LETTER: Merry Christmas to all of Ipswich
I WOULD like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a peaceful and happy Christmas.
It's been a tough year for some but I am pleased that the Palaszczuk Government has delivered on key pieces of legislation designed to build safe, caring and inclusive communities; protect the environment; create jobs and a diverse economy; and deliver frontline services.
Locally I am proud to have secured $1.5 million of funding for the long- awaited Ipswich Safe Cycling Facility as well as record funding - $16.5 million - for school infrastructure.
Importantly we have addressed inequality in our community by reinstating civil unions; passing same sex and single person adoption legislation; and making significant changes to the Juvenile Justice Act which removes 17-year-olds from adult prisons.
The Palaszczuk Government has also adopted all of the relevant recommendations of the Not Now Not Ever Domestic & Family Violence report, along with other domestic and family violence legislation.
So it's been a busy year and like most of you I am looking forward to spending time with family and friends this Christmas, resting, recharging and preparing to continue to work with you to keep Ipswich in front.
Member for Ipswich