The best thing about Parliament having a break for winter is that I have a lot more time to get out amongst the community. It has been a busy few weeks since getting back from Kokoda – I was invited to attend a graduation ceremony for the Queensland Correctional Services and had the opportunity to congratulate a number of Glass House locals on their decision to start a career in this field. These guys and girls do a really tough job and I wish them all the best.
I attended the Caloundra Cup Carnival last weekend – now I’m not normally a betting man but I must say it was exciting seeing my fellow race-goers placing their $2 bets and cheering their chosen horse to the line.
I was also able to attend the annual Woodies Expo last weekend and the camaraderie amongst this group was hard to miss. Well done to the organisers – this is such a great opportunity for the Woodies to show off their amazing talents.
Finally, I had the chance to call into the Conondale Village Association meeting which gave me the chance to update Conondale locals on a range of issues including the Maleny- Kenilworth Road. In my address to the group I reiterated how disappointed I have been with the response from the government and reaffirmed my commitment to working with the community to secure more funding sooner.