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Llew Obrien2
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Federal Member for Wide Bay

Working for Wide Bay



Speech - Heritage Wonders of the Gympie Region - Federation Chamber

The National Trust and my local daily newspaper, The Gympie Times, have put together a great commemorative book—Heritage Wonders of the Gympie Region—celebrating 150 years since James Nash made his famous discovery of gold near the Mary River.

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Speech - Mental health - Federation Chamber

I rise to support the motion moved by the member for Fisher and acknowledge his strong promotion of good mental health. It's often said that mental health is a collective responsibility—for individuals, for our community and for society in general. We need to look after ourselves and each other, and the government needs to ensure there's adequate funding for programs that support and improve mental health and care for those who need support.

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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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