Speeches

Congratulations to Eaves Water System: Speech to Parliament
21 November, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (16:33): If you live in regional Australia and you rely on rainwater then you know firsthand the annual pilgrimage that you will make up a ladder to clean the gutters out. My electorate is going to fix that. Eaves Water System, an innovative guttering business in my electorate, ... Read more
Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2016: Speech to Parliament
21 November, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (12:17): I rise to speak on this bill because this government continues to honour its commitment to veterans and the veteran community by recognising the unique nature of the military service. The Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2016 cont... Read more
Supporting pensioners: Speech to Parliament
07 November, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (10:57): I second the motion on deeming rates for Australian pensioners. It gave me great pleasure to see this private member's motion on the papers this morning and I thought it would be appropriate to come in and make a contribution. The reason I want to speak on this bill is ... Read more
Fighting for regional development: Speech to Parliament
20 October, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (10:41): It is not my intention to detain the chamber any longer than I have to. If the minister has the opportunity after answering the opposition's questions in this place, could he also give a quick update on the Toowoomba range crossing and where things are at in my electora... Read more
Fighting for regional development: Speech to Parliament
20 October, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (11:01): Again, it is not my intention to delay the chamber or to take the opportunity away from the opposition to put their questions so that the minister can answer. But, if there is time available at the end, could the minister please update the chamber on local government an... Read more
Supporting small business: Speech to Parliament
13 October, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:53): I rise to advise the House of a new and emerging business that has just opened its doors in my electorate. I was fortunate enough to be at this small business restaurant opening the other night. All in this place know the importance of the small business sector in the A... Read more
NBN and local infrastructure: Speech to Parliament
10 October, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (19:55): It is indeed a privilege to be able to stand in this parliament, having returned for my third term, and continue on with the work that the good people of Wright have asked me to continue on with—because there is unfinished work in the electorate of Wright. And wha... Read more
Showtime at the Beaudesert Show: Speech to Parliament
10 October, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (16:36): The first weekend of September in the township of Beaudesert is always marked by the local show or, as the locals call it, the country Ekka. This year, they proudly celebrated their 121st birthday—a remarkable achievement. I had the opportunity to go to the show, ... Read more
2016 Election: Speech to Parliament
15 September, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (12:11): It gives me great pleasure to stand and address the House in acknowledging the incredible contribution that led to my re-election. Before I do so, I would like to acknowledge the outstanding maiden speeches that I have witnessed over the last couple of days from new mem... Read more
Marriage: Speech to Parliament
15 September, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:46): Yesterday in the House we saw the introduction of the plebiscite same-sex marriage bill by no other than the Prime Minister. This is a potentially vexed issue. I call on colleagues to show the courage to respect the opinions of others during this debate and to show the ... Read more
 Isolated Children's Parents' Association of Australia: Speech to Parliament
31 August, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:52): I was just looking for my medication, Mr Deputy Speaker! A very passionate and robust contribution by the member for Whitlam. I rise to acknowledge the Isolated Children's Parents' Association of Australia and the enormous contribution they make to regional and rura... Read more
Abolish the RSRT: Speech to Parliament
18 April, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (17:31): It gives me great pleasure to stand and give my comments on the Road Safety Remuneration Repeal Bill 2016 in this cognate debate. Before I start, I want to acknowledge the owner-operators in the gallery. Thank you very much for your commitment. It gives great weight t... Read more
Australian Building and Construction Commission reforms: Speech to Parliament
03 February, 2016 Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (12:27):  It is a privilege to be able to stand and speak on the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2]. It is a very emotive topic. It gives me great comfort to be able to stand and speak on this bill, as I spoke on it the first and s... Read more
22 November, 2015 Wednesday is White Ribbon Day, Australia's only national male-led campaign to end men's violence against women. White Ribbon Day was prompted by a massacre of 14 female students at a school in Montreal in Canada. In 1999, the United Nations General A... Read more
22 October, 2015 I rise to speak on the Customs Amendment (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2015 and cognate bill. Entering the chamber at the moment is no less than the Minister for Trade and Investment, Mr Robb, who negotiated the free... Read more
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