State budget misses the mark

The Queensland Government’s recent state budget has failed the people of Logan and the northern Gold Coast, by not providing one cent for two major transport projects desperately needed in this area. I have ...

The art of looking after yourself

I recently had the honour of speaking at the annual dinner of a local Probus Club. The Probus organisation began in the UK in the late 1960s, with the first Australian club established in 1976. The aim ...

Community means many important things

In my capacity as the Federal Member for Forde, I am invited to an enormous number of community events. On a recent Saturday, I attended a tree planting morning, a quilting exhibition in the afternoon, foll...

FIRST volunteer still going strong

Most not-for-profit organisations throughout our community rely on volunteers to help deliver their programs and achieve their goals. Each and every one of these selfless people should be applauded and some...

Not yet sure of my role in opposition

The transition of power following last week’s Federal Election is well underway and I am preparing for life in Opposition. While I was able to hold onto my position as the Federal Member for Forde, unfortunatel...

Thanks for a record fifth term in Forde

On Saturday night I was extremely proud and grateful to once again be chosen by the people of Logan and upper Gold Coast to be their representative in Federal Parliament for the next three years. In the pro...

Hung parliament not a good option

This weekend Australians decide who will lead them for the next three years. I would like to urge all eligible voters to carefully consider which party or candidate they will be voting for. My biggest con...

Biosolids project a game changer

Australia’s first biosolids gasification plant opened recently at Logan Waste Water. This innovative facility converts human waste by drying it out and then heating it to extreme temperatures to create gas ...

M1 milestone reached in upgrade

A major milestone has been reached in the M1 motorway upgrade with the opening of the new Lexington Drive/Compton Road on-ramp at Springwood. This intersection has been a major choke-point for motorists for ...

A day to play fair online

Today (February 8) is Safer Internet Day. This year we are calling on everyone to play it safe and fair online. With so much of our time spent online, it has never been more important to promote the safe use...