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Gold Coast-Springbrook Road and Pine Creek Road updates

GOLD COAST-SPRINGBROOK ROAD UPDATE Gold Coast-Springbrook Road sustained significant damage during the wet weather event associated with ex-severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie. The damage caused during the wet weather event was extensive, with 112 recorded locations of landslips, above and below   Read More

Labor abandons Mudgeeraba in 2017-18 Budget

Labor abandons Mudgeeraba in 2017-18 Budget Do-nothing Labor Government delivers nothing for Mudgeeraba Labor abandons Gold Coast residents to shore up Labor seats Labor is nowhere to be seen on local issues The Palaszczuk Labor Government has abandoned the Mudgeeraba electorate in its   Read More

One year after Mason’s death and still no change

One year after Mason's death and still no change Sunday 11 June 2017 * One year after Mason Jett Lee's death and still no change to troubled child safety system * Child safety staff still struggling with mounting caseloads and no reprieve is in sight * Labor's embattled Child Safety   Read More

Too little, too late won’t protect vulnerable children

Too little, too late won’t protect vulnerable children Saturday, 10 June 2017 · Only one in four newly-announced staff are desperately needed frontline officers · Thousands of vulnerable children continue to be caught in child safety backlogs · LNP left Labor with $406 million in extra funding   Read More

An Open Letter to Child Safety Officers Across Queensland

An open letter to Child Safety Officers across Queensland As a nurse and a mother, I support you 100 per cent in the work you do every day to protect vulnerable children. After speaking to so many of you in person, a Labor and Together Union scare campaign is now limiting my ability to see   Read More

Domestic Violence in Hervey Bay

Media Statement from LNP Shadow Minister for Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Ros Bates Monday, 5 June 2017 Our police and domestic violence sector are working hard to tackle the scourge of domestic and family violence in the Hervey Bay area. In the past 10 months (July to April)   Read More

Rockhampton families walk against child abuse

Rockhampton families walk against child abuse Sunday, 4 June 2017 • Rockhampton families join forces in Sunday’s Walk for Mason in memory of toddler Mason Jett Lee • Sunday’s walk starts at 9.30am Sunday 4 June at Alf Kele Memorial Park, Rockhampton, followed by a barbecue • In October 2016   Read More

Gladstone Child Safety outperforming the majority of the State

Media Statement from LNP Shadow Child Safety Minister Ros Bates Friday, 2 June 2017 The latest child safety data has shown Gladstone child safety is outperforming the majority of the state on number of caseloads, case timeframes and number of children in care. LNP Shadow Child Safety Minister   Read More

Media Statement by LNP Shadow Child Safety Minister Ros Bates

Almost 12 months to the day since the death of Mason Jet Lee and the subsequent mass sackings by Labor’s embattled Child Safety Shannon Fentiman I have been denied access to speak to child safety staff. This is a disgrace What is worse, more evidence has emerged of the secrecy and cover-up   Read More

Gooding Drive upgrade starting this week

Gooding Drive project set to start Early works on the Gooding Drive roundabout upgrade - funded and announced by the LNP in 2014 are set to begin this week. The $6.7 million works would improve safety and increase the roundabout’s capacity. The works include an extra lane on the east-west   Read More

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