Landry Launches Trial of a Text Messaging Support Service for New Parents

Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry, today launched a trial for Parent Link at a community event in Rockhampton. Parent Link is a free text messaging service aimed at providing information and resources to parents and expectant parents in the first 1000 days of their child’s life. “The unique time period of 1,000 days leading up to a child’s second birthday is crucial to lay foundations for optimum health, growth and neurodevelopment that lasts a lifetime,” Minister Landry said. “The Parent Link trial aims to pilot ways to build parenting skills and behaviours early on so we can explore better ways to support parents across Australia in the long-term.” Parent Link i

Economic Benefits to Safely Land at Rockhampton Airport

The economy is set to soar in Rockhampton, following multi-million dollar upgrades at Rockhampton Airport to improve access and reduce closures due to flooding. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the resurfaced main runway, improved taxiways, runway shoulders and military and public transport areas will help the airport better service the community. “These upgrades will improve the connection between local communities during disasters and improve the region’s access to vital health and emergency services, which is a fantastic outcome,” Ms Landry said. “This project is all about delivering jobs and supported 99 jobs during construction and creates 11 ongoing jobs, will provid

Local Apprentices Join National Wage Subsidy Trial

An Australian Government trial offering regional and rural businesses a wage subsidy to take on new apprentices is underway in Capricornia, with new apprentices signing up at 25 local businesses. The $60 million Australian Apprenticeships Wage Subsidy commenced on 1 January 2019 offering employers subsidies worth 75 per cent of the apprentice’s award wage in the first year, 50 per cent in the second year, and 25 per cent in the third year. Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, Senator Michaelia Cash said having local businesses and apprentices involved in the trial is great for the community. “There are 3.3 million Australian small businesses which contribu

Cutting Red Tape for Queensland Small Business

The Coalition Government is backing Queensland small businesses with a $60.1 million investment in red tape reduction, to make it easier to start and grow a business Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, Michaelia Cash, said the funding was part of the Government’s $300 million Small Business Regulatory Reform Agenda and our plan for a stronger economy. “Our plan recognises that the private sector employs around nine out of every 10 workers and is focused on making sure that businesses stay competitive, keep investing and continue to hire more workers. “This new $60.1 million investment will allow small businesses like farms and cafes to spend more of thei

Parking Pains Parked Thanks to Priceless Project

Staff, patients, and visitors at Rockhampton Hospital can now park with ease, thanks to a new four storey car park that officially opened today. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry, who attended today’s official opening, said she was thrilled to see the project complete. “Boasting 597 parking spaces, it is expected that 350 people will use the car park every day, with that number growing over time as the hospital expands its services,” Ms Landry said. “The secure onsite parking will significantly reduce congestion in neighbouring streets and help patients make it to appointments on time,” said Ms Landry. “This is a project I had to fight for and never gave up on; I am thrilled to

Feds Finalise Funds for Flood Levee

Rockhampton Regional Council has succeeded in gaining Federal Liberal National Government support through the Regional Growth Fund for its South Rockhampton Flood Levee project. Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, said the grant of $25 million for the Levee is great news for the region following a highly competitive assessment process that saw more than 300 applications being received from state, territory and local governments, businesses and not-for-profit organisations. “This represents a significant boost for Rockhampton, the region, and the whole state” Ms Landry said. “The South Rocky Levee will help keep Rockhampton and the whole of Central Queensland open for business. “

CQ Vets Meet Minister, Get Hearing at Forum

Central Queensland’s military veterans were the focus of a forum hosted by hard-working Capricornia MP, Michelle Landry MP. The Forum, held at Yeppoon RSL club, featured representatives of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and fellow National Party MP and Veterans’ Affairs Minister, Darren Chester. Ms Landry said the forum offered a candid opportunity for local Vets to have their issues heard and to provide them with a closer connection to the Department. “We had a wonderful roll up of about fifty people across a range of ages to the forum, which shows just how important the treatment of our Veterans is to our community. “Hardly a week goes by where I’m not approached by a Vet with to look


‘I solemnly charge the future citizens of Rockhampton to maintain and advance this Gallery in years to come. This is the least that we can expect of the citizens of tomorrow in return for the splendid contribution made by the citizens of today' – late Mayor Rex Pilbeam. Rockhampton’s long-awaited Art Gallery project is one step closer with an exciting announcement today in the beef capital. The Art Gallery project will become a reality after successfully receiving funding as part of Round Three of the Federal Liberal National Government’s highly successful and popular Building Better Regions Fund. Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, said the Liberal National Government’s investm

$328M to Help Keep Australian Women Safe

The scourge of domestic violence is being addressed by a fresh injection of Federal Government funding announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Minister for Women, Kelly O’Dwyer, and Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher. The funding, to the tune of $328 million, would deliver the largest ever Commonwealth investment for prevention and frontline services through the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry, said the investment was one she was proud to help deliver after engaging in the Fourth Action Plan consultations in 2018 “Our Government’s firs


Central Queenslanders seeking medical attention are today breathing a sigh of relief, instead of puffing for their life as uphill climb is replaced by a modern, easy-to-use, multi-story Carpark at Rockhampton Base Hospital. The project, delivered after years of advocacy and hard work from local federal MP, Michelle Landry, is a welcome addition to the Beef Capital skyline and a godsend for ill and injured patients. Ms Landry said it was hugely rewarding to see such an important project delivered. “This is a project our community has been crying out for for many years and after putting in such an effort to secure funding and to get the ball rolling, it is just so good to see it finally built

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