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Llew Obrien2
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Federal Member for Wide Bay

Working for Wide Bay



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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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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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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Statement on United Synergies StandBy Response Service - House of Representatives

Last week I met with Christopher John and Karen Phillips from the United Synergies organisation, whose head office is based in my electorate of Wide Bay.

United Synergies is a great organisation that helps young people, families and the wider community with child and family relationships, education support, employment, homelessness, mental health and support after suicide.

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James Nash High, Gympie High, and Victory College Awards Nights - Federation Chamber

I have recently had the pleasure of attending awards nights at Victory College, James Nash State High School and Gympie State High School.

It was great to see the range of awards presented, and I congratulate the students on their achievements under the guidance of their dedicated teachers.

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Funding for Ration Shed Museum, Cherbourg - Federation Chamber

I rise to congratulate the Ration Shed Museum at Cherbourg on its successful application for funding from the Coalition Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy.

Cherbourg, the home of the Wakka Wakka people, is an Aboriginal community in my electorate that was settled by the Salvation Army in 1899 and was taken over as a Government settlement in 1904. 

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