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Llew Obrien2
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Federal Member for Wide Bay

Working for Wide Bay

Media Releases


$11.2 million upgrade for Bruce Hwy and Wide Bay Hwy intersection

Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien, and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Matt Canavan, have welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget commitment of $11.2 million to upgrade the intersection of the Bruce and Wide Bay highways at Bells Bridge.

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Additional $15 million to support farm businesses in QLD

  • An additional $15 million in Coalition Government funding for Drought Assistance Concessional Loans is now available for Queensland farm businesses to 30 June 2017.
  • $50 million has now been allocated to Queensland for Drought Assistance Concessional Loans since the Farm Business Concessional Loans Scheme opened on 1 November 2016.
  • Since the scheme opened in November last year, 33 Queensland farm businesses have been approved for loan funding of almost $20 million.

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Parliamentary Friends of Road Safety Statement

This week marks the commencement of two very important initiatives; National Road Safety Week and the fourth UN Global Road Safety week.

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Back to basics budget based on fairness, security and opportunity

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien, said the 2017 Coalition Government Budget is based on principles of fairness, security and opportunity.

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Quality Schools funding estimator for Wide Bay

A new funding estimator is available to help parents, teachers, principals and school communities see exactly how they stand to benefit from the Coalition Government’s new $18.6 billion needs-based Quality Schools plan.

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Yay for Section A! Another section of Cooroy to Curra upgrade now open

The $490 million Cooroy to Curra Section A upgrade is completed and already easing congestion for all motorists travelling that section of the Bruce Highway.

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