Local MP: Please Include Emerald in ED Forums

The Central Highlands would be an ideal location for a community consultation forum and even a pilot study on the introduction of computer coding and robotics into Queensland schools, according to Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar MP.

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Funding Fight for Clermont Alpha Road

The condition of the Clermont Alpha Road has deteriorated to the point that it is becoming unable to fulfil its function as a major link road in central Queensland, according to Gregory MP Lachlan Millar.

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Rural Domestic Violence Victims Need Refuge

Refuge options for victims of domestic violence seeking safety in rural Queensland are extremely limited and must be given more attention by the Palaszczuk Government, according to the Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar.

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Local MP: Ergon Raid a Multiple Tax

The $3.2 billion dividend raid by the Palaszczuk Government on Ergon and Energex is a slap in the face for regional Queenslanders as Ergon is their only choice of supplier and retailer, according to the Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar.

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Have Your Say on Four Year Terms

Central Highlanders will have the opportunity to have their say on a suggestion that the Queensland Parliament should adopt four year terms.

Members of the public are invited to attend a forum at the Emerald Town Hall Auditorium this Friday, October 9, 2015 at 12.15pm to learn more about the issue and provide feed-back to the Parliamentary Finance and Administration Committee.

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Local Plan A Winner

Yesterday’s announcement by Water Minister Mark Bailey that the State Government will proceed with the transfer of the ownership and control of the water delivery channels for Emerald Irrigation Area to local hands has been welcomed by the Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar.

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Clarity Needed on National Park Grazing Leases

Local property owners making crucial drought-management decisions in the face of strong El Nino predictions are floundering due to Government uncertainty about the renewal of long-established grazing leases in Queensland national parks.

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Member Calls Public Meeting Regarding BMA Contracts

A public meeting has been urgently called in Blackwater by the Member for Gregory following BMA’s announcement of the replacement of permanent employees with casual contractors under the Downer Group at their Blackwater Mine.

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Minister missing in action on wild dogs

During Budget Estimates last week in State Parliament, Minister for Agriculture, Bill Byrne, admitted he had not held any meetings on wild dog management, a vital issue to western Queensland, since his appointment as Minister.

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Fairness Requires More Members for South-East Queensland

Failure to implement seven yearly reviews of the number of seats in the Queensland Parliament has condemned rural and remote Queenslanders to lesser representation than other Queenslanders, the Member for Gregory has said in a submission to the Parliamentary Committee for Legal Affairs and Community Safety.

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