Community News & Speeches

24 Apr | '2024

Out of pocket costs on the rise again

Less than 12 months since the Albanese Government’s ‘Cheaper Child Care’ policy came into play, and out of pocket costs have already risen by 7.1 per cent. According to CPI data released today by the ABS, out of pocket costs for early childhood education (ECE) increased by 3.9 per cent in the March 2024 quarter. Out of pocket costs also increased in the December 2023 quarter by 3.2 per cent.

24 Apr | '2024


Let’s bring in our panel today and joining us Labor front bencher, Ged Kearney. Ged’s in Melbourne. Welcome back, Ged and Angie Bell, LNP Frontbencher is on the Gold Coast. Welcome to you to Angie.

27 Mar | '2024


All right, a little earlier than normal. We’re going to bring in our political panel for the day now joining us right here in the studio, Labor Frontbencher, Kristy McBain. Welcome, Kristy, and LNP Frontbencher Angie Bell, welcome back to you too, Angie.

26 Mar | '2024

Surfers Paradise Surf Lifesaving Club: Business Meets Sport

I joined a packed room of dedicated Gold Coasters to raise funds for the iconic Surfers Paradise Surf Lifesaving Club—in its 100th year of saving lives on Surfers Paradise Beach. Hosted by the Gold Coast stellar citizen Andrew Bell OAM and his brother, Greg, was the annual Ray White Surfers Paradise Business Meets Sport luncheon, […]

26 Mar | '2024

Labor stands on sidelines as youth crime issue worsens

Young people are being forgotten under Labor at both federal and state levels. Those bright young people that are doing everything right at school, at home and in their local communities have no one to fight for them and no one to stand up for them.

26 Mar | '2024

Cracking down on youth crime and online notoriety on the Gold Coast

Youth crime is out of control in many parts of our country and more needs to be done to combat it. This week, the Federal Coalition introduced the Crimes and Online Safety Legislation Amendment (Combatting Online Notoriety) Bill 2024 into Parliament that seeks to crack down on youth crime by making it illegal to post social media material that glamorises violence and criminal activity.

26 Mar | '2024


How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is Dr Seuss’s story of an ill-tempered grump who goes on a mission. The grumpy, old, green Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the Whos in the village of Whoville. Australians know that story. Aided by his pet dog, Max, he meticulously designs a bright red suit to disguise himself […]

21 Mar | '2024

St Hilda’s School

I’ve had the absolute pleasure of visiting St Hilda’s, a beautiful and prestigious school for girls in my electorate, several times over the last month. First, it was to celebrate the commissioning of the new principal, Mrs Virginia Warner, a great asset to the school community whom I know will make a very lasting difference. […]

20 Mar | '2024


Federal Parliament is sitting this week. It may not come as a surprise that the cost of living is high on the agenda, power prices, housing supply and Australia’s supermarket duopoly has dominated the conversations this week.

4 Mar | '2024

Family car to cost thousands more under Labor

The price of Australia’s favourite SUVs, utes and 4WDs will be jacked up by thousands of dollars under Labor’s proposed carbon tax on vehicles. Industry analysis of Labor’s family car tax predicts the cost of some popular models such as the Toyota Landcruiser could rise by as much as $25,000. Federal Member for Moncrieff, Angie Bell said Labor’s newest tax will put too many cars out of reach for families and tradies on the Gold Coast.