Queensland State Election – Local Candidates
Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:41): Deputy Speaker, you may well know that Queensland is warming up for an election and endorsed state candidates are out pounding the pavement. I could not be more proud of the state Liberal National Party candidates whose seats combine to account for the federal electorate of Petrie. Tracy Davis is the state member for Aspley, and is an asset to the community and a pleasure to work with. Together, we have kicked plenty of goals when the much-loved Bald Hills Memorial Hall was burnt to a cinder. I was proud that this government was able to come to the rescue with $150,000 in funding to help its rebuild. Kerri-Anne Dooley for Redcliffe is a mum and a nurse and gives back in spades. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone more passionate and active. She has been working hard to shine a light on a range of community concerns and needs, and I want to particularly make mention of the need for more parking at Redcliffe Hospital. Kara Thomas, who is for the newly created seat of Bancroft, is a mum and a nurse. If that is not enough, for her young years she was also one of our community’s true gems, opening her home as a foster carer to children in need. Kara is a passionate child protection advocate. I am almost out of time, but I cannot forget Reg Gulley from Murrumba, a seasoned campaigner. All the best, mate.