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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Today we’ve seen Federal & State Labor join forces with Labor Mayor Jenny Hill to pile on about a false ‘Hub Snub’. While it gave them a cheap media headline, the outcome for our region is zip. While they were busy throwing pebbles, I was thrilled to meet with Townsville Enterprise CopperString 2.0 Ark Energy to further our discussions around hydrogen production opportunities in our region. We’re putting together a strong consortium with good governance to enhance our ability & readiness to be a leader in hydrogen production. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we’ve seen Federal & State Labor join forces with Labor Mayor Jenny Hill to pile on about a false ‘Hub Snub’. While it gave them a cheap media headline, the outcome for our region is zip. While they were busy throwing pebbles, I was thrilled to meet with Townsville Enterprise CopperString 2.0 Ark Energy to further our discussions around hydrogen production opportunities in our region. We’re putting together a strong consortium with good governance to enhance our ability & readiness to be a leader in hydrogen production.

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Explain to the voters how safe nuclear energy is, how Aus has abundant supplies of uranium and thorium but we sell to other countries instead of using this safe energy here. Madness

and on the same day Jenny Hill holds a closed meeting to talk about Haughton pipeline Stage 2. Why can't TCC and the QLD Govt be open and honest about the progress?

Was a BS headline to make you look ineffective. Funding given to areas already set up in this industry which makes sense. Fed labor will call out pork barelling if the cash was given here. Bottom line is we can't everything here, as good as it would be.

Congratulations, you went to a meeting, but please do tell what exactly have you been able to achieve that has a direct benefit for the people of this region. Just to set some boundaries, dabbling in state politics doesn't count. So please tell as a federal MP, what have you achieved?

Thank you Phillip love how you expose these pollies

Nice work Phillip.. Be nice to know the names and positions of the others in the pic.

I thought the government knocked is back on hydrogen.

Phillip Thompson OAM MP - Fighting For Townsville Aaron Harper was slagging you off last night about not completing the Pipeline. When I pointed it out that he gave the money back he said that’s because of the GST. He couldn’t give me a completion date on the pipeline.

Seems all labour is good for is creating Kaos and leaving, perhaps leaving all together is a good thing, no point doing it quietly as you have proven, guess your all up for a fight it's a shame your all gutless to stay for that fight.

You're doing a great job Phillip!

Good on you phil Thompson

The Mayor is a coward. The only time your hear from her is what Phil doesn’t do. Here’s 1 for the state government and Jenny hill . you can fool people some of the time you can fool most of the people all the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all the time. This state is broken everywhere especially Townsville. It’s BS

Good on you Phil ! Keep up the good work !

Good on you

Go independent Phillip Thompson OAM MP - Fighting For Townsville, The LNP is a really bad look

Keep fighting the good fight Phil 👏

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COMMUNITY SAFETY FIRST: Federal Labor have stated that they want the age of criminal responsibility raised. 8 cars at a local retirement village were damaged and had their windscreens smashed. Under Labor’s plan these youth criminals wouldn’t be held accountable. This terrible policy would further fail the people of Townsville and must be rejected. ... See MoreSee Less

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COMMUNITY SAFETY FIRST: Federal Labor have stated that they want the age of criminal responsibility raised. 8 cars at a local retirement village were damaged and had their windscreens smashed. Under Labor’s plan these youth criminals wouldn’t be held accountable. This terrible policy would further fail the people of Townsville and must be rejected.

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I couldn't care less how old these little b..are. Do the crime suffer the consequences, stop this " poor little kid knows no better crap"

If anything age of responsibility should be reduced - these brats know right from wrong but have no fear as they realise nothing will happen

No way. These kids need to be held responsible for all the damage they do to others. Their parents have a responsibility to make sure their children are held responsible even if it means that the parents have their government payments deducted. All of us who work so bloody hard to get what we earned then these little shits think they have free access to steal this need to be accountable

The reason behind them raising the legal age of responsibility is because the government can’t make any money out of criminal children??? They can’t be find because they don’t have any money???? So next best thing is to leave the damage cost to the victims! If they can’t be changed for the crimes they commit, then the victims can’t claim victims compensation!! Government wins!! It’s true????

Phil, What do you expect. It doesn't affect Queen Anna so it doesn't matter to the Labor hypocrites. They need to be removed from government. Even the local Labor representatives are silent on the issue as it doesn't fit with Queen Anna's agenda.

It fails Queenslanders. Adult crime, Adult time. It is the job of our ALP 3 to protect the citizens. Distraction politics (Kiss, NRL, Origin, Boxing) must stop, people need their safety more than event management staff. It’s a direct responsibility of the Premier and cabinet to stop this injustice and start to think about the victims. These kids know exactly what they are doing, time to toughen the laws up. I’m sure the human rights chestnut will be used too, poor children, they had a bad upbringing, they didn’t understand, stop pandering to criminals, start protecting the community.

I have 2 well known to police cars theives/ juvenile criminals that live across the road from me with numerous complaints to housing commission about the activities and going ons over there nothing us done we've called police number of times for domestics police and curfew mob turn up there all hours of the day and night looking for them we had a beautiful little street now it's tarnished my elderly neighbour has been threatened by the mother and now they check to see if they are in the yard before they leave their home for fear of being abused between 5 houses we've lived here over a 100 years 3 houses are shift workers another has a home daycare business it's not fair that we have to put up with the crap we aren't racist as my house mate and I are both indigenous but we as a street have had a gut full of the crap it's been nearly 12months of a nightmare and I'm sick to death of hearing the same old excuses for these thugs

Just think about it. License to rape and murder with no consequence.

Without punishment no lessons are learned so you are basically giving them a green light to do as they please. Same thing is happening in USA with 'defund the police' movement...crime is now out of control in places like Chicago with multiple deaths every day.

Glenn Cottrell there is no debate when one side continues to put forward the same points over and over. You give reasons for letting the little B.s. get away with their criminal acts but propose no solutions. That is hardly constructive in a debate. The reality is that what is being done does not work so the government need to find new ways to deal with the issue.

Typical Labor. Give them a slap on the wrist . Crime is getting far worse and criminals getting younger every year .

Truth be known, the age should be lowered. No one should be exempt from punishment. If parents can't teach their kids right from wrong, someone needs to.

Good old Aaron " I'm in touch....with myself" at it again. What more can you expect from a Govt who aim to lock us down until 2040....and blame the Fed Govt.

OMG this is going way, way too far, if there is no compensation re all the damage these young crims go and commit then what type of GOVERNMENT do we have to keep these bloody little crims STOPPED from committing ALL these despicable CRIMES day in everyday. It has to stop. This QLD government don't give a stuff About it. How much longer does this cv continue, HO MUCH MORE DO PEOPLE put up with these senseless CRIMS smashing and stealing, and putting innocent people in debt, their lives disrupted. WE WANT ANSWERS NOW. Labour politicians give speak up you live here but do we hear from you NO. Elections are coming up!!!! Think about [email protected]

The human rights and international treaty people will be very upset with you Phil. Perhaps you could ask Mr Harper & Co nicely to deliver more KFC and cuddles at the Cleveland retreat, I mean rape, stabbing, assault, these can’t be put on the poor children, they don’t know what they’ve done. Seriously, Jail, detention. Work camps, remote punishment, get them out of here, before someone does return fire.

Since the Justice System sends the message do whatever you like, no responsibility until you turn 18, that's how we get the chaos we now have across the Nation.

I'm really starting to wonder if the kids who commit these sorts of crimes have some kind of disease that affects their minds. As the TV ad goes, perhaps they need to go and 'get tested'.

Nothing is going to happen, this has been going on for years. The government doesn't care, Townsville City Council doesn't care and the Magistrates certainly don't care. All there nests are feathered which is all that matters.....?

Where’s the deterrence from offending ???

The only fix, is to make the guilty persons’ perform work, as punishment. Regardless, of the work output attained, consistently apply this principle, as you would for not paying your Rates, and you will see a miraculous improvement to this disgusting, negligent phenomena. Do anything!

Well done Phillip Thompson OAM MP - Fighting For Townsville glad to see you are always fighting for Townsville

Childrens court age should be lowered. Slaps on the wrist arent working, time for harsher penalties. They are old enough to know what they are doing, charge them as such

Phillip Thompson OAM MP - Fighting For Townsville .. Where does the law stand on pre- meditated crimes or crimes with Intent ? Is that only for Murder ? These children are committing crimes with Intent to Wreak havoc, fear, maim people if they get in the way. They are creating Terror on the Police, Community and individuals. They do not care the outcome !! More property will be damaged more people will get hurt... I thought there was also laws against terrorism? The Magistrate may aswell stop giving them a golden ticket to freedom now !! These children are hardened criminals already !! They will end up in Jail its just a matter of time !! The community babysits them till they go to jail then while they're in and out of the jail system their whole lives !! Tax payers dollars wasted on them and all the politicians that do nothing about it but get paid !! Why as a community and people's should we be subjected to these acts of Criminal behaviour by Minors who continually avoid consequences??

I remember reading on FB a couple weeks ago, someone threatening these criminals about the retirement village. Mayb it was the reactions to someone's action, they thought would help.. Very sad to see this happen 😔, but people can't throw the bait and than once noticed, hooked! Unfortunately got away, but still.. They need to step up also and take their responsibility..

Look outside the Square. Are the staff at the detention centre trained to manage these young offenders? How to manage their charming manipulative ways? These young people are survivors. Boot camps and harsh punishment is nothing compared to what they are exposed to at home and in community. Studies show that this sort of treatment makes them more hardened criminals. I know as I reluctantly developed a health plan for one. The outcome....an increase in recidivist behaviour.

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