Speeches

When it comes to ensuring that our cities have the vital infrastructure they need, it isn't just about 'show us the money'. Even though, yes, we have spent more and invested more than Labor. That is why we have crafted a Smart Cities Plan. It is one plan that ensures that we have smart investment, smart policy and smart technology.

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The 2018 Federal Budget brings real benefits for the Sunshine Coast, with $2 billion of new infrastructure funding announced. Details here.


"Let's again shine a light on the Leader of the Opposition's absolute incompetence.' That's why he should never be Prime Minister."

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"Legal gambling appropriately takes place in Australia, and should only take place, under a social contract. This bill represents a bid to ensure that the terms of that social contract are indeed met by all of the players all of the time."

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"The federal budget has now been delivered and Queensland are winners big time. Twenty billion dollars is going to Queensland for infrastructure, including $5.2 billion for new projects."

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"Our intelligence agencies are currently managing around 400 high-priority counterterrorism investigations, and so it is essential that we continually invest in and support our national security agencies."

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The Deputy Prime Minister has announced that the Federal Government will fund duplication and capacity upgrades to the North Coast Rail Line between Beerburrum and Nambour. 


Our plan to duplicate the North Coast Rail Line and introduce fast rail from Brisbane to Nambour and Maroochydore is a game changer for the Sunshine Coast. Your backing is vital to this project and we, your elected representatives, will take your support with us to the State and Federal Parliaments to ensure your voice is heard. Register at www.fastrail.com.au


"Under a vision of a future with a Labor government, it is the everyday Australian being poorer. In a future under the coalition, it is everyday Australians being richer."

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"If Labor were to win government, all Australians would have to pay more. Why under a potential Labor government should people in my electorate— indeed, why should all Australians—have to be forced to pay more?"

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"We all know there is no greater responsibility for government than the protection of its people—the safety and security of Australians. As this motion notes, we need to ensure that not only are we protecting Australians but we also have an industry that is sustainably doing so over the longer term."

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"We need to ensure that we protect our culture, we protect our way of life and we call it out when people try to challenge it."

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We have a scoreboard that proves that we're delivering on (jobs). National unemployment is 5.5 per cent. On the Sunshine Coast, where I live, it's 4.8 per cent. It's 4.9 per cent in the seat of Fairfax. The only way we can ensure our younger generations have an opportunity with work is to continue on that path of economic reform.

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"Today I pay tribute to all mothers. In all our deliberations of public policy in this House, across every portfolio, we must have mothers at the forefront of our minds."

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"What gives me great hope for our future is witnessing young Australians who are leaders among their peers recognise that, as leaders,

the weight of their responsibility is heavier than the weight of their rights."

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