Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

May I express my sincere thanks for returning me as the Member for Inala following the 2020 State Election result. It is a great privilege to continue to represent our wonderful community here in Forest Lake. Thank you for having faith in me—I have faith in you, and I will work hard for you to deliver our plan of jobs, health and education across Queensland.

As 2020 comes to an end, I am sure we are all looking forward to the holidays. I wish readers of The Lake News a safe and wonderful festive season. We have a special reason to celebrate this year. We are now bound closer as a community because we have all been strong and worked together.

Already many families have been impacted by severe storm events in south east Queensland. Queensland’s summer weather events can be challenging which is why I am dedicated to ensuring that help is always available for victims of natural disaster. Financial assistance is available to those in affected suburbs. Contact the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.

Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming disaster season by following these three simple steps: prepare a household emergency plan; pack an emergency kit; check or update your home, contents, and vehicle insurance.

To learn more about how you can prepare for Queensland’s disaster season visit the Get Ready Queensland website www.getready.qld.gov.au and be sure to download the Emergency+ App. Let’s stay safe and enjoy the holiday season with family and friends.

Queensland’s COVID Safe Future recovery plan follows the current health advice to ensure we all remain safe. To check the latest information when planning your holiday events and gatherings go to www.covid19.qld.gov.au.

I am looking forward to celebrating the holidays in true Queensland style and wish you and your family a wonderful season of celebrations.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge all the wonderful work and achievements by so many in our local community from sporting groups, seniors groups and school organisations to health and aged care providers. You have all played your part in keeping us safe and I simply say thank you.

My office will be closed for the holiday season commencing from Friday 25 December and will reopen on Monday 4 January 2021.

Until then if you have questions or need assistance regarding any State Government matter, please contact me at the Inala Electorate Office on 3737 2100.

As always, if you have questions or need assistance regarding any State Government matter, please contact me at the Inala Electorate Office on 3737 2100.