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Llew Obrien2
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Federal Member for Wide Bay

Working for Wide Bay



Speech - Gallipoli to Armistice Memorial - Federation Chamber

A landmark of international significance is now emerging in Queen's Park, Maryborough in the electorate of Wide Bay, a $3.2 million Gallipoli to Armistice memorial funded by the federal and Queensland governments and the Fraser Coast Regional Council. It will tell the story of Maryborough's Duncan Chapman, the first man ashore at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, as well as other soldiers from the Maryborough district.

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Speech - Stronger Communities Funding - Federation Chamber

It takes something special to make me dance in public, yet that's what I found myself doing recently when I visited Sunshine Butterflies disability support service at Cooroibah to announce more than $16,000 through the Stronger Communities Program. Organisations like Sunshine Butterflies are so important and valuable to their clients, families, volunteers, staff and the broader community.

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Speech - Bruce Highway Cooroy to Curra upgrade Section D - Federation Chamber

Members in this place will not be surprised that I rise to call for federal funding to be allocated in the 2018 budget to complete the final project of the Bruce Highway Cooroy to Curra upgrade section D.

Road safety is everyone's responsibility, but in Wide Bay it's of the highest priority.

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Speech - Tribute to Mr Bill Roberts - Federation Chamber

I rise to pay tribute to and say farewell to Mr Bill Roberts who passed away aged 92 on Sunday night. Bill Roberts was chairman and mayor of the Murgon shire for 28 years and earned an OBE for his service to local government. He's better known as 'Mr Murgon', renowned for his dedicated service to the community. Bill was a member of Apex and Rotary, a member and chairman of the Murgon ambulance and fire brigade boards, Fraser Coast Tourism Board and Wide Bay Burnett Area Consultative Committee and many other groups.

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Speech - Aged Care - Federation Chamber

 Last Friday, I was very pleased to welcome the Minister for Aged Care to Wide Bay to meet with the aged care providers and listen to their concerns. Minister Wyatt and I met with representatives from Carramar and Noosa residential care from Tewantin, Cooinda in Gympie, Gympie Residential Care, Castra at Murgon, Torbay Lifestyles at Torquay, Zion Lutheran Retirement Village Gympie and the Sunshine Coast Wide Bay PHN.

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Speech - National Police Remembrance Day - House of Representatives

Police Remembrance Day is a solemn occasion when we commemorate and pay tribute to those officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty and convey our respects to their families and colleagues. On 29 September we recall the names of every officer who has made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our communities.

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