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Llew Obrien2
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Federal Member for Wide Bay

Working for Wide Bay



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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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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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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