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“Quiet revolution” on low rate credit card rates scores another win
12 October, 2017 Today’s announcement by the Commonwealth Bank that it will introduce a new credit card with an interest rate of just 9.9% is a “win for common sense and consumers” claims Federal MP Scott Buchholz who has been pressuring the Banks on this issue over a  year. As a Member of th... Read more
Chardon Bridge opens to traffic
05 October, 2017 The new and improved $3.2 million Chardon Bridge at Cedar Creek has officially opened to traffic. The Logan City Council and City of Gold Coast replaced the timber bridge with a modern two-lane concrete structure through a $1.6 million grant from the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Progr... Read more
Safer Communities Fund now open for applications
04 October, 2017 Local councils and community organisations are encouraged to apply for funding through Round Two of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said investment in security infrastructure at local crime hotspots would reduce fear of crime and con... Read more
Boost for local Veterans’ Support Centre
29 September, 2017 The Veterans’ Support Centre Lockyer/Brisbane Valley will continue to support local veterans and their families after securing funding through the Building Excellence in Support and Training grants program. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the Veterans’ Support Cen... Read more
Bridge upgrades to improve safety in Wright
28 September, 2017 Local road users will have access to safer and more reliable travel when nine bridges in Wright are upgraded through the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program. The nine bridges will be upgraded at a total cost of $23.19 million to be co-funded by the Federal Government and the Scenic R... Read more
Locals missing millions in super
27 September, 2017 Locals are missing out on millions in lost or unclaimed superannuation, the latest figures from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) show. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said over $70 million in super from across the electorate was sitting unclaimed. “There are many ways people can lose... Read more
Applications open for Armistice Day Centenary Grants
22 September, 2017 Local community organisations, schools and councils are encouraged to apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program. “The one-off grants program will support local, community-based projects and activities that commemorate the end of the First World War,” Federal Member ... Read more
Category C funding deadline extended
21 September, 2017 Local primary producers in the Scenic Rim, Logan and parts of the Gold Coast and Lockyer Valley will now have until 12 January 2018 to apply for Category C Recovery Grants. “Many farmers, growers and producers were severely impacted by the recent flooding and are still on the road to recovery... Read more
Local community flying high with RAAF Amberley
15 September, 2017 The local community is flying high after a report by KPMG found the Government’s commitment to the RAAF Base Amberley will create almost 7000 jobs by 2020 and inject $1.2 billion into the Queensland economy. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz welcomed the report and the positive effects... Read more
Local Sporting Champions recognised
08 September, 2017 20 local young athletes are hopping, skipping and jumping for joy after receiving a $500 Local Sporting Champions grant to pursue their sporting dreams. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz presented the awards in a special ceremony and praised the inspiring sporting superstars for their succes... Read more
Wright community volunteers celebrated
07 September, 2017 A host of locals from the electorate have been recognised for their dedicated voluntary work, as recipients of the 2017 Wright Community Contribution Awards. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz presented the awards in three special ceremonies across the electorate and praised the award winners... Read more
Fassifern Aged Care Service “a place to call home”
06 September, 2017 The Churches of Christ Care Fassifern Aged Care Service will continue to care and support for residents and retirees after securing Commonwealth funding to “make a home” for locals. Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the Fassifern Aged Care Service which was allocate... Read more
First class RAAF Base Amberley visit
05 September, 2017 Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz once again strapped on his combat boots to join members of the Veterans Support Centre Lockyer/Brisbane Valley for a tour of the RAAF Base Amberley. “It was my pleasure to organise this visit for members of the local Veterans Support Centre to the Ambe... Read more
Full steam ahead on job creating freight terminal
23 August, 2017 Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz says the Scenic Rim region is full steam ahead, following today’s official opening of the $35.2 million road/rail intermodal freight terminal. The Coalition Government provided $9.6 million towards the project under the National Stronger Regions Fun... Read more
Bank inquiry continues to bring results
15 August, 2017 Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz has welcomed moves by Australia’s big banks to lower credit card interest rates following his rigorous questioning during last year’s Parliamentary inquiry into the banking sector. Earlier this year ANZ announced cuts to credit card interest ... Read more
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