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Sandy currently sits on the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee (LASC) and previously sat on the State Development, Tourism, Innovation and Manufacturing Committee (SDTIMC) and Innovation, Tourism Development and Environment Committee (ITDEC). Portfolio committees are responsible for examining each bill and item of subordinate legislation and then reports back to the Parliament. Committees also hold responsibility for scrutiny of public accounts and public works which relate to their portfolio. They consider reports of the Auditor-General and other referrals from the Legislative Assembly, and may initiate an inquiry into any other matter they consider appropriate.

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2 hours ago

Sandy Bolton MP
LAS BLUE CARD INQUIRY Our Legal Affairs and Safety Committee took to the road and air 🛩as part of the inquiry into the private members Bill, Working with Children (Indigenous Communities) Amendment Bill 2021. From Mt Isa to Cairns, Townsville to Palm Island and Yarrabah and then to Brisbane, much was learnt at the hearings about the impacts to communities through issues being faced including lengthy processing times to obtain a Blue Card. Thank you to all who participated for your insights, warm hospitality and sharing of local knowledge, this has been deeply appreciated💛 To view the Bill and to listen to the hearings, head to www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Work-of-Committees/Inquiries/Inquiry-Details?id=4112#LASC #57thparliament #ruralqld ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

Sandy Bolton MP
SEEDS FOR CHANGE 🌱 Often it is the small things that make the difference! Through our Seeds for Change program PTSD Dogs Australia 🐕‍🦺 now have a Tap & Go Station to trial for fundraising activities that enable all the wonderful work they do for veterans and first responders in our community.👍 #seedsofchange #savingdogssavinglives #noosampfunding ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
SEEDS OF CHANGE 🌱 Goorijala is to be our first Indigenous Learning Hub, which we have funded as part of our annual Noosa electorate grants! It was fabulous to catch up with Ken Jones for a progress update. The water tank is in, edible bush tukka planted🌿 and a gathering pit installed for story telling. The next step is ‘singing in the mud’ of the construction, and the start of tours from the site to share the past, and future with our youngsters, both indigenous and not. #noosampfunding #seedsofchange #onemob ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
𝗠𝗣 𝗘𝗡𝗗 𝗢𝗙 𝗪𝗘𝗘𝗞 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘 23 𝗦𝗘𝗣𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮Evening everyone! 😍How quickly changes CAN be made by Government when the will is there? First, the Housing Summit (watch for my upcoming Noosa Today column on this) and second, the ‘temporary change’ to the use of ‘granny flats’ throughout QLD, one we had advocated for as an option for our Councils to assist with the housing crisis since early 2021 as posted to 360. More about this at statements.qld.gov.au/statements/96181🐋𝐆𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓 𝐒𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐘 𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐄 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐍– Please take this opportunity to view the full draft plan now available and find out how to have your say about any proposed changes, until 23 October 2022, at www.qld.gov.au/greatsandymarinepark🚧𝐂𝐎𝐎𝐑𝐎𝐘 𝐍𝐎𝐎𝐒𝐀 𝐑𝐎𝐀𝐃– The department of Transport & Main Roads (TMR) advises that survey work is about to commence along of the section of road between Fig Tree Lane and Sunrise Road. These works are being undertaken for future project planning purposes and are expected between late September to December 2022, weather permitting. For more information please email TMR via northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au💰𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐖𝐄𝐀𝐋𝐓𝐇 𝐁𝐀𝐍𝐊 - we have been advised of the upcoming permanent closure of the Tewantin Branch 😢 which will instead become part of the Noosa Heads Branch. The Tewantin ATM will continue to be available until Friday 4 November 2022💸. The Australia Post outlet in Tewantin remains available for customers to conduct personal and business banking transactions such as withdrawals and deposits during normal business hours. The bank’s customer service line is 13 22 21 from 8am to 8pm daily.👴👵QUEENSLAND SENIORS MONTH Social Connections is the theme for Queensland Seniors Month October 2022, and this is a great opportunity to acknowledge the many important roles older people play in our communities, which also provide important social connections. For more information visit www.qldseniorsmonth.org.au🏊‍♀️KEEP SAFE THESE HOLIDAYS With school holidays in full swing and some warmer weather being enjoyed, especially around water, please don’t forget to make sure all products bought comply with safety standards especially for our ‘littlies’ and are used under supervision. bit.ly/3f6mUWS🐟ACTION ON SPANISH MACKERAL FISHING New fishery management arrangements for Spanish mackerel will be introduced from October this year, helping to restore depleted stocks and protect good jobs in the fishing industry for generations to come.The changes will mean two three-week closed seasons in waters off the state’s north starting in October 2022, and two three-week closed seasons in southern waters starting in February 2023. For more informationbit.ly/3qWSEA8👨‍👩‍👦‍👦𝐁𝐔𝐈𝐋𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐓𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐌 𝐈𝐍𝐅𝐑𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐔𝐂𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄 𝐅𝐔𝐍𝐃Applications open 23 September for eligible established tourism businesses that were affected by recent flooding events. Funds can be used for flood prevention infrastructure, purchasing plant and equipment such as for alternative power and more. With applications closing 28 October, more information can be found at www.dtis.qld.gov.au/tourism/funds/resilient-tourism-infrastructure🍂𝗡𝗢𝗢𝗦𝗔 𝗕𝗜𝗢𝗦𝗣𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘 𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗗𝗦 Entries open!! The Noosa Biosphere Awards recognise the businesses and people making a difference in our community, to maintain a balance between people and nature. Award categories recognise sustainability excellence across Land🌳, Water🌧️, Wildlife🐇 and People👪 & Economy💹. Entries close 30 September. Get all the info on eligibility criteria and how to enter here:www.noosabiosphere.org.au/awards🌳🌲𝐍𝐎𝐎𝐒𝐀 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐓 𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐆𝐑𝐎𝐔𝐏 🌼join in with the Roving Restorers Program to help restore our environment, with the next event at 8.30am 15 October at Yurol and Ringtail State Forest and Tewantin National Park. For more information please email office@noosalandcare.org or call 5485 2468GRANT TOOL REMINDERS:📌QLD Government: www.grants.services.qld.gov.au/#/📌Federal Government: www.grants.gov.au/📌Noosa Council: www.noosa.qld.gov.au/community/grants/council-grants📌Regional Development Australia: www.rdasunshinecoast.org.au/grants-and-funding/𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗡𝗢𝗢𝗦𝗔 𝟯𝟲𝟬 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗦 (www.sandybolton.com/noosa360/)📌 Poultry Welfare Standards📌 Public Transportand MORE!To finish. Am enroute home after a week of yoga, cleanses, hikes and endless lemon ginger tea, and am definitely fitter? 😁 I will put some pics from 'bootcamp' on my personal page Sunday night, as well very belated ones from Shoey's 70th! 😍Have a great weekend, enjoy the rest of these school holidays and please keep safe on our roads and in our waterways. As today is ‘Dogs in Politics Day’, here is a pic of Bear after a hard day in the office 🤣 and of a pooch I met on my 10k walk who was VERY wary of politicians!! 😂 #DogsInPoliticsDay #KeepAusPetFriendlySee you Monday!Sandy 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
WOMENS HEALTH WEEK 2022 👩‍⚕️ Even though just passed, it was fabulous to run into the team from My health for life at Bunnings! With a local facilitator Erica at the EP Clinic Noosa, as well lots of information including that there is now free pap smear kits that you can use at home, there is no excuse to avoid getting tested! Remember, early detection saves lives 👍 For more information, head to health.gov.au/NCSP or call 1800627701 #womenshealth #BreastScreenQLD #freehealthchecks ... See MoreSee Less
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SANDY BOLTON MP
Independent Member for Noosa

Suite CB05 Noosa Civic
28 Eenie Creek Rd,
Noosaville QLD 4566

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