Community project helps endangered turtles

Dozens of clutches of White throated snapping turtle eggs were protected in the Bundaberg region last year thanks to a community-led project.

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Million-dollar upgrade for major Hervey Bay intersection

A major intersection in Hervey Bay will receive a $44 million upgrade to improve road safety for motorists in the region.

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More live music coming to Bundaberg

Getting more live music on stage will be easier for one local café thanks to a Federal Government grant.

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On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme extended

An extension to the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme will give farmers impacted by drought more time to apply for funding.

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Statement on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

It was with sadness I learned of the death overnight of His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.

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Lowering energy costs for community groups in Hinkler

Community groups across Hinkler will be supported by a new Coalition Government program to lower energy costs and support local jobs.

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Speech – 2021 Nationals Federal Conference

Anniversaries should be times of both celebration and reflection.
A 101-year anniversary is something else again – proof of resilience, of survival against the odds, and the ability to evolve through changing times.
Our party has an enormous amount to be proud of, and much of that has been discussed during this conference.
And yet this Federal Conference occurs at a time when our Parliament – the central democratic institution of our nation – has hit a pretty low ebb.
As someone who has been self-employed, employed a lot of people and have been in charge of divisions of companies, I’ve always described Parliament House as the strangest place I’ve ever worked in.
But that is not a reason for allowing things to remain the same.
We owe it to you, to our nation to do a lot better.
We cannot accept the unacceptable.
We have to work to a higher standard of personal responsibility than other places.

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Volunteer Grants available for community organisations

A new funding opportunity to support the work of volunteers in the community has opened for Expressions of Interest.

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Questions without notice – Australian floods

Mr THOMPSON: My question is for the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia. Will the minister outline to the House the work and research Geoscience Australia has been undertaking to support and assist our communities in managing the impact of floods?

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MPI – Energy

Mr PITT: I’ve got to say, I walked into this MPI with the normal expectations, and they’ve been fulfilled by those opposite. Usually you can sit here and listen to a couple of those opposite make a few notes and come forward with some points to push back on what it is they’re putting forward. I made a few notes about what they’re talking about, and all I’ve got is ‘Angus, Angus, Angus, Angus, Angus, Angus, Angus, Angus, Angus’—not a lot; not a lot at all about process, about policy, about what they propose.

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