In Brief


Margaret Welch recognised for 50 years JP service

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt has acknowledged 50 years of dedicated community service by local Justice of the Peace (JP) Margaret Welch in a presentation at The Lakes Retirement Village. In making the presentation, Mr Pitt said it was impossible to put a value on the contribution Mrs Welch has made to community development and […]

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Statement from Shadow Treasurer Curtis Pitt re Aquis approval by Coordinator-General

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The Queensland Labor Opposition welcomes the release of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Aquis project ttoday. We will study it closely, but we acknowledge the approvals granted by the Coordinator-General. This report confirms both the substantial economic benefits that would flow to the region, as well as the growing pains the project could […]

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Congratulations on the official launch of the Azaad Sports and Welfare Club

Monday, November 17th, 2014

I was honoured yesterday to be part of the official launch of the Azaad Sports and Welfare Club at Innisfail Combined Sports grounds along with local councillors Mark Nolan and Ian Rule, which featured this year’s Kabaddi tournament in the Far North. I describe Kabaddi as a ‘full contact version of red-rover’, a combination of […]

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Pledge to support our school cleaners and teacher aides

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Today I pledged to protect school cleaning services and will oppose contracting out of these jobs. I pledged to fight to reinstate important industrial rights such as job security, workload and rostering provisions.  The underlying issue for school cleaners is that their Certified Agreement expires in 2015 and there is significant concern that the Newman […]

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40 years of service as a JP

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Today I had the pleasure of presenting a JP Certificate to Maureen Raddatz for her service as a Justice of the Peace. Maureen’s father, Fred Kruckow, Mirriwinni saw-miller and Mulgrave Shire Councillor, was a JP and when he decided to retire he told Maureen that she would have to take over. Maureen took her oath […]

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Economic Update: April 2014

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

I have produced this economic update to provide Queenslanders with a regular update on Queensland’s economy. The Queensland Government has cancelled a number of economic publications since being elected including analysis around the Queensland State Accounts and the Annual Economic Review. The Queensland Economic Review by Queensland Treasury has also been cut back from a […]

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What a surprise – Nicholls’ invite-only meetings agree with his asset sales

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Queenslanders won’t be hoodwinked by the Treasurer’s claims that his invite-only meetings failed to do anything other than endorse his own views. The Treasurer couldn’t be any more out of touch if he tried. No-one will be surprised that his invite-only meetings produced anything but an endorsement of his asset sales agenda. That’s despite Mr […]

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Economic Update: March 2014

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

I have produced this economic update to provide Queenslanders with a regular update on Queensland’s economy. The Queensland Government has cancelled a number of economic publications since being elected including analysis around the Queensland State Accounts and the Annual Economic Review. The Queensland Economic Review by Queensland Treasury has also been cut back from a […]

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Government response regarding JCU Dental School funding raises more questions than it answers.

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

The future funding model for JCU Dental School to perform its vital role in training future dentists is still no clearer than it was yesterday. The letter to JCU about funding from the state government says funding will cease and as acknowledged by Ian Wronski, the letter had led to confusion and “…could have been […]

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Queensland Economic Update: December 2013

Friday, December 13th, 2013

I have produced this economic update to provide Queenslanders with a regular update on Queensland’s economy. The Queensland Government has cancelled a number of economic publications since being elected including analysis around the Queensland State Accounts and the Annual Economic Review. The Queensland Economic Review by Queensland Treasury has also been cut back from a […]

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