Clean Up Australia Day 2024

We are already almost two months through 2024! With the first weekend of March fast approaching, Clean Up Australia Day will soon be upon us. This Sunday, 3 March, will see volunteers all around the count...

Cost of living crunch hits harder

The burden being place on Australian families by the continual rise in the cost-of-living, is a regular topic that I speak about in this column and with good reason. When we look at the cost-of-living over t...

2022 major flood claim inquiry

One of the critical roles I have as an elected member of Federal Parliament, is the in-depth review of issues arising in specific matters of policy or legislation through inquiries held by Parliamentary Committ...

A day to celebrate all that is great

Australia Day is a day for all Australians to celebrate what is great about our nation.   It is a day for all of us to come together as equals and give thanks that we live in the greatest country on earth. ...

Kids4Kids Foundation school supply charity

At the end of last year, as I do every year, I adopted a Kids4Kids Foundation School Supply Charity Box, which until last week was accepting contributions in my Electorate Office from the public. I am please...

Tough end to 2023 for many

The end of 2023 was difficult for many, with wild weather across South East Queensland. Christmas Day itself, saw incredibly damaging storms hitting the northern suburbs of the City of Gold Coast and locatio...

Closing the book on a huge year for Forde

Can you believe Christmas is less than a week away already? With 2023 rapidly coming to a close and many in our local community getting ready to take a well-earned break over the Christmas and New Year perio...

Christmas donations for kids

In the lead up to Christmas, my electorate office is supporting a couple of incredibly worthwhile organisations to assist local families through the festive season and into the new year. Through the Kids4Kid...

Christmas card competition

Each year I send out my Christmas card to the wonderful people across Forde, wishing them a very safe and enjoyable break over the Christmas and New Year period. My annual Christmas card drawing competition ...