Speeches

Ted discusses the importance of recognising Veterans and supporting their families. 

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Labor's values are by virtue of their tax policies. We know that Labor's plans around franking credits, negative gearing tax, capital gains and family trusts. Labor's only solution with respect to the economy is tax—tax, tax, tax. It's the only policy Labor relies on.

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The Federal LNP Government has committed up to $241 million to majority fund Stage 1 of the Bruce Highway – Maroochydore Road Interchange Upgrade, including an additional $91.4 million in the 2019-20 Federal Budget.


The Federal Government has listened to the mortgage broker industry and will continue trailing commissions. 


Ted talks about the Federal LNP Government's announcement to continue mortgage broker trailing commissions.


In 2018, I held three Forums looking into different aspects of aged care on the Sunshine Coast - from the perspective of residents, families and aged care workers. The result is a submission to the Royal Commission on behalf of the electorate of Fairfax. A copy of the submission can be downloaded here.

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The Liberal National Government has awarded the Sunshine Coast’s only not-for-profit hospital - Buderim Private Hospital – with a Medicare subsidised MRI licence.


The Australian people have always known that the Labor Party is weak on national security and that the Labor Party is weak when it comes to managing the economy. However, it should be known that the Labor Party is also deeply, deeply divided


Ted secures $212,500 of funding per year for 4 years for Bloomhill Cancer Care 


'Australia has proved to be an extraordinarily successful liberal democracy, perhaps indeed the most successful in all of human history. That agenda is no better demonstrated, and strengthened, than by the dazzling array of game-changing free trade agreements negotiated and concluded by this Liberal-National government with the governments of Japan, China and Korea. Together with the TPP-11 they will open markets and opportunities right across the Pacific basin, from Singapore to Chile.'

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The reforms outlined in this bill will give older Australians more choice and greater flexibility in managing their finances, allow them to keep more of their pension when they work and allow retirees who own their home to receive more income. By leveraging these successful social security programs to better support the needs of retirees, this bill further delivers on the Liberal-National government's strong, ongoing commitment to older Australians and, thus, I commend the bill to the House.

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The whistleblower bill provides protections for those who suffer threats or actual reprisals consistent with the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009. To be clear, protections are available where a threat or reprisal is taken against a person because the offender believes or suspects that that person or any other person may have made, proposes to make or could make a protected disclosure.

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We know that we have enjoyed 27 years of consecutive economic growth. We know that the unemployment rate is at five per cent. We know that the Australian GDP is growing at a rate faster than the OECD average, faster than all of the G7 bar the United States. Now, there's a reason that we celebrate good economic outcomes, and the Prime Minister articulates this well—that is, the economy isn't the end game. Having a good strong economy is not the end game; it is the means.

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Watch Ted's view on the passing of the Medivac Bill.


City deal with South-East Queensland. There's no doubt that this government is already delivering enormously for South-East Queensland, but there's more to do. We have to ensure that we stay ahead of the population curve in one of the fastest-growing regions in the
country. We have to ensure that, while we respect each distinct community and their needs, from the Gold Coast
to the Sunny Coast and from Ipswich to Toowoomba, we also need to improve the connectivity across those
communities, across South-East Queensland.

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