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Angie Bell MP

To the good people of Moncrieff,

I am here to serve our community. There are many families and businesses on the central Gold Coast who continue to face challenging times.

I am committed to assisting our key industries of tourism, events, small business and education to rebuild their sectors. The City Heart Taskforce (CHT) is working across industry to collaborate with the federal government in order to deliver more local jobs.

I continue my work in Canberra to ensure your local voice is heard. Along with Morrison Government support measures, and the Gold Coast Reimagine 2020 Jobs, Skills and Industry forum and Reimagine 2.0, we are working together to secure our recovery.

As the vaccination program rolls out and accelerates, I encourage everyone to receive theirs at the earliest opportunity. Vaccinations are now available at hubs, GPs and pharmacies.

Meanwhile, please get tested if you feel unwell, stay at home and continue to abide by social distancing and wash your hands regularly. Thank you for the sacrifices you continue to make to keep our community safe.

My warmest regards,

Angie Bell MP
Federal Member for Moncrieff

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Angie Bell MP
Angie Bell MP is at St John's Crisis Centre.
St John's Crisis Centre
Congratulations to Diann Eadeh, President of St. John’s Crisis Centre, Surfers Paradise, for being recognised as 2021 Gold Coast Volunteer of the Year. 🎉

Your continued commitment to community and passion for helping others is evident through your contribution to the welfare of individuals and families, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Angie Bell MP
Angie Bell MP
As Chair of the City Heart Taskforce (CHT), today I released the 2021 Gold Coast Reimagine 2.0 Insights Report that focuses on emerging industry sectors for jobs, skills and industry.

It’s featured in todays Gold Coast Bulletin.

Thank you to the CHT Executive Members and industry leaders for your contribution at the Reimagine forum and subsequent report.

If you would like to read the report in full go to 👉 https://angiebell.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2021-Reimagine-2.0.pdf
RDA Gold Coast Study Gold Coast Destination Gold Coast Gold Coast Airport Property Council IEDM Major Events Gold Coast Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce Inc.Southport Chamber of Commerce Queensland Hotels Association Sports Gold Coast Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct Karen Andrews MP Stuart Robert MP Scott Morrison (ScoMo)
Angie Bell MP
Angie Bell MP
LATEST MEDIA RELEASE 📰👇

LIBERAL MPs ADVOCATE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO THE SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT

Liberal Members of Parliament Angie Bell, Katie Allen, Fiona Martin and Dave Sharma have welcomed proposed amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 that will remove the right of religious schools to discriminate against students on the basis of sexual orientation or gender
identity.

These amendments were negotiated as part of discussions related to the Religious Discrimination Bill, currently before the Parliament. Federal Member for Moncrieff, Angie Bell, said “The Religious Discrimination Bill is a reasonable and necessary piece of legislation to be put before the House. The Prime Minister made a promise to the Australian People to put forward this bill at the last election and I support him in keeping his word. “I raised the concerns my colleagues and I had, noting we continued to discuss the Bill in more detail with the Attorney-General.

“Over the last few days, I proposed an alternative solution to my government colleagues which has been accepted. Under my proposal, the Sex Discrimination Act will be amended to remove the clause exempting religious schools from making discriminatory decisions based on a child’s sexual
orientation.”

Federal Member for Wentworth, Dave Sharma, said “I retain concerns about elements of the Religious Discrimination Bill, particularly those relating to the statement of belief clauses, and I look forward to the joint parliamentary committee examining this and related issues and reporting back.”

“Preventing the ability of religious schools to discriminate against students and teachers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity remains of fundamental importance to me. This amendment goes some way to addressing this concern, but further measures are needed and I will continue to
push for these.”

Federal Member for Higgins, Dr Katie Allen MP, said “I have consulted widely across my electorate of Higgins including with the LGBTIQA+ community and faith leaders. I am pleased that the Attorney-General has listened to my concerns and worked to ensure we strike the right balance has been found. I’m particularly pleased my advocacy to remove the provisions allowing medical practitioners to conscientiously object to procedures was successful. The newly agreed amendments to the sex discrimination act to protect LGBTIQA+ children in schools is welcomed. This is a significant win for the safety of children in schools.”

Federal Member for Reid, Dr Fiona Martin said the unintended consequences of passing this Bill without making amendments to the religious exemption clauses in the Sex Discrimination Act (SDA) must be mitigated.

“Representing an electorate with a range of religious and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, I am supportive of the purpose and need for this Bill. However, most Australians would agree that religious exemptions that allow LGBTIQ+ children to be expelled is unacceptable and runs counter to our nation’s value of a ‘fair go’. Therefore, I welcome the decision of the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General and offer my support for the passing of the Religious
Discrimination Bill.”

Ms Bell, also said, “As the amendments have been made to protect children from sexual discrimination, I support the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General with passage of the Religious Discrimination Bill and will vote in its favour.”

“There is still work to be done to ensure greater equality for all Australians. This is a step in the right direction. I am confident the Morrison Government will continue to deliver on its commitments to the Australian people as we work to create a more harmonious nation where every individual feels they belong.”

-END-
Angie Bell MP
Angie Bell MP
Kicked off the last Parliamentary sitting week for 2021.

I have community artwork and pictures from the electorate that remind me what it means to represent the good people of Moncrieff in Parliament and the work still to be done.

Time to prepare for a bright, early start to the morning after we go til 10pm tonight due to the Parliamentary debate on Maeve’s Law.
Angie Bell MP
Angie Bell MP
The Gold Coast needs clear and honest communication from the Queensland Government on the restrictions of freedoms for individuals and businesses. Here is what I had to say in the Gold Coast Bulletin.
Angie Bell MP
Angie Bell MP
What a delight to visit the Sikh Temple in Nerang. Mok Sandhu is a member of the Moncrieff Community Cabinet and it was wonderful to learn how to make roti with the community! The fridge is now full of Indian food!
GOPIO
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Angie Bell on Facebook

Angie Bell MP
Angie Bell MP is at St John's Crisis Centre.
St John's Crisis Centre
Congratulations to Diann Eadeh, President of St. John’s Crisis Centre, Surfers Paradise, for being recognised as 2021 Gold Coast Volunteer of the Year. 🎉

Your continued commitment to community and passion for helping others is evident through your contribution to the welfare of individuals and families, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Angie Bell MP
Angie Bell MP
As Chair of the City Heart Taskforce (CHT), today I released the 2021 Gold Coast Reimagine 2.0 Insights Report that focuses on emerging industry sectors for jobs, skills and industry.

It’s featured in todays Gold Coast Bulletin.

Thank you to the CHT Executive Members and industry leaders for your contribution at the Reimagine forum and subsequent report.

If you would like to read the report in full go to 👉 https://angiebell.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2021-Reimagine-2.0.pdf
RDA Gold Coast Study Gold Coast Destination Gold Coast Gold Coast Airport Property Council IEDM Major Events Gold Coast Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce Inc.Southport Chamber of Commerce Queensland Hotels Association Sports Gold Coast Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct Karen Andrews MP Stuart Robert MP Scott Morrison (ScoMo)
Angie Bell MP
Angie Bell MP
LATEST MEDIA RELEASE 📰👇

LIBERAL MPs ADVOCATE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO THE SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT

Liberal Members of Parliament Angie Bell, Katie Allen, Fiona Martin and Dave Sharma have welcomed proposed amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 that will remove the right of religious schools to discriminate against students on the basis of sexual orientation or gender
identity.

These amendments were negotiated as part of discussions related to the Religious Discrimination Bill, currently before the Parliament. Federal Member for Moncrieff, Angie Bell, said “The Religious Discrimination Bill is a reasonable and necessary piece of legislation to be put before the House. The Prime Minister made a promise to the Australian People to put forward this bill at the last election and I support him in keeping his word. “I raised the concerns my colleagues and I had, noting we continued to discuss the Bill in more detail with the Attorney-General.

“Over the last few days, I proposed an alternative solution to my government colleagues which has been accepted. Under my proposal, the Sex Discrimination Act will be amended to remove the clause exempting religious schools from making discriminatory decisions based on a child’s sexual
orientation.”

Federal Member for Wentworth, Dave Sharma, said “I retain concerns about elements of the Religious Discrimination Bill, particularly those relating to the statement of belief clauses, and I look forward to the joint parliamentary committee examining this and related issues and reporting back.”

“Preventing the ability of religious schools to discriminate against students and teachers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity remains of fundamental importance to me. This amendment goes some way to addressing this concern, but further measures are needed and I will continue to
push for these.”

Federal Member for Higgins, Dr Katie Allen MP, said “I have consulted widely across my electorate of Higgins including with the LGBTIQA+ community and faith leaders. I am pleased that the Attorney-General has listened to my concerns and worked to ensure we strike the right balance has been found. I’m particularly pleased my advocacy to remove the provisions allowing medical practitioners to conscientiously object to procedures was successful. The newly agreed amendments to the sex discrimination act to protect LGBTIQA+ children in schools is welcomed. This is a significant win for the safety of children in schools.”

Federal Member for Reid, Dr Fiona Martin said the unintended consequences of passing this Bill without making amendments to the religious exemption clauses in the Sex Discrimination Act (SDA) must be mitigated.

“Representing an electorate with a range of religious and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, I am supportive of the purpose and need for this Bill. However, most Australians would agree that religious exemptions that allow LGBTIQ+ children to be expelled is unacceptable and runs counter to our nation’s value of a ‘fair go’. Therefore, I welcome the decision of the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General and offer my support for the passing of the Religious
Discrimination Bill.”

Ms Bell, also said, “As the amendments have been made to protect children from sexual discrimination, I support the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General with passage of the Religious Discrimination Bill and will vote in its favour.”

“There is still work to be done to ensure greater equality for all Australians. This is a step in the right direction. I am confident the Morrison Government will continue to deliver on its commitments to the Australian people as we work to create a more harmonious nation where every individual feels they belong.”

-END-
Angie Bell MP
Angie Bell MP
Kicked off the last Parliamentary sitting week for 2021.

I have community artwork and pictures from the electorate that remind me what it means to represent the good people of Moncrieff in Parliament and the work still to be done.

Time to prepare for a bright, early start to the morning after we go til 10pm tonight due to the Parliamentary debate on Maeve’s Law.
Angie Bell MP
Angie Bell MP
The Gold Coast needs clear and honest communication from the Queensland Government on the restrictions of freedoms for individuals and businesses. Here is what I had to say in the Gold Coast Bulletin.
Angie Bell MP
Angie Bell MP
What a delight to visit the Sikh Temple in Nerang. Mok Sandhu is a member of the Moncrieff Community Cabinet and it was wonderful to learn how to make roti with the community! The fridge is now full of Indian food!
GOPIO

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