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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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1 day ago

Sandy Bolton MP
Tewantin-Noosa Meals On Wheels AGM – The Committee, volunteers and staff have had another enormous year, with 43,857 meals provided, an increase of 21,006. Yes these are incredible numbers, a result of the impacts of COVID . However as part of some clients transitioning to permanent care, they now need more! So if you wish to partake in their incredible changing menu, with this month a mouth-watering selection including Braised Steak and Ale Pie and Thai Prawn Curry as examples, just call 54497659 or email tnmow@bigpond.com. And remember, they also cater! Congratulations and thank you MOWers!! #communitycuisine #ournoosa ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
MP END OF WEEK UPDATE 17 SEPTEMBER 2021With the start of school holidays apologies for a large update, however some important information to share! 😍TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY SECTOR COVID HARDSHIP PROGRAM – In response to ongoing advocacy for our ‘biz’ QLD Government is introducing support packages for the tourism and hospitality sectors. This program will provide one-off grants of up to $50,000 to eligible tourism and hospitality businesses facing significant financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions and interstate lockdowns. There will be three levels of support for employing sole traders to small business (with a payroll under $1.3 million), small to medium businesses (with a payroll of $1.3 million to $10 million inclusive), and medium to large businesses (payroll over $10 million). The level of support will increase in line with payroll size from $15,000 for small businesses, to $25,000 for medium businesses, and to $50,000 for large businesses. The program is expected to be open for twelve weeks for eligible businesses so time is of the essence, with eligibility criteria including: • The businesses must be open, located and operate in the state• The business and owners/directors are solvent and employs at least one full time employee • The business is able to demonstrate at least a 70 per cent loss in turnover for seven consecutive days between 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021 compared to the same period in 2018-19, 2019-20 or 2020-21.You can find more information at www.dtis.qld.gov.au/our-work/tourism-hospitality-sector-hardship-program COVID-19 VACCINATIONS - For those that have been waiting for supply or choice, both Pfizer and AstraZeneca are now finally available for all ages 12 years and older at QLD Health Vaccination Hubs. Though Pfizer is now available to GPs, the Federal Government is yet to approve its use for over 60’s and therefore, if you are over 60 and wish to receive Pfizer, you will need to visit a QLD Health Hub at this time. If this isn’t possible, Moderna is also set to be available in pharmacies next week. For anyone wishing to take advantage of the Super Pfizer Weekend (18-19 September) QLD Health Vaccination Hubs are accepting walk-ins from anyone eligible, with our closest hubs at Nambour General Hospital, Gympie Civic Centre and Sunshine Coast University Hospital. For information on where to access vaccinations, as well as hub opening times, please visit www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid... To avoid what will no doubt be a ‘rush’ once re-openings nationally and internationally occur, and the reality that we may only get to re-open at target percentage rates as in other States, now is the time to book or walk in. In our area you can book with multiple GP’s for both vaccines, however, please note above advice for over 60s wishing to have Pfizer. These include Noosa Clinic, Noosaville Seven Day Medical Centre, Noosa Fair Medical Centre, Sunny Street Respiratory Clinic, Noosa Heads Medical, Noosa Doctors, Sunrise Beach Medical Centre, Tewantin Medical Centre and Peregian Family Medical Centre. For those who have made the choice not to vaccinate, there is plenty of room in that 20% so please respect the decision of others who are working to that target, and vice versa!VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING (VAD) – As shared last night, the VAD Bill passed in an emotional and exhausting week. This has been a long journey for so many incredible people including those who are no longer with us. It was the hardest speech ever, as with only 10 minutes, I had to fit in so much, including enormous gratitude , and can be viewed at fb.watch/83FMWH9ogU/ HINTERLAND HEAVY HAULAGE COMMUNITY MEETING - For all living in our beautiful Noosa countryside, a reminder of the upcoming community meeting regarding the Kin Kin Quarry.Thursday 23rd September at Majestic Theatre Pomona 5.30pm. Mayor Clare and myself will be there, so please come along. 🙏CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSE PLAN - Noosa Council is seeking to establish a voluntary Community Reference Group (CRP) to provide key input and guidance to council regarding the implementation of the recently endorsed Noosa Climate Change Response Plan. To apply, please visit yoursay.noosa.qld.gov.au/climate-change-response-plan CHECK UP SURVEY - The Health in Focus survey is available at www.checkup.org.au/hif and asks Queenslanders to share their experiences about their health and accessing healthcare.DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK is the week of Monday 20 September. For more information, please visit www.dementia.org.au/dementia-action-week GET READY QLD – Yes it is that time of the year, and we need to prepare for any disasters or severe weather events. To get ready, visit www.getready.qld.gov.au/ QUEENSLANDERS WITH DIABILITY NETWORK – Their new website has just been announced, you can find out what’s new at qdn.org.au/ YELLOW RIBBON DAY was Tuesday 14 September and was our opportunity to show our support for our wonderful Queensland Rural Fire Service volunteers, which I did in Chamber! You can find more information about the Queensland Rural Fire Service, and how to volunteer at www.qfes.qld.gov.au/about-us/frontline-services/rural-fire-service NATIONAL AMPUTEE AWARENESS WEEK starts October 4. You can find more information at www.limbs4life.org.au/ QUEENSLAND REMEMBERS GRANTS PROGRAM - www.qld.gov.au/community/getting-support-health-social-issue/veterans/grants-and-commemoration/qu... SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GRANTS - desbt.qld.gov.au/training/future-skills-fund/social-enterprise-grants CELEBRATING MULTICULTURAL QUEENSLAND PROGRAM - www.cyjma.qld.gov.au/multicultural-affairs/programs-initiatives/celebrating-multicultural-queensl... CURRENT SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS - www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND - Round 112 will open mid-September www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants To finish. As I said at the start, a highly emotional week in Parliament, and it was wonderful to spend time with my interns Clare and Candice picture below before heading into Chamber on the last day, and tonight to be back home 💕 If in my speech you did not hear clearly my gratitude to our community, I will say it again in shorthand. I am blessed to live here with you, and deeply appreciate every day in every way who you are, what you do, and how you do it! 💖#compassionatecommunities #respect #loveHave an awesome school holiday everyone, and know our teams are there to promote safety in amongst the fun in our glorious sun!Sandy 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
A DEFINING MOMENT IN QLD HISTORY 🙏 Compassion, love and respect is now embedded in legislation to reflect what is in your hearts.💖 Straight from Chamber, our faces tell the story of this emotional and momentous week, and a 30 year journey for many. #dyingwithdignity #choice #compassionqld5 #57thParliament ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
MP SPEECH- VAD. 10 minutes is never enough to convey the enormity of this Bill and a 3 year journey. Thousands of submissions read, meetings, forums, a 900 page report from the QLRC and 2 Committee inquiries . The incredible people and organisations met, the compassion from our community for others, the support from those who even opposed would not deny others the right 💖 By this time tomorrow we will know whether QLD becomes the 5th state to allow choice in our last days.🙏 #dyingwithdignity #57thParliament #compassionqld5 #gratitude #respect #love ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
MP SPEECH – MATTERS OF PUBLIC INTEREST. As we continue to fight to ensure our residents do not become increasingly displaced by our housing crisis, we face many barriers. ‘Tick boxes’ are essential, however when they push communities to breaking point, we need to look at them with a new lens. #raisetheroof #noosainnovation #affordableliving ... 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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