Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien – Budget boost for OTs supporting veterans – Speech in the House of Representatives 13/05/21
Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives – Support for Noosa Tourism – Speech in the House of Representatives 27/05/21
Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien – Support for Travel Agents – Federation Chamber, 22 March 2021
Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien – Royal Commission into Veteran Suicides – House of Representatives, 22 March 2021
Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien – Gympie headspace speech – House of Representatives, 03 February 2021
Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien National headspace Day speech – House of Representatives, 21 October 2020
Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is continuing to push for the Tiaro bypass to be constructed to the safest possible standard.
Today I say thank you to Flight Path Forum, which prepared an excellent research paper and research material into the proposed flight path of the Sunshine Coast Airport.
You can’t put a price on human lives, but that’s exactly what the state and federal government will be doing if they impose their low-cost proposal for a two-lane bypass of Tiaro in Wide Bay on the Bruce Highway.
Coles and Woolworths have completely bastardised the proposal put forward by Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation to introduce a 10c per litre levy on all milk to help drought affected dairy farmers. When these supermarket giants, which have a $62.2 billion share of a $90 billion Australian grocery market, initially agreed to the 10c per litre drought levy, I said it was a welcome first step. But instead they have quarantined the levy, applying it only to some of their privately labelled milk, taking consumers away from branded milk.
I said in my maiden speech that when it comes to agriculture, big business needs to play fair and farmers deserve to receive a fair price for their product. I also said I was concerned about the devastating impact the ongoing Coles and Woolworths milk price war is having on the dairy industry.
Good morning. I would also like to begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of this land — the Ngunnawal people — and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
I also extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who may be present here today.
Thank you Nola Marino for your kind words — it’s great to be here to represent my colleague, the Minister for Rural Health, Bridget McKenzie.
Bridget was unfortunately unable to make it here today, but I know how passionate she is about palliative care — particularly for people living in rural and regional communities across Australia.
14/02/2018 Speech – Gallipoli to Armistice Memorial – Federation Chamber A landmark of international significance is now emerging in Queen’s Park, Maryborough in the electorate
14/02/2018 Speech – Stronger Communities Funding – Federation Chamber It takes something special to make me dance in public, yet that’s what I found myself
14/02/2018 Speech – Bruce Highway Cooroy to Curra upgrade Section D – Federation Chamber Members in this place will not be surprised that I rise
13/02/2018 Speech – Tribute to Mr Bill Roberts – Federation Chamber I rise to pay tribute to and say farewell to Mr Bill Roberts who
18/10/2017 Speech – National Police Remembrance Day – House of Representatives Police Remembrance Day is a solemn occasion when we commemorate and pay tribute to
16/10/2017 Speech – Heritage Wonders of the Gympie Region – Federation Chamber The National Trust and my local daily newspaper, The Gympie Times, have put
21/06/2017 Speech – Making the case for Section D Cooroy to Curra – Federation Chamber Earlier today I led a delegation of Wide Bay mayors, Mick
13/06/2017 Statement calling for upgrades to the Bruce Highway through Wide Bay – House of Representatives After the spate of horror fatalities on the Bruce
07/06/2017 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
11/05/2017 Statement on Road Safety and the Bruce Highway – House of Representatives Mr Deputy Speaker, this is National Road Safety Week and I wear
22/03/2017 Statement on New Export Opportunities With China – House of Representatives The Coalition Government is securing new markets for farmers. Australian farmers export around
22/03/2017 Statement on Family and Domestic Violence – Federation Chamber There are some things our society simply should not tolerate – and domestic violence is
21/03/2017 Statement on Gympie Branch Older Women’s Network – Federation Chamber It was a great pleasure to meet with members of the Older Women’s Network
20/03/2017 Statement on Wide Bay Motor Complex – Federation Chamber The great city of Maryborough in Wide Bay is known for its serene environment and