Pensioner Concession Card reinstated for former Capricornia part-pensioners

Former part-pensioners in Capricornia will have their Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) reinstated from this week. Hard-working member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, said these former part-pensioners, who lost the card in January as a consequence of reforms to the pension assets test, had taken enough of a hit. “Those reforms provided increased pension for people with lower levels of assets, whilst some part-pensioners with high levels of assets lost access to their part-pensions,” Ms Landry said. “What this meant though was those with higher levels of assets also lost their PCC and could no longer access a range of state and local government and private sector benefits, such as discounted

National Energy Guarantee to Bring Down Power Prices in CQ

The future of Central Queensland power generation has been further secured this week, under the Turnbull-Joyce Government’s new National Energy Guarantee. The policy will deliver cheaper electricity for Central Queensland families and businesses, by requiring energy companies to produce electricity from dispatchable sources, including coal. Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry said the NEG will encourage investment in all forms of power, including from coal. “Everywhere I go in Central Queensland, the number one issue raised with me is skyrocketing power prices.” Ms Landry said. “I understand families and businesses are doing it tough, and this Guarantee will deliver much needed c

New Domestic Violence Services for Capricornia's Most Vulnerable

Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, has welcomed news that Rockhampton will be home to one of the Turnbull Government’s new domestic violence unit services which will deliver specialist legal and social support to our community’s most vulnerable women. The new services worth $3.4 million are being delivered as part of the 2017 Budget and will be based in areas of highest need. “These domestic violence units combine legal and social support in a single service, to deliver client-centred help to women experiencing, or at risk of, family violence,” Ms Landry said. “The centre in Rockhampton will partner with other service providers to deliver financial counselling, crisis, accommod

QLD Labor Clearly Not Fair-Dinkum on Dams

Federal Members for Capricornia and Flynn, Michelle Landry, and Ken O’Dowd, have today revealed that despite being offered full funding for the Rookwood Weir project, the State Government refuses to act. The two passionate Central Queensland MPs said they were fed up with a do-nothing Labor State Government. “Central Queenslanders have waited long enough. Despite the Federal Government providing $130 million (or half of construction costs) at the last year’s election, and the Prime Minister doubling the offer earlier this year, this Queensland Government simply refuses to develop Central Queensland and grow the economy.” Ms Landry said. “Just what are they waiting for? Labor needs to get ou

Local Drug Action Team rolling out in Central Queensland

Community groups in Capricornia and Flynn are joining forces under a Turnbull Government plan to tackle the scourge of ice, drugs and alcohol at a grass-roots level, delivering support to help those battling drug and alcohol addiction. In the latest offensive, the next 40 Local Drug Action Teams have been announced to tackle the challenges being faced by their community caused by ice and other drugs. Hard-working Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, welcomed the Local Drug Action Team to the fight against the scourge of ‘Ice’ and other drugs. “Central Queensland Local Drug Action Team has formed and will receive an initial $10,000 in funding to deliver support services in CQ focusing on

Landry & Adani Deliver FIFO Hub for Rockhampton

Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, has welcomed Adani’s decision to announce Rockhampton as one of its Fly-In-Fly-Out Hubs for the construction phase of the Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. “This is great news for Rockhampton, and its great news for the whole region. “Adani’s investment in Central Queensland is a significant one with the Carmichael mine expected to cost $16.5 billion to construct, delivering thousands of jobs to the region. “I have worked hard advocating for Rocky to become the FIFO hub and I’m sure this announcement today will certainly be very reassuring to those locals who are concerned about their job security going forward,” said Ms Landry Ms Lan

Landry Continues Fight for Adani FIFO Hub

Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, today reinforced her ardent support for Rockhampton to become Adani’s Fly-In-Fly-Out hub for their $16.5 billion Carmichael mine development. The tenacious local member said the region was the perfect location to base Adani’s workforce due to its status as a well-resourced, city with strong, welcoming communities and among the most affordable housing in the country. “Rockhampton is the obvious choice to base a workforce for the Galilee Basin, it is close, it has a wonderful climate, and a world-class airport to utilise. “I know Adani will make the decision on purely economic lines and I really think the Rockhampton region offers the best oppor

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