Federal Budget a Win for Taxpayers, Small Business

The 2016 Federal Budget is a plan for a strong new economy with more jobs and growth.   As Australia successfully transitions from the mining investment boom to a stronger, more diversified economy, it is vital that our tax system drives economic growth and national prosperity.   The budget will deliver tax cuts and incentives…

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Lights On for Rothwell Intersection

Lights On for Rothwell Intersection     A State Government announcement over the long weekend has confirmed funding for an upgrade to the Rothwell roundabout.   The announcement has come following Luke Howarth MP’s year-long campaign, which culminated with a visit from State Opposition Minister for Main Roads, the Hon Fiona Simpson MP.   “I…

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Cool Funding for Deception Bay PCYC

Training at the Deception Bay PCYC will soon be a breeze.   The club has received almost $10,000 towards an air conditioning system for the new gym through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.   Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP announced the PCYC’s successful application this week.   “Our PCYCs offer so many…

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Lack of State Funding puts Roundabout Upgrade in Limbo

A senior State Government Opposition Minister this week joined Luke Howarth MP at the Rothwell Roundabout, where a vital upgrade is being stalled by the State Labor Government.   Shadow Minister for Main Roads, the Hon Fiona Simpson MP, used her visit to help Local Federal Member Luke Howarth MP launch a new community campaign.…

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Shoppers in for Clearer Food Labelling

Local shoppers will start to see new labels pop up on food products from July, following an agreement on Country of Origin food labelling reforms.   Federal Member for Petrie, Luke Howarth MP, said the Commonwealth Government’s agreement with the states and territories has come after decades of frustration.   “For years, consumers have had…

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Questions Answered at NBN Forum

Local residents and business today joined Minister for Communications, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, in North Lakes for a community National Broadband Network Forum.   Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP said our community had “fought long and hard for better internet connection”.   “It’s through community support and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s many…

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