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State Member for Bundaberg David Batt is celebrating the announcement that all Bundaberg schools will soon be air-conditioned. “This has been a major priority for me over the past two years so I am absolutely thrilled,” he said. “Our community has really thrown their support behind me in my calls

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Time for talk about the Hinkler Regional Deal is over

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Hinkler Regional Deal is an absolute game-changer for the Bundaberg region. This time last year, the Federal Government announced the deal, worth a whopping $173 million – the most significant government investment our region has seen in a very, very

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Dear Minister Lynham

We, the undersigned, are devastated to see 400 megalitres of precious water flowing from Paradise Dam over the Ben Anderson Barrage and out to sea each day, when we are experiencing one of the most serious droughts in decades. The State Government’s decision to permanently reduce Paradise Dam to 42%

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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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