Speeches

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...

Covid-19 Emergency Response and Other Legislation Amendment Bill

Mr PERRETT (Gympie—LNP) (3.09 pm): I rise to speak on the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021. COVID-19 has been with us now for more than a year. In the last year, we have seen many legislative and regulatory changes which have...

Private Member’s Statement

Agriculture Industry, Labour; Timber Industry Mr PERRETT (Gympie—LNP) (2.00 pm): There is a growing gap between farm labour supply and demand. I have met farmers and representative groups from across the state, including: Ayr, Bowen, Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley. I...

Adjournment – Gympie Electorate, Growth

Mr PERRETT (Gympie—LNP) (7.19 pm): Gympie is experiencing high growth. Government can no longer ignore the data. Growth is putting pressure on local infrastructure and services. Water security needs to be addressed. Works and investigation need to start on raising...