Speeches

Riley is off and racing: Speech to Parliament
24 May, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:43): This is not the first time I have stood in this place to advise the House of the success of Riley Day, a 17-year-old athlete from my electorate. A local sports hero, she raced onto the scene when she won the 150-metre sprint at the recent Nitro Athletics series, leaving... Read more
Appropriation Bill (No. 1, No. 2 & Parliamentary Departments) Bill 2017-2018: Speech to Parliament
23 May, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (18:17): It is a great pleasure to rise to speak. This is one of the best topics to speak on during the course of the year—the 'approps' bill. It is budget time. Some look at it and think: 'What are appropriations?' For those who are listening out there, Appropriation Bill... Read more
Killara Thoroughbreds leading local horse industry: Speech to Parliament
23 May, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (16:18): Once again, Beaudesert, situated in the heart of the Scenic Rim, is putting its case forward to be known from this time on as the thoroughbred capital of Australia. It is doing an enormous job in backgrounding thoroughbreds for the industry. It is strategically placed e... Read more
Budget backing our region: Speech to Parliament
11 May, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (16:12): I am sure that, as the nation looks on, it would be suggested that this is a very aggressive debate. It is budget time and we will have opposing opinions in this fiscal space—and rightfully so. As politicians, we need to own the image that we portray to the Austra... Read more
Address-in-reply: Speech to Parliament
06 April, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (16:37): It is a privilege to be able to stand in this place for a third term of serving the good people of my electorate of Wright in the Gold Coast hinterland. It is a beautiful part of Queensland, an absolutely picturesque electorate, taking in Lamington National Park, the Go... Read more
Queensland feeling effects of Cyclone Debbie: Speech to Parliament
05 April, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (10:28): Currently in Queensland we are experiencing some abnormal weather conditions from Cyclone Debbie. My home town of Rockhampton, in central Queensland, has been inundated with higher than average rainfall. My heart and thoughts go out to family members and friends in that... Read more
Infrastructure Achievments in Wright: Speech to Parliament
05 April, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (12:47): It gives me great pleasure to be able to stand and talk about the achievements of this government. And there is no more appropriate time to speak about the achievements of this government at this very point in time when we have the Council of Mayors South East Queenslan... Read more
Praise for the Johansens: Speech to Parliament
01 March, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:46):  It is not every day that you get to see the sort of teamwork that we have seen from a very special couple from the Lockyer Valley. I speak of no other than Marjory and Lawrie Johansen. Marjory and Lawrie are our 2017 Lockyer Valley Citizens of the Year. The Johans... Read more
Remembrance Day: Speech to Parliament
27 February, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (18:30):  I rise to associate myself with the comments of the previous speakers on this motion about Remembrance Day that is before the House at the moment. Unlike the families of other members that have made a contribution in this chamber today, my family were not particip... Read more
Hope for finger lime growers: Speech to Parliament
14 February, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:47):  I want to share some of the positive news for finger lime growers not only in my electorate but right around Australia. Just a few days ago I got a really excited call from Ian and Margie Douglas, who run the Lime Caviar Company in the Scenic Rim. They were tellin... Read more
Impending closure of Roslyn Lodge: Speech to Parliament
13 February, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:51): I rise to express my empathy for the residents and staff of an aged care facility in my electorate which is going to be closed down. On Thursday, PresCare announced its plans to close the Roslyn Lodge on Tamborine Mountain. I understand that PresCare had sought to sell... Read more
Vale Senator Russell Trood
09 February, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (18:53):  I do not often speak on condolence motions, but Senator Trood is a person that I would refer to as a personal friend and, having heard the contributions from both the member for Ryan and the member for Rankin, I want to associate myself with both of their comments... Read more
Cheers ring out for rising Beaudesert sports star Riley Day
08 February, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:40):  I bring good news to this parliament. Good news by way of a rising sports and athletics star: young Riley Day. Riley, who is in year 12 at Beaudesert high school, ran for Australia recently at the Nitro Athletics series in Melbourne on Saturday. She came second in... Read more
Representing small business, consumers and growth
07 February, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (16:30):  How the mighty have fallen! Once we used to see a proud Labor Party stand on the other side of this chamber and debate the issues that affected the nation. What we have seen the Labor Party revert to is a small band of merry men and women who are now focused on We... Read more
29 November, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (19:35): It gives me great pleasure to stand here tonight in the federal parliament and acknowledge the contribution of all the members not only here but also in our state houses. To serve in public office, to make a contributio... Read more
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