Speeches

Citizenship applications: Speech to Parliament
20 March, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (18:25): It is indeed a great pleasure to be able to stand and speak to this motion, because it gives me the opportunity to defend the right and it allows me to advocate for our departmental people and to say what a fantastic job I believe are doing in this space. They should be... 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
Fighting family and domestic violence: Speech to Parliament
27 February, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (16:20): I rise to defend Australia's values and condemn anyone who ever thinks that it is okay to hit a woman. I refer to comments by the prominent Muslim leader Keysar Trad implying that violence against a woman is okay as a last resort for husbands. Trad, who is the president... 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
Public Works Committee Report: Speech to Parliament
13 February, 2017 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (11:53): On behalf of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, I present the report of the committee relating to referrals made in October and November 2016. Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order 39(e). Mr BUCHHOLZ: I ask leave of th... 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
Supporting small business and workers: Speech to Parliament
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 Western ... 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
Australian Defence Force: Speech to Parliament
29 November, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:37): I rise to inform the House that soldiers serving abroad will very soon get a taste of country hospitality from my electorate. The Fassifern Rotary Club has put together 60 gift packs to send over to our serving soldiers, made up of local product, stuff I have taken from... Read more
Congratulations to Kaitlin Bell: Speech to Parliament
24 November, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ Wright) (10:27): Earlier today, this chamber was fortuitously full of women. I was outside checking my phone, where I was reading the speech I am about to make about an inspirational young woman from my electorate. I stand here today to applaud a young lady in my electorate by the name ... Read more
Congrations to Claire Keefer: Speech to Parliament
21 November, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:37): I rise to shine a spotlight on a local Paralympian in my electorate. Claire Keefer is a 21-year-old short-statured athlete from Withcott in my electorate who recently competed in the Rio 2016 Paralympics. She competes in two events—both the shot-put and the discus... Read more
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