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LLEW O'BRIEN MP

Federal Member for Wide Bay

Working for Wide Bay

Speeches

28/02/2017

Statement on Aged Care - House of Representatives

I rise to support the Coalition Government’s initiative, Increasing Choice in Home Care, which gives elderly people the freedom to choose their home care provider.

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16/02/2017

Statement on Decentralisation - House of Representatives

The National Party is the party of infrastructure and decentralisation.  We’re serious about creating new economic opportunities in regional communities by building infrastructure that enables them to grow and prosper.  We are also serious about examining the economic and social benefits of decentralising government jobs and services - and relocating them from capital cities to the regions.

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8/02/2017

Statement on Wide Bay Burnett Jobs Package - Federation Chamber

The Wide Bay region has long struggled with high unemployment.  It is a battle that I have faced myself. I remember in my late teens and early 20s going door to door, desperate to get any job I could find to support my young family, so I understand the power of employment and the dignity that employment brings. Many people also find themselves in the same situation today, particularly young people who are sometimes forced to leave their homes and families in Wide Bay just so they can find a job.

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29/11/2016

Statement on Aged Care - Federation Chamber

In my maiden speech I spoke of the challenges we face as a nation with an ageing population, which will result in increasing demands on our aged care sector, whilst facing very difficult economic times.

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28/11/2016

Statement on Coalition Government's National Stronger Regions Fund supporting projects in Maryborough and Gympie - Federation Chamber

I congratulate the Liberal-National coalition government on the success of its National Stronger Regions Fund. The National Stronger Regions Fund was an initiative of the National Party, led by my predecessor in Wide Bay.

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23/11/2016

Statement on Bruce Highway, Cooroy to Curra four lane project - House of Representatives

It was a pleasure to welcome the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport to Wide Bay last week to inspect progress on the Bruce Highway, Cooroy to Curra, four-lane Section C project.

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