Senator the Hon Amanda Stoker visits Burdekin on North Queensland tour

Senator, the Hon Amanda Stoker has visited the Burdekin this morning for a meet and greet with locals followed by a meeting with the Burdekin Shire Council, part of her tour of North Queensland representing the federal government.

Terry Williams, senator the hon. Amanda Stoker, LNP member Andrew Willcox and Rosemary Menkens. Front: Mary, Jane and Emma Stoker.
Image: Senator the Hon Amanda Stoker, has visited the Burdekin this morning for a meet and greet with locals, followed by a meeting with the Burdekin Shire Council, part of her tour of North Queensland representing the federal government.

Senator, the Hon Amanda Stoker, has visited the Burdekin this morning for a meet and greet with locals, followed by a meeting with the Burdekin Shire Council, part of her tour of North Queensland representing the federal government.

Ms Stoker said that the tour and her stop in the Burdekin were great opportunities to connect with local constituents and to hear the important issues impacting the region.

“It’s a really great opportunity to catch up with locals about what’s on their minds and what they need from the federal government,” said Ms Stoker.

“One of the privileges of being a senator for Queensland is being able to be on the road and to make sure the things being done in Canberra work just as well for the people of Home Hill and Ayr, as they do for the people in Cloncurry, in Charleville and in Brisbane.”

“It’s a really good opportunity to spend some time in the north and make sure that they’re really heard in Canberra because it is a long way, and it’s really important that the different needs in this part of the country are understood and catered for.”

As Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General, Assistant Minister for Women and Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations, she will be focusing on issues impacting the Burdekin workforce, like the seasonal worker shortage on farms.

She added that she would be checking in on service providers who cater for women’s safety, like domestic violence services and legal centres, to ensure their needs are being met.

“I’m really keen to make sure that those people in need of those services have what they need to navigate the legal system and to get the safety and support they need to move on with their lives,” said Ms Stoker.

Ms Stoker said that she was looking forward to seeing the progress on federally backed projects, like the Bruce Highway upgrades and water infrastructure initiatives.

“We’re making sure the state government is coming through with their promises to the taxpayers in this area and the federal government on how they’re going to spend this money.”

 

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