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 https://www.business.qld.gov.au/ 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.
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.
Young families need our support
Greater respect and inclusion of women in all parts of society
Recently, I spoke in Parliament in response to a motion moved by the Premier, regarding the need for greater respect and inclusion of women in all parts of society. This is an issue which must be addressed by all of us.
Addressing ongoing flooding issues being experienced in the Kingsthorpe community
Last week, I spoke in Parliament regarding ongoing flooding issues being experienced in the Kingsthorpe community, and the need for all levels of government to work together to address such things at a local level. I also called on the Premier to address the concerns of the Toowoomba community regarding a potential quarantine facility - much more transparent information is required.
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.