Speeches

26 November, 2012 On the weekend just past in Queensland, the Liberal National Party preselection was held for our Queensland Senate team. In a very democratic process, 300 pre-selectors rolled up and elected six fine candidates.I am proud to announce that No. 1 on ou... Read more
26 November, 2012 I rise today to speak on the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Bill 2012, which is currently before the House. As members on this side of the House are aware, the coalition have always been consistent in... Read more
26 November, 2012 No-one enjoys the emotional task of having to sack someone. No-one likes to be sacked. It is an undertaking that I have had to do, from time to time, being an employer with over 105 permanent staff and contractors. But there is a reason it gets done,... Read more
02 November, 2012 This week in the parliament I had the opportunity to be present at a function hosted by the National Stroke Foundation. The National Stroke Foundation's objectives were to raise awareness about stroke victims in our community. One of the things I lea... Read more
31 October, 2012 I have the privilege of announcing to the House that last night saw the launch of the Parliamentary Friends of Small Business group. The group was co-launched by Gai Brodtmann, the member for Canberra, and me. I was quite perplexed that the parliamen... Read more
29 October, 2012 On the weekend, I had the great privilege of playing two full games of Rugby League for the Murphys Creek Maulers.An honourable member: How do you feel?Mr BUCHHOLZ: I am very sore. I can inform to the House that I feel like a concertina! It was all i... Read more
29 October, 2012 I rise to speak on the Superannuation Laws Amendment (Capital Gains Tax Relief and Other Efficiency Measures) Bill 2012 and the Superannuation Auditor Registration Imposition Bill 2012, which are currently before the House. The former bill provides c... Read more
22 October, 2012 It is indeed an honour to stand here in this House as a federal member of parliament; it gives me the opportunity to represent my electorate on so many issues. But each member's family pays an enormous sacrifice for the service we members give to thi... Read more
10 October, 2012 Mr Deputy Speaker, I acknowledge your new position here in this House.There are people in this place that one tends to model themselves on and there are good men and women in this House. You have displayed statesmanlike qualities, which I have tried ... Read more
10 October, 2012 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (14:42): My question without notice is to the Prime Minister. I refer the Prime Minister to this power bill from Bunny Bite Foods in my electorate that clearly shows that the off-peak rate has increased by over 68 per cent. As a ... Read more
09 October, 2012 I rise to speak in support of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia 27th National Rally 2012, which will officially open next Tuesday, 16 October. The rally will be held in Boonah at the Boonah Showground & Coronation Park, and it will ru... Read more
21 September, 2012 I rise to raise an issue in my electorate which is quite pressing at the moment, and that is the demise of the dairy industry. Over a period of six weeks, I have lost six dairy farmers in my electorate. It is a shame to our nation. I choose not to re... Read more
20 September, 2012 I rise to speak about the tremendous work being done in my electorate by the Beaudesert Rotary Club. Recently, I attended the club's weekly meeting as a guest speaker and shared my experience of a recent trip aboard HMAS Anzac, as part of the Austral... Read more
12 September, 2012 In my opening remarks on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012, it would be remiss of me not to offer some advice to th... Read more
21 August, 2012 I rise to speak on the Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 4) Bill 2012. As the previous speaker said, it is not uncommon for bills to be referred to committees. What is an uncommon practice is for amendments to bills to be tabled just hours before... Read more
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