Labor must stop playing politics with Hinkler Regional Deal

“For far too long Queensland Labor has refused to provide funding for the game-changing Hinkler Regional Deal due to claims that the Maryborough electorate would miss out, but Wednesday’s question time revealed a very different story,” Mr Batt said. “When asked a question by the Member for Maryborough, the Premier

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Minister Lynham fails to answer yet another dam question

State Member for Bundaberg David Batt MP has expressed his disappointment in Minister Lynham’s lack of response when asked a direct question about Paradise Dam in Question Time today. Mr Batt asked the Minister – Yesterday (Wednesday) the Minister said that he had instructed numerous experts to review Sunwater’s reports

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Labor rejects Parliamentary Inquiry into dam debacle

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has voted against an open and transparent inquiry into the safety of Paradise Dam in Parliament today. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington moved a Private Members Motion to investigate the Paradise Dam’s design, construction and operation.“Labor is literally draining Paradise Dam to 42 percent while two thirds

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Batt fights for Paradise Dam in Parliament

Mr Speaker, I rise in support of the Member for Nanango’s motion calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry into the design, construction, and operation of the Paradise Dam and the Government’s decision to lower the dam wall by 5 metres. I have been inundated with stories from Bundaberg residents about the

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Endeavour Foundation to get Bundaberg cooking

People with intellectual disability in Bundaberg are learning to cook up a storm in an upgraded kitchen thanks to a $34,000 grant. Endeavour Foundation Industries Site Manager Robert Campbell said the kitchen, completed last month, was already being used to prepare lunches and evening classes would soon start. “One of

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A cool start to Term 4

Term 4 has had a cool start with 7 Bundaberg state schools set to receive funding for air-conditioning in their classrooms. State Member for Bundaberg David Batt said it was great news for the schools, but noted it’s also important to remember the remaining 8 Bundaberg state schools that have

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Paradise Dam debacle

Paradise Dam. What a debacle. It’s both extraordinary and awfully concerning to think that Labor has plans to significantly reduce the capacity of a dam that’s just 13 years old due to mysterious safety concerns. Since work began on the dam, rumours about flawed construction have circulated within our community.

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Bundaberg falls victim to Youth Crime

Visiting Bundaberg today, Shadow Minister for Police and Corrective Services Trevor Watts MP joined local member David Batt MP at the home of residents who recently fell victim to youth crime. In March 2019, Ian Finnis and carer Wendy Collins woke to find three teenage robbers in their home. As

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LNP backs parliamentary inquiry into Paradise Dam

The LNP is demanding a public parliamentary inquiry is held into the design and construction of the Paradise Dam. The dam opened in 2006 at a cost of $200m – but just 13 years later the Palaszczuk Labor Government has announced plans to reduce its capacity to 42 per cent.

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