Ag Minister Snubs the Central Highlands…. Again

Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar is disgusted that the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner has snubbed farmers and graziers in the Central Highlands Regional Council region and calls on him to re-establish the drought declaration for the Central Highlands as a matter of urgency.

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Labor’s Regional Rail Fail Hits Drought Affected Towns

Recently, Workers at Aurizon’s Longreach facility were visited by an Aurizon executive. He told them that on January 1, 2019 all their jobs will be gone.

In shock, the workers asked if the pending decision in the ACCC federal court case – due to be heard in November – might change this situation, they were told no. They were told the service will absolutely cease on January 1, 2019.

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Millar Acknowledges B150 Celebrations in Parliament

Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar has this week acknowledged Blackall’s 150th Celebrations in the Queensland Parliament.

Mr Millar, speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, talked about the nine day celebrations, marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of Blackall

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Glimpse of Gregory with Lachlan Millar MP, State Member for Gregory

Supporting Remote Pubs

A few weeks ago, the Shadow Attorney-General David Janetzki and I toured a number of Western Queensland pubs, talking with them about the Liquor (Rural Hotels Concession) Amendment Bill and how it could benefit pubs out west.

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Western Queensland Tour Highlights Unfair Licencing Charges

Shadow Attorney-General David Janetzki and Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar, have toured Western Queensland pubs this week to discuss the unfair commercial hotel licencing rates charged to small Western Queensland pubs.

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Mothers deserve to give birth locally, not being transported to regional centres

Like many Queenslanders, I was shocked when I read reports in the Sunday Mail regarding maternity units throughout Rural Queensland closing at a horrendous rate.

Over the last few years, nearly 40 maternity units have been closed throughout Rural Queensland, meaning mothers are having to drive up to 600km to give birth and shockingly, more than one child is being born on the roadside every day in Queensland.

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441,000 Reasons For Central and Western Queensland Community Groups To Celebrate

Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar, is welcomed today with the announcement of the successful grant applications from Round 96 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

The GCBF, which supports community groups and non-for-profit organisations throughout Queensland, has today announced the successful groups for this round.

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Millar Welcomes Drought Appeal and Highlights Successful Model for Queensland Drought Appeals

The Premier’s new Queensland Drought Appeal should model itself on the success of the community-led Western Queensland Drought Appeal says Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar.

Mr Millar said the Western Queensland Drought Appeal was set up after the Premier refused his request three years ago for a Queensland Drought Appeal to promote and distribute monetary donations.

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Millar Launches Dialysis Push for Rural Queensland

Fed up with the inaction of Queensland Labor and Health Minister Steven Miles, Gregory MP Lachlan Millar has today launched a petition to force the State Government to provide Renal Dialysis services locally for Rural Queenslanders.

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Rail Freight Fail for Western Queensland – What is your Plan B Minister Bailey?

Following on from the recent ACCC decision blocking Aurizon’s sale of their intermodal freight service to a consortium of Pacific National/Linfox and the Minister’s complete inaction on the matter, Western Queenslanders will quite likely be left with no rail freight services come January 2019.

Mr Millar, who has been hounding the Minister for months for answers, has continually raised concerns that after the Aurizon contract expires, there is major uncertainty on whether Western Queenslanders will have access to any rail freight services.

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