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child killer laws

LNP guarantees tough sentences for child killers

by Ted Sorensen
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The LNP has today introduced a Bill which would guarantee all convicted child killers spend at least 15 to 25 years behind bars. In stark contrast with Labor’s weak legislation, the LNP’s Mason Jett Lee laws would deliver the toughest sentences in Australia for those who kill children through violence or neglect. The LNP Bill was drafted following the death of Caboolture toddler Mason Jett Lee, who died in agony over several days after being savagely beaten by his step-father. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said only mandatory minimum sentences would prevent killers from seeking plea bargains and reduced prison time. […]
Commercial Fishermen

Warnings ignored over Labor’s botched VMS rollout

by Ted Sorensen
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The Palaszczuk Labor Government is ignoring warnings that its botched rollout of the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) is harming Queensland’s commercial fishers. The LNP has been overwhelmed with cases and complaints of faulty responders, allegations of dodgy government-certified VMS suppliers, and vessel safety issues as a result of Labor’s rollout. The Palaszczuk Labor Government used its numbers in Parliament to shut down a disallowance motion on the rollout, which would have seen the regulations halted while concerns were addressed. LNP Shadow Minister for Fisheries Tony Perrett slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government and Fisheries Minster Mark Furner for allowing the poor […]
Small Business Week Grant

Small Business Week Grants Program

by Ted Sorensen
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The Small Business Week Grants Program can assist eligible individuals or organisations with grants of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) for events and activities, run during QSBW 2019, that deliver transformative impacts for small business. Online applications are now open and close on Sunday, 3 March 2019. To find out about the week and the grants visit www.business.qld.gov.au/smallbusinessweek or contact the QSBW 2019 team by emailqsbw@desbt.qld.gov.au  
Fraser Island Unclaimed Tins

Missing Invitation From Minister

by Ted Sorensen
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Welcome to Minister for Environment Leanne Enoch. Apparently the Minister is in my electorate to talk about the Tobruk and I imagine the Minister has misplaced Federal MP Keith Pitt’s and my invitation and feels very bad for the non-invite, particularly after all the work Keith and I did to secure the Tobruk. Anyhow, I can live in hope that Minister responds to my enquiries about these bags of cans that are accumulated on World Heritage Fraser Island, that Cannot get off the island, and There is no re-cycling availability over there. Seems so wrong when some 500,000 bottles and […]
Labor Ignorance

Labor Ignores Written Warnings

by Ted Sorensen
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I refer to the Courier Mail Thursday, 7th Feb 19, on page 7 with the story of  ‘Written warnings ignored’. It’s a good read and I suggest people grab a copy.  The story talks about the Kelly group leaving a trail of debt to the tune of about 50 $Million, before going into Liquidation. The Premier, the CCC and numerous Ministers had been forewarned about the pending doom of the Kelly group who had been awarded numerous government contracts – yet they did nothing to protect the sub-contractors that would eventually wear this debt too as it came down the […]

Plan your trip: Bruce Highway in the Wide Bay Burnett District (February 2019)

by Ted Sorensen
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The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is continuing to complete works to upgrade the Bruce Highway. The Wide Bay Burnett District has prepared the attached information flyer illustrating roadworks location and estimate travel delays during February 2019, weather permitting. You can view the full size map by CLICKING HERE We encourage you to pass this flyer on to other motorists and companies who may be interested or affected by the roadworks. To receive ongoing updates, motorists are welcome to contact TMR on 1300 728 390 during business hours, or email bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au. We thank all motorists for their patience […]
LNP Queensland Future

2019 With The LNP

by Ted Sorensen
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It’s important you know the LNP are fighting hard for all Queenslanders. Please watch what our Leader, Deb Frecklington has to say.

AUSTRALIA DAY – SATURDAY 26 JANUARY 2019

by Ted Sorensen
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Day of National Celebration. Australia Day is a time to celebrate the nation and people we have become. We celebrate the history that has made us who we are; the country that we love and the values and institutions that underpin it. To contribute to the national celebration and as a demonstration of national pride, and in accordance with flag protocol, all Australian and Queensland Government departments and associated portfolio agencies should fly or display the Australian National Flag all day on Saturday, 26 January 2019. Other organisations are welcome to participate. The financial and staffing implications arising from weekend […]

Ted asks – Why are Labor and the Greens so racist.

by Ted Sorensen
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Many people have come to my office to talk about the Adani mining project. Labor Lefties would have you believe that the LNP are environmental wrecking machines. I support the mining industry in Australia unashamedly, and I support the environment. I also support renewable energy initiatives. The Hervey Bay electorate has one of the largest participation rates in solar power energy in the State and that’s a great accolade to have. We all understand, that we will have a mix of energy into the future and how this energy is managed cost effectively for business, is high on my priority […]
Qld Health Report

Damming Qld Health Report

by Ted Sorensen
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National report shows Labor’s health priorities are all wrong Today’s report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare into the state of our public hospitals is another damning indictment on Annastacia Palaszczuk’s health priorities. LNP Shadow Minister for Health Ros Bates said that our public hospitals are bursting at the seams but Labor are more interested in wasting taxpayers money changing the names of hospitals. “Our hospitals are literally bursting at the seams under Labor,” Ms Bates said. “Elective surgery waiting times are blowing out despite a reduction in admissions. “The median wait time for surgery has blown out […]
Child Killer Laws

Australia’s Toughest Child Killer Laws

by Ted Sorensen
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Soft sentences for child killers will continue to be handed out under the Palaszczuk Labor Government, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has warned. Ms Frecklington said while the LNP had vowed to introduce Australia’s toughest punishments for child killers, Labor’s proposed new laws were soft and fail to address the issue. “Labor’s proposed new laws don’t go far enough to protect Queensland kids because they fail to introduce minimum mandatory sentences for child killers,” Ms Frecklington said. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO MESSAGE “There’s been too many soft sentences for child killers and that’s why the LNP’s Mason Jett Lee […]

Electricity Price Monitoring

by Ted Sorensen
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Queensland LNP welcomes amendment to Treasury Laws Amendment (Electricity Price Monitoring) Bill 2018 Thursday, 6th December, 2018 State LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has welcomed confirmation that the Federal Government’s legislation to prohibit misconduct in the energy sector will not allow Queensland’s electricity assets to be sold. “We welcome efforts to stamp out misconduct and ensure the lowest possible price for consumers,” Ms Frecklington said. “Queenslanders want lower power prices but they don’t want asset sales. “We believe our electricity assets should be kept in public hands, so the government can control the prices. “Unfortunately, the Palaszczuk Government has been using […]

POLL: Queenslanders say Labor is lying and to keep Lady Cilento name

by Ted Sorensen
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A Nine News Galaxy Poll has revealed that an overwhelming number of Queenslanders don’t want the name of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital changed. “This is the only scientifically conducted reliable poll on this issue to date and it proves Labor’s claims about genuine consultation are all lies,” Ms Frecklington said. “This is the final nail in the coffin for Annastacia Palaszczuk’s credibility. It is in Labor’s DNA to lie and Queenslanders haven’t been fooled by it.” “The Palaszczuk Government’s survey to justify the name change was clearly a rort, rigged and corrupted. You cannot believe a word this government […]

Right to Information exposes Labor’s sham “Cilento survey”

by Ted Sorensen
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The Palaszczuk Labor Government’s sham survey to rip Lady Cilento’s name from the children’s hospital has been exposed. “The Palaszczuk Labor Government has been caught red-handed fudging statistics,” LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said. “A Right to Information request has shown multiple votes had been recorded from the same IP address. “Annastacia Palaszczuk should immediately apologise to the family, restore Lady Cilento’s name to the hospital, and start concentrating on the healthcare of our sick kids. “Queensland children should have money spent on their healthcare, but Labor is spending millions on dodgy surveys and ripping the Cilento name down from the […]

Grants Open For Local Small Business

by Ted Sorensen
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The latest round of grants to assist Queensland small businesses to kickstart their business are now open for application with funding of up to $5,000 available for each successful recipient. Funding can be used for professional advice and support for business planning, marketing strategy development, as well as social media and digital strategies, research, mentoring and coaching. In the last round of Small Business Entrepreneur Grants, 237 small businesses were successful in receiving $840,000 to access professional advice and support. It is the critical early stages of developing a business that is so important to success, and these funds can […]

Armistice Day Centenary

by Ted Sorensen
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One hundred years ago on 11 November 1918, four bloody years of brutal conflict came to an end. Almost 62,000 Australians died fighting for our freedom and in service of our nation. To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War ceremonies will run in Hervey Bay, Howard, Toogoom & Maryborough on Remembrance Day, Sunday 11 November 2018. Full details can be found at https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/armistice

NEW Container Refund Scheme Locations on the Fraser Coast

by Ted Sorensen
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The Container Refund Scheme Locations on the Fraser Coast starts 01 November, 2018 For full details, go to http://containerexchange.com.au/ Please note a change in venues U Can Recycle, Pialba Bayside Christian Church, 18 Neil Street , Pialba Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 4.30pm Type: Drop-offs (bag it, tag it, drop it) Payment: Cash, EFT via Scheme ID ucanrecyclebunya@gmail.com Cleanaway Hervey Bay CRP 9 Industrial Avenue, Dundowran Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm Type: Drop-offs (bag it, tag it, drop it) Payment: EFT via Scheme ID 07 4315 6300 scott.campbell@cleanaway.com.au

LNP & 4WD Community Have A Win – New 4WD lift laws provide greater consistency

by Ted Sorensen
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Vehicle lift modification laws will be changed in Queensland to create greater consistency for 4WD motorists. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the changes would be in place from today, 26 October 2018, following the Palaszczuk Government’s announcement last month that it would change the laws to align them with other states. “The changes to the Queensland Code of Practice follow extensive consultation with industry and 4WD groups over several months,” Mr Bailey said. “This decision will increase the maximum certifiable lift from 125mm to 150mm, which is consistent with the National Code of Practice and other states. […]

Lawrence Springborg Testimonial Lunch

by Ted Sorensen
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To honour the enormous contribution Lawrence Springborg made to the LNP and Queensland, there will be a testimonial lunch in his honour in Hervey Bay on Friday 9th November. Lawrence will be accompanied by the Leader of the LNP & Opposition, Deb Frecklington. Venue: Blazing Saddles Bar & Grill, 140 Freshwater St , Torquay Time: 11.30am for noon start Cost: $50 per head – light lunch will be served Booking: Online by CLICKING HERE This promises to be a great day to honour Lawrence.

Racing faces ruin under Labor’s betting tax

by Ted Sorensen
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The unprecedented action to trigger state-wide strikes is a last ditch effort by the Queensland racing industry strangled by Labor’s $367million racing tax. “Once again the Queensland racing industry has been let down by the Annastacia Palaszczuk and her government,” LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said. “This is a $1.2 billion industry that employs thousands of Queenslanders and provides enjoyment to many others. “Stirling Hinchliffe failed as Transport Minister in the last term and he has now failed the Queensland racing industry. “Labor need to be supporting the racing industry, but instead they’re taxing it out of existence.” LNP Shadow Racing […]

Mary River, Traveston project: Property bloodbath that cost Queensland $318m

by Ted Sorensen
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THE biggest property bloodbath in the state’s history – which has cost Queenslanders a staggering $318 million – is officially over. Almost a decade after the Federal Government blocked a controversial move to dam the Mary River, 150km north of Brisbane, The Courier-Mail can reveal the last lots acquired for the project have been sold. To make way for the proposed Traveston Crossing Dam, the then Beattie Government bought more than 500 properties, comprising 656 individual lots, for $520 million. Extraordinary losses suffered by the government included selling a property it bought for a whopping $25.3 million back to the […]

National Police Remembrance Day

by Ted Sorensen
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On Friday September 28, members of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the community pause to remember the police officers who have lost their lives serving the public of Queensland and those officers who have fallen both on duty and off duty under other circumstances. This significant day also recognises the unique nature of policing and the dangers that police face in their daily pursuits whilst serving and protecting our community. CLICK HERE for full details

Bruce Highway Sept 18 Road Works Update

by Ted Sorensen
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The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is continuing to complete works to upgrade the Bruce Highway. You can download this update by clicking here The Wide Bay Burnett District has prepared the attached information flyer illustrating roadwork locations and estimated travel delays during August 2018, weather permitting. To receive ongoing updates, motorists are welcome to contact TMR on 1300 728 390 during business hours, or email bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au. We thank all motorists for their patience and cooperation while these important safety works are completed.   Kind regards,  Hendrik Roux District Director | Wide Bay/Burnett District Program Delivery and Operations […]
Caravan Scare

Let’s Clear This Up And Tow It Away.

by Ted Sorensen
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Retirees were to bear the brunt of apparently conjured car tax – under the new ‘towing’ regulations to be introduced by Labor’s Government Minister Mark Bailey. Minister Mark Bailey was master and chief, presiding over the new regulations that would stop 4WD ‘modified’ vehicles from towing caravans, boats, horse floats and trailers because they exceeded their legal carrying capacity.  This was over a couple of pages in the Courier Mail on the 21 August, 2018… It’s a grey area over new towing rules. Hervey Bay was named as a post code that would stand to be affected the most. Could […]

Sign petition to show your support for a Regional City Deal

by Ted Sorensen
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A final push is on to make sure Hinkler is one of the first regional electorates recognised as a site for a Regional City Deal. Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt is calling on local residents and the community to show its support for a Regional City Deal. “A Regional City Deal is an economic plan that delivers more jobs into the future, infrastructure for better connectivity, training for the workforce of tomorrow and builds on the strengths of our region. “A regional deal would bring together the Federal, State and Local Governments to establish a long-term plan for economic […]

Local Sporting Champions funding boost

by Ted Sorensen
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Eighty-six young athletes in the Hinkler region have received a funding boost to help them compete at state, national and international competitions. Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt is today congratulating the successful Local Sporting Champions recipients of Round 1 2018-19. “It’s fantastic to see such a large number of young people eligible for the grants and selected to compete at this top level. “However, it can be expensive to get them to these competitions and I hope that the Local Sporting Champions grant makes it easier for these families,” he said. Changes to the Local Sporting Champions program means […]

Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants

by Ted Sorensen
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I’m proud to announce that the electorate will share in $197,084.85 worth of grant funding awarded through round 96 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. 9 organisations from sporting groups Tennis, Football, Dragon Club, Surf Life Saving and community group such as Meals on Wheels, VMR, schools and PCYC received grants. The money will make a huge difference to the successful local groups. Non-profit clubs or organisations can apply for the next round visit www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants so be sure to get your applications in a get our fair share of the gambling revenue back in Hervey Bay.
Labor Captains Call

Palaszczuk’s Captain’s Call Cost Queenslanders $13,600

by Ted Sorensen
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Liberal National Party Shadow Minister for Sport John-Paul Langbroek said the true cost of Annastacia Palaszczuk’s captain’s call had been revealed today in Estimates. “Annastacia Palaszczuk’s call was out of touch and insensitive to the grief that the Mackenroth family were experiencing after the passing of Terry,” Mr Langbroek said. “The whole saga became a debacle and it took far too long for Annastacia Palaszczuk to drop the idea. “Her own Cabinet didn’t even back her captain’s call. “To make matters worse, the Premier tried to use the new Alfie Langer statue announcement as a smokescreen to cover her bad […]

Fraser Coast region let down by Labor – AGAIN

by Ted Sorensen
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Liberal National Party Shadow Minister for State Development Andrew Powell has slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government for delaying Building our Regions Projects on the Fraser Coast region. “Once again the Fraser Coast region has been ignored by the Brisbane-centric Palaszczuk Labor Government,” Mr Powell said. “Projects like Nikenbah Water and Sewerage Infrastructure and Howard Sewerage Project would have created jobs for locals but instead, Labor continues to push out the time frames for the projects. “The Nikenbah Water and Sewerage Infrastructure Project has been delayed for 11 months and the Howard Sewerage Project has been delayed indefinitely under Labor. “Worse […]

Queensland royalties held to ransom

by Ted Sorensen
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LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has called on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to immediately intervene in a coal network rail maintenance dispute that could cost Queenslanders more than $500 million in royalty revenue and countless jobs. “The Queensland Competition Authority’s retrospective regulatory changes mean 20 million fewer tonnes of coal (worth approximately $4 billion) will be exported every year for the next four years. That’s $500 million of royalty money directly out of the pockets of Queenslanders,” Ms Frecklington said. “A $500 million cut to royalties is a $100 cut for every man, woman and child living in Queensland in the next […]