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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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