Speeches

16
Oct

Brighton Foreshore & Einbunpin Petition

Two petitions calling on Council to fix the Einbunpin Lagoon and Brighton Foreshore were debated in Council on Ocotber 16. My contribution to the debate is below: To say that the response to the petitioners contained in these petition responses here is deeply disappointing would be an understatement, Mr Deputy Chair. I don’t know whether the LORD MAYOR doesn’t understand

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14
Aug

Nev Warburton Condolence Motion

Thank you, Madam Chair. I rise to contribute to this motion of condolence for Neville George Warburton, and rising to talk, not just about the former Alderman for the Bramble Bay Ward or the former State Member for Sandgate or the former Labor Leader in Queensland or Minister in the reforming Goss Government, but to talk about a thoroughly decent

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7
Aug

Unique Local Events – Penny Farthings and Einbunpin

Thank you, Mister Deputy Chair. I rise to speak on two local events in my community and put on record my congratulations to all those involved. First is the Pennies by the Sea festival. The fifth annual event was held a few weeks ago in the heart of Sandgate at the Einbunpin Lagoon Parklands and in the morning at the

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2
Aug

Brian Mellifont Condolence Motion

This Council extends its sincerest and deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Brian George Mellifont, OAM, and pays tribute to him for his dedicated service to the city and the people of Brisbane. Thank you very much, Madam Chair; I rise to contribute to this item on the agenda today in memoriam of Brian Mellifont. Brian

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20
Mar

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

I just rise to speak on the Committee presentation and just to confirm that this project does have my absolute support, and it’s wonderful to see that the new centre will be in the Boondall Wetlands and not up at Nudgee Beach. Sorry Councillor ALLAN, through you, Madam Chair. I know that was a site that Council did consider so

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27
Feb

Speech to Council on Transparency, 27 February

Thanks, Madam Chair. I rise to speak on clause A, the membership of the Oversight of Consultancy Committee. The Leader of the Opposition is dead right; this is a ghost committee. This is even more secret than CBIC, Madam Chair. At least its annual report is tabled in this place. Ratepayers don’t get to see it, but at least it

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20
Feb

Speech to Council, Dowse Lagoon Management

Thanks, Madam Chair. I just rise to speak on the Committee presentation today, and just pick up on what Councillor MATIC said about the work that was done down at Dowse Lagoon a number of years ago, between 2008 and 2012, and also note that a lot of that work was jointly funded by the Federal Government as well at

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19
Feb

Sorry Day Anniversary Speech, 13 February.

Councillor CASSIDY: Thanks, Madam Deputy Chair. I just rise to speak on the 10th anniversary of the national apology to the Stolen Generations. I would like to acknowledge that today marks that 10th anniversary of the Federal Parliament’s apology. This marked an important turning point for how government works with Indigenous Australians. I commend at this, the 10th anniversary, Kevin

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5
Dec

Music by the Sea Anniversary

Comments in Council December 5 2017 Thanks, Madam Chair. I just rise to briefly put my congratulations on record for a community organisation that has had a significant milestone over the weekend, the Music by the Sea Festival in Sandgate has celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday night, which is a festival that has had support of Council and local

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31
Oct

Cycling Infrastructure in Brisbane

Thanks, Madam Chair; I just rise to talk on clause A of the presentation about Queen’s Wharf Brisbane. We also in Committee did express our concerns about the reduction of dedicated cycling facilities along the Bicentennial Bikeway there, and certainly share some of those concerns. In terms of the drawbacks of shared zones, where cyclists are frequenting an area, we

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