It’s time for Labor to back jobs and approve New Acland Stage 3

Toowoomba Regional Council has one of the worst unemployment figures in Australia, and the Queensland Government is happy to see that increase as New Hope Group announces further redundancies. There is only one reason this has not been passed and it is green votes in the inner city.

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COVID-19 - available support for community groups and not-for-profits

During this difficult time of change and hardship, I am thinking about all the community groups and not-for-profit, volunteer run organisations who are being financially impacted by closure.


These small organisations are vitally important to country communities. If your local, volunteer run entity still has to meet rental or lease obligations, maintenance costs for grounds and so on please refer to the following link to the Queensland Government website which outlines the relief available for small business and commercial tenancies. In addition the Queensland State Hotline 1300 654687 and Federal Support Hotline 132846 are available to answer your queries.

Of course, please contact my office directly on 4570 4100 if you require assistance and my team will try to get the information you need.

Clifton State High School 2021 Leadership Investiture Ceremony

Feb 15, 2021


It was a privilege to be part of the Clifton State High School 2021 Leadership Investiture Ceremony yesterday.

My congratulations to all school leaders for the coming year.

Special awards were also presented to Brooke Kindelan (Dux 2020) and Lexi Mitchell (Proxime Accessit 2020 - just missed being Dux), pictured below with former Councillor and strong community advocate, Anne Glasheen, Principal, Lou Oberholzer, and myself.

Clifton Show 2021

Feb 14, 2021

It was truly great to see the large number of people in Clifton on the weekend supporting the local show, including the large number of exhibits and stock for judging. Congratulations to the Clifton Show Society for a very successful and enjoyable 2021 show.

Thank you to Haydn O'Leary, Show President, for allowing to speak at the official opening of the show.

Am pictured with other dignitaries in attendance.

Congratulations to the 2021 Quinalow School Leaders

Feb 11, 2021


Thank you to Quinalow P - 10 State School and principal Andrew Skippen for having me along to the Student Leaders Presentation this morning - congratulations to all the Student Leaders for 2021 

Australia Day Awards within the Condamine electorate

Jan 26, 2021


My sincere congratulations to all recipients of Australia Day Awards within the Condamine electorate in recognition of their community involvement within their specific communities.

I enjoyed attending the Awards function at Goombungee (pictured Award recipients with Cr James O'Shea) and chatting with Craig Commens at the Oakey Australia Day event

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 

Pat has lived his whole life in the Darling Downs region of Queensland. He grew up near Cecil Plains on the family property ‘Donegal’ where he produced grain and cotton and ran a small cattle breeding herd.

Agriculture has played a significant role in Pat’s life and continues to be interested in the primary industry sector and its future.


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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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