Labor’s Waste Tax

Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 I rise today to make a contribution to the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018. The Minister for Environment introduced this bill to parliament after Labor announced that they were developing a

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Crime Stoppers forced to close its doors

“I am extremely disappointed to hear of the closure of Crime Stoppers in Queensland,” Mr Batt said. “As a former police officer of 23 years, I know firsthand just how vital the work of Crime Stoppers is. “Our police already work with limited resources and they will now have to

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Electricity prices debilitating business in Bundaberg

David Batt MP is joining the calls for the Palaszczuk Labor Government to address Bundaberg’s increasingly high power prices. Mr Batt said it’s extremely disappointing to see a large, global Bundaberg Business like Bundaberg Walkers being forced to consider relocating in attempt to secure a cheaper electricity deal. “Bundaberg Walkers

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New Year, New School Uniforms

To help ensure Bundy kids start the New Year with a fresh school uniform, Member for Bundaberg David Batt has offered each of the 15 state schools in his electorate a cash donation for the purchase of uniforms. Mr Batt said he is aware many Bundaberg families struggle to make

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Sex offender registry to provide peace of mind

“As a former police officer and detective in the child protection unit for many years, I have dealt with child sex offenders and their victims firsthand and strongly believe this matter is above politics,” Mr Batt said. “A national online sex offender registry would give Queensland parents peace of mind

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Retirement village loophole must be fixed

Member for Bundaberg David Batt is pleased to see a loophole in the current retirement village legislation being acknowledged by the government, after it was brought to his attention by various Bundaberg residents. The relevant legislation was introduced by the Queensland Labor Government in 2017. The loophole means retirement care

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Visually impaired Bundaberg residents push for legislative change

Earlier this year, State Member for Bundaberg David Batt launched a petition seeking change to Queensland legislation surrounding Disability Parking Permits. The petition was started at the request of Bundaberg residents Cheryl and Kevin Callaghan, after Cheryl, who is legally blind, was told she didn’t qualify for a permit. Soon

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White Ribbon Day at Bundaberg South State School

State Member for Bundaberg David Batt MP visited Bundaberg South State School this morning to discuss the importance of White Ribbon Day. “It was fantastic to be at Bundaberg South State School this morning to talk to the students about the importance of working together as a community to combat

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