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Llew Obrien2
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Federal Member for Wide Bay

Working for Wide Bay

Media Releases


Wide Bay’s sporting champions recognised by Llew O’Brien

Wide Bay has many young people with great sporting abilities, Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien said today.

“I’m pleased to congratulate 18 sporting champions in Wide Bay who have been awarded $500 each from the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions program,” Mr O’Brien said.

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National Broadband Network rolling out in Tuchekoi, Maaroom, and Aldershot.

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien today said premises in the Fraser Coast communities of Maaroom and Aldershot, and the Mary Valley community of Tuchekoi will soon have access to faster and more reliable nbn internet access. 

“Superfast nbn broadband is on its way to Tuchekoi, Maaroom, and Aldershot, opening up a range of new opportunities for business, students, and local residents,” Mr O’Brien said.

There are approximately 800 premises that will gain access to the nbn from Fixed Wireless sites at Tuchekoi (100 premises), Maaroom (200 premises), and Aldershot (500 premises). The nbn has advised final network designs have been completed and residents will soon see nbn subcontractors connecting the area with new high-speed broadband. 

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Still plenty of time to have your say in Census 2016.

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien has reassured local residents that there is still plenty of time for them to receive either a paper Census form, or a letter containing a Census login, to enable them to participate in the 2016 Census. 

“The 2016 Census takes place on Tuesday night, August 9, and is conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS),” Mr O’Brien said.

“Many people have contacted my office seeking information about the Census and have expressed concern that they have not yet received a letter containing a login to lodge their Census form online, or a paper Census form. 

“The ABS advise it is currently issuing letters and paper Census forms to all households and that the majority of Australians actually complete their form after Census night. 

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