Condamine News

Pittsworth Youth of the Year - Lions Club

Mar 29, 2021

I was honoured to be part of the judging panel for the 'Youth of the Year' finalists for Lions Club Q3 District last Saturday in Pittsworth which included Public Speaking judging.

The finalists are to be congratulated on the very high standards that they displayed, with the 'Youth of the Year' Award to Caitlyn Douglas and the Public Speaking Award to Olivia D'Rozario

Pink Stumps Day - Oakey

Mar 22, 2021

I enjoyed guest umpiring with Cr James O'Shea last Saturday at the

Oakey Junior Cricket Club

'Pink Stumps Day' raising funds for the McGrath Foundation.

Matches were played between the Oakey club and

Pittsworth Millmerran Junior Cricket Club

with great sportsmanship and talent on display, plus wonderful support from all spectators, with lots of pink on show!

Am pictured with Bethany - Stage 3 Player of the Match who took 2 wickets also Cr James O'Shea with some of the young cricketers.

Oakey Show 2021

Mar 15, 2021

My congratulations to the Oakey Show Committee, Volunteers, Exhibitors and Attendees on a wonderful 2021 show, an outstanding success with great support from the community.

This year the show hosted the inaugural 'Smokin the Downs' low and slow BBQ competition with achievement for Grant Coleman and the Smooth & Smoakey team winning a number of awards in this contest (pictured).

Also enjoyed catching up with Carla Gilbert and Nathan Jervis.

Inquiry into vehicle safety, standards and technology, including engine immobiliser technology.

Mar 10, 2021


The Queensland Parliament's Transport and Resources Committee is conducting an inquiry into vehicle safety, standards and technology, including engine immobiliser technology.

Stakeholders who may be interested in contributing to the committee's inquiry are invited to make a submission.

Submissions close on Thursday, 15 April 2021.

2021 Pittsworth Show

Mar 8, 2021


It was great to attend the Pittsworth Show on Saturday which was an outstanding success with a huge crowd (best in years) and a large number of exhibitors. Wonderful to see this amazing support for country shows following 2020.

I am pictured with Councillors, Nancy Sommerfield and Melissa Taylor in the Vegetable Exhibition and enjoyed catching up with the Skene family (Di, Kent, Penelope and Dougal).

New Special Care Room at Clifton Community Health Services

Feb 25, 2021

It was a real honour to be present at the official opening and blessing of the new Special Care Room at Clifton Community Health Services, made possible by the generosity of Canstruct Group and the Murphy Family Trust.

Here, I am pictured with Chris Bazley (Deputy Chair of the Clifton Co-op Hospital); and with Andrew Douglas (Chairman), Robin Murphy OAM of Canstruct, Rev Fr. Kerry Costigan and General Manager of Clifton Co-op Brad Jones.

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

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