BATT WINS FIGHT FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED

State Member for Bundaberg David Batt has successfully fought for change to the Disability Parking Scheme in Queensland. An almost 2-year long fight for Mr Batt has finally paid off, with the Minister today announcing those who are visually impaired will now be eligible for a permit for their carers

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Labor’s dam cover-up must end

The future of fed-up Queensland farmers remains in limbo more than two months after water releases began at Paradise Dam. LNP Deputy Leader Tim Mander joined growers and producers in Bundaberg this morning to demand answers from the Palaszczuk Labor Government about the Paradise Dam scandal. Mr Mander said Annastacia

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MORE Paradise Dam questions

David Batt MP has today expressed additional concerns about the impact of the lowering of Paradise Dam’s spillway by 5 metres. The worry comes as Minister Lynham provides a response to a recent Question on Notice asked by Mr Batt. The question asked: Will the Minister advise if any additional flood modelling has

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More COOL news for Bundy Classrooms

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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