2 Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Upgrades

2 Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Upgrades       WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:38): My electorate of Petrie occupies the northern outskirts of Brisbane as well as Moreton Bay. Those people in Brisbane, where I grew up, would all be well aware of the Gateway Upgrade North project, a project worth $1.142…

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Instant asset tax write-off for businesses in Petrie

Instant Asset Tax Write-Off       WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (12:07): I want to say to the small businesses in my community: there are only six business days left in this financial year, and now is a great opportunity to take advantage of the instant asset tax write-off. It means that…

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Tax Cuts for Small Businesses

Tax Cuts for Small Businesses         Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (19:11): It is a big night in football tonight, as the member for Shortland spoke about earlier today in his 90-second statement. It was a very good 90-second statement, even though the wrong side won last time. It is a big night in…

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Contradictions of the Labor Party

Contradictions of the Labor Party       Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (16:00): Here we go again, trying to work with the nonsense being proposed by those opposite. They are a real puzzle. They know that what they say is on the permanent record, but they contradict themselves every day of the week. It seems every…

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Cracking down on foreign investment

Cracking down on foreign investment         Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (12:20): We live in the best country in the world and, as a nation, we are very blessed and we are generous. Australians are welcoming and our country is rich in opportunity. It comes as no surprise, then, that we attract significant foreign…

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Queensland State Election – Local Candidates

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…

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Medicare is Guaranteed

Medicare is Guaranteed       Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (15:48): It is interesting to sit here and hear the member for Ballarat continue on her scare campaign from the 2016 election—because that is exactly what just happened here. That is exactly what we heard from the shadow minister, because the statistics prove very different to…

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Major Bank Levy

Major Bank Levy           WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (13:00): ‘Labor will not stop the Liberals’ levy on the banks.’ Hallelujah! That was one of my favourite lines from the opposition leader’s budget reply speech, given he was responsible, as part of the previous government, for the deficits that…

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Housing Affordability and Foreign Investors

Housing Affordability and Foreign Investors         WATCH VIDEO HERE   Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (12:03): We live in the best country in the world here in Australia, and the things that make it so great are the very things that this coalition government is working to nurture, grow and protect. ‘Fairness’, ‘security’, ‘opportunity’,…

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