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8 Dec | '2020

Merry Christmas 2020

Through this challenging year, community leaders in Moncrieff have been serving our Gold Coast community to address immediate and future needs.  Thankyou to the members of your City Heart Task Force and the Moncrieff Community Cabinet for your leadership in the Moncrieff community through this difficult year. I’d also like to acknowledge Gold Coast business […]

7 Dec | '2020

Australian Government humanitarian assistance for displaced and conflict-affected communities in Bangladesh and Myanmar

  Ms BELL (Moncrieff) (12:51): I move: That this House notes that: (1) 25 August 2020 marked three years since over 700,000 Rohingya, including more than 400,000 children, fled from targeted violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, to Bangladesh; (2) the camps in Bangladesh now host over 850,000 refugees in crowded conditions which is also impacting the […]

7 Dec | '2020

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Ms BELL (Moncrieff) (11:31): Violence against women is a global problem, occurring in a wide range of circumstances that include crime, wars and, sadly, in homes across the world and across our great country. Obviously, they’re all complex areas that require a multitude of responses. Before I highlight some of the Morrison government measures, I think […]

2 Dec | '2020

Creating the right conditions for small businesses, including travel agents

  Ms BELL (Moncrieff) (14:34): My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business. Will the minister outline to the House how the Morrison government is creating the right conditions for small businesses, including travel agents, to create jobs and drive our economic comeback from the COVID-19 recession? Mrs […]

1 Dec | '2020

Action on Homelessness

Ms BELL (Moncrieff) (19:01): Perhaps it is common ground that we both agree we have grievances with our respective state governments. Certainly that is a position on which we agree. In my maiden speech, I talked about advocating for all those in my electorate and across the country on a number of social issues including domestic […]

1 Dec | '2020

Extending the Coronavirus Supplement – Delivering for Australians

Ms BELL (Moncrieff) (18:27): I rise to make a contribution to this debate across the chamber on the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020. I’d like to talk about some evidence the member for Dunkley was asking for. She said that those on the other side of the chamber stand […]

30 Nov | '2020

Grants for community groups and schools in Moncrieff

  The strength of our local schools and community groups is vital for the welfare and success of Australians, of all ages and circumstances. For Moncrieff, I seek to highlight some of the groups and schools I have visited over the last two weeks, for the good work they do. They are all very deserving […]

11 Nov | '2020

The Economy and Supporting Travel Agents

Ms BELL: (Moncrieff) (19:35): I would say to the member opposite that the Property Council on the Gold Coast informed me that the HomeBuilder program is in fact having quite a large impact on the Gold Coast, a 40 per cent increase. Mr Wallace interjecting— The SPEAKER: I will just say to the member for Fisher […]

11 Nov | '2020

Seniors in Moncrieff

Just last week I was in my electorate and enjoyed a beautiful, sunny Gold Coast morning with the Broadbeach branch of National Seniors Australia at the exceptional Kurrawa Surf Club. All of the seniors took great interest in how the Morrison government is strengthening Australia’s economy and, of course, what we’re doing around COVID-19 and […]

9 Nov | '2020

Small Business and Skills

I would also like to thank Minister Andrews for the opportunity to speak about small business and skills today in the Federation Chamber and congratulate her on the great work that she has done on the Modern Manufacturing Strategy for our country. It is to be commended. She knows as well as I do, being […]