My week started out in Cairns where the Shadow Cabinet team met with community members and groups. It was great listening to the local government, transport and main roads concerns of locals in that region.
I was back in Glass House by Wednesday and it was a pleasure to catch up with Ali, Marty and Ryan who are the owners of Altitude on Montville, the Blackall Range’s newest accommodation and fine dining venue complete with a Matt Golinski Restaurant.
On Thursday it was party time at the Palmwoods Community Kindergarten when they picked up nearly $15,000 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to enclose their verandah. One of my favourite parts of the job is to make these presentations to groups and enable them to make improvements to their services.
The Sunshine Coast Business Council got in early with their Christmas drinks this year and on Thursday I congratulated chair Sandy, the Board and all the Members on a stellar year. Congratulations also to Maleny Commerce who celebrated their 30th Birthday on Thursday night.
I had the pleasure of judging entries in the Maleny Arts and Craft Group Christmas Fair this week and then presenting prizes to the winners. A huge congratulations to Judith, Renee, Joanne and Mieke on their success.
On Friday I took the Oath for White Ribbon Day, to stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women.
On Saturday I dropped into the Wamuran Country Markets before grabbing some precious family time on Sunday ahead of
the final sitting week of parliament.
This year my office will once again be a drop off point for Kids in Care. The tree is up so if you would like to donate a gift they will be merrily received up to the 13th December.