Pat Weir - Bushfire Preparedness Statement

November 27th - This week I spoke in Parliament in support of the call for a parliamentary committee inquiry into Queensland's bushfire preparedness.

Pat is proud to serve in his second term as the Member for Condamine. (The electorate of Condamine electorate has changed as at the November 2017 election and now takes in areas up to Crows Nest, Goombungee to the north of Toowoomba)

 

Pat will also serve on the State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee in this 2nd term.

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Geham State School awards presentation

Dec 13th, 2019

t was an absolute pleasure to attend the Geham State School awards presentation this morning, and to meet the recipient of my Enthusiasm Award - Archer Turner! Congratulations to all the students on a year of achievements.

Pat Weir Enthusiasm Award

Dec 10th, 2019

I congratulate Layla Kuehnemann from Wyreema State School who received the Pat Weir Enthusiasm Award for 2019, which I presented at their annual award ceremony yesterday evening.

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A need to clear undergrowth

Dec 4th, 2019

This morning I travelled to the Hampton National Park (HNP) to meet with local residents whose principal concern is the present fuel load in the park and the existing uncontrolled fires in the Hampton, Peechy and Ravensbourne areas presenting a danger of fire spreading and engulfing HNP and the adjoining and nearby residential and commercial properties in the Hamlet of Hampton.

Goombungee QCWA new shed opening

Nov 20th, 2019

This morning I had great pleasure in joining the Goombungee QCWA for one of their regular Wednesday gatherings and morning tea. There was a large group in attendance to mark the opening of their new shed, funded by New Hope Group.
I am pictured here with Shirley Platz and Marlene Sharpley (Middle Ridge Branch), Carol Jackson (Highfields Branch), Barbara Harth (Goombungee Branch) and Bec Meacham and Grant Higgs of New Hope.

Crows Nest residents receive bushfire briefing

Nov 18th, 2019

 

Crows Nest residents received a briefing this morning in relation to the bushfire burning in the region.

Please remain up to date on the official QFES site, you can also subscribe to receive email alerts at:

https://newsroom.psba.qld.gov.au/…/ENLSig…/ENLSignup/-3/-3/1

Stay safe and take the advice of the professionals.

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Pat with Small Business - Percy's Fruit Market

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Drought Relief Funding

I have had many constituents ask me how they can access drought relief funding. Assistance is available from many sources so I would like to provide an overview of where constituents can go to find out what they may be eligible to receive.

Federal Government drought support Farm Household Allowance go to http://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-fo…/drought/assistance


Rural Financial Counsellors can assist with the process of applying for Farm Household Allowance. Find your nearest counsellor at 
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/…/rural-financial-counsel…/qld

The Queensland Farmers' Federation website has several useful links for support including mental health services, Aussie Helpers, The Big Dry Drought Appeal, Rotary and Drought Angels. Go to 
https://www.qff.org.au/b…/support-farmers-rural-communities/


The QCWA Queensland Country Women's Association offers assistance through the Public Rural Crisis Fund. Go to 
https://www.qcwa.org.au/what-we-do/public-rural-crisis-fund/

Pat Weir - Fighting for Farmers

 

I rose in Parliament last night to raise concerns on the Animal Activists intimidation of farmers.

 

I called upon the Palaszczuk government to strengthen the laws and penalities that apply to individuals or groups found to be trespassing on private property before there is a major breach of biosecurity protocols 

that our state's economy can ill afford and to assure a safe environment for landholders, their families and staff who live and work there.

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