Batt calls for SPER debt to be repaid

State Member for Bundaberg David Batt is calling on the Queensland Government to pursue monies owed from outstanding SPER debts. SPER debts can originate from infringement notices, offender levies, court orders and offender debt recovery orders. At present, 7037 Bundaberg residents owe the Queensland Government $13.35million. Mr Batt said the

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Labor fails Bundy’s NDIS participants

State Member for Bundaberg David Batt and local residents are calling on the Queensland Labor Government to extend the Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) for NDIS participants past June 30. NDIS is yet to establish adequate transport support but despite this, the Labor Government still plans to close the TSS to

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Batt calls for Mandatory prison time for child killers

Former detective and Bundaberg MP David Batt is calling for mandatory 15-year sentences for child killers in Queensland. A Parliamentary Committee stacked with Labor Government MPs has voted against supporting an LNP Bill to guarantee all convicted child killers spend at least 15-25 years behind bars. Mr Batt said issues

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Progress for Bundy’s Med School

12 months after CQUniversity – Bundaberg announced plans for a medical school in Bundaberg, local MP David Batt is thrilled to see plans progressing at a roundtable meeting today. “As Bundaberg’s MP, a member of the UQ Community Advisory Committee and a member of Wide Bay Hospital and Health’s Bundaberg Community Reference

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BATT wins fight for Bundy Seniors

State Member for Bundaberg David Batt has had a win for Bundaberg seniors after putting pressure on the Government for almost 6 months. In 2018, the Labor Government announced the seniors legal and support service would be expanding to Gladstone, Rockhampton, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Mackay, excluding Bundaberg. Bundaberg’s

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Labor denies air-con for our kids

I rise to speak in support of the private member’s motion moved by the member for Kawana, and in doing so I call on those opposite to adopt the LNP’s plan to air-condition every Queensland state school classroom. Since I began in my role as Bundaberg’s MP, the lack of

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Disaster Resilience Fund

Bundaberg MP David Batt is encouraging eligible Bundaberg organisations to apply for their share of the Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund. Announced in parliament this morning, the fund is said to provide $38 million over four years to assist Queensland in becoming more resilient to disasters. “Queensland is the most disaster

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Labor bungles Bundaberg’s industrial precinct

LNP Shadow Minister for State Development Andrew Powell has slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government for failing to make any headway on the Bundaberg State Development Area. Mr Powell said two years have passed since the Palaszczuk Labor Government announced a State Development Area and still nothing has happened.* “Annastacia Palaszczuk

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