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Over 1100 Road Rule Changes

by Ted Sorensen
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There have been over 1100 road rule changes since 1998 which impacts the safety of our over 60’s tremendously. Maria Allen, Project Coordinator from Fraser Coast TESS is currently coordinating a project that will be hosted by Active Plus Lifestyle options and funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety & Disability Services. Two expert Driving Instructors ( ex law enforcement ) will be presenting a two hour update with visuals on Queensland Road Safety and Road rules. We recognise the need for accessible information and want to share it with the Hervey Bay Community over 60’s. Fraser Coast TESS […]
Urangan Pier Cruise Ships

LNP To Deliver Urangan Pier Cruise Ship Feasibility Study

by Ted Sorensen
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LNP Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen has described the pledge for a feasibility study into extending the Urangan Pier to meet the cruise ships, as a potential ‘game changer’ for our local tourism industry. “This initiative would not only boost Hervey Bay’s tourism industry by unlocking potential investment for locals, it would advance the entire Fraser Coast with increased employment opportunities and bring much needed tourism dollars to the area, Ted said. “Labor has dropped the ball over the past three years and is missing out on a golden era of international and domestic tourism, Ted said. “People who cruise Australian waters, have […]
Qld Election Issues

Compare issues that matter to Queenslanders

by Ted Sorensen
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If you are still unsure which way to cast your vote, then compare issues that matter to Queenslanders at http://queenslandelection.info/
Parkinsons Nurse

LNP delivers dedicated nurse for Hervey Bay Hospital

by Ted Sorensen
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LNP Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen has announced that the LNP will deliver better health services by securing a new community Parkinson’s nurse based at Hervey Bay Hospital. “A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government is fully committed to providing local residents with the best health care services,” Mr Sorensen said. “An LNP Government will invest $300,000 for a dedicated Parkinson’s nurse to be based at Hervey Bay Hospital. “The dedicated nurse will work with patients with acquired brain injuries such as strokes and brain haemorrhages. “This is a major win for our community and will ensure all of our community, both young and old, […]
Palaszczuk Derailed

Palaszczuk Derailed Over Repair Bill For New Trains

by Ted Sorensen
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By SARAH ELKS, QUEENSLAND POLITICAL REPORTER – The Australian Newspaper Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has ordered $100 million be redirected to Queensland manufacturer Downer to fix the state’s new Indian-made trains, in a bid to shore up the super-marginal ALP seat of Maryborough. The controversial New Generation Rollingstock trains — commissioned by the Newman government in 2012 for $4.4 billion from Canadian company Bombardier— have been used by Labor to attack current Liberal National Party leader and Newman government treasurer Tim Nicholls. The carriages need to be fixed because people with disabilities cannot use the trains’ hallways or toilets, and the $100m […]
Labor Train Lies

Labor Still Lying About New Trains

by Ted Sorensen
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Annastacia Palaszczuk and her part-time Transport Minister Jackie Trad have continued their campaign of outright lies about new passenger trains for Brisbane. Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor are more focused on their own jobs, than the jobs of Queenslanders Annastacia Palaszczuk knows the facts and yet chooses to lie to Queenslanders No Australian company bid for the contract to supply new trains for SEQ and Labor contracted the same company they are now criticising – Bombardier – to build trams for the Gold Coast Light Rail LNP Shadow Transport Minister Andrew Powell said Annastacia Palaszczuk’s decision to send the New Generation […]
$2 million for Hervey Bay School Air Conditioning

LNP To Air Condition Hervey Bay Schools

by Ted Sorensen
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Ted Sorensen & a Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will deliver a better learning environment for students with a $2 million dollar project to install air conditioning in schools across Hervey Bay. The LNP will commit $2 million to install air conditioning in classrooms in schools in Hervey Bay LNP has delivered the air conditioners after listening to the concerns of the local community Only the LNP will better support families by building a Better Queensland LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said the new air conditioners would ensure students could have the best chance at learning regardless of the weather. “We will […]
domestic violence

LNP to take real action against domestic violence

by Ted Sorensen
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A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will tackle domestic violence and implement a five-point action plan to better protect victims and their families. LNP will introduce a tough new five-point plan to take real action against domestic violence Only the LNP is serious about addressing domestic violence, after introducing tough new bail and parole laws for domestic violence offenders in early 2017 Only the LNP will better support Queensland families LNP Shadow Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Ros Bates said domestic violence victims had been failed by Annastacia Palaszczuk. “Domestic violence victims have suffered for too long under […]

LNP To Provide Hervey Bay Residents With The Best Health Care

by Ted Sorensen
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LNP Hervey Bay MP Ted Sorensen has announced that the LNP will employ a new Hospital Liaison officer at Hervey Bay Hospital. Mr Sorensen said the LNP was fully committed to providing local residents with the best health care services. “An LNP Government is focused on ensuring everyone has access to the best health care possible,” Mr Sorensen said. “I am extremely proud to be part of an LNP team that will deliver this funding for our local community.” LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said only the LNP’s Ted Sorensen would deliver world-class health care for Hervey Bay residents. “A vote for anyone other […]

Only a LNP State Government has a well thought out plan to get Hervey Bay working.

by Ted Sorensen
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Instead of leading the way in job creation and job security, we are falling behind other states. Debt continues to increase, youth unemployment in some parts of Queensland is over 20% and last year business investment fell by 23% meaning fewer jobs.

LNP To Deliver New Hervey Bay Girl Guides Clubhouse

by Ted Sorensen
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LNP Hervey Bay MP Ted Sorensen has announced that the LNP will invest $1 million in a new clubhouse for Hervey Bay Girl Guides. “Everyone knows the little blue building on the corner of Torquay and Denman Camp Roads – we have all driven past it for years,” Mr Sorensen said. “The group came to me in desperate need for improved facilities and while the blue club house has served them well, Hervey Bay Girl Guides have certainly outgrown their current accommodation. “The Girl Guides have done a wonderful job in our community and today Girl Guides Queensland is the […]

Here’s 4 Billion Reasons Why We Need To Dump Labor

by Ted Sorensen
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Labor has cut $4 Billion out of Queenslands Infrastructure budget Labor has cut $890 Million in spending out of Wide Bay Labor has cost 30,000 locals their jobs

Labor locks out locals from Hervey Bay hospital contracts

by Ted Sorensen
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With the Qld State election having been called, it’s very concerning how Hervey Bay businesses have once again been snubbed by Labor. Fraser Coast and Wide Bay contractors and sub-contractors overlooked for government work at the new $44 million emergency department at Hervey Bay Hospital Labor’s ‘Buy Queensland’ policy is a sham, and nothing short of taxpayer funded deceit Premier’s promised Wide Bay-Burnett community during her visit last month that local contractors would be used for the work, and 170 local jobs would be createdFraser Coast and Wide Bay contractors and sub-contractors are seething after being overlooked for government work […]

EXPOsing Diabetes in Hervey Bay

by Ted Sorensen
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If you live in the Fraser Coast area, have type 2 diabetes, or someone you love is living with the condition, Diabetes Queensland has some great news. On Saturday, 11 November, Diabetes Queensland will host EXPOsing Diabetes in Hervey Bay at Oceans Resort between 8.30am and 2.30pm. It’s a one day event that will give you the information you need to be as healthy as you can be while living with diabetes. More than 95 per cent of people who attended a previous EXPOsing said they were satisfied with the event. Local health professionals will talk to people with diabetes, […]

Breaking News: Labor votes for $200 power bill increase

by Ted Sorensen
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Labor has tonight refused to abandon ideologically driven 50 per cent renewable energy target, despite Federal modelling which shows it would lead to higher power prices for Queensland families.

How Terrible Another 3 Years of Labor Will Be.

by Ted Sorensen
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Under Labor, Queensland is losing the economic State of Origin, but not just against NSW, we’re losing to almost every other state.  

Labor’s farmer bashing begins in lead up to state election

by Ted Sorensen
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The Palaszczuk Labor Government has resorted to the same old farmer-bashing and figure fudging in another dishonest attack on Queensland’s agriculture sector. Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor resort to farmer bashing to win election Labor again distorts vegetation management figures to paint farmers as environmental vandals SLATS report still deceptively includes drought feeding and clearing for fencelines and fire breaks as ‘broad scale clearing’ Shadow Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps said Labor’s predictable fearmongering over the release of 2015-16 Statewide Land and Tree Cover Study (SLATS) was designed to trash the reputations of farmers and landholders in the eyes of urban […]

LNP commits to ending Palaszczuk’s ID scanner farce

by Ted Sorensen
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The LNP has announced it will close a farcical loophole in the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s botched ID scanner laws following consultation with local communities across Queensland. LNP will close dangerous loophole in Annastacia Palaszczuk’s botched ID scanner laws LNP will standardise scanning laws to ensure all clubs begin scanning at midnight LNP change will ensure patrons scanned and turned away at one venue cannot simply walk across the road and gain entry to another venue that escapes Labor’s laws LNP Shadow Employment and Fair Trading Minister Jarrod Bleijie said an LNP government will push back the time licensed venues must […]

LNP to renew category H licences for farmers

by Ted Sorensen
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A Tim Nicholls-led LNP government has committed to renew all existing category H gun licences for farmers and graziers. A future LNP government will renew all existing category H gun licences The LNP will also ensure new applicants for category H licences are fairly assessed, in a timely manner Annastacia Palaszczuk has treated farmers worse than criminal gang members Liberal National Party Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen, said the LNP would also ensure that all new applicants for category H licences were assessed fairly and in a timely manner.  “The LNP will give farmers a fair go and not […]

Misleading Captions

by Ted Sorensen
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It’s amazing how far some media will go to posture a story via captions to support their political mates. The bottom two stories are about the ALP Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders, calling Ted a dog, when Ted was delivering a speech in Parliament. Ted’s speech aimed to defend his office staff who had suffered from some very unsavoury, politically motivated intimidations. Let’s Lift the Politics’: Saunders’s responds to dog comment…..  Why would Saunder’s respond to his own comment you ask?    Well, so do we…. You’re a Dog: caption is on Ted’s photo to make inference that he said it…. […]
Buy Local

More Local Jobs for Hervey Bay – LNP’s ‘Buy Local’ Policy

by Ted Sorensen
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A future Tim Nicholls-led Liberal National Party Government will introduce a “Buy Local” government procurement policy which puts Queensland jobs, businesses and taxpayers first. LNP’s ‘Buy Local’ to produce more local jobs. LNP’s ‘Buy Local’ gives true local businesses a real hand up to create more local jobs Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor are all talk and no action when it comes to ‘Buy Local’ Liberal National Party MEMBER for Hervey Bay, Ted Sorensen said, “Buy Local” would not only prioritise local jobs but give hard working Queensland taxpayers best bang for buck. “I want to see more local jobs and […]

Labor Trains Debacle Update

by Ted Sorensen
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Annastacia Palaszczuk and her part-time Transport Minister Jackie Trad have continued their campaign of outright lies about new passenger trains for Brisbane. *         Labor resorts to lies and attack ads to cover up their own train disaster *         Annastacia Palaszczuk knows the facts and yet chooses to lie to Queenslanders *         No Australian company bid for the contract to supply new trains for SEQ and Labor contracted the same company they are now criticising – Bombardier – to build trams for the Gold Coast Light Rail LNP Shadow Transport Minister Andrew […]

Putting Wrong Right

by Ted Sorensen
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“The Premier and Deputy Premier should concern themselves less with what I am doing and use their visit to apologise to Fraser Coast residents for ripping them off through higher power bills and car registration and also explain why their loony left policies are killing jobs and hurting the state’s economy. “I have seen a lot of fluff and staged media events this week from this risk-averse Premier, who has finally worked out where the Fraser Coast is after nearly three years, but I haven’t seen much else, except for the odd selfie here and there. “Hopefully she swans out […]

“Get Ted” Campaign

by Ted Sorensen
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I welcome the Get Ted strategy, because it reminds me of the Get Chris Loft strategy;  run by the Labor party, supported by Labor party sympathisers and the Labor party members who are on council like Deputy Mayor George Seymour and Stuart Taylor. When is the Premier going to stand down the ALP Candidate for Hervey Bay Mr. Adrian Tantari.  He has a clear and definite conflict of interest, when he was the person taking all the complaints against Chris Loft at the local government Department level, in referral.  Here is the evidence. Then the Premier may wish to explain […]

Labor Sent Train Contracts Offshore

by Ted Sorensen
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Labor initially destroyed train car contracts opportunities for EDI Downer.  (refer to Queensland Industry Participation Policy Bill 2011) The then Independent Member for Maryborough and I questioned and appealed to the government to renew the contracts, and I asked where the cancelled train cars went?   I told them what would happen to our region, without this important work. Independent Member for Maryborough, he even did not know ‘why’ EDI Downer pulled out of the tender process.  In reality, the process was too expensive, too convoluted, and it was Labor who sent the contracts off shore. Bruce Saunders has no soap […]
Swim With The Whales Hervey Bay

Labor Follow My Lead

by Ted Sorensen
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I’m very happy to see the Qld Labor Govt adopt and expand on one of my initiatives for Hervey Bay – that being the “Swim With The Whales” trial that I got started while in Government.

LNP Plan to Crack Down on Youth Crime

by Ted Sorensen
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With increasing rates of car theft, hooning and break-ins, some young criminals are being arrested in the morning and let go only to be re-arrested in the afternoon. Labor’s softly softly approach has created a revolving door which isn’t working. That’s why an LNP Government will introduce some of the toughest youth justice reforms in the nation, to make you safer. No ifs, no buts and no more excuses. 1/. Breach of Bail:- Re-introducing breach of bail as an offence 2/. Community Service:- Mandatory community service for those convicted of break-ins, car theft or hooning 3/. Detention:- Re-introducing detention for […]

Labor Admits Games Rail ‘Debacle’

by Ted Sorensen
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Labor MP Bruce Saunders admits Commonwealth Games rail transport is a “debacle” Jackie Trad’s rail fail is putting the 2018 Commonwealth Games at risk Labor Government was asked multiple times during Estimates if Commonwealth Games transport strategy was on track and we were told yes A Labor MP who sits on the Commonwealth Games parliamentary committee says the Games will be a transport “debacle”. Maryborough Labor MP Bruce Saunders told Triple M Fraser Coast radio on Monday that the Government was “pulling our hair out” at issues including not enough trains and buses. He said Labor had fallen hopelessly behind […]

Labor is killing jobs and destroying the state’s economy

by Ted Sorensen
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Once again today we have heard more proof that Annastacia Palaszczuk has used the state’s electricity generators to tax Queenslanders by stealth. Annastacia Palaszczuk has been caught out ripping off every man, woman and child in Queensland. ACCC boss Rod Sims told ABC radio this morning that Labor’s decisions under Peter Beattie, Anna Bligh and now Annastacia Palaszczuk had led to Queenslanders paying though the nose for electricity.* Mr Sims said it was not only households that were being affected by Labor’s unabashed cash-grab – small businesses and manufacturers are also feeling the pinch. # “We have already seen some […]

Labor leaves heritage listed lighthouse in ruins

by Ted Sorensen
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Labor’s Heritage Protection Minister is refusing to restore an iconic Hervey Bay lighthouse listed on the Queensland Heritage Register North Bluff lighthouse on Woody Island will be at risk of disintegrating because of its current condition and forces of the weather if it is not restored The Hervey Bay community recognises the significance of both lighthouses on Woody Island and they want something done Hervey Bay residents are being let down by the Palaszczuk Labor Government, with the Heritage Protection Minister refusing to restore an iconic local lighthouse. Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen said that he could not believe […]