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.
Young families need our support
Pat with Small Business - Percy's Fruit Market
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
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
The QCWA Queensland Country Women's Association offers assistance through the Public Rural Crisis Fund. Go to
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.