Andrew Powell MP
Glass House Issues

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I was pleased to be able to personally congratulate two Maleny based JP’s for their service to our community this week with an informal afternoon tea in my office.

Russ Thomas has recently celebrated 40 years as a JP and he continues to volunteer his services at the Maleny Library once a month.

Alison Sleath, who was the Hinterland JP co-ordinator for many years, was also presented with an award for her 25+ years of service.

They really are a vital asset to our community and I enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate this milestone with them both.

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This week’s Parliamentary session saw the release of the state Budget for 2015.  It is pretty safe to say that it was pretty disappointing for Glass House with no money being allocated for any new local projects and certainly no funding for big infrastructure items like the North Coast Rail Duplication.  My job now as the local Member is to continue to fight for the North Coast Rail Duplication project and many others in the Glass House electorate.

Once back in the electorate on the weekend, I managed to get to quite a few local events including the celebrations for the Delaneys Creek Rural Fire Brigade’s 50th anniversary, present the Palmwoods Cricket Club with a certificate recognising their successful grant application and also held a mobile office in Glasshouse Mountains.

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It was a great pleasure during the Budget sitting week to pledge my support to our local firies as we proudly introduced the Protecting Firefighters Bill to Parliament.

The ‪#LNP’s Presumptive Firefighters Bill will ensure that if any full-time, auxiliary and volunteer firefighters in Queensland contracts one of 12 specified cancers, they will be covered.  These changes will provide the highest level of support in the country.

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Letterboxing Glasshouse Mountains Young LNP AGMSome of the things I got up to last week include –

•attending the Queensland Media Club lunch where Lawrence Springborg launched the LNP’s ‘Real Economic Plan’ – click here to see the video or download the Plan –

• letterboxing in Glasshouse Mountains ahead of my mobile office on Saturday 18 July

•letterboxing in North Caboolture ahead of my mobile office on Tuesday 21 July

•attended the Sunshine Coast Young LNP AGM dinner in Maroochydore

•dropped in on the Glasshouse Country Men’s Shed members

•attended the LNP Convention in Brisbane


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Leader of the Opposition and LNP Leader Lawrence Springborg has launched the LNP’s Economic Plan reinforcing the LNP as the stable and experienced alternative to this bungling Labor Government.

The LNP’s plan builds on our known economic strengths and affirms our commitment to 5 priority areas of Agriculture; Tourism; Resources; Construction and Manufacturing; and Services and Knowledge Based Industries.

A video of the announcement has been uploaded to YouTube –

Click here to read the Plan –


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The Maleny LNP branch invite you to attend dinner with Leader of the Opposition, Lawrence Springborg MP.

The dinner will be held on Wednesday 24 June at the Maleny RSL Hall.

Dinner will be 5.30pm for a 6pm start – $35 per person.

RSVP to Pat Humphries by 19 June – 5494 3344 or 0429 492 330 or

Click here to print the invitation – Invitation to Dinner with Lawrence Springborg

Springborg Dinner invitation 24 June 2015


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In between Parliament sessions during the past few weeks I have managed to attend lots of Glass House events and celebrations and catch up with many locals in my travels. My thanks are extended to those who dropped by my office last week for our Queensland Week celebrations. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate all that is Queensland than with a cuppa and a piece of pineapple cake. The long weekend was full of other activities including the annual monthly dinner at the Wamuran Sports Club and the official opening of the Caboolture Show where I also participated in a Masterchef style Cooking Master Class sponsored by 101.5FM Radio.

I also caught up with Bill Hauritz and my colleagues Adrian Raedel and Wyatt Roy at The Planting which is an annual festival held at the Woodfordia site. The Planting is quickly becoming a true festival in its own right and I would encourage people to add this event to their calendars for next year as it is well worth attending.


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It was a week of meetings last week, ones in and out of the office, so that kept me very busy.

Friday my office was closed so we could have a stall at the Maleny Show.  It was very successful and we had lots of people visit to say hi and pass on their comments on the state of Government in Queensland.

I was back at the show again on Saturday afternoon with the kids, but not before I dropped in on the Palmwoods Tennis Open Day.

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The next round of my mobile offices are due to start on Tuesday 9 June in Woodford and Elimbah.

I know how hard it is for residents in the south of the Glass House electorate to travel to my office in Maleny so I hold these mobile locations to make it easier for people to catch up with me.

See below for exact locations and times – I hope to see you there!

Woodford – 10am to 1pm – Memorial Park, Archer Street

Elimbah – 2pm to 3.30pm – Elimbah Shops, Beerburrum Rd.


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My office got behind Queensland Week this year and we held a ‘Queensland Day in the Office’ morning tea at the front of my Maleny office.

We had lamingtons, Arnotts biscuits and pineapple upside down cake on offer and everyone who dropped by had a great time!

Stay tuned for details of next year’s celebrations.

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