Speeches

It's a wonderful time in the parliamentary cycle, because we are hearing so many wonderful maiden speeches—from across the aisle included. It makes one reflect on one's own maiden speech—and many of the ones we're hearing talk about their individual electorates.

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A bid for Queensland to host the 2032 Olympic Games requires a Team Australia approach - the Commonwealth, SEQ Council of Mayors and the AOC are all now waiting for the Qld Government to show their commitment. I made this point in the Parliament on 24/7/19.


There are times when the full united force of Team Australia needs to come about. One of those times is near, as South East Queensland
seeks to host the 2032 Olympic Games.

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Well, we're back in surplus. We've maintained our AAA credit rating. We are growing faster than any country in the OECD bar, of course, the United States. We have 27 years of continuous economic growth, a $100 billion infrastructure plan, record spending on health and education and the single largest recapitalisation program in the history of the Australian Defence Force. The stats just keep on going, but the question has to be asked: How are we doing this?


Sunshine Coast has yet again been short changed by the State Labor Government to the tune of $230 million for the North Coast Rail Line.


Ted O'Brien and #TeamTed say Thank You Fairfax!


'I'm backing Ted O'Brien. Not just because he's a member of the LNP team, but because he is leading the charge to ensure all Queenslanders get the investment in the infrastructure and essential services they rely on - particularly on the Sunshine Coast.' - Scott Morrison, Prime Minister


There is a very clear choice this election - a choice between Bill Shorten's high taxes and the Morrison Government's investment in a strong economy.


What are local businesses and community groups saying about Ted?


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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