Blackall Bungle: Missing Millions off the Ministers Mind

In a body blow to the drought-affected western Queensland township of Blackall, it seems that the Queensland Labor Government has bungled the funding of the $17.9 million Blackall Hospital redevelopment.

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Glimpse of Gregory - 5th October 2018

As we roll into our fire danger season, it’s important to prepare your homes and properties for the possibility of a bushfire.  As a family, now is the time to discuss your individual fire plan, what your family will do if a bushfire is coming for your property.  Remember that it’s vital to be fire safe.

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Committee Recommends Backing Small Rural Pubs

Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar is thrilled that common-sense and fairness has won out, as reports of the Parliamentary Committee report on small pubs licences recommends the Government pass the Bill.

Mr Millar, who has been championing the Bill since the last Parliament, is happy that the Bill will finally be put to Parliament for a vote.

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Central Queenslanders Shine in Queensland Parliament

Member for Callide Colin Boyce and Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar are looking to the future, as three Central Queenslanders took centre stage in the 2018 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament.

Member for Callide Colin Boyce, who acted as Deputy Speaker for Youth Parliament’s debates, was impressed by the quality of representatives and particularly by the strong representation of young women from the Callide Electorate.

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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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