Everton News: May 2020

From your State Member for Everton - Tim Mander MPP

Laying a wreath on behalf of the community I represent. Lest We Forget.

THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT EFFORTS

I want to thank everyone for your patience and great efforts as we continue to combat this COVID-19 crisis together. I understand that most of us (if not all) have had to come to terms with the many challenges and changes that are impacting our lives and the lives of our loved ones..

I want to acknowledge the multitudes of people that have lost their jobs and the numerous businesses that have closed their doors. It has been a hard time for those who have lost loved ones, and for others who are socially isolated, away from family and friends. 

In order to battle this crisis, I encourage you to download the COVIDSafe App. It’s safe and I’ve downloaded it myself.  This will help officials support and protect you, your friends and your family. This app is now available from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

For the most up to date information, I encourage you to visit health.qld.gov.au or you can contact my office on 3535 1100 if there is anything I can assist you with. 

ANZAC DAY

Anzac Day brings back great memories for me and whilst we were unable to gather this ANZAC Day, this year was one of the most moving ANZAC Day’s I’ve been involved in. My Dad served in the Navy during WW2 and every year, my family would attend the annual parade at Gaythorne RSL Club. This year, instead, thousands of us lit up the dawn together by standing at the end of our driveway, or living room, to remember those who served. 

Neighbours all along my street paid their respects with the Last Post echoing around the suburb. Haunting but poignant.   

Thank you again to those we gave so much for our country and to those who continue to serve.  

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PROTECTIONS

Recently, the Palaszczuk Labor Government announced a Renter Protections Package that would significantly disadvantage landlords and sections of the property industry.  These new tenancy laws were completely unfair and imbalanced.  The LNP worked closely with stakeholders, including the REIQ, to secure a fairer framework and together we launched a strong campaign against the State Labor Government. I am happy to say, the Government relented and a more balanced bill was passed in parliament to ensure there are protections for both landlords and tenants.

If you want to keep updated, visit my Facebook TimManderMPEverton or website timmander.com.au 

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