Speech – Goombungee – 15 February 2022

There is something very big happening in the town of Goombungee, the picnic town. What a great name to say—Goombungee. The picnic town is experiencing something of a revival, with new business owners taking over the local cafe and pub. The new publican of the Pioneer Arms Hotel, Tom Gaslevich, started off his working life…

Speech – Aged Care – 14 February 2022

As a 42 year old, I’m in that stage of life where we go from our parents caring for us to us caring for our parents. It’s a strange transition to make, and you get your first real view of human frailty. I think it’s important that we are all very clear and aware of…

Speech – Religious Discrimination – 9 February 2022

BILLS – Religious Discrimination Bill 2021, Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021, Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 – Second Reading Thank you to all who have written in to me on this issue, both in support of and in opposition to this bill, the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021. Overwhelmingly, the correspondence received by my office…

Speech – Groom Health Care – 8 February 2022

Health care is an economic mainstay of the Toowoomba region, contributing around $1.6 billion to our regional economy and accounting for one in five jobs in our fair city. That’s why I was delighted to welcome the regional health minister, Dr David Gillespie, to our region last week. It was a vote of confidence in…

Broadband

I’m very happy to speak about the government’s great achievements on the NBN. After all, when this government came to office, we had the task of fixing Labor’s NBN mess, and what a mess it was! Labor had a gold plated approach which would have cost billions of dollars more and left millions of Australians…

Australian Made Products

Mr HAMILTON (Groom) (18:43): I rise to support Australian industry, particularly locally-made and locallyowned goods. Of course, I’m not a protectionist and I believe Australian goods must compete internationally. Indeed, it is the weight of competition that, when lifted repeatedly, grows strength in our products and expands our capacity as a producing nation. However, as…

Queensland: Mining

The system is broken in Queensland, and it is broken because the Queensland Labor government wrecked it. After more than 14 years we saw the High Court say so with their decision to send the New Acland expansion back to the Land and Environment Court in Queensland. While the decision is a legal win for…