It’s the end of another financial year with ‘Tax Time’ in full swing and everyone no doubt racing to file their returns and take advantage of the re-instated Coalition Government’s new tax package. It’s fantastic to see Australian tax payers getting the opportunity to keep more of what they earn in their own pocket. 

Unfortunately for Queenslanders, while the Federal government are giving us back more of our money, the Queensland Labor Government have got their hand out, taking it. Higher taxes are in Labor’s DNA. Labor has never seen someone else’s money without wanting to snatch it – whether it’s tax-payers’ money, motorists’ money or public transport users’ money.

Their record on higher taxes is appalling. They abolished the fuel excise after the 2009 election, despite promising not to beforehand. They supported a carbon tax that destroyed jobs and cost Queenslanders billions of dollars, including stinging every family $170 a year extra on their electricity bills.

They broke a 2015 election promise by introducing a new tax on property investment – a tax the Property Council has described as a job-destroying tax. They were also caught out using electricity as a secret tax – costing hundreds of jobs like those who were employed at the Boyne aluminium smelter in Gladstone. Make no mistake, when Labor governments are in power, Queenslanders always pay the price.

We (the LNP) understand, you can’t tax your way to growth. Queensland used to have a reputation as a low–taxing state, encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit where if people had a go and backed themselves, they could make a decent living and get ahead in life. We want Queensland to be the state of opportunity once more.

That’s why Deb and an LNP Government will guarantee no new taxes if we are elected at the next state election. We are putting up the signs that Queensland is open for business once again and we are unashamed about our approach to growing the economy. Labor’s job-destroying taxes put a handbrake on jobs.

It’s only under an LNP Government that business will have the renewed hope and confidence to invest in Queensland and create more jobs and increase wages.

Check out the below graphic for just how many new and increased taxes Queenslanders are being hit with from the Labor Government. 
Old Burleigh Town Bus Service

Here is the response from the Minister for Transport following the Old Burleigh Town bus petition.

It's disappointing the Labor Government is denying local residents the opportunity to access affordable public transport and claiming street widths as an excuse. Once again this Brisbane centric Labor Government just doesn’t get the Gold Coast.

I will continue to back a local bus service for this area, alongside 1068 locals who signed my petition.

Baby Give Back Working Bee

It’s been a long time since I’ve had to use a pram but it all came flooding back this week while I safety checked 6 of them for Baby Give Back. Let me tell you, even my aircraft engineering background didn’t help me master the folding mechanism on some of them!

If you’ve got an hour or two free during the week, visit their website for times and volunteer to safety check baby gear or pack care packages.

Wondering what's involved when volunteering? Be sure to check out my video below:

Harts Hands Up Grant - Round 2 

In May I launched the first round of Hart’s Hand-Up community grants and I was pleased to present $200 each to 5 worthy recipients who either live in Burleigh electorate or are a not for profit based in the Burleigh electorate.

The next round of my grants opens in early September, so if you know a community group who needs a small grant or an individual who needs support to attend a sporting event, head to my website for more information.

Burleigh Heads Markets

I had to update my sign after it was so rightly pointed out to me at a recent stall, we live in the best part of the World, what complaint could we possibly have?

But in all seriousness, I’m at the Burleigh Heads markets on the second Saturday of every month from 8am till around 11am schedule permitting. I’m there to say hi and hear from you, the good and the bad about our community, so please drop by.

Palm Beach State School School Fete
Saturday 17 August
10:00am - 4:00pm 
Check out all the info at the fete website here.
Varsity Winterfest
Saturday 3 August 
3:00pm to 8:00pm

‘Varsity Winterfest 2019’ is an experience like no other on the Gold Coast event calendar, so Break out your winter woolies, put on your beanies, scarves and join in the culture, food and fun times at Varsity Winterfest 2019 - AND IT'S ALL FOR FREE.
Listening booths
Don’t forget my Burleigh Farmers market listening booth every second Saturday of the month. Feel free to drop in and say hi and to discuss any State matters.

Don’t forget to contact my office if you have an event or organisation to share.
My office offers a wide variety of services to local residents and community groups. If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.

Marquee Loan for Community Groups
I have large pop up marquees available to schools and community groups for loan. Bookings are essential and you need to get in early to book the marquee with my office on (07) 5560 4100.

Application for JPs and Commissioners for Declarations
Applications for admission as a Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner of Declarations require nomination by myself as your State Member of Parliament. Forms are available through my office. Processing usually takes 4-6 weeks and my office will advise you periodically on your applications progress.

Queensland Flags
The State Government provides complimentary Queensland flags to schools and non-profit organisations. Contact my office for more information.

Letters of Support 
We are happy to provide letters of support to not-for-profit organisations who are applying for government funding. 
Information we require include the purpose of the grant, organisational particulars and benefits which the organisation and the wider community will gain from the funding.

Letters and Certificates of Congratulations
If you or someone you know is celebrating a birthday or wedding anniversary my office can assist you with a letter or certificate of congratulations. We can arrange a letter from me, the Premier, the Prime Minister or the Queen to recognise this milestone for you or someone you care for. A Letter of Congratulations Request Form, including eligibility criteria can be downloaded from my website.

My office is able to assist local community groups and non-profit organisations with small scale, black and white photocopying. Whether club newsletters or flyers advertising community events, we are happy to lend a hand during office hours, with no appointment necessary.

Update your Community Details
I am committed to supporting as many local community groups as possible in our local area, but it can often be challenging to keep track of who the committee members are at each of our community groups. You can visit my website to update your details and help me keep in touch.
Office: 1 Paradise Ave, Miami   Phone: 5560 4100 
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