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Cecil Plains P-9 State School 125th Celebrations

September 11, 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!

It was an honour to be asked to cut the cake with the youngest student in the school.

Spent the day catching up with past students including Wendy Stower (nee Duggan) and Michelle Redding (nee Bidner) pictured, both in my class at school.

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New flag for Oakey RSL

March 1, 2023

Mr. Pat Weir MP & Chris Markham (President) Oakey RSL Sub-Branch with the New Queensland Flag!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Quite an honour to share the judging task for the best looking raft and the best dunny with Cr Megan O’Hara Sullivan at Oakey's Australia Day celebrations.

It was good to see locals and the many visitors joining in the events and experiencing the many displays of historical culture unique to Australia.

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Youth crime crisis

Jan 16th, 2023

Nowhere is safe from the youth crime crisis gripping Queensland!

Another police pursuit of a stolen vehicle yesterday on the Darling Downs saw the arrest, without injury, of three teenagers at an Oakey service station around 5:30pm. This pursuit involved a large number of police resources, including PolAir.

The police have done their job in securing the arrest, now up to the Justice system to address.

The LNP has been calling for Parliament to be recalled to address the youth crime epidemic.

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