Milton Dick MP

As we continue to work together in the South-West Brisbane community to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 here in Queensland, I want to thank all our residents, essential workers, and those on the frontline for helping manage this crisis.

A few weeks back, I stood up with Councillor for Forest Lake Charles Strunk to bring back Brisbane City Council’s Kerbside Collection. In June 2020, the annual free kerbside collections for 2019/2020 were cancelled. Because of this, the ward is experiencing an increase in illegal dumping.

Forest Lake ward residents will miss out in total of three Brisbane City council Kerbside collection services in comparison to other Brisbane City Council wards. This is another unfair service cut to the ward.

The petition, run by Councillor Charles Strunk and signed by hundreds of residents (over 600), demonstrates the need for Forest Lake Ward residents to receive the same level of care as other Brisbane city Council Ward residents that were provided the opportunity the last financial year. Reinstating this service will align with creating a clean and green Brisbane for all families to enjoy in the years to come.

I have been present for the most recent sitting fortnight in Federal Parliament where I continue to stand up for the support for Early Childhood Educators, resources to bring back Australians who are stranded overseas, our frontline workers and those specifically in Aged Care—along with ensuring this Government is held accountable for supporting Australians during this tough time.

While certain restrictions have had to be reintroduced at a state level, including the closure of our borders once again to travellers from New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, I am still working hard to keep in touch with my Parliamentary colleagues via email, teleconference and Zoom.

Once again, I would like to thank all members of our community for their efforts to keep ongoing COVID-19 cases in Queensland at zero.

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