Parliament is Back for 2021!

Parliament is Back for 2021!

We are back in the Queensland Parliament for 2021! There is plenty happening in the People’s House this week – debating laws that continue to support our ongoing economic recovery and health response and introducing laws to address our youth justice...
Action on Hooning

Action on Hooning

I know hooning continues to be an issue of concern for our local communities in the #Jordan Electorate. Recently, some local residents raised with me an issue of hooning in a private carpark in Springfield Central – and I wish to thank them for the...
Boost to JobTrainer Fund

Boost to JobTrainer Fund

Exciting news for job seekers, with the Qld Gov announcing a $200 million boost to the JobTrainer Fund, in partnership with the Federal Government. Job seekers can receive free or low cost training for high demand jobs, with the program expanding to include 32 more...
ANZAC Day Services Going Ahead for 2021

ANZAC Day Services Going Ahead for 2021

Really pleased to hear the Premier’s announcement this morning that 2021 Anzac Day dawn services, marches and public commemorations will proceed this year. Locally, I have been in discussions with the Greater Springfield RSL Sub-Branch on how we can deliver...
FIRST COVID-19 in Queensland Administered Today

FIRST COVID-19 in Queensland Administered Today

390 days ago, Queensland declared a public health emergency, the first state in Australia to do so in response to our first case of Covid19 – which was on the Gold Coast. TODAY, we administer the first COVID-19 vaccine on Queensland soil on the Gold Coast. Over...
The Most Thoughtful Birthday Gift

The Most Thoughtful Birthday Gift

Well, this has made my day…well, my birthday actually!  Knowing my special day was coming up, a wonderful constituent created this amazing photo book for me – a chronicle of my first term as an MP. I am truly grateful to represent an incredible,...
Mobile Office at Cafe 63 Springfield

Mobile Office at Cafe 63 Springfield

Dropped in to a mobile office that our Federal Member Milton Dick MP was holding at Springfield Fair today. Terrific to catch up for a chat with locals doing their weekly shop or having coffee at Cafe63 Springfield. Of course, Milton...
Greenbank Rural Fire Brigade

Greenbank Rural Fire Brigade

What a team! I am a proud supporter and advocate for our Greenbank Rural Fire Brigade. And, it was great to drop in to their first meeting for the year recently and invited to join their 2021 group photo.  Thankfully, bushfire season 2020-21 has been kind to...
Queensland Training Awards – OPEN Now

Queensland Training Awards – OPEN Now

 Nominations open NOW for the 2021 Queensland Training Awards. Across 14 categories, these awards recognise the outstanding achievements of Queensland’s dedicated and hard-working apprentices, trainees and vocational students. If you would like to nominate,...
Individuals Fund – OPEN Now

Individuals Fund – OPEN Now

Calling all artists in the Jordan Electorate The Individuals Fund is open for applications, and local artists/arts workers are encouraged to apply. This fund provides financial support for Queensland-based artists and arts workers to gain professional and career...
Brisbane Turns Pink for Hannah Clarke and Family

Brisbane Turns Pink for Hannah Clarke and Family

Brisbane will turn pink tonight in memory of Hannah Clarke and her three children Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey, one year on. Their legacy lives on through the Small Steps 4 Hannah Foundation, a movement for change which exists to put a #HALT to domestic and family...
Queensland School Library Week

Queensland School Library Week

A special shout out to all of our wonderful school librarians & staff in the Jordan Electorate, as we celebrate QLD School Library Week  I am especially grateful for the assistance they provided through the Covid19 lockdown ‘learn from home’ period...