERRETT (Gympie—LNP) (12.31 pm): I rise to speak on the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021. The youth justice system is broken. The government has been tinkering with it and continues to tinker with it. Tinkering around the edges will not fix...