Speeches

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
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
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
Public Works Committee Report: Speech to Parliament
29 March, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (11:07): On behalf of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works I present the committee's third report for 2017 on referrals made by December 2016. Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order 39(e). Mr BUCHHOLZ: by leave—On behalf of ... Read more
Public Works Committee Report: Speech to Parliament
27 March, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (15:21): On behalf of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, I present the following reports—Referrals made November and December 2016 (2nd report of 2017)and the Eightieth annual report (2016). Reports made parliamentary papers in accordance with standing ... 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
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