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5 DAYS ON, STILL NO FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TIM NICHOLLS’ M2

November 20, 2017

Tim Nicholls’ key Gold Coast election commitment remains in doubt, with the Federal Government still failing to commit the funding needed to deliver it. Five days have now passed since I asked the Federal Minister in charge of answering Transport questions, Senator Nigel Scullion, about Mr Nicholls’ claims that the Federal Government had agreed to fund half of his proposed second M1.

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ONE NATION DIVIDED ON BUNDABERG CASHLESS DEBIT CARD

November 09, 2017

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation are divided on the Turnbull Government’s proposed rollout of the Cashless Debit Card in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay. As part of the Senate Committee inquiring into this trial, I have heard evidence from local community members about the lack of consultation before Malcolm Turnbull’s LNP rushed to rollout the cashless card in Queensland.

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LABOR OPENS NEW BASE ON THE GOLD COAST

October 31, 2017

Today marks the next milestone in Labor’s plan to offer Gold Coast voters an alternative, with the the official open my new Senate office in Southport, with Hon Kate Jones, Minister for Education, Tourism and the Commonwealth Games and honorary Minister for the Gold Coast. After fighting for the Gold Coast for months, from my temporary office, a few streets away, it is fantastic to have my permanent base now up and running.

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TURNBULL GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO COMMIT TO FUND ROCKHAMPTON LEVEE IN QUESTION TIME

October 23, 2017

It appears increasingly unlikely that the Turnbull Conservatives will fund the South Rockhampton Flood Levee leaving 1,500 homes and business at risk of flooding again. Today I asked Turnbull the following question in Question Time: “Building the South Rockhampton Flood Levee would protect 1,200 homes and could help reduce insurance premiums for Rockhampton households by up to $400 a year. Rockhampton Council, the Queensland Labor Gove...

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TURNBULL’S ENERGY DEFEAT WILL HURT REGIONAL QUEENSLAND

October 18, 2017

In a massive kick in the guts to regional Queensland, today Malcolm Turnbull got rolled by Tony Abbott and had to scrap the Clean Energy Target (CET). Scrapping the CET will drive up regional power prices and will kill off hundreds of renewable energy jobs in regional Queensland.

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NBN CRISIS: 3 OUT OF THE 10 TOP SUBURBS FOR COMPLAINTS IN QUEENSLAND ON THE GOLD COAST

October 18, 2017

Shocking figures released today show the NBN crisis on the Gold Coast has reached boiling point. Three of the top ten suburbs for complaints in Queensland are on the Gold Coast. Upper Coomera, Southport and Nerang all received hundreds of complaints over the past year, with total complaints numbering over a thousand.

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA