After the year that was 2020, the Christmas break was a welcome opportunity to rest and refresh and reflect on what matters as we head into the new year. I hope that 2021 finds you well and I look forward to a busy
and productive year ahead as we continue to unite and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
While celebrations were more subdued this year, the state’s fantastic effort in crushing the curve and keeping Queensland free of coronavirus outbreaks ensured that the Christmas period was not without cheer. I was thankful to be able to join our community at a range of Christmas carol and service events, including those arranged by Gailes Community House, the Inala Church of the Nazarene, and Forest Lake’s Elevate Church – big thanks to everybody who helped make these events possible in such a difficult time.
The coming year will be a busy one for myself and my colleagues in Parliament as we continue to focus on revitalising the economy and providing support to those continuing to struggle in the wake of the pandemic. This includes providing support to our tourism industry as international travel restrictions look set to continue, as well as ensuring the most vulnerable members of our community aren’t left behind as JobSeeker and other payments are rolled back.
My office in Forest Lake has fully opened again, and my staff are always here to help if you have any issues or enquiries. Feel free to get in touch in person by stopping by my office at 255 Forest Lake Boulevard, Forest Lake, or send an email to Milton.Dick.MP@aph.gov.au or call the office on 3879 6440.