Pat Weir - Acland Mine Private Members Statement

September 6th -I rose in parliament to make a Private Members' Statement on the Acland mine situation.

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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160 years for St Anne's Anglican Church, Jondaryan!

Nov 4th, 2019

A wonderful service of thanksgiving at St Anne's Anglican Church, Jondaryan, yesterday morning, commemorating its 160th anniversary, which I had the pleasure of attending.

The well attended service was conducted by the Right Reverend Cam Venables, Bishop for Western Region.

Pittsworth Mayoral Breakfast

Oct 31st, 2019

The Pittsworth Mayoral Breakfast was very well attended this morning, and it was interesting to hear guest speaker Derek Tuffield, CEO Lifeline Darling Downs talk about the challenges currently facing so many in our communities. I am pictured here with Derek and Mayor Paul Antonio, TRC.

Oakey State High School awards presentation

Oct 31st, 2019

Last night I attended the Oakey State High School awards presentation. It is always great to see the students rewarded for their hard work and commitment and I am pictured here with successful Year 12 student Malaqhi Eather.

Oakey Health and Wellbeing Expo

Oct 21st, 2019

 

The Oakey Health and Wellbeing Expo on Sunday showcased local opportunities for the region with over 50 stalls, organised by the Oakey Wellness Committee.

Attendees were able to access information from health providers, sporting & fitness clubs, gymnasiums, charitable and government organisations, social, church and environmental groups.

Pictured with local pharmacist, Nathan Jervis, checking my blood pressure.

Pittsworth Craft & Fine Food Spectacular

Oct 15th, 2019

Congratulations to the organisers of the 15th Annual Pittsworth Craft & Fine Food Spectacular on another very successful event.

I enjoyed catching up with Clive and Shirley Wilkins in the Pittsworth Town Hall whilst viewing the various exhibitor stalls and chatting with Merv Hinneberg from the Pittsworth Mens Shed about their display.

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Firefighters Remembrance Day service

Oct 14th, 2019

I was honoured to attend the annual Firefighters Remembrance Day service in Toowoomba last Thursday.

Annual services were held across the state on the tenth hour of the tenth day of the tenth month, allowing Queenslanders to remember the sacrifice and courage of firefighters across the state, those tragically lost during operations and acknowledge the challenges our firefighters face every day.

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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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