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28 Oct | '2020

Tribute to Don Burrows AO MBE

‘Now that Don’s time has passed, I’d like to propose to those out there listening to this tribute, to put on a Don Burrows album, perhaps ‘Cool Yule’ at Christmas, to remember those that we have lost during this Coronavirus period.  I’m certain that the jazz community across Australia and around the world will join […]

26 Oct | '2020

Gold Coast Tech Ecosystem Accelerates

On the Gold Coast, as our tech ecosystem accelerates, more of the people enjoying the morning wave with you will be getting ready for a day of coding or software marketing. Local tech innovation points to an even brighter future for the Gold Coast. Last week at the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, I […]

19 Oct | '2020

Gold Coast Manufacturing

When most Australians think of the Gold Coast they think of tourism, Madam Deputy Speaker. And Gold Coasters are acutely aware of the role played by our $5 billion tourism industry, but also construction, health, education and small business, when it comes to the economy and to jobs. Many however may not be aware that […]

19 Oct | '2020

Gold Coasters who care about jobs in Nerang, Highland Park, Carrara and Worongary must kick them both out at the Queensland State Election!

The good people of Moncrieff are working hard to build a better future for their families. They know that the Morrison Government is backing them. The Federal Budget delivers just that. There is a lingering cause however for anxiety though, as they look North to Brisbane, the Palaszczuk State Government. Mr Deputy Speaker, they know […]

19 Oct | '2020

Extra Funding for Nerang SHS and Southport SS

Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. I do enjoy visiting the schools in Moncrieff because it’s very impressive to see the dedication of the teachers and the parents, the tangible benefits of funding to students and to families and of course the enthusiasm of so many students. Last week, I was pleased to visit Nerang State […]

10 Oct | '2020

PM Supports Gold Coast Manufacturing

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited local Gold Coast manufacturers to discuss the Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy. Manufacturing adds $7 billion and 14,000 jobs to the Gold Coast economy. The Morrison Government is investing $1.5bn over the next four years to assist Australian manufacturing, and Gold Coast business will benefit through competitiveness. Through the strategy […]

6 Oct | '2020

Push for Advocacy Body

The results of a comprehensive Gold Coast think tank event have now been released. The City Heart Taskforce, chaired by Moncrieff MP Angie Bell, has formed a satellite group to delve into the creation of an advocacy body, which emerged as the most popular suggestion at the Reimagine Gold Coast forum on August 22. An […]

27 Sep | '2020

$10 million for Gold Coast Tourism

The Morrison Government is backing regional tourism. Today on World Tourism Day, I am very pleased to announce a $50 million support package for regional tourism. The Gold Coast will benefit greatly, receiving $10 million. Last year more than a million international tourists visited the Gold Coast and spent over $1.34 billion. That was nearly […]