PROMISED BOOST TO FAMILIES AXED

Yesterday the Gillard Government announced that it intends to scrap its family tax benefits in next weeks budget, a decision which affects over twelve thousand families in Wright.   “I’m disappointed in the Government for choosing to cut costs by starting with families. Especially after they said this tax benefit was their way of ‘spreading…

CENTENERY OF ANZAC IN WRIGHT

Next year marks the beginning of the ‘Centenary of Anzac’ commemorations. To assist with local RSL branch and sub-branch commemorations the federal government is offering $100, 000 worth of grants per electorate.    “The Centenary of Anzac will be the most significant national period of commemoration in our nation’s history”, said Scott Buchholz MP, Federal…

LABOR IS COMING FOR YOUR SUPERANNUATION

Ending a week of speculation and bad press, the Federal Labor government today announced reforms to superannuation expected to be rolled in with the May budget.   Treasurer, Wayne Swan, and Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, Bill Shorten announced the planned changes claiming they will make the superannuation system “fairer”.   Hidden in today’s…

GREENBANK COMMUNITY FORUM

Long suffering residents experiencing broadband difficulties in parts of Greenbank and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to discuss the issue with Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Communications and Broadband, Luke Hartsuyker MP, at a community forum on the 15th of April.   The community forum has been organised by local Federal Member Scott Buchholz MP…

LOCALS URGED TO THANK FLOOD VOLUNTEERS

Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz is urging local residents to nominate friends, neighbours or others who helped out during the recent floods, for special thanks and recognition.“Some of the stories I’ve heard as I’ve visited flood affected locals are both devastating and heartening.  Communities have rallied together and people have gone out of their…

WRIGHT RICH IN TOURISM SAYS BUCHHOLZ

Tourism in Mount Tamborine and the surrounding areas was the hot topic for Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz MP during a tour of the region today, Tuesday 16 October. Mr Buchholz today hosted a business luncheon at local cheese-making business Witches Chase Cheese Co with Shadow Minister for Tourism Bob Baldwin and local tourism…

100 DAYS OF CARBON TAX

Monday 8 October 2012, marked 100 days since the introduction of the carbon tax which has forced up household electricity and gas prices, put new pressure on small businesses and is robbing the economy of confidence said Scott Buchholz MP, Federal Member for Wright. “My message to the people of Wright is that I am…

SCOTT BUCHHOLZ MP INVITES COMMUNITY INPUT TO THE COALITION’S POLICY DISCUSSION PAPER ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURAL LAND AND AGRIBUSINESS

Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz MP is calling for community members to have their say on the Coalition’s Policy Discussion Paper on Foreign Investment in Australian Agricultural Land and Agribusiness. Mr Buchholz said it is clear that there is scope to improve the current foreign investment regime when it comes to agricultural land and…