House debates

Monday, 14 July 2014

Statements by Members

Powers, Superintendent Noel APM, Queensland Budget

1:46 pm

Photo of Bert Van ManenBert Van Manen (Forde, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful efforts of Logan District Superintendent Noel Powers who, as a result of his efforts, has received the highest honour for his commitment to policing, receiving a Police Medal on the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Superintendent Powers has been serving the community since 1975 and I would like to congratulate him on this significant achievement. Our police force work in both complex and challenging environments and deserve our utmost respect for their efforts. So, to Superintendent Powers and all the other law enforcement officers in our community go my thanks for all that they do.

I would also like to thank the Queensland state government for their support of the Logan community in the recent Queensland state budget. This follows on the back of significant support for our local community in the last federal government budget. The state government allocated an additional $21.3 million to the finalisation of the Logan Hospital expansion, which will provide a new multilevel car park, 18 adult emergency treatment spaces, 12 additional paediatric emergency treatment spaces, eight new paediatric short-stay beds and a new dedicated paediatric waiting area.

I would like to thank my state colleagues, Mark Boothman, Mike Latter, Michael Crandon, Michael Pucci, John Grant, and Anthony Shorten for their wonderful representation of our community.