Achievements

I'm working hard every day to ensure that this government delivers for the people of Brisbane and for the nation. Here are some of our achievements since the last federal election. 

Parliamentary Achievements

Growing jobs

There have been 355,700 more jobs created in the last 12 months – four times the jobs growth than in Labor’s last year.

Enterprise Tax Plan

Delivered tax cuts for 3.2 million businesses employing 6.7 million Australians.

Helping small businesses get ahead with the Instant Asset Write-Off

The instant asset write-off scheme was used last year by 300,000 small businesses to invest in new equipment and machinery.

National Energy Guarantee

We're implementing the National Energy Guarantee, which will ensure reliability and reduce bills with more gas supplies and the Snowy Hydro 2.0 feasibility study underway.

Major infrastructure updates

We’ve made a record $75 billion investment in highway upgrades, congestion busting roads, rail projects, improved local roads, inland rail and a new airport.

Budget back on track

We have achieved more than $34 billion in Budget savings since the election putting us on track for a surplus in 2020-21.

Restored the ABCC

By restoring the Australian Building and Construction Commission we’re protect small businesses and economy from CFMEU lawlessness. We’ve also banned secret payments banned between businesses and unions.

Increased funding for security and intelligence

Our security and intelligence agencies have thwarted 13 major terrorist plots after record funding increases for their efforts. On top of our increased investments, we have introduced tougher anti-terror laws and are revoking citizenship of dual nationals who engage in terrorism.

Protecting Australians from international criminals

We’ve changed the rules to deport non-citizens who commit serious crimes. We’ve cancelled visas of 3,000 serious criminals – including murderers, rapists, child sex offenders, armed robbers and drug dealers.

Upgrading our naval capabilities

Undertaking the largest regeneration of our Navy since WW2, with 54 new ships (Labor commissioned none). With new weapons and air defence for our Army and new air combat capability, we’re building Australia’s sovereign defence capability.

Child Care Subsidy

We’ve achieved landmark reforms targeted to working parents by abolishing the $7,500 cap for families (incomes up to $185,000) and introducing new Child Care Subsidy, meaning around one million families will be better off.

Gonski 2.0 School Funding Deal

By achieving Gonski 2.0 we’ve poured an extra $23.4 billion over a decade – a 50% funding increase for the average student. Our agreement replaces 27 secret deals and will provide needs based funding for all students.

Improved Medicare and increased hospital funding

86% of GP visits bulk billed last year – 21 million more than Labor’s last year. Hospital funding is also at record levels to compliment new reforms introduced to improve private health insurance.

 

Local Achievements

Increased schools funding

Increased funding to 47 schools across Brisbane by $210 million over 10 years.

Cross River Rail and Brisbane Metro Development plans

$10 million to develop Cross River Rail and Brisbane Metro plans in tandem.

Intersection upgrades

$1.05 million to upgrade four dangerous intersections around Brisbane.

Broncos Girls Academy for Indigenous Women

$5 million to Beyond the Brisbane Broncos Girls Academy for Indigenous Women.

Improving Broncos community facilities

$2 million to Brisbane Broncos to improve community access to club facilities.

Funding boost for Opera QLD

$2.3 million over 3 years to Opera QLD and an additional $240,000 per annum for Queensland Ballet.

Ending the lockout laws

Successfully fought to wind back Labor’s draconian lockout laws.

Legislating for Marriage Equality

Passed marriage equality after Brisbane overwhelmingly voted in support of it with almost 80 per cent voting in favour of the laws in the postal survey.

Funding for the Cancer Council

$785,000 to Cancer Council QLD to upgrade emergency accommodation.

Brisbane River Clean Up

$760,000 to fund projects that will clean the Brisbane river catchments.

Crime Prevention Projects

$460,000 to make the city safer through crime prevention projects.

DVA BEST Grants

$261,000 to Fortitude Valley RSL through the DVA BEST grants.

Support for GPS Rugby

$120,000 to GPS Rugby in Ashgrove to upgrade facilities.

Downey Park Traffic Plan

$100,000 to develop a traffic plan around Downey Park.

Local solar projects

$80,000 to eight community groups to fund solar projects.

Volunteer funding for Community Groups

$60,000 to 25 community groups in volunteer funding.

Legal Aid funding

Increased funding for Legal Aid and Community Legal Centres.

Support for ANFE Italian Club

$25,000 to upgrade ANFE Italian Club’s kitchen.

Assistance for the Wesley Mission

$22,000 to Wesley Mission for vital equipment in emergency relief centre.

St Mark's Anglican Church upgrades

$8,000 to upgrade St Mark’s Anglican Church.