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Thursday, 17 August 2017 14:05

Constituency Statement: Volunteering in Bradfield

I am very pleased to rise to speak about the extraordinary contribution made by volunteers in Bradfield in so many different organisations, including:

Mr FLETCHER: The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Queensland Commission Income Management Regime) Bill 2017 will amend the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to allow the income management element of Cape York Welfare Reform to continue for two additional years until 30 June 2019. This applies to the Cape York Welfare Reform communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale, Mossman Gorge and Doomadgee. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:00

Constituency Statement: Innovation in Bradfield

I rise to speak about innovators in Bradfield, and I am pleased to say that there is an enormous amount of activity going on amongst businesses and innovators.

Mr FLETCHER:  I would like to thank members who have contributed to the debate on the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Amendment Bill 2017. I am pleased to see that this bill has received support from members on both sides of the chamber. 

Mr ALBANESE:  My question is addressed to the Prime Minister. Is the Prime Minister aware that Brisbane's Cross River Rail project was approved by Infrastructure Australia in 2012, was the subject of a detailed agreement between the federal and Queensland governments in 2013 and was funded in the 2013 budget? Why is the Prime Minister purporting to support public transport in our cities while pretending that this essential project is not ready to go? 

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 00:00

Questions without Notice: Infrastructure

Mr VAN MANEN:  My question is to the Minister for Urban Infrastructure. Will the minister update the House on the government's record $75 billion Infrastructure Investment Program? How is this investment program delivering major projects right across the country, including in my state of Queensland? And are there any alternatives? 

The shadow minister began by accusing me of having 'chutzpah', that fine Yiddish word. That really is a remarkable example of the pot calling the kettle black, if I may say so. He had the temerity to lecture the government about the consistency of our treatment of the WestConnex project, and this is the man who in 2014 was proudly beating his chest and claiming credit for having funded WestConnex with $1.8 billion. Let's remind ourselves what he said to Ellen Fanning on the ABC. He said: 

Well that’s not right Ellen. Take WestConnex for example, we funded the work in terms of planning. $25 million was already spent from us and $1.8 billion was included in last year’s budget for the WestConnex project. 

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 00:00

Questions without Notice: Infrastructure

Mr TIM WILSON:  My question is to the Minister for Urban Infrastructure. Will the minister update the House on the government's $75 billion infrastructure investment that was announced in the budget? How will this investment program deliver major projects around the country, including in my home, the great state of Victoria, and are there any alternative approaches? 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 00:00

Constituency Statement: Anzac Day

Anzac Day is a day of enormous significance all around Australia, and certainly in Bradfield we marked Anzac Day in a way that pays due regard to the rich history of military service and sacrifice in our area.

Australia Day was very significant in the electorate of Bradfield, as it was around the country.

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