Mr HART (Burleigh—LNP) (9.24 pm): I rise to update the chamber on a couple of events that happened in my electorate on Sunday, 8 July. It was a beautiful day. My wife and I decided to go for a long walk. We walked down Burleigh Hill to Burleigh, and then along the beach to the Pacific Surf Life Saving Club, which is about 10 kilometres.
Pool owners who upgrade or repair their pool barriers will no longer need to submit a building application, saving both time and money.
Housing and Public Works Minister Dr Bruce Flegg said Building Regulation 2006 had been amended to allow pool safety inspectors to assess upgrade and repair work.
Member for Burleigh Michael Hart MP today welcomed the announcement that Fanfare, the popular school music program may continue with private backing.
Mr HART (Burleigh—LNP) (11.29 am): I rise today to contribute in a small way to the Electricity (Early Termination) Amendment Bill 2012. The bill’s objective is to prohibit early termination or exit fees for small and residential customers where they are notified of an increase in charges during the course of their market contract and when increased charges exceed notified electricity prices.
Mr HART (Burleigh—LNP) (12.36 pm): I rise to contribute to debate on the South-East Queensland
Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Amendment Bill 2012. During the 2012 election campaign one of the big issues in the Burleigh electorate was of course cost of living. Many members in this place have said that people in their electorates were seriously impacted by electricity prices and water prices.