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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 […]
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.

MEDIA REQUEST: Fraser Coast Chronicle

by Ted Sorensen
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It has been raised more than once why I normally don’t communicate with the Fraser Coast Chronicle. Below is a perfect example where we responded 57 minutes later and well before their print deadline (nearly 3 hours) and here we are 1 week later and no story.  You be the judge . . . From: Annie Perets [mailto:annie.perets@frasercoastchronicle.com.au] Sent: Monday, 26 June 2017 12:11 PM To: Hervey Bay Electorate Office <Hervey.Bay@parliament.qld.gov.au> Subject: MEDIA REQUEST: Fraser Coast Chronicle Hi Ted, This is Annie, journalist from the Fraser Coast Chronicle. I’m writing a story on the latest youth unemployment statistics in the […]

Regional Road Works

by Ted Sorensen
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The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will soon commence asphalt resurfacing works at various locations in the Fraser Coast area. The locations to be resurfaced include: *   Bruce Highway in the vicinity of Gutchy and Oakey creeks *   Bruce Highway at the Henry Palmer Bridge *   Bruce Highway near the Baddow roundabout (Alice Street) *   Bruce Highway at the Burrum River Bridge near Howard *   Boat Harbour Drive between Beach Road and Hunter Street. These works form part of TMR’s routine maintenance program and involve removing sections of the existing road surface pavement and placing a new layer […]

Boat Harbour Drive Asphalt Works

by Ted Sorensen
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Asphalt resurfacing works will soon be completed on various sections of Boat Harbour Drive between Beach Road and Hunter Street at Hervey Bay. Works involve removing sections of the existing road surface pavement and placing a new layer of asphalt to provide smoother travelling conditions. The project is scheduled to start in mid- to late July 2017 with the majority of works conducted at night between 6pm and 6am when traffic volumes are lower. The works are expected to be completed within one week, weather permitting.  Click here for full details.

Latest Gambling Community Benefit Fund Recipients

by Ted Sorensen
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Congratulations to the following local organisations who successfully applied for grants from the Gambling Fund. Australian Air League IT & office furniture & equipment $7,737.00 Hervey Bay Art Society Kitchen Improvements $1,897.00 Qld Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Organisation Gym equipment $15,000.00 River Heads Progress Association Inc. Develop walking & cycling tracks, install solar $21,000.00 Volunteer Marine Rescue Emergency Generator $25,000.00 Total $70,634.00

High Blood Pressure – The Silent Killer

by Ted Sorensen
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Did you know that blood pressure is a silent killer because there are no obvious signs or symptoms? Over half of the people with high blood pressure don’t even know they have it or are not managing to control it. Do you know your blood pressure? I recently rolled up my sleeve for a blood pressure check at Parliament thanks to the Heart Foundation and Stroke Foundation. [Luckily my blood pressure is normal/I was surprised to find my blood pressure is elevated]. Don’t let a heart attack or stroke be your first sign that you have high blood pressure. See […]

Ted’s Achievements As Member For Hervey Bay

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Here is a list Teds achievements as the State Member for Hervey Bay for the last 8 years. The Liberal National Party has only had 3 years in government.  As an Opposition member Ted has held this do nothing Labor government to account, on many levels – too many to mention here. While you are reading this list, please ask yourself this question – what has the Labor Government, while in power, delivered in Hervey Bay in the last 8 years? Ted has; Increased Dialysis chairs so locals did not have to travel to Gympie and beyond Coordinated with government […]

Call to Get Ready Queensland

by Ted Sorensen
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What’s your ‘what-if’ plan? Queenslanders are urged to use their home-grown resilience and ‘get ready’ to face the possibility of wild weather this disaster season. Member for Hervey Bay said the State Government and RACQ would encourage locals to think about what could happen if they or their families were struck by wild weather. “In recent times, natural disasters have caused havoc across Queensland. They can be unpredictable and it is up to every one of us to have a ‘what-if’ plan,” Ted said. You can help protect your family.. What if you had an emergency plan and an emergency […]

Strong Choices

by Ted Sorensen
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We have a strong plan to pay down the $80 billion debt we inherited so more money can be spent on building schools, hospitals, roads and other vital infrastructure. We've listened to Queenslanders' concerns and we won't be selling assets. By leasing assets, we can still pay down debt and ensure the assets come back to Queenslanders. Only the LNP has a strong plan to reduce debt and free up funds for job creating infrastructure. For more information, please go to http://www.strongchoices.qld.gov.au/problem  

JP (Qual) & C.Dec Training

by Ted Sorensen
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Want to become a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) or a Commissioner for Declarations?   Queensland Justices Association is holding JP (Qual) and C.Dec training courses. If you wish to become a Justice of the Peace, book online at www.qja.com.au or call the Training Program Manager on (07) 3392 2455 for course information. JP (Qual) Course dates are: Saturdays, 25 October, 1 and 8 November 2014 Enrol by 21 October 2014 9:00am to 4:30pm Venue: Hervey Bay Community Centre, 22 Charles Street, Pialba 4655 C.Dec training is the first two days only JP (Qual) – $350, C.Dec $240

Wide Bay Health Service, Perfomance – Parliament Question without Notice

by Ted Sorensen
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Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service, Performance Mr SORENSEN: My question without notice is to the Minister for Health. With reference to the waiting time for local constituents who are on the outpatient category 3 waiting list for their first specialist appointment I ask: has there been a change in the Wide Bay HHS in the percentage of people being seen within the recommended time as a result of the LNP government’s strong plan to revitalise front-line health services? Mr SPRINGBORG: I thank the honourable member for Hervey Bay for his question. The short answer is yes, there has been […]

Kids Get Started Again With Sport Funding

by Ted Sorensen
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Hervey Bay families have been encouraged to Get in the Game and submit their applications for the fourth round of the hugely popular Get Started funding program that opened today. Member for Hervey Bay Mr Ted Sorensen MP said the initiative was successfully lowering the cost of living for local families with 963 vouchers issued in this electorate since the program commenced. “Get Started officially opens for applications on 15 July and provides vouchers valued up to $150 to help kids whose families can least afford for them to join a sport or recreation club.” Mr Ted Sorensen MP said […]

Hervey Bay Community Anzac grants announced

by Ted Sorensen
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Hervey Bay Community Anzac grants announced   State Member of Parliament Ted Sorensen, has welcomed a Queensland Government grant to the Hervey Bay electorate for a project to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the First World War. Ted said the Anzac Centenary community grants program recognised the role many communities throughout the state played in supporting Australia’s involvement in the First World War. Ted said the $70,000 had been provided for the extension and enhancement of the Hervey Bay Freedom Park Memorial precinct.  “The First World War was Australia’s first significant international military campaign, and men and women from all […]

A responsible Budget from a responsible Government.

by Ted Sorensen
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“The 2014/15 Budget continues to deliver on the LNP Government’s election promises for a strong plan for a brighter future, Ted said. “There is no doubt it’s a mammoth task to reduce the state’s $80 billion debt and the interest bill, left by the previous Labor government. “We are making significant progress in restoring our finances with this responsible budget, Ted said. “We will continue to grow our four pillar economy, revitalise frontline services and sustainably invest in schools and hospitals for the secure future of our great State. “Local health spending has increased by 5.6% to $458.3 million in […]

Hervey Bay to have their say on motorcycle road rule changes

by Ted Sorensen
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Hervey Bay road users can now have their say on possible road rule changes to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety affecting motorcycle riders. Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen said the Motorcycle Discussion Paper will be live on the “Get Involved” website for six weeks as part of the Queensland Government’s promise to revitalise front line services. “I encourage all Hervey Bay road users to give their feedback about potential road rule changes,” Ted said. “Easing congestion on our roads and making it easier for motorcyclists to ride are the main purposes behind a new discussion paper for Queenslanders […]

Switch off for ceiling safety

by Ted Sorensen
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A comprehensive awareness campaign will urge Hervey Bay homeowners and tradies to stop and think before working in a roof space, following the tragic deaths of three Queenslanders. Ted Sorensen said the Government was delivering on a key recommendation from a Coronial inquest into the rollout of the former Federal Government’s home insulation scheme. “Three young Queenslanders were killed by something so preventable and this is about preventing further tragedies,” Ted said. “The Government made a commitment to Queenslanders that we would restore accountability to government, which is why it ordered a Coronial inquest into the deaths of Matthew Fuller, […]

Fraser Coasters invited to nominate for prestigious Cultural Diversity awards

by Ted Sorensen
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 Ted Sorensen, Hervey Bay MP, is encouraging locals to nominate, or nominate someone they know for this year’s Queensland Cultural Diversity Awards.  Ted Sorensen said applications were now open for the awards, which recognise individuals and organisations who have contributed to greater understanding and acceptance of our State’s unique cultural diversity.  “The awards are a meaningful opportunity to recognise contributions and achievements of individuals and organisations which support strong diverse communities across Queensland,” he said.  “There are 13 award categories this year which will recognise the broad variety of work and achievements that are indicative of our state’s cultural diversity.” […]