LNP https://lnp.org.au Liberal National Party of Queensland Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:12:39 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 LNP announces Leanne McFarlane as Forest Lake Candidate https://lnp.org.au/news/lnp-announces-leanne-mcfarlane-as-forest-lake-candidate/ https://lnp.org.au/news/lnp-announces-leanne-mcfarlane-as-forest-lake-candidate/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:42:06 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17992 The Liberal National Party has today announced that Forest Lake local, Leanne McFarlane, will represent Team Quirk as the candidate in Forest Lake Ward, to contest the 2016 Council election. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Ms McFarlane was a long-term local resident and an active member of the Forest Lake community. “For the first time, […]

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The Liberal National Party has today announced that Forest Lake local, Leanne McFarlane, will represent Team Quirk as the candidate in Forest Lake Ward, to contest the 2016 Council election.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Ms McFarlane was a long-term local resident and an active member of the Forest Lake community.

“For the first time, Forest Lake will be within the one Ward, following the Electoral Commission of Queensland’s redistribution of the Ward, and Leanne is the perfect candidate to represent the entire local area.

“As a nurse, currently working in Aged Care, Leanne is experienced in advocating for those who don’t have a strong voice and comes prepared to stand up for the concerns of local residents.

“I welcome Leanne to the team and look forward to working with her to continue the strong representation that local residents have had under Cr Angela Owen-Taylor.”

Ms McFarlane said that she was looking forward to meeting local residents and hearing their priorities for Forest Lake.

“There are a number of great projects already underway or completed, including the Forest Lake Community Hall, Forest Lake Districts Sporting Facility and the Amphitheatre restoration at the Lake,” Ms McFarlane said.

“Additionally, a priority of mine will be to continue the excellent management of the Lake itself, so it doesn’t return to the weed infestation that we saw when Labor last represented the area.

“I intend to continue this strong record of delivery and focus on maintaining what makes Forest Lake a great place to live, work and play.

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LNP announces Nicole Hansson as Morningside Candidate https://lnp.org.au/news/lnp-announces-nicole-hansson-as-morningside-candidate/ https://lnp.org.au/news/lnp-announces-nicole-hansson-as-morningside-candidate/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:40:42 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17989 The Liberal National Party has today announced that local Hawthorne resident and local businesswoman, Nicole Hansson, will represent Team Quirk as the candidate in Morningside Ward, to contest the 2016 Council election. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today said that he looked forward to Ms Hansson joining Team Quirk and being a strong representative for the […]

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The Liberal National Party has today announced that local Hawthorne resident and local businesswoman, Nicole Hansson, will represent Team Quirk as the candidate in Morningside Ward, to contest the 2016 Council election.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today said that he looked forward to Ms Hansson joining Team Quirk and being a strong representative for the Morningside Ward.

“For the last four years, Nicole Hansson has had her own boutique marketing firm within the local community and has been actively engaged with all members of the area,” Cr Quirk said.

“She has been on-the-ground, listening to what the community wants and needs and she is keen to advocate for the community’s concerns and deliver important local projects.”

Ms Hansson said she was looking forward to starting straight away, meeting more community groups, local residents and businesspeople.

“I know that there is so much more that can be done to enhance our local area – and the feedback I’ve received is that residents feel the same way,” Ms Hansson said.

“I want to work with the Lord Mayor to deliver more for our community.

“I’ve been working closely with local businesses, community groups and schools over the past many years and they tell me they’re looking for more support to boost our local economy.

“There are many important ways that Council can further support local businesses and I’m eager to give them a voice with the Lord Mayor and Council.

“With a long career working in the private sector in both small and large businesses, I understand what it takes to deliver projects and advocate for new opportunities and these are skills that I believe will be vital for this role.

“I also look forward to working with Council and local residents to ensure that the community’s views are represented within the Bulimba Barracks site Masterplan and that everyone has a chance to contribute to this important planning process.”

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Jobs and economic opportunity the focus for Noeline Ikin in Kennedy https://lnp.org.au/news/jobs-and-economic-opportunity-the-focus-for-noeline-ikin-in-kennedy/ https://lnp.org.au/news/jobs-and-economic-opportunity-the-focus-for-noeline-ikin-in-kennedy/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:30:45 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17986 The LNP is pleased to confirm Noeline Ikin has been endorsed as the Party’s candidate for Kennedy at the next federal election. Ms Ikin said job and economic opportunities are her top priority. “I’m running because the people of Kennedy need a representative whose focus is on creating more jobs and bringing new industry to the region.” […]

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The LNP is pleased to confirm Noeline Ikin has been endorsed as the Party’s candidate for Kennedy at the next federal election.

Ms Ikin said job and economic opportunities are her top priority.

“I’m running because the people of Kennedy need a representative whose focus is on creating more jobs and bringing new industry to the region.” Ms Ikin said.

LNP President Bruce McIver said Noeline Ikin provides the people of Kennedy with the representation they deserve.

“Noeline is a proud North Queenslander with track record of working hard for the people of this vast region as a business owner, Councillor and community volunteer,” Mr McIver said.

“As our candidate at the last election, Noeline won many new admirers after travelling thousands of kilometres during the campaign to speak directly with the people in the many communities throughout the region.

“After achieving a significant swing in 2013, she remains just as dedicated to the people of Kennedy in 2015.”

Ms Ikin said she’s looking forward to again travelling throughout the electorate in the coming campaign.

“I’ll be packing my swag and hitting the road to again meet and greet the great people of Kennedy who’ve endured years of a federal representative who’s all talk and no action,” Ms Ikin said.

“As a small business owner and working mother of three, I relate to the issues and concerns many families in Kennedy face.

“I’ll be working even harder than I did in the last campaign offering fresh ideas and real solutions to make living in this great part of Australia even better.”

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Jobs, growth and opportunity the priorities for LNP Blair candidate https://lnp.org.au/news/jobs-growth-and-opportunity-the-priorities-for-lnp-blair-candidate/ https://lnp.org.au/news/jobs-growth-and-opportunity-the-priorities-for-lnp-blair-candidate/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 06:45:56 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17980 Jobs and boosting local economic opportunities will be the key for Teresa Harding who’s been endorsed as the LNP candidate for Blair at the next federal election. Ms Harding said she’s honoured to have been selected as the LNP candidate for this diverse electorate, which stretches from Ipswich north to the Somerset region. Teresa strongly […]

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Jobs and boosting local economic opportunities will be the key for Teresa Harding who’s been endorsed as the LNP candidate for Blair at the next federal election.

Ms Harding said she’s honoured to have been selected as the LNP candidate for this diverse electorate, which stretches from Ipswich north to the Somerset region.

Teresa strongly supports local businesses, schools, families and sporting clubs.

“I have worked hard from outside parliament to make sure all of my promises to the people of Blair at the last election were delivered.

  • $279 million to kick start the next part of the Ipswich Motorway from Darra to Rocklea
  • $10 million for nine flood resilient infrastructure projects in Ipswich
  • $250,000 upgrade the lighting at the Ipswich Hockey Complex to an international standard
  • $13,500 to Stars Softball to replace flood damaged sporting equipment
  • $10,000 for CCTV in Lowood to improve community safety

“Imagine what I could do as the elected Member for Blair?

“Representing Blair means delivering better infrastructure and services for all. It is about listening to people and fighting for the people of this great community.

“I would like to thank many local people for stopping me in the street and in the shops over the last two years and asking me to run again. You have told me that you want to have a hard working and honest local to listen to you and fight for you. I will continue to work with sporting and community groups, local and state representatives to deliver the best outcomes for our region.”

“My husband and I are locals. We’ve raised our three children in Ipswich. I am very active in the community and serve on the boards of two local organisations that provide services for people with disabilities, their families and their carers.  I am active in my children’s school community and in the veterans’ community in Blair.

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Preselection – Coorparoo Ward https://lnp.org.au/news/preselection-coorparoo-ward/ https://lnp.org.au/news/preselection-coorparoo-ward/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 06:01:21 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17977 Three people will seek preselection as the LNP candidate for the Brisbane City Council Ward of Coorparoo at the next local government election. They are: Rachel Connors – Solicitor Richard Ferrett – Small Business Owner Ian McKenzie – BCC Councillor, Holland Park Local LNP branch members will meet on September 16 to select the candidate. […]

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Three people will seek preselection as the LNP candidate for the Brisbane City Council Ward of Coorparoo at the next local government election.

They are:

  • Rachel Connors – Solicitor
  • Richard Ferrett – Small Business Owner
  • Ian McKenzie – BCC Councillor, Holland Park

Local LNP branch members will meet on September 16 to select the candidate.

As the preselection is a matter for local LNP members, neither the candidates nor the party will be able to comment until the process is complete.

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Nominations open in ten BCC wards https://lnp.org.au/uncategorized/nominations-open-in-ten-bcc-wards/ https://lnp.org.au/uncategorized/nominations-open-in-ten-bcc-wards/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 03:13:30 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17956 The LNP has opened nominations for candidates to stand in ten Brisbane City Council Wards at the next local government election. The Party is seeking people who are committed to working for their local communities as part of Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s LNP team, which is delivering the services and infrastructure our capital city needs. The Wards are; […]

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The LNP has opened nominations for candidates to stand in ten Brisbane City Council Wards at the next local government election.

The Party is seeking people who are committed to working for their local communities as part of Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s LNP team, which is delivering the services and infrastructure our capital city needs.

The Wards are;
• Deagon
• Central
• Pullenvale
• Paddington
• Enoggera
• Marchant
• Bracken Ridge
• McDowall
• Hamilton
• Walter Taylor

Following the announcement by the Labor Councillor for the Ward of Deagon, and an earlier call for expressions of interest, the LNP can confirm the party has already been approached a number of people who want the change the people of this area deserve and a strong representative in the Lord Mayor’s team that is delivering positive progress for the people of Brisbane.

Nominations must be submitted by August 26, 2015. Prospective candidates should email: preselection@lnp.org.au or call 07 3844 0666 for further details.

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Nominations period extended in Maranoa https://lnp.org.au/news/nominations-period-extended-in-maranoa/ https://lnp.org.au/news/nominations-period-extended-in-maranoa/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:36:23 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17930 The LNP has extended the period for nominations by prospective candidates in the federal seat of Maranoa at the next election. Nominations will now close on Friday, August 28. The decision follows the announcement by Hon. Bruce Scott MP that he will be retiring at the next federal election. The LNP is seeking someone dedicated to serving […]

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The LNP has extended the period for nominations by prospective candidates in the federal seat of Maranoa at the next election.

Nominations will now close on Friday, August 28.

The decision follows the announcement by Hon. Bruce Scott MP that he will be retiring at the next federal election.

The LNP is seeking someone dedicated to serving the large region as part of a Coalition Government working to build a stronger, more prosperous economy and provide opportunity for all.

Prospective candidates should email: preselection@lnp.org.au or phone 07 3844 0666 to apply.

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Retirement announcement – Hon. Bruce Scott MP https://lnp.org.au/uncategorized/retirement-announcement-hon-bruce-scott-mp/ https://lnp.org.au/uncategorized/retirement-announcement-hon-bruce-scott-mp/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:35:14 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17928 The LNP has paid tribute to one of its longest serving federal members, Hon. Bruce Scott MP, who today announced his intention to retire at the next election. Among his many achievements, Mr Scott will be remembered as a champion for the bush and for our war veterans. Bruce Scott was first elected as the Member for […]

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The LNP has paid tribute to one of its longest serving federal members, Hon. Bruce Scott MP, who today announced his intention to retire at the next election.

Among his many achievements, Mr Scott will be remembered as a champion for the bush and for our war veterans.

Bruce Scott was first elected as the Member for Maranoa in 1990 and earlier this year celebrated his 25th anniversary in Federal Parliament.

LNP President, Bruce McIver, said Mr Scott has been a dedicated servant to the people of his electorate and Australia, throughout his career.

“Bruce has enjoyed a distinguished parliamentary career which has seen him gain the respect of all sides of politics,” Mr McIver said.

“He was Assistant Minister for Defence and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs in the Howard Government as well as holding Shadow Ministry positions in Opposition.

“As Minister, he introduced several policies to assist our war veterans as well as establishing a number of memorials around the world to acknowledge our fallen soldiers, including the commemorative area for the Gallipoli Dawn Service at Anzac Cove.

“Many of Bruce’s roles allowed him to focus on regional and rural areas of our country, which has always been his passion,” Mr McIver said.

“Prior to entering parliament we was a successful grazer and served as President of Queensland Merino Stud Sheep Breeders Association (1983-86), President of the Maranoa Graziers’ Association (1987-90) and President of the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders (1989-91).

“Aside from his parliamentary contribution, Bruce Scott has been a significant contributor to his Party from an early age and served as President of The Nationals, Queensland in 2005-06.

“On behalf of all LNP members, I thank Mr Scott for his dedication and contribution to his party and the people of Australia.

“We wish him and his family for the very best for the future.”

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Nominations open in 11 federal seats https://lnp.org.au/news/nominations-open-in-11-federal-seats/ https://lnp.org.au/news/nominations-open-in-11-federal-seats/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:45:43 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17925 The LNP has opened nominations for candidates to stand at the next federal election in the following seats. • Dickson • Fadden • Fisher • Flynn • Groom • Leichhardt • Maranoa • McPherson • Moncrieff • Wide Bay • Wright In accordance with the LNP’s democratic Constitution every seat is opened to nominations ahead of every […]

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The LNP has opened nominations for candidates to stand at the next federal election in the following seats.

• Dickson
• Fadden
• Fisher
• Flynn
• Groom
• Leichhardt
• Maranoa
• McPherson
• Moncrieff
• Wide Bay
• Wright

In accordance with the LNP’s democratic Constitution every seat is opened to nominations ahead of every election.

Nominations in the seats will close on August 14.

Prospective candidates seeking more information or to request an application, email: preselection@lnp.org.au or call 07 3844 0666.

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LNP appoints new State Director https://lnp.org.au/news/lnp-appoints-new-state-director/ https://lnp.org.au/news/lnp-appoints-new-state-director/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:04:34 +0000 https://lnp.org.au/?p=17908 The LNP is pleased to confirm the appointment of Lincoln Folo as the party’s new State Director. Mr Folo has been involved in politics as an adviser and campaigner at both state and federal levels since 1997. He also has an extensive business background as the owner and manager of a Queensland manufacturing company. LNP President Bruce McIver […]

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The LNP is pleased to confirm the appointment of Lincoln Folo as the party’s new State Director.

Mr Folo has been involved in politics as an adviser and campaigner at both state and federal levels since 1997.

He also has an extensive business background as the owner and manager of a Queensland manufacturing company.

LNP President Bruce McIver said the party is fortunate to have someone of Mr Folo’s calibre take up this important position.

“Lincoln’s experience will be a significant asset for the LNP working with our membership and parliamentary team to continue taking our party forward,” Mr McIver said.

Mr Folo’s appointment to the position of State Director is effective from Monday, August 3.

“I’m looking forward to working with our talented teams within the LNP organisation and parliament as we face a very busy period ahead,” Mr Folo said.

“I’m confident the LNP will again play an important role in ensuring the Federal Coalition retains government next year to continue the progress made over he last two years to build a stronger, more prosperous Australia,” Mr Folo said.

“Our hard-working Lord Mayor Graham Quirk takes an outstanding track record to the next local government election in Brisbane and at state level, we have an experienced and highly competent LNP team led by Lawrence Springborg ready for an election whenever that may be.

“The LNP is fortunate to have a large and talented grassroots membership base passionate about Queensland’s future and they will play a key role in the party’s success.”

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