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13 hours ago

Sandy Bolton MP
𝐍𝐎𝐎𝐒𝐀 𝐒𝐀𝐋𝐕𝐎𝐒 𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐒👨‍👩‍👧‍👦A great meeting with Matt on progress regarding their emergency accommodation project for Noosans experiencing family and domestic violence, which will be very much a community effort, with more details soon! We also discussed the development of extra support services on weekends, and even managed to get started on planning for this year’s Noosa Community Christmas gathering for those would like to join us, the fabulous Making Lives Matter team, much adored chef Tony Crossin and Santa for a picnic riverside! We will get the details out as soon as we finalise, can you believe we have arrived at that time of the year? 😍 Thank you Noosa Salvos for all that you do, and how you do it! 🙏👉To find out more about the vast services they provide head to www.salvationarmy.org.au/noosa 👉For all emergency contacts head to www.sandybolton.com/keycontacts ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
𝐒𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐘’𝐒 𝐖𝐄𝐄𝐊𝐋𝐘 ‘𝐖𝐑𝐀𝐏’ – 𝟐𝟐 𝐒𝐄𝐏𝐓𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐄𝐑 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑Evening fellow Noosans!🧡 A week of many, many good tidings, as well a couple of sad moments including the passing of the wonderful Mervyn on Monday an hour before I could get there to say goodbye😢 A real inspiration, and I will never forget for his 100th birthday he came to my office to take me for a drive in his brand-new car! Rest well Merv, and may you have that fine scotch in hand whilst you are looking over us all 🙏 The other sad moment was an act of violence in Pomona. Thankfully the perpetrators were quickly caught, and the victim recuperating. Thank you to residents who quickly rang 000, and to our police and paramedics who quickly responded. 🟢KIN KIN QUARRY CLEARING – Thank you to Llew O'Brien MP who visited with residents to see the impacts of the quarry, as we need the efforts of all representatives from every level of government whilst we await the outcome from Noosa Council’s court case from June last year. Gratitude again to all who also sent submissions to the Federal Government after our posts on Monday and Thursday last week and calls, especially in such a short timeframe regarding the clearing of nearly 10h of koala habitat.👉For more information on this including my Question to the Minister regarding what State Government can do, is available at www.facebook.com/SandyBoltonNoosa/posts/pfbid0P1zwvTXBuyNNBiRHepPVwP8ARdDt7eRuuDLFDSjfgNqzUZ3qhqg... GP PAYROLL TAX UPDATE – Following further advocacy from our office and others, the Queensland Treasurer has announced an extension of the expression of interest application period for the Payroll Tax amnesty until 10 November 2023 which runs until 30 June 2025. In addition, the Queensland Revenue office has released a new public ruling to make it clear, that under normal business arrangements patient fees, including the Medicare benefit, and any out-of-pocket expenses will not be subject to payroll tax when they are paid directly by a patient to a GP for that GP’s services. 👉We encourage all interested stakeholders, with any questions, to please read our latest Noosa 360 update at www.sandybolton.com/gp-payroll-tax-update-september-2023 which includes the full public ruling and further on the Payroll Tax amnesty and the avenue to apply 👍⛈INQUIRY INTO INSURERS’ RESPONSES TO 2022 MAJOR FLOODS CLAIMS – It has been good news after efforts over the last year from residents impacted by our floods and doubling, sometimes tripling, of insurance premiums, that a Federal Government inquiry will be made into this. Please ensure to make submissions before they close on 30 September.👉More information can be found and feedback can be sent at www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Economics/FloodInsuranceInquiry Further enquiries should be directed to your Federal MP.👉Wide Bay Federal Electorate – Llew O’Brien – llew.obrien.mp@aph.gov.au 👉Fairfax Federal Electorate – Ted O’Brien – ted.obrien.mp@aph.gov.au 🌊NOOSA RIVER SPEED CHANGES UPDATE – a reminder the entrance at Lake Doonella to Noosa Sound and the Dog Beach area near the Noosa River entrance has been permanently limited to 6 knots, 60 metres from the shoreline. New signs have been placed at Tewantin and Noosaville boat ramps this week, and more will be placed when printed. As previously mentioned, these changes are being monitored and reviewed may result in some buoys or signage being relocated as needed. MSQ have had officers on the river each day since the start of the holidays, with a focus on educating river users of the changes, however where necessary compliance action will be taken. Thanks to all river users for your patience during this adjustment period.👉We released an update to our advocacy regarding navigational aids in Noosa River at www.sandybolton.com/noosa-river-navigational-aids-september-2023 👉For further information on the speed changes including maps, head to www.sandybolton.com/noosa-river-speed-changes-september-2023 👧INVESTING IN QUEENSLAND WOMEN GRANTS – applications are now open until 20 October for community groups that have an idea for an event, resource or project that would benefit women and girls. To assist in getting your idea up and running, the grant program provides one-off grants of up to $15,000 for projects.👉Further information can be found at www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/grants-for-queensland-women👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATION – is holding its biennial conference on the Sunshine Coast, 21-23 November 2023 at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Citizen Science is the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists.👉Find further information including registration at citizenscience.org.au/citscioz23.Australian Citizen Science Association🥇QLD-WIDE GREATS AWARDS – applications are now open until 16 February to recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to community and who are exemplary role models, and the institutions, public or private, that have contributed significantly to the development of the State.👉Nominations can be made at www.qld.gov.au/about/events-awards-honours/awards/qld-greats-awards 👷‍♂️ WORKSPACE WEEK – The occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders in Australia is of serious concern with almost 1 in 3 (29%) Australians suffering a musculoskeletal condition - that’s around 7 million people according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW, 2019). To help reduce the long-term impact on workers, employers and the economy, WorkSpace Week focusses on preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders caused by physical stress, mental stress, repetitive work and poorly set up non-ergonomic workspaces.👉Resources and further information to assist in this are available at www.chiro.org.au/campaigns/workspace-week 🐶DOGS IN POLITICS DAY 23 SEPTEMBER – Tomorrow is an important opportunity for us to highlight and thank our furry companions for always being there. Pets make the world a better place and those morning cuddles or that afternoon walk have seriously great, and scientifically proven, impacts on our lives and that’s something that we should celebrate. #DogsInPoliticsDay #KeepAusPetFriendly 🎖MINERS MEMORIAL DAY – we pause to remember the lives of those lost in mining tragedies. On Monday was the anniversary of the mining disaster at Mount Mulligan where 70 miners lost their lives 🎗👉Further on this at this day is available at www.rshq.qld.gov.au/about-us/what-we-do/miners-memorial-day 👩‍⚖️ LOCAL GOVERNMENT 2024 ELECTIONS / LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCILLOR CONDUCT – a reminder, submissions are open until 3 October at www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Work-of-Committees/Committees/Committee-Details?cid=172&id=4284 for the Parliamentary Committee inquiry into the Local Government (Councillor Conduct) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023. This Bill is to implement the QLD Government’s policy in relations to recommendations following the Inquiry into the Independent Assessor and Councillor conduct complaints system. 👉For further, please see our Noosa 360 update at www.sandybolton.com/2024-local-government-noosa-shire-council-elections-the-inquiry-into-the-offi..., which also includes information on the Local Government 2024 Elections to assist candidates and residents alike 🙏💬BILL CONSULTATIONS – public submissions for the following inquiries are now open. Don’t forget you can subscribe to parliament committees to be notified when submissions open for new bill inquiries and receive other updates via www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Visit-and-learn/Have-Your-Say/Subscribe👉Economics and Governance Committee – Inquiry Into Prehistoric, Dinosaur And Paleo Tourism In Outback Queensland closing 28 September – www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Work-of-Committees/Committees/Committee-Details?cid=167&id=4285 👉Economics and Governance Committee – Emblems Of Queensland And Other Legislation Amendment Bill Closing 28 September – www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Work-of-Committees/Committees/Committee-Details?cid=167&id=4283 👉State Development and Regional Industries Committee – Local Government (Councillor Conduct) And Other Legislation Amendment Bill closing 3 October – www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Work-of-Committees/Committees/Committee-Details?cid=172&id=4284 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐍𝐎𝐎𝐒𝐀 𝟑𝟔𝟎 𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐒: (www.sandybolton.com/noosa360) 📌2024 LOCAL GOVERNMENT (NOOSA SHIRE COUNCIL) ELECTIONS & THE INQUIRY INTO THE OFFICE OF THE INDEPENDENT ASSESSOR SEPTEMBER 2023📌GP PAYROLL TAX UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2023📌NOOSA RIVER NAVIGATIONAL AIDS SEPTEMBER 2023📌NOOSA RIVER SPEED CHANGES SEPTEMBER 2023𝐒𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐘 𝐁𝐎𝐋𝐓𝐎𝐍 𝐌𝐏 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒𝐋𝐄𝐓𝐓𝐄𝐑: (www.sandybolton.com/newsletters) 📌To avoid missing out on important updates, subscribe to receive our monthly newsletter via email at the link above.📌This will also ensure you are advised when Noosa MP specific surveys are held.📌Paper copies can be picked up from our office at Noosa Civic at the start of every month or posted via ‘snail mail’ by calling our office on 53193100.📌Latest newsletter: www.sandybolton.com/newsletter-august-2023-edition-61 𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐓 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-fundingTo finish. Today it was wonderful to be able to congratulate in person members from the Noosa Women's Shed whilst they were busily getting ready to sizzle lots of sausages at Bunnings as part of their fundraising! 😍With nearly $100k from State Government via the Community Benefit Fund being awarded for them to begin the development of their fully accessible permanent shed for members and the wider community, I was especially excited for multiple reasons which I will share another time! Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and gratitude to all I encountered throughout the week as there were so many magical, heartwarming moments 💖𝙎𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙮 🙏𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘝𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘕𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘢. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘍𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
𝐂𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐅𝐀𝐁𝐔𝐋𝐎𝐔𝐒 𝐑𝐔𝐑𝐀𝐋 𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒! The inaugural Parliamentary Friends of RFBs saw us MP’s complete with our yellow ribbons mingling with these lifesavers including Volunteer of the Year Benjamin and our very own Ian Pike, President of the Rural Fire Brigades Association. As well Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Greg and Acting Deputy Commissioner Joanne, Justin and Tony who I caught up to see the timeline for the new ‘toots’ for the Boreen Point team 😀. Such a great night with many new friends encountered, including Fergus who was Bobby Abbots best man! Thank you to the co chairs Stephen Bennett MP, Robert Skelton MP and Shane Knuth MP for hosting, and to Minister Mark Ryan MP for the announced $1m in funding for innovation for our rural teams, and to every member of our fire services 👏👏RFBAQ - Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland Inc Cooroibah Rural Fire Brigade Tinbeerwah & District Rural Fire Brigade Boreen Point Rural Fire Brigade ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
𝐂𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐐𝐋𝐃 𝐌𝐀𝐍𝐔𝐅𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐇 👏👏👏 It was great to connect with 26 of our ‘shakers’ and ‘movers’ as part of the inaugural Parliamentary Manufacturing Showcase event last week, including our very own Heads of Noosa Brewing Co., Sunshine & Sons, the Food Agribusiness Network FAN and Cooroy local Stephen 😀. From hospital equipment, recycled and very trending LP’s (remember those?) to merino wool undies, Maleny milk products and more, thank you to Glenn Butcher MP for hosting a top night with my only grievance being not taking the opportunity to test run the incredible sweet treats! 😍👉With the Made in QLD grants opening soon, be sure to keep an eye on our ‘weekly wraps’ here on FB 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

Sandy Bolton MP
𝐌𝐏 𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐄𝐂𝐇 👩‍⚖️ 𝐉𝐔𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐂𝐄 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐎𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑 𝐋𝐄𝐆𝐈𝐒𝐋𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐁𝐈𝐋𝐋 This omnibus bill provided insights into the trauma inflicted every day in our communities by those who have little regard for others through their dangerous behaviours including causing the death of an unborn child, and sexual assault. Concerns were raised about disclosure of the identity of defendants, however, there has not been any evidence in other jurisdictions of this creating unintended consequences. Even though not named ‘Sophies Law’, the legislation that resulted from her tragic passing is a legacy that lives on, and as I said in my speech below, our hearts go out to all who lose a loved one through senseless violence 💔 ... 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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