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Wednesday, 21 May 2014
FAST broadband is rolling out sooner under the Liberal National Government, with priority going to hundreds of premises in areas most in need, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. Fixed wireless construction has begun to connect nearly 1000 premises around Nindaroo (236), Habana (228), and Grasstree Beach (477). Federal Membe...

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Monday, 19 May 2014
TRADIES in the region can expect more support earlier in their apprenticeships following changes announced in last week’s Budget. Member for Dawson George Christensen said the Government is delivering on its commitment to introduce Trade Support Loans for apprentices to encourage more young people to not only take up a trade but complete their qual...

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Wednesday, 30 April 2014
MEMBER for Dawson George Christensen will chair a new inquiry into the Child Support Program, at the request of  the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Kevin Andrews MP. The inquiry will focus on how the Child Support system works, including: • dealing with under or over payments, and enforcement options for payments, • flexibility for...

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014
THOSE looking for a new experience may want to consider helping out at the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane through a volunteers programme, according to Member for Dawson George Christensen. The G20, which will be held on November 15 & 16, will be the most significant meeting of world leaders Australia has ever hosted with more than 4,000 delegat...

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014
TIME is running out for farm businesses in North Queensland to apply for a Farm Finance Concessional Loan this financial year, with applications closing on Wednesday, April 30. Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, said the concessional loans supported producers who were experiencing debt-servicing difficulties, but were considered financi...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Ita raises urgency on Don clearing
FLOOD damage from Cyclone Ita’s passing on the weekend highlights the need for clearing of the Don River, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. Mr Christensen inspected crop damage around Bowen today with Bowen and Gumlu Growers Association President, Carl Walker, and discussed assistance offered through the State and Federal ...

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Monday, 14 April 2014
THE Liberal National Government is putting money on the table to address the current insurance market failure in North Queensland, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. Treasurer, Joe Hockey, has confirmed funding will be available to create more competition in the North Queensland insurance market and drive down the cost of p...

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Friday, 11 April 2014
AS THE cyclone season closes, North Queenslanders and storm enthusiasts nationwide will turn their attention to a review of the tropical cyclone warning system. Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, said the review was prompted by calls for more regular updates of the cyclone’s position when Cyclone Dylan crossed the coast in January. “A c...

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Tuesday, 08 April 2014
A BRIGHT light will shine on Mackay safety and crime prevention in the new financial year, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. Mobile CCTV units and carpark lighting were key election commitments for Mr Christensen last year. “The Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, this week confirmed for me that the Liberal National Gove...

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Tuesday, 08 April 2014
 INFORMATION and ideas can help Australia save the family farm, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. Mr Christensen said it was evident from Northern Australia committee hearings in North Queensland last week that competitiveness was a real issue for agriculture. “If agriculture is going to help drive development in Nort...

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, today announced funding for the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program had increased to $125,000. “The Centenary of Anzac will be the most significant national period of commemoration in our nation’s history, and the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is an integral part of the Liberal National Govern...

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Sunday, 30 June 2013
AFTER all the hype about the Gonski Report and the Gillard Labor government’s promise to increase school funding, you can imagine the surprise of schools who are now finding out they will be worse off under the plan. According to figures released in the May budget, overall spending on schools has been reduced by $324 million. Although peak school...

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Sunday, 30 June 2013
IT TOOK just 19 days for Julia Gillard’s promise of a ring road to vanish in a puff of budget deficit. Julia Gillard visited Mackay on April 24, announcing a funding package for the Bruce Highway over the next 10 years, including a promise that the Mackay ring road would be "in the budget". The truth came out in the budget 19 days later where not ...

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Sunday, 30 June 2013
AS THE clock winds down on the current parliament, it has been two-and-a-half years of achievements for George Christensen and Dawson. On the carbon tax front, George gave the people of North Queensland a say with an electorate-wide ballot as well as hosting forums in Bowen and in Mackay with Tony Abbott. George also forced the government, during ...

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Sunday, 30 June 2013
Delivering a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia THE Bruce Highway will be a key link in the road to recovery as Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, and the Liberal National Coalition build a plan to get the country back on track. An announcement will be made next month on the LNP’s commitments for the Bruce Highway ...

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Friday, 28 June 2013
Border protection, law and order and government debt were three of the biggest concerns resulting from the North Queensland’s Biggest Survey 2013. Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, said some of the biggest concerns raised were about issues that were becoming worse. “The survey was conducted before the Federal budget in May and since ...

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Thursday, 28 February 2013
Julia Gillard’s announcement of an election date sparked a frantic closing down sale in the people smuggling industry, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. Another boat arrival, with 68 people on board, on Monday, marked 25 boats to arrive for the year with a week of February still to go. “We have just witnessed the most ag...

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Friday, 22 February 2013
Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, has launched a petition to secure a more reliable 000 emergency phone service for North Queensland. The petition comes as a result of cases where emergency phone calls could not be made for an extended period on the Australia Day weekend after Telstra’s main line and back-up line were both cut. Mr Ch...

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Friday, 22 February 2013
The Labor candidate for Dawson is an embarrassing lone voice in the denial of Federal health cuts to the Mackay and Townsville Hospitals and Health Services, including hospitals in Townsville and the Burdekin, Mackay, Sarina, Proserpine, and Bowen.Even her puppet masters in Canberra have had to admit the Gillard Labor government slashed $103 m...

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Thursday, 21 February 2013
The Gillard Labor government that slashed $3.2 million from funding, the equivalent of 30 full time jobs at Mackay Sarina, Proserpine, and Bowen hospitals, has reinstated funding to Victorian hospitals but not to Queensland. The same round of Federal health cuts also slashed $7.8 million, the equivalent of 70 full time jobs at Townsville region hos...

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Thursday, 14 February 2013
Important projects on the Bruce Highway are disappearing every day as the Gillard Labor government wastes taxpayer money paying interest on their record debt. We are now paying more than $800,000 an hour in interest on Wayne Swan’s credit card. Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, said in just 18 days, the interest payments on Labor’s d...

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Thursday, 14 February 2013
The mining powerhouse in the Central Highlands is being undermined by a deeply divided and dysfunctional government, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. Mr Christensen said the Greens, Independents, and some Labor MPs (including Kevin Rudd and Joel Fitzgibbons) were attempting to change the Gillard Labor government’s failed...

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Thursday, 14 February 2013
The Whitsundays could have had Goorganga Plains flood-proofing work funded in just 18 days if the Gillard Labor government had not created the biggest government debt in Australian history, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. “We are now paying $800,000 an hour in interest on Julia Gillard’s credit card,” Mr Christensen sai...

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012
The Haughton River Bridge has been a danger to traffic for too long. Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, has the narrow crossing in his sights and is calling on the government to act before it’s too late. Mr Christensen is sending a postcard petition to Dawson residents in the Burdekin and Townsville, gathering support for urgent actio...

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Friday, 03 August 2012
North Queenslanders must retain control of agricultural land and food production by limiting foreign investment, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.   The Federal Liberal National Coalition released a discussion paper this morning on Foreign Investment in Australian Agricultural Land and Agribusiness.   “Allowi...

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011
  North Queensland got ready for digital TV but it appears digital TV isn’t ready for North Queensland, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. Only days after the analogue television system was switched off, residents across North Queensland are reporting partial to complete loss of digital signal, prompting Mr Christens...

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Tuesday, 13 December 2011
  Bodies corporate in Mackay facing huge insurance premium hikes are urged to lodge a submission with a federal parliamentary inquiry into the industry. Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, said people in Mackay and the Whitsundays were reporting massive increases in residential strata title insurance after Cyclone Yasi and the sum...

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Tuesday, 13 December 2011
A GREEN Jobs Corps graduation ceremony was held for the last time in Mackay today with the federally-funded conservation training program being scrapped by the Gillard Labor government.   The programme was that successful in this region that not one graduate of the program was able to attend the small ceremony as they all had secured jobs th...

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Thursday, 08 December 2011
Burdekin cane farmers will have to leave one of their most valuable tools locked in the shed this summer because of what Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, claims is a "Greens-inspired act of bastardry" by a government regulator.   Mr Christensen toured Burdekin, Whitsundays and Mackay cane farms yesterday with Sha...

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Wednesday, 30 November 2011
THE announced closure of the iconic Club Med Lindeman Island resort should be ringing alarm bells within both State and Federal government that all is not well within the tourism industry, according to Federal MP for Dawson George Christensen.   “In fact the alarm has been going for some time in the tourism industry and this latest sad news...

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Tuesday, 29 November 2011
\Support for the coal industry under the carbon tax has been culled for next year in a desperate bid to create a surplus in the budget, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.   The Labor Government has committed to spend $1.3billion of carbon tax revenue over six years to support the mines slugged the most by the carbon ...

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Thursday, 24 November 2011
Member for Capricornia, Kirsten Livermore, rejected the Westminster Traditions of the Australian Parliament in declining her nomination to act as Speaker of the House of Representatives this afternoon (Thursday).   Speaker, Harry Jenkins, resigned in a dramatic opening to the last sitting day of the year this morning (Thursday), leading to a...

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Grand vision for Northern Australia   A visionary plan to turn Northern Australia into a booming economic powerhouse was touted by Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, in a speech to parliament last night (Wednesday).   The plan would see incentives for living and investing in the region, including: ·    ...

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen has been appointed to the parliamentary inquiry established this week to investigate claims of price gouging in the North Queensland insurance market.   Mr Christensen said outrageous insurance premium hikes in the order of 300% to 800% for body corporate policies in North Queensland prompted an ...

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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
The middle section of the Bruce Highway, including Yellow Gin Creek and the Haughton River Bridge, is off the radar of both State and Federal Labor governments, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.   Mr Christensen attacked the government in Canberra last night over a lack of action on the Bruce Highway between Rockham...

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Monday, 21 November 2011
Mackay residents are sick of seeing criminals going unpunished, Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, told Federal Parliament in Canberra this morning.   In addressing a motion calling for alternatives to incarceration, Mr Christensen issued a thinly veiled warning to magistrates and the government: If criminals do the crime, they s...

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Wednesday, 16 November 2011
While the Federal and Queensland Labor governments are ripping themselves apart about whether or not to send uranium to India, Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, voiced strong support for the benefits uranium and thorium mining could bring to Mackay and North Queensland. He said rich uranium and thorium deposits in North Queensland rep...

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Most of Townsville’s community groups were locked out of the Regional Development Australia Fund process on November 3, a week before the Minister’s office was encouraging them, through the Townsville Bulletin, to apply for the next round. Hundreds of regional community groups were rejected for Round One funding in favour of applications from orga...

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Friday, 11 November 2011
It was to be North Queensland’s biggest opportunity for growth and employment.   But the Abbot Point Multi-Cargo Facility is in limbo and likely to drown in a sea of red tape and green degeneration.   Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, said a combination of the Greens and extreme left wing political group, GetUp!, were mou...

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Thursday, 10 November 2011
Billions of dollars in revenue supposed to fund Labor promises are in doubt following revelations big mining companies will not be contributing to the mining tax as much as the Federal Treasurer assumed.   Analysis from accounting firm BDO suggests three of Australia’s four largest mining companies will not have substantial Mineral Resources...

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Monday, 07 November 2011
Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, has slammed the Insurance Council for asking members of parliament to spread misinformation in an attempt to justify price-gouging.   Mr Christensen said the Insurance Council issued a “fact sheet”, for use “should you receive any queries from your constituents”.   “For obvious reasons, t...

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Monday, 07 November 2011
Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, has called for close monitoring of radical extremists of the kind who attacked the good name of the Australian soldiers whose bodies were returned over the weekend.   Radical Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon launched a Facebook page attacking the soldiers who were killed by a rogue Afghan soldier last week...

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Friday, 04 November 2011
The stalling of the Multi Cargo Facility project at Abbot Point has Senator Bob Brown’s fingerprints all over it, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.Mr Christensen accused the Greens of stopping the facility from going ahead during a speech on the Labor Government’s economic mismanagement in parliament this afternoon.North Q...

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Thursday, 03 November 2011
Whitsunday Labor MP, Jan Jarratt, and Whitsunday Regional Mayor, Mike Brunker, have joined forces to defy the wishes of their own constituents and back a costly alternative for a redevelopment of the main street of Airlie Beach. In a speech to Federal Parliament in Canberra today, Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, questioned the wisdo...

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Tuesday, 01 November 2011
The Burdekin has delivered a resounding “no way” to carbon tax in a comprehensive ballot result for the electorate of Dawson.   Opposition to the carbon tax was voiced on more than 1000 votes from the Burdekin, compared with just 35 who agreed with the tax now being considered by the Senate.   After more than 6,000 ballots from voters...

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011
An indigenous corporation for Townsville youth, Helping Our People Everyday, will receive $5000 in funding under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants initiative announced this week.   Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, said the organisation played an integral role in the community and deserved the support.   “Helping ...

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen has awarded Dawson Medals to students in the Burdekin this week.   Burdekin recipients were Home Hill State High School student Stuart Woods and Ayr State High School student Shannon Dillon.   Mr Christensen, who established the Dawson Medal, presented Shannon with her award at last night’...

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Monday, 24 October 2011
After more than a year of intensive campaigning, Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, welcomed today’s news that Mackay had secured a Headspace Youth Mental Health Centre.   “This is definitely a big win for the community,” he said. “At every step of the way, I have had support in the fight from individuals and organisations, like ...

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, has backed the Australian Workers Union (AWU) stance against sending asylum seekers to work in regional areas.   The Federal Government, desperately seeking a “Plan B” after their Malaysian Solution debacle, suggested asylum seekers could be sent to regional areas while their visa applications w...

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Whitsunday Mayor Mike Brunker and his Labor colleagues have had more than enough time to fix the water water problem in Bowen, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.   “Just because we are getting new excuses doesn’t mean it’s a new problem,” Mr Christensen said. “Mr Brunker has long known about the problem but doesn’t w...

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Thursday, 13 October 2011
Bowen people have been denied access to information and the opportunity to have their say on the carbon tax, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.   The carbon tax passed through the House of representatives this week and is due to start on July 1 next year.   Mr Christensen said the government had worked overtim...

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Thursday, 13 October 2011
A BOTTLE of Bowen water caused a stir in Federal Parliament on Thursday as Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen called for an inquiry into Whitsunday Regional Council’s supply of unsafe water.   A group of Bowen residents have voiced serious concerns over water quality that they say has been independently tested and shown to be unsaf...

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Thursday, 13 October 2011
The introduction of the carbon tax into parliament today marked a dark day for democracy, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.Labor MPs gingerly gave the Prime Minister a round of applause after she introduced the 18 bills relating to the carbon tax, prompting Mr Christensen to yell across the chamber that it was the first ti...

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011
North Queensland’s opinion on the carbon tax was voiced with a resounding “no” in Canberra this morning as debate continued on the carbon tax.   Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, spoke on the carbon tax and delivered the latest update on the ballot he is conducting across the electorate.   At 10am today, a total of 4,423 ...

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Friday, 07 October 2011
An untimely accident cost the Mackay region it’s voice at the rushed carbon tax inquiry.   Given just three weeks to form a committee, conduct hearings, and report before the carbon tax was voted on, Mackay’s only chance for input was a teleconference call, which couldn’t be made due to a mishap with a harvester.   Federal Member for ...

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Thursday, 06 October 2011
The Mackay Gymnastics club can’t possibly compete with the mighty Geelong Football Club. Not because Geelong has a leagues club, thousands of members and more poker machine revenue than a full forward can jump over. According to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, Mackay Gymnastics can’t compete with Geelong for nothing more than polit...

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Thursday, 29 September 2011
Robbed of a referendum on the carbon tax, Bowen’s businesses, industries, organisations, and individuals were denied their basic democratic rights, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.   To enable the people of Bowen to have their say on the carbon tax, Mr Christensen has arranged a ballot to be sent to every letterbox...

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Friday, 23 September 2011
A Mackay hearing has been rejected by the Labor-Greens dominated carbon tax inquiry, despite Mackay being identified as the worst affected region in the worst affected state under a carbon tax.   Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, is one of only five Liberal National Coalition members allowed on the committee and he requested a h...

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Friday, 23 September 2011
I have been contacted by a lot of constituents who have problems with insurance premiums – in particular body corporate insurance.   Some insurance premiums for bodies corporate have increased by more than 300 per cent.   The lack of competition in the North Queensland insurance market, since the summer of floods and cyclones, opens t...

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Mackay’s CQ Rescue will now have access to a carbon tax compensation program, after weeks of pressure on the government from Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.   The service is facing increased aviation fuel and electricity costs of up to $20,000 under the carbon tax.   “Under the government’s carbon tax package, there was...

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, has won a reprieve from massive cost burdens imposed on Mackay community organisations by the Queensland Government.   The Bligh Labor Government made regulations in August that would force a range of Queensland community sector organisations, such as Kalyan Youth Service, into financial difficu...

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Thursday, 15 September 2011
Mackay will have a local voice on the parliamentary inquiry into Labor’s Carbon Tax legislation, which was formed in Federal Parliament today.   Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, was one of five Liberal National Coalition Members and Senators elected to the committee.   There will be nine carbon tax-supporting members fro...

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Thursday, 15 September 2011
Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, called on Australians to stay alert to the threat posed by Islamic extremists in Australia today.   In today’s statement in Federal Parliament regarding the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Mr Christensen pointed to the underlying hatred for Western ideals and way of life ...

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Thursday, 15 September 2011
Mackay’s strong Maltese heritage was highlighted in Federal Parliament last night.   Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, delivered a speech to mark the 440th anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto, which is a significant date on the Christian calendar and a defining moment in Maltese history.   “In Mackay last week, I had the...

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011
A form of student apartheid that disadvantaged Mackay students will come to a close at the start of next year, thanks to the efforts of the Liberal National Coalition, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.   As part of a $265million package, students from inner regional areas will be able to access independent youth all...

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Wednesday, 07 September 2011
The Labor-Greens Government splashed $150million around the regions this week but couldn’t find a cent for Mackay. Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, said almost 60% of the Regional Development Australia Funding money found its way to Labor MPs or Independents who support the Gillard Government while important projects from our region ...

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011
GetUp! told to GetOut! of email scam   Left wing activist group GetUp! was accused of falsifying email support for same sex marriage to the Dawson electorate office in Federal Parliament today.   Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, blasted GetUp! for “attempting to subvert democracy” during a speech in Canberra this morning...

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh’s defence of a convicted terrorist supporter couldn’t have come at a worse time, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.   On the same day she was defending the shortlisting of a book by David Hicks for the Premier’s Literary Award, another Australian soldier was killed in Afghanistan, fighti...

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Federal Member for Dawson has described the Labor-Greens Government as ‘arrogant and out of touch’ after protestors were ridiculed in Canberra this week.   After more than 1000 people rallied in front of Parliament House as part of the ‘Convoy of No Confidence’, the Leader of Government Business Anthony Albanese described the event as ‘a con...

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Monday, 22 August 2011
If anyone should be flying in and out of Mackay, it should be an inquiry into the impact of FIFO on the regions, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.   Mr Christensen spoke in parliament this week on the impact of Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) operations on regional cities and has asked for an inquiry to hold a meeting in Mack...

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Friday, 19 August 2011
Mackay’s RACQ CQRescue service is left facing increased costs of $20,000 under the carbon tax after Prime Minister Julia Gillard could not identify how the service would be compensated in parliament yesterday.   Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, said the Prime Minister and the Labor-Greens Government had been caught out ripping ...

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Thursday, 18 August 2011
The State Government’s history of pillaging the regions for their resources instead of investing in them has invited the call for a FIFO workforce, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.   Mr Christensen attacked the Bligh Government in Federal Parliament today, claiming the Labor administration had plundered the wealth ...

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011
A few cubic metres of returned junk mail is a blunt message to the government about what the community really thinks of the carbon tax and the lie behind it, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen.   Mr Christensen returned to Canberra this week with a collection of carbon tax brochures to be returned to Prime Minister Ju...

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, savaged the government regulator in parliament last night over its plan to ban a herbicide that is virtually irreplaceable in the sugar industry.   The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has proposed to suspend the use of diuron, a residual herbicide used extensively in the...

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Friday, 29 July 2011
The Federal Opposition leader, Tony Abbott, has flagged flood-proofing the Bruce Highway as the issue that should be the Government’s top priority for regional Queensland. Mr Abbott told a meeting in Rockhampton this week that the single most important thing the Government could do for regional Queensland was flood-proof the Bruce Highway. Federa...

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Friday, 29 July 2011
A carbon tax police force with wide-ranging powers will be a further drain on taxpayers if the carbon tax were enacted, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. The fine details for the carbon tax legislation were released yesterday, uncovering expensive administration costs and the new police state for businesses. “The taxpaye...

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Friday, 29 July 2011
Everybody can take direct action for the environment by participating in National Tree Day, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. ‪Mr Christensen will be giving away free trees on Saturday morning for Mackay residents to plant on National Tree Day. The trees on offer are native bottlebrush. ‪“A massive boost in trees planted...

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Friday, 03 June 2011
 The mining boom in the Bowen Basin could last only as long under the carbon tax as it takes to bring overseas mines online, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. Australia’s credibility on the world market recovered somewhat when Prime Minister Julia Gillard promised there would be no mining tax under a government she l...

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Friday, 03 June 2011
The introduction of a carbon tax would cripple the already struggling tourism industry in the Whitsundays, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. “The carbon tax will effectively make tourism in Australia more expensive,” he said. “That will encourage Australians to take holidays overseas and will discourage overseas tourists ...

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Monday, 30 May 2011
Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, condemned new legislation in parliament this afternoon as an attack on the rights of fathers that would produce another generation of stolen children.  According to Mr Christensen, changes to the Family Law Act added no further protection to child safety and, in fact, watered down the definition ...

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Thursday, 14 April 2011
Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Greens leader Bob Brown are planning to become 21st Century bushrangers, robbing from Mackay and giving to the capital cities, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. “The carbon tax will not clean up the environment, it’s just a means of wealth distribution,” he said. "We have a higher than ave...

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Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Petition pages are already rolling in for the push to fund a Headspace Mental Health Centre in Mackay. Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, said his electorate office had already received a number of petition pages that were printed in Saturday’s Daily Mercury. “This issue had already gained a bit of momentum since I raised it in parlia...

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Wednesday, 13 April 2011
A little fine tuning to the digital television rollout will put Dingo Beach and Hydeaway Bay back in the picture, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. Mr Christensen said digital television was set to bypass the communities because geography made receiving a signal difficult. “We had even been told that it was against the l...

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Wednesday, 13 April 2011
A commemorative dinner in Mackay will mark 95 years since the first engagement in active service for the 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion. Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, this week announced the 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion Association would receive a $2250 grant to fund the commemorative dinner under the Saluting Their Serv...

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Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Memorial plaques and honour boards will be restored and upgraded though a project undertaken by Bowen RSL sub-branch. Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, this week announced the sub branch would receive a $4000 grant to fund the project under the Saluting Their Service Commemorations grant program. “Saluting Their Service is an Austral...

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Thursday, 07 April 2011
The powerhouse economy of the Mackay region has been undermined by the Bruce Highway, according to Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. “Parts of the Bruce Highway are so flood prone, it only needs a cane toad to pee on the side of the road and the highway is cut,” he said. “We’ve seen in the past week how flooded roads can stop producti...

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Tuesday, 08 March 2011
You might enjoy a pastime now but whatever it is the government will put an end to it. Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen, said the Federal Government was coming across as wowsers, determined to put an end to anything people might enjoy. Mr Christensen was commenting on the introduction of new packaging regulations for the tobacco indu...

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Authorised by George Christensen MP, 2/21 Milton Street, Mackay QLD 4740