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Llew Obrien2
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Federal Member for Wide Bay

Working for Wide Bay



Speech - Making the case for Section D Cooroy to Curra - Federation Chamber

Earlier today I led a delegation of Wide Bay mayors, Mick Curran from Gympie, Chris Loft from Fraser Coast, Jack Dempsey from Bundaberg, Rachel Chambers from North Burnett, and Keith Campbell from South Burnett, as well as Bill Trevor and Scott Rowe from Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett, to meet with Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester. Together we impressed upon him how important the Section D Cooroy to Curra Bruce Highway project is for the Wide Bay-Burnett region, our state, and our nation.

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Statement calling for upgrades to the Bruce Highway through Wide Bay - House of Representatives

After the spate of horror fatalities on the Bruce Highway between Gympie and Maryborough, headlines from my local newspapers The Gympie Times and Fraser Coast Chronicle have called out: 'Queensland's highway of hell,' 'Road deaths must stop,' 'Stop ignoring dozens of road deaths,' and 'We need more lanes'.

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Statement on the re-opening of the Tait-Duke Community Cottage in Tewantin

It is a pleasure to be here today to join in the re-opening of the Tait-Duke Community Cottage in Tewantin.

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Statement on Road Safety and the Bruce Highway - House of Representatives

Mr Deputy Speaker, this is National Road Safety Week and I wear my yellow ribbon to confirm my absolute support.

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Statement on New Export Opportunities With China - House of Representatives

The Coalition Government is securing new markets for farmers. Australian farmers export around two-thirds of their produce, and the coalition government is promoting better relationships with our trading partners to secure even more opportunities for domestic producers.

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Statement on Family and Domestic Violence - Federation Chamber

There are some things our society simply should not tolerate – and domestic violence is top of the list.  It must stop.

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