29 Nov | '2023

Albanese Government

This Labor government is in chaos. It’s like a summer cyclone after 18 months of wind. It’s culminated into a cost-of-living crisis, and the economy is in the low of the storm. Labor’s waters are breaching national security and Australians who rely on their government to keep them safe in their communities are drowning. This […]

28 Nov | '2023

Moncrieff Electorate

It’s been a difficult year for many Gold Coasters in the midst of the Prime Minister’s cost-of-living crisis, and there will be no relief any time soon for those families who are doing it tough. I wish to thank all of those organisations among so many who assist those in my community who need a […]

14 Nov | '2023

ASE Group

Last week I met with Taj and the team at the ASE Group’s Australian schools of employment and entrepreneurship. Their mission is to equip every Australian with the skills, resources and mindset they need to start a business and enter the workforce, regardless of their postcode. I met Mo, who is actually from Woodridge, which […]

13 Nov | '2023

MOB Academy

Today I want to talk about what it is that young people really need to thrive—in particular, what young men need to thrive—and to talk about an organisation in my electorate of Moncrieff on the Gold Coast, in the suburb of Southport. There is an organisation there called MOB Academy, Men of Business. It was […]

13 Sep | '2023

Gold Coast Community Fund

Gold Coasters supporting Gold Coasters—that’s what my community does on the Gold Coast, and I’m so proud to be associated with those organisations who raise funds to help those in need. Since 2000, the Gold Coast Community Fund has raised $4.5 million for those that need a helping hand with their grocery bills, their educational […]

8 Sep | '2023

Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023

The reality is that the Australian people must understand that the changes proposed by this bill are far from very modest, as the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations describes them. This is a radical re-ordering of Australian workplace law, which every business organisation in Australia has pleaded with this government not to go ahead […]

6 Sep | '2023

Child Care

The last time Labor was in government, out-of-pocket childcare costs skyrocketed by 53 per cent. In the last nine months alone, they’ve already increased by a whopping eight per cent. The Prime Minister promised Australian families cheaper child care. He promised them lower out-of-pocket costs and promised on multiple occasions they would be better off […]

4 Sep | '2023

Gold Coast Pacific Airshow

The inaugural Pacific Airshow Gold Coast was held over three days in the heart of Moncrieff in beautiful Surfers Paradise on 18, 19 and 20 August. There were three days of astounding aircraft entertainment never before seen in Queensland. Tourists and locals enjoyed the show, and as the Americans say, ‘Folks came out in their […]

8 Aug | '2023

Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program

During the winter break I had the great privilege of visiting RAAF Base Darwin during Exercise Talisman Sabre. The Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program provides opportunities for members of parliament to work alongside ADF personnel at all rank levels and aims to increase awareness among parliamentarians of the capabilities of the Australian Defence Force. Importantly, […]

7 Aug | '2023

Child Care Motion

For the past 12 months the Albanese government has been spruiking its ‘cheaper child care’ policy. They promised that out-of-pocket costs would be lower and fees would not increase. When we asked about lack of access and the overworked and burnt-out educators, they basically shrugged their shoulders and said: ‘Don’t worry. We’ve got a plan.’ […]