Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright—Government Whip) (16:36): I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and praise one of my local communities in the light of their upcoming fundraising event. The township of Canungra is a small, rural and picturesque town situated 35 kilometres from the Gold Coast and on the western side of the base of Tambourine Mountain. This Wednesday, local radio station Breeze FM 88.9 and the Canungra Chamber of Commerce are hosting the Turning Canungra Pink event to raise funds for the Cancer Council of Queensland. A large community turnout is expected, many local businesses having pitched in to make it a success. Sadly I will be unable to be there due to parliamentary commitments, however I wanted to use this time in the House to congratulate the Canungra Chamber of Commerce and the broader community for its fine example of local philanthropy.
As the federal member, it is heartening to see the local community banding together for a good cause. It is equally pleasing to see an active and thriving local chamber of commerce. Recently I spoke at the neighbouring Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce, where I stressed the importance of local business success as a key contributor to our nation's long-term economic success. It is important to note the vital role that local chambers of commerce have in supporting local businesses. You cannot have one without the other. Again I commend the Canungra Chamber of Commerce, along with Breeze FM 88.9, on the positive event they have organised. I have no doubt it will be successful. (Time expired)