Melissa McMahon Newsletter

ANZAC DAY ANZAC Day means a lot to me. As an Australian Defence Force veteran of over 20 years (still enlisted), ANZAC day is one of the most moving days on the calendar. It's an opportunity to pause a...

Queensland’s clean energy leap forward

We've just passed landmark legislation to set up Queensland's economy for the next century and embrace the clean energy revolution. With an eye to ensuring Queensland's lifestyle and environment are preserve...

Greater fairness for older residents

The strain on the housing market is palpable for homeowners after a number of years of rate rises as well as renters who are seeing their rents rise with every rate rise as well. But spare a thought for thos...

Operation Spring Break safeguards roads

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is launching Operation Spring Break which involves high-visibility enforcement patrols to reduce high-risk driving behaviour and make our roads safer for all road users. F...

Thanks for the memories our ‘Tillies’

The Australian sporting public are still basking in the success of hosting the Women's Football World Cup over July and August. It was a success in terms of event and sports tourism with initial estimates in...

Last chance for free flu jab

Everyone is susceptible to the flu, and the best way for Queenslanders to protect themselves, their families, and the community is to get vaccinated The state government has announced that all Queenslanders ...

Drug diversion program expansion

Last week the Queensland parliament passed laws which will see an expansion of the successful Police Drug Diversion Program. Over the past 20 years the current program has diverted over 158,000 people, w...

Bill to address offending youth

Last week the Queensland Parliament sat and devoted the whole week to debating the Strengthening Community Safety Bill, a piece of legislation that addresses youth offending and penalties to be faced by serious...

Referendum will be important

This year is shaping up to be an important one for Australians. The federal government has flagged that there will be a referendum proposing a change to the Australian Constitution. Successful referendums...