Pat Speech - Proposed Toowoomba North South Transport Corridor
Sept 15, 2023
On Thursday 14th September 2023, I spoke in parliament on the impact of the proposed Toowoomba North South Transport Corridor and the timely reminder for everyone to be bushfire aware.
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.
Serious issues are plaguing Queensland's energy sector
March 16, 2023
Today, I spoke in Parliament about the number of issues plaguing Queensland’s energy sector, particularly the upcoming electricity price increase and the looming domestic gas issue.
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Cecil Plains P-9 State School 125th Celebrations
Sept 11th, 2023
Great day at Cecil Plains on Saturday for the 125th Celebrations of the Cecil Plains P-9 State School, with a very large representation of past students and local community.
Even better to stand outside the Principal’s office and for once not be in trouble!
New Flag for Oakey RSL
March 1, 2023
Mr. Pat Weir MP & Chris Markham (President) Oakey RSL Sub-Branch with the New Queensland Flag!
Locals thoughts on Resources Industry Development Plan
Feb 20th, 2023
I visited the gem fields last week catching up with gem miners/fossickers from Sapphire, Ruby Vale and Willows. It was interesting to hear of their thoughts regarding the Resources Industry Development Plan.
I encourage all those with concerns to get their submissions in as soon as possible - https://www.resources.qld.gov.au/qridp/have-your-say as consultation closes Friday, 24 February 2023.
Central Downs Cricket 50th anniversary
Feb 1st, 2023
A wonderful catchup with many attendees last Saturday at the 50th anniversary of the Central Downs Cricket Association held at the Oakey RSL, including players from Millmerran Cricket Club's premiership winning team of 1986-87, of which, I (pictured top right) was part of.
Australia Day awards across the Condamine
Jan 25th, 2023
Well done to all the recipients of Australia Day Awards across the Condamine electorate!
It is great to know that so many community minded individuals and groups are being recognised for their generous contributions to their various organisations.
It was a great day at the ‘Back to the Woolshed 3 Day Event’ for the Australia Day 2023 festivities.
Transport & Resources Committee Report speech
On Thursday March 31, I spoke in Parliament on the crime issues that the Condamine electorate is experiencing at this point of time.
Click on the video below to hear my speech.
I would also like to express my sympathies for the recent tragic loss of lives due to flooding in the area.
RACQ Lifeflight speech
In August I spoke in Parliament to acknowledge the more than 40 years that RACQ LifeFlight Rescue and the Surat Gas Aeromedical Service have been delivering emergency response, critical medical care and hospital airlifts to seriously ill and injured people.
October 28, 2022
I spoke in Parliament yesterday afternoon about the Queensland Government's Energy Plan, finally delivered in September after calling for a plan from this government for 2 years.
This plan has raised more questions than answers!
Acland mine job losses
Nov 26th, 2021
I'm disappointed about the job losses in the Oakey community due to the Acland mine closure. Here's my statement from Channel 7 news last night.
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