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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LIFESAVING PETITION: Just over a year ago, 3-year-old Rylee Rose Black tragically lost her life after being left in a hot car.

Ever since, her Dad Peter has been pushing for devices which would detect a child left behind and set off an alarm, to be mandated in all new vehicles in Australia. His resilience and passion for ensuring his loss isn't experienced by others is amazing.

We've now taken this fight to the Federal Parliament with a petition. Please click the link in the comments to sign the petition and add your support.

As a father of two girls, one the same age as Rylee was, this is definitely a cause worth getting behind.
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LIFESAVING PETITION: Just over a year ago, 3-year-old Rylee Rose Black tragically lost her life after being left in a hot car. 

Ever since, her Dad Peter has been pushing for devices which would detect a child left behind and set off an alarm, to be mandated in all new vehicles in Australia. His resilience and passion for ensuring his loss isnt experienced by others is amazing.

Weve now taken this fight to the Federal Parliament with a petition. Please click the link in the comments to sign the petition and add your support.

As a father of two girls, one the same age as Rylee was, this is definitely a cause worth getting behind.

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Im sorry a little girl has lost her life and I feel sad for the family. But the device you seek are located on the front of your face, "eyes" if you look before you lock and leave you wont need a device. One should know the where abouts of their children at all times. I apologise if I sound cynical but I dont see how a device will help.

You can sign the petition here: www.aph.gov.au/e-petitions/petition/EN3670

Signed. It’s horrible to see all the negative comments on here. This family has been through enough. If you don’t think it will work or don’t agree then don’t comment. I would be doing everything I could do to if this had happened to me.

Phillip thanks for supporting this important issue . No one should have to experience this ever again

Ladies, always put your purse/handbags on the floor of the back seat. Men, I guess you can put your wallet and phone or whatever there too. That way every driver has a reason to open the back door of the car.

Signed. Rylee is in my thoughts often. This device is a great idea. Unfortunately too many babies (and pets) die this way. This device will save lives. Just a shame it can't bring back Rylee.

My Tucson comes up with a warning to check the back seat

Done. Something simple that might help here. In my car if I have something heavy on an empty seat, the car tells me that its seatbelt isn't done up. If one does that in the back seat maybe we get the same signal and check the back.

I know there’s many a thought out there that people don’t think it could ever happen to them, but my question is what could possibly be going on in a parents head that they forget that have put their child in the car, that then results in that child passing from being forgotten? From the day I had my first child not once ever did anything cross my mind that made me not remember I had a child in the car.🥺🥺🥺🥺

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I’m just going to ignore the hate and negativity and focus on our goals. Thank you to our supporters of Remember Rylee. ❤️🦄

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Please don't forget to confirm your signature in your emails to make it count

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I'm confused. Why would you 'leave a child behind'? How does that happen and then you feel comfortable enough to lobby for a device to remind you that you've left your child in a car?

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just take both sets of keys and leave the car running aircon on lock the car with the other set, i know somebody can break the window and steal the vehicle but that is a separate problem

Signed

Done 😍💞😍

Went onto E/petetions But not working

Done. Thank you for taking this important issue on. I was pregnant when this happened and felt this deeply at the time and we researched to see if there was such a device. I hope this gains the traction it needs.

Unimaginable, hope your actions are recognised quickly

I am more than happy to support this petition however what sort of petition have you put it place for all those people losing their jobs over the poison jab mandate?

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I would like to wish our soldiers from the 3rd Brigade - Australian Army a safe deployment as they get ready to deploy to the Solomon Islands at request of their Prime Minister to assist with their nations civil unrest. ... See MoreSee Less

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I would like to wish our soldiers from the 3rd Brigade - Australian Army a safe deployment as they get ready to deploy to the Solomon Islands at request of their Prime Minister to assist with their nations civil unrest.

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Solomon Islands choice to do business with China has nothing to do with Australia's response. Australia's response is under the treaty that we have with the Solomon Islands, and that is with the people of the Solomon Islands. It is between two governments and it's there regardless of who is running either of those governments. A request has been made under that treaty and it is respected and we are responding to it. We are seeking to take no part in the internal issues of the Solomon Islands, but simply to ensure that any issues they have can be addressed in a calm and peaceful way.

im all for helping where help is needed. However, Deploying ADF personel to another country to help silence the voices of citizens who have clearly escalated aggression because they are being ignored by a govt who is doing pretty dodgy dealings with China?

Have you given this any thought Phil? We are sending Australian troops to quell an up rising by the people against a prime minister who threw out Taiwan and embraced China for money, without the support of the citizens. Whilst at home we are attempting to force people to get injected and discriminating against those who don't or won't. Perhaps we should let the good Christian people of the Solomon Islands work this out for themselves, after all, they are a free and independant nation.

Dear Heavenly Father be with our brave warrior troops as they leave our shores to go and be of assistance to the Solomon Islands people keep them safe and bring them all safely home to their families and loved ones be their strength and protect them at all times in Jesus name Amen 💙💖🙏🇦🇺♥️

Is this a precursor to the ADF being assigned to assist in "regaining control' in Victoria? When did the unrest begin in the Solomons? We have a Lt. General operating in what should be a civilian role. Something is building.

With all due respect, I didn’t think a Prime Minister could ask another country to intervene in issues such as this, as it’s a domestic issue. From my understanding it had the be the Head of State, in this case their Governor General, had to request military/police assistance from other countries. That was my understanding back in Jul 03 when we (2 RAR) deployed there as part of OP Anode. If it was up to a prime minister it would mean that they could do so when it all goes to crap at anytime! I thought it was like the state governments had to request for ADF support through the GG, through their role as the Commander in Chief? I could be wrong, but I’m going off the briefs we had prior to our deployment in July 03. I’m not saying that they should not go, by all means help a Neighbor, but make sure all legalities are correct before deployment. Just my personal point of view from all the meetings and conferences we had prior to leaving on the 24 July 03 (the deployment was on hold for a week to ensure we had the appropriate legal approval for the deployment), I sat in many of them due to my security clearance and as the pers CPL for the rotation. Just an observation, and I’m not criticising anyone.

A bit of a tricky one. Their government has turned to China for the cash they are handling out and now have an obligation to China. They approached Australia for help and if we don’t give it then they will have to ask China which given China’s present attitude means that they would have another base in our area.

Sending troops to support a government that sided with China and backed away from Taiwan? Why...

We’re talking about getting involved in a potential conflict with China. Now elements are being deployed to the Solomons. Proof the ADF needs to be considerably expanded.

Stay safe troops . Cleaning up after the CCP .

Once they are done there they should deploy them to townsville… I’m serious

If we don't go in and quiten things down the current pro China Leader (show me the money) will just ask China. This is a region that is a security border to Australia. Good luck to the troops going in.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Troops, stay safe!

Scomo you can't fix up issues in your own country on terms of what is happening in N T and our first nations people, stop trying to fix up another country with the same strategies you're using on the NT F off out of there.

Pray for their safe arrival and return. Please God keep them safe. 🙏

Well he shouldn't have signed a deal with the CCP!

Wonder if they asked their Pacific neighbours including NZ for help first...

Stay safe and speedy return. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time 🙏

Oh how I wish to put all that training I did in the early 1980s into practice now. I feel like I never fulfilled my duty as a soldier in a time when no Australian soldier got deployed overseas 😞

Safe passage boys

God bless you and your families. Stay safe and look to welcoming you home.

Is it because of vaccine mandates?

Reminds me of the time I was stuck in PNG, Port Moresby Airport, as the aircraft I was assigned, was awaiting spares from Australia. Upon asking for tech assistance from the local-locals’, being told: “problim bilongom-you!”

to all those who have a negative view, Phillip is right in every respect, an agreement is an agreement, go back on that and trust may be lost.

2006 all over again. 🤔 Gods speed.

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