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2 Dec | '2021

2021 Reimagine 2.0 insights Report

Today marks the release of the 2021 Reimagine Gold Coast Insights Report- the second publication since the pandemic hit. As Chair of the CHT, I convened Reimagine 2.0 in September this year to bring together Industry leaders to plan for the year ahead and beyond for Jobs, Skills and Industry on the Gold Coast. I […]

25 Nov | '2021

Soheil Abedian AM-Gold Coast Business Excellence Hall of Fame

Born in 1949 in Persia, the Gold Coast’s very own shining star is who I would like to speak about today. He came from nothing—a familiar story on the Gold Coast, where the entrepreneurial spirit was born and resides today. He studied at the University of Graz, graduating with a master’s degree in architecture in […]

22 Nov | '2021

Federation Chamber: Australia is beating targets to eliminate HIV/AIDS

    I’d firstly like to thank the member for Higgins for bringing this motion before the chamber to be highlighted for those living with HIV/AIDS in Australia. Her proactive approach to representing her electorate, the broader community and the medical profession is evident through her output of work and her continued dedication to deliver […]

22 Nov | '2021

Federation Chamber: Infrastructure in Moncrieff and Greater Gold Coast

  I thank the member for Lalor for bringing this motion forward because I love talking about what we’ve done to deliver for infrastructure across our great nation. It is our government that has delivered critical infrastructure across urban and rural communities throughout Australia and that continues to invest in the future of our country. […]

28 Oct | '2021

Communications and the Arts Committee Report

    I want to start by thanking the committee members—and, of course, the member for Lyne, the former chair of the Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts—for the way that we work together and for the work that we’ve done on this report and its 22 recommendations, all of which are very important […]

26 Oct | '2021

Gold Coast Sport & Recreation Centre Visit

On the 21st September, I visited the Gold Coast Sport & Recreation Centre in Southport in my electorate to present a cheque from stronger communities funding Round 6, for $14,042. The funding was used to install solar panels, air conditioning and artificial turf at the facility. Established in 1979, Gold Coast Recreation & Sport is […]

25 Oct | '2021

2021 Moncrieff Community Awards Speech in the Federation Chamber

  On 23 September, it gave me the greatest pleasure to host the 2021 Moncrieff community volunteer awards at the Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre. The awards provide us with the opportunity to recognise our volunteers for the contributions that they make to the central Gold Coast community. Our volunteers are an inspiration to our community […]

20 Oct | '2021

Nerang Community Bowls Club

The Nerang Bowls Club was established in 1993 and is the only community owned and run sporting club in Nerang. The ‘Bowlo’ is where locals gather not only to play lawn bowls but to socialise over a meal and entertainment and to support one another, especially through this COVID-19 pandemic. A few short weeks ago […]