Increased funding for schools in Petrie

Increased funding for schools in Petrie       WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (11:40): I want to thank all of those involved in helping to make what is already a great community in the federal seat of Petrie even greater—from the input of local residents who have highlighted issues to me that…

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The impact of the 2017 Federal Budget on Petrie

The impact of the 2017 Federal Budget on Petrie     Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:38): In political terms, the federal budget is a bit like Christmas for communities. A lot of thought goes into putting together a list of things we think will make our communities’ lives better. We research, we gather input and, when…

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Mental Health services receive a boost; QLD weather

Luke Howarth MP – Mental Health services receive a boost; QLD weather       WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (14:21): I want to thank this government for investing an additional $23½ million into the health of the people of Petrie. It certainly is important to them. Support for mental health services is…

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The Economy

The Economy     Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (15:49): When I read the topic for this MPI today, I thought, ‘Cripes—this is going to be the quickest MPI on record unless the opposition have their words muddled.’ A government member interjecting—  Mr HOWARTH: It is a very short list, isn’t it? The Howard government balanced every…

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Biosecurity Amendment

Biosecurity Amendment     WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (16:24): I am very pleased to speak on the Biosecurity Amendment (Ballast Water and Other Measures) Bill. Beautiful Moreton Bay is an important part of the electorate of Petrie, a haven for boaties, a playground for kite surfers, sailboarders, jetskiers, snorkellers and tourists. I…

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Congratulations to Bounty Boulevard State School

Congratulations to Bounty Boulevard State School         WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:52): I have great news on an outstanding example of putting politics aside and pulling together for the common good. The House may recall my calls in February for Queensland’s education minister Kate Jones to kick the can…

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Enterprise Tax Plan

Enterprise Tax Plan     Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (11:26): ‘Friends, corporate tax reform helps Australia’s private sector grow and it creates jobs right up and down the income ladder.’ Who said that, Member for Newcastle? That was Bill Shorten, the Leader of the Opposition, at the ACOSS National Conference at the Melbourne convention centre on…

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Child Care Package

Child Care Package         Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (10:17): I wanted to talk quickly about the childcare bill we have in the parliament—the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill. I am pleased to see the parliament beginning to make headway on addressing what is a most ridiculous situation—one…

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Company tax cuts, national debt and politician pensions

Company tax cuts, national debt and politician pensions       WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (11:31): To be returned to represent the people of Petrie for a second time is humbling, to say the very least. I would like to begin by offering them my most sincere thanks and to say, ‘I…

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