Speeches

Wright on Show: Speech to Parliament
17 August, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (10:46): It is wonderful to see my electorate so strongly represented this year at the Brisbane Ekka, a wonderful locality. In my electorate, the biggest contributor to GDP is agriculture, and the Ekka is the biggest showcase in Queensland where city meets the bush. It is a wond... Read more
New and Improved Schools in Wright: Speech to Parliament
16 August, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:38): I rise to inform the House about two new schools and some improvements to one of the oldest schools in my electorate and some of the great things that the government is doing in and around that education space. I recently attended the official opening of St Clare's Prim... Read more
Exercise Talisman Sabre: Speech to Parliament
16 August, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (16:15): Recently I had the great pleasure of being part of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program, when the shadow minister for defence, Richard Marles, and I attended Exercise Talisman Sabre on Shoalwater Bay—and I want to acknowledge today the servicemen who... Read more
Public Works Committee Report: Speech to Parliament
16 August, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (12:37): On behalf of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works I present the committee's report entitled Referrals made March 2017 (6th report of 2017). Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order 39(e).  Mr BUCHHOLZ: by leave—Co... Read more
Springbrook Men's Shed officially open: Speech to Parliament
14 August, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (16:35): An interesting statistic: men take their own lives at four times the rate of women. That's five men a day on average taking their life. Recently, I had the great pleasure of attending the opening of the Springbrook Men's Shed Association. Springbrook is a beautiful litt... Read more
Celebrating the Youth of Wright: Speech to Parliament
08 August, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:47): I bring excellent news to the House. I would like to shine a light on the incredible youth talent of a young athlete in my electorate. Local track star—superstar—Riley Day, has continued her run of success. The Australian flag-bearer took silver in the girls... Read more
Praise for BlazeAid: Speech to Parliament
01 June, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (10:21): I rise today to acknowledge a small army of volunteers who have appeared in my electorate, an organisation known around Australia as BlazeAid. They have marched into my electorate to help local farmers fix fences in the aftermath of the recent floods in March. BlazeAid'... Read more
In Memory of Senior Constable Brett Forte: Speech to Parliament
31 May, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (19:55): It is with a very, very heavy heart that I rise in the chamber tonight to express condolences to the family of Senior Constable Brett Forte, a police officer, a hero, who lost his life yesterday in a gunfight in my electorate. Senior Constable Forte was tragically shot ... Read more
Scenic Rim Eat Local Week 2017: Speech to Parliament
31 May, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:59): All members of the House would know quite well that all politics is local, and there is nothing more local and significant in my electorate than Eat Local Week in the Scenic Rim, hosted by the Scenic Rim Regional Council. Eat Local Week starts on 24 June and goes throug... Read more
Public Works Committee Report: Speech to Parliament
29 May, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (11:59): On behalf of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, I present the committee's report entitled, Report No. 5 2017:Referrals made December 2016, February and March 2017. Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order 39(e). Mr BUCHHO... Read more
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) 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
Public Works Committee Report: Speech to Parliament
22 May, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (11:54): On behalf of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, I present the fourth report for the year 2017 on referrals made December 2016 and February 2017. I ask leave of the House to make a short statement in connection with the report. Report made a parliamen... 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
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