Phillip Thompson OAM MP

Phillip Thompson OAM MP

Federal Member for Herbert

Fighting for Townsville

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I’ve been so proud to represent you as your local Federal MP as we’ve worked together through the challenges of the last year or so. We’ve emerged stronger and more resilient out the other side of the peak of the pandemic, with local business confidence at its highest in 14 years and hundreds of jobs on offer.

The most recent budget is going to go a long way to see that growth and recovery continue with the support of more tax cuts, lower insurance premiums and huge investments in disaster recovery and resilience.

We’re also supporting Defence members, veterans and their families with a Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicides, and nearly half a billion dollars for the Department of Veterans Affairs to help them look after our people better.

As your Federal Member I am always here to help. If there’s ever anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on the phone, on Facebook or by email.

While you’re here, please take a minute to have your say, and let me know what’s important to you and your family.

Phillip Thompson OAM MP

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AUSTRALIA POST FAIL: It is unacceptable that a unilateral decision has been made to close the Castletown Townsville Post Office. I wrote to the Minister earlier this month to call for an urgent re-think. ... See MoreSee Less

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AUSTRALIA POST FAIL: It is unacceptable that a unilateral decision has been made to close the Castletown Townsville Post Office. I wrote to the Minister earlier this month to call for an urgent re-think.

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Only a few days ago I heard a news editorial about how we, as a country, treat our elderly citizens like shit. This is yet another example. Our elderly need face to face service! Not a damn vending machine that they simply will never understand.

Get stuck into them Phil , I can assure you that when some services were cut here in Brisbane at some locations, it severely impacted the disabled and intellectual I support, they rely heavily on the Post Office,some clients do not have the ability to self serve nor online.

Sad thing is, they are closing so many banks as well. Where are people who aren't computer literate, supposed to go to do their banking etc

Domain central post office is too hard for elderly people to get car parks close. Castletown feels safer to visit then anywhere else. So sick of everything going self service or digital. How about these organisations think about the people who have stood by them. Not everyone can do banking, post office etc by themselves.

Heaven help you Phil. You're trying to solve all Townsvilles problems. You work really hard. Dont burn out. There is no one else working for the people.

Good work. The self service style of 'service' is not appropriate especially for those of us who are a little older and may not have the computer savvy required for this. Too many organisations are going this way, making it more difficult for us to undertake our daily business and, of course, job losses must occur in these circumstances. Well done in this regard.

Are you kidding - do they realise how many elderly go to this store. I realise Castletown is going through redevelopment at the moment, however this PO is a vital part of the community. Castletown is frequented by many of our elderly community who find this shopping centre safe and easy to manage. Think about it - this is a one stop shopping centre for many of them - they pay their bills, do their shopping have a coffee meet up with friends - TELL us what do you except our vulnerable go ??

Aus Post was picking up its service game until Smirko got stuck into its highest performing (female) boss. Oops. Has our LNP mouthpiece forgotten this or is he simply trying to distract those who haven’t?

Garbutt Central Post Office and Domain Central Post Shop both in close proximity to Castletown. Great carparks (and bus stops) at both locations. Great staff in both locations as well.

Castletown in general hasn't been faring well, every time I go the food court is pretty much closed.

Yes I'm pretty angry about this. How can they say it doesnt make enough money? There is always a line up and you always have to wait. The girls do a great job.

Post offices going into competition with banks to see how many people they can inconvenience between them

It's unacceptable to have the national post service reduced to three day working weeks too... Perhaps the federal government could get onto that part of their failing?

Maybe because castletown is dead.

Good work Sir, I'm afraid that a lot of these Government Services get a little ahead of themselves re the introduction of modern technology. Australia has an ageing population which simply means that the majority of us don't possess the grounding in technology that is required to gain the benefits, if any, that modern technology provides. Personally, I also enjoyed the fact to face interaction with my Federal Government every time I go to the Post Office, because that's where the face to face interaction with the Federal Government resides, that's the Coal Face of our Government and I would not be inclined to put any more distance between the Government and its people, because that's what will happen. Apart from that the population that utilises Castletown are mostly oldies and we don't like change at all. We are done learning new stuff and we are more inclined to avoid using the service at all if they make any big changers. Like your work, well done mate.

At the end of the day it's all about big tech companies gain nothing more and Bugga the community .We all know the old and people with disability rely on these services but sadly as usual they do not have a voice . Australians are just starting now to jack with this technology rammed down our throats .

I just don't understand how they think the other post office locations can cope with the number people who currently use Castletown Post Office. The congestion in the car parks alone will be a nightmare, and then think of the poor staff that will have to deal with even more frustrated people.

Dont they realise how many older citizens go to castletown? This post office is always busy. Get staff there as well. Many older people would find it difficult to go to the one at domain, plus castletown PO is safer

Thank you Phillip ! At least you are trying for 😀 us

It would seem that Australia Post have completely forgotten the maxim related to Public Service. All about PROFIT, and nothing about service to walk in customers! ie; the PUBLIC. Cut back postal deliveries to residences, increase parcel carrying capacity etc etc! So does this mean the Australian Government will sell off this business to Lindsay Fox, DPL, or similar, after reducing costs vs profits on the balance sheet? Yet again, we are being shafted! And yes, as above in other posts, there are always customers in that P.O. Doesn't matter, that's not important!

I'm so glad I just paid for another 12 months on my po box 🙁

Not only Post Offices but also the Suncorp bank at the Willows. We either have to go to Stockland or Castletown now if we need to do business in the bank itself. Very inconvenient for older people and disabled people and other businesses in the area.

Its closing because Castletown has put up rents in the center, its a decision, made from the top of Aus post.

I saw that the other day. Leaves us one in a Shopping centre and thats Willows. May be if they didn't pay the CEO 100 millions dollars a year they maybe able to keep more open giving jobs to people. Hold on that would make sense.

What the heck??? That place pumps and is much needed!!!! Isn’t it bad enough that we had our delivery days reduced from 5 to 3. Shame on you Aust Post!!!

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Too many lives are lost on our roads. We want people who leave in the morning, to come home safe at night. That’s why we have announced $261,000 to upgrade an identified black spot on Charles street Kirwan. ... See MoreSee Less

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Too many lives are lost on our roads. We want people who leave in the morning, to come home safe at night. That’s why we have announced $261,000 to upgrade an identified black spot on Charles street Kirwan.

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Have a curfew for children under 16 and fine the parents if the curfew is broken.

You cant just forget about everything else , jobs need to be done and money allocated , we all know that crime is rife but things still have to be corrected....and the qld state govt is in control of changing criminal law laws ....whinge to that useless premier

The area in concern doesn't require federal..moneys of that amount but should it be deemed so closing access to that this street's onnthe blind bend of Charles Street problem.solved as there is other access with clear line of sight so Phil who ever gave you thatb stupid figure needs a a few more meds as that it doesn't cost a crew of five all day that much with 20 knin materials if that to close access off Sorry bad financial management there and poor scope of works and costings cause Dam.id like that contract to Erect a couple of signs lay some.concrete or sink.bollards add a garden bed too if you must for that for of coin

Why do we persist with State Governments. There should be a referendum on getting rid of them, just another level of bureaucrats that’s we really don’t need. I’m sure it would save the country heaps of money and allow for better spending of tax payers money.

Just let members of the community solve this problem & let members serving this community turn a blind eye like they do very well & that's all it's going to take.. We'll even do it free.. Not wasting millions of tax $$$

Phil, send one of the grieving parents down to Anna’s door!! NRL or our safety!!! She says, the lives of Queenslanders come first for covid!!!!!

The Bruce Highway is the worst road in Australia. How the Olympic Games have become a priority for this Government is a disgrace. This year's road fatalities are the worst in years. The Premier has blood on her hands!

Why haven't you identified Stuart Drive, joining to Bowen Rd Bridge! Every day there are accidents, an inability to gain access or exit from Mervyn Crossman Drive. Charles St in Kirwan isn't even a main access road, despite being over utilised.

Try starting with the Bruce Highway. It is absolutely disgusting.

Build more roundabouts. Crims sometimes hit them 😉

Good on Phil..people will appreciate it when it’s done.

Phillip Thompson OAM MP - Fighting For Townsville Phil You could pressure your state LNP members to do more like putting the petition on the LNP Facebook page for a start. You are a member of the party both federally and state !

Hi. What is the scope of works for the figure of $261,000?

Crime is our BIGGEST problem, premier is doing the budget but I do not think that include TOWNSVILLE, unless it is a football game???

Ok, but the federal gov should be able to make your home your castle

Anything left over to widen mount low parkway before the servo gets built at bushy beach and the residential development explodes?

Maybe it would be better pushing for a Driver Training system rather than the current ridiculous licencing system.

That is a very easy corner, if everyone is playing correctly, in the old days, we could take that corner at 100+, and not even blink an eye, it is a SEVERE LACK OF DRIVER EDUCATION, WHICH IS THE PROBLEM, not the actual road.

Without sounding racist the black spot isnt on the roads, they are stealing vehicles and breaking into peoples houses. Honestly what is $261000 going to do? Nothing but get ongoing funding from the federal government.

Sorry but not the answer to Townsville problem

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People need to stay off their phones too!! We’ve seen so many incidents of people swerving and having to slam on the brakes because they are constantly on their phones! We even passed a guy who was watching a movie on his phone while driving!!! So dangerous and so unnecessary

Really Phil . What is NEEDED is for Police to show a bigger presence on the roads and be more proactive , just NO were to be seen to pick up a terrible number of dangerous idiots on the roads , it is a case of toothless tiger never see Highway Patrols and if seen not active or looking like they are actually not bothered . Its a farce and just stupid for eg. to have that speed limit down to 80 km through the work area North of Deeragun station and never policing or enforcing the area the amount of idiots speeding , tailgating , overtaking is just mind bogilling , really to say the least . and again all the stretch North up to Bluewater is just frightening . Have approached yourself and the Constabulary in the past and nothing eventuated , was contacted by a person from Highway Patrol that said he was taking over that section and we would see changes ,WELL still waiting . I can go on and on but , you can have all the infrastructure for roads etc that will not fix STUPID but show an active presence on our roads and highways and not concentrate on cameras as they are not mobile and warnings can be made about their where abouts but patrol cars running around will keep motorists guessing or not knowing as to where , when they turn up , FACT . I hasten to add such money could be well spent on more Patrol cars and maybe overtime payment etc that they do not have to carry out that work which would give the General Duties sections more free cars for their tasks but in alot of cases see a majority of their cars parked up why , and again when a traffic accident occurs , 4 to 5 cars and personel tied up , ludicrous ( No Disrespect to you boys in Blue . THE SYSTEM needs to be addressed by the GOVERMENT Period ( Phil no disrespect to you either ) .

Crime first mate. Crime is our issue not roads. Nice roads just makes those little unruly pricks drive faster.

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