Phillip Thompson OAM MP

Phillip Thompson OAM MP

Federal Member for Herbert

Serving Our Community

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Together with our community, we’ve been working to secure our economic recovery, support jobs and help locals get ahead.

Through our local advocacy, we’ve been able to deliver on our local plan in Herbert, including:

✅ Establishing the reinsurance pool to bring down insurance premiums
✅ Delivering the Port channel widening to allow bigger ships into our port for imports and exports
✅ Funding a new youth precinct to get young people off our streets
✅ Starting a much-needed $80-million refurbishment for Reef HQ
✅ A Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, and
✅ Delivering a new ward at the Townsville University Hospital.

Each and every one of these initiatives is aimed at improving the quality of life for local people and ensuring we’re supporting a better future for our region. Please check out some of our local projects here.

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

We’ve secured significant investment in Townsville and surrounds, creating jobs and helping our economic recovery.

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Phillip Thompson OAM MP Federal Member for Herbert and Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence

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AGED CARE SYMPOSIUM: I was honoured to give the opening address at the Aged Care Symposium put on by JCU: James Cook University, Australia and the Northern Queensland PHN. There is a lot of work needed in the sector and many aged care workers are concerned we won’t have enough nurses to meet the new legislative requirement of 24/7 nurses in aged care facilities. This could lead to more back to back shifts and further burnout. ... See MoreSee Less

AGED CARE SYMPOSIUM: I was honoured to give the opening address at the Aged Care Symposium put on by JCU: James Cook University, Australia and the Northern Queensland PHN. There is a lot of work needed in the sector and many aged care workers are concerned we won’t have enough nurses to meet the new legislative requirement of 24/7 nurses in aged care facilities. This could lead to more back to back shifts and further burnout.Image attachment

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There are plenty of nurses. It’s the working conditions they don’t like. The same goes for aged workers.

Phil most people know this…and they are relying on the Government to do something..the ball is your court..

Jane Nicholson this might interest you.

Obviously invite back all those the Federal Government sacked.

In nine years what exactly did your government do to improve the conditions in aged care?

Your not wrong, how many nurses will it take!

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WIN FOR NQ: After a sustained campaign by Northern Australia Coalition MPs and Senators, Labor has caved to pressure and reinstated a Parliamentary Committee focussed on the North after cutting it last week. This is a massive win for our patch meaning our voices will continue to be heard on issues that matter most to Townsville and NQ. ... See MoreSee Less

WIN FOR NQ: After a sustained campaign by Northern Australia Coalition MPs and Senators, Labor has caved to pressure and reinstated a Parliamentary Committee focussed on the North after cutting it last week. This is a massive win for our patch meaning our voices will continue to be heard on issues that matter most to Townsville and NQ.

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Well done Phillip, thank you for your ongoing support for this region 👍

Great news Phil, congratulations to all those who applied the pressure to the current Labor Govt.

Would be funny if not so serious. Sanity has prevailed. Doesn’t appear the new government knows what it stands for or where it’s headed. 😩😩

So the Benny Hill imposter, the cry baby from housing commission streets in Glebe has been forced kicking and screaming into reinstating a Conmittee! Job well done Phillip. As for the cry baby from Glebe, he can go to hell.

"Northern Australia" includes WA above the 25th parallel. May I suggest that this committee invite ANDEV (Australians for Northern Development and Vision) to the table. For background, have a good look at their September 2012 "North Australia Project Progress Report" for an analysis of present and future prospects.

Well done Phillip

Well done Phillip.

Well done. Your task now is to solve the insurance problem. There are a number of strata units that cannot get insurance. Time to stop the insurance companies ripping the people of Northern Australia off.

Good work Phil ! We are certainly forgotten in the Northern Australian region !!

Would be nice if the water pipeline could be finished. ALP State and Federal, no excuses now surely.

Well done Phillip & all othets who fought this one. APPRECIATED.

Well, hopefully something happens. There is plenty to do.

Well done keep up the good work

Not hearing anything about "hell's gate", would be good to get that instead of $8billion wasted down the bottom corner.

Well done Phillip and Jacinta Nampijinpa Price

LOL, never seen anything of real value hit the peoples table. just another pipe dream where people talk, thake the kick backs and get nothing done.

Can we get the out of control, recidivist juvenile crime added to the List Phillip?

Just need to get them to leave the cashless card alone, and that'll be another retrograde step avoided

Thank you for fighting for this beautiful part of Oz we call home. Keep em honest Phil 💪

Great work!!

Good news indeed.

Good to hear

Look forward to hearing lots more good news.

Love ya work Phil and crew

And so it should be!!

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Appointing the worst Defence Minister in our history who cut $4.5b out of the ADF as the person to review the ADFs capability because he is your mate, will be nothing more than a catastrophic failure. Soldiers don’t need a washed up politician to tell them what their role is, it is to fight and win our wars! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well said Phil but we all knew if labour got in the would cut defence budget they always do Keep in the good fight your doing great 💜

Keep getting into them Phillip Thompson OAM MP - Serving Our Community you’re one of the best out there 🙏🏻

So many "jobs for their mates" happening - I worry for Australia.

Good on labour th e more countries that demilitarise and denuclearise and have more women than egomaniac men in power the safer our world will be

China knocking on our doorstep, poor numbers all-round in defence, when conscription is eventually papered, it should include all politicians that have not served this country in defence

Labor and the greens will destroy our once beautiful safe country !!!!

This new govt is only 1 term govt

It's a sad,sad day when a person who has never been in the Armed Forces ...tries to dismantle it ...put the RIGHT PEOPLE in the job....not a fool..

This is a real jobs for the boys, it’s actually corrupt!!

Typical Labor Government. No surprises there. It’s appalling 😡

We the unwilling, led by the unknowing have been doing so much with so little for so long that we now have to attempt the impossible with nothing. And now you've taking away our pensions too. Good job!

Yet they send millions to Ukraine

That was a decision by design. Under Labor Government there will be no defence capability.

Good times have created weak leaders

Albanese giving his mate an overpaid job. This is the same mate who helped run Albanese election campaign. Another form of corruption.

Not unexpected by Labor, with an anti ADF minister and the current Chief of the ADF who did not support our servicemen & women. ADF are in for a very hard time.

Standard Labor move, those that have been around Defence long enough would have seen this 'review' coming. Labor doesn't like Defence....never have!

Keep speaking up Phill the good people of the ADF need all the support they can get

It makes sense why Labor re appointed the current left leaning CDF, Smith will get no argument from him when they start cutting the defence budget. No wonder the discharge rate is high & morale is low.

It's not April Phillip! This is a terrible joke! Even albo wouldn't be this silly! Although he did get rid of the ministry for veterans affairs in place of a minister for the Republic... which we have already voted no for!

Well said politicians couldn't fight their own way out of a wet paper bag with both ends open

Great stuff Phillip Thompson OAM MP telling it like it is

How much money has labor sent overseas in so called aid and if albo wants to cut defence spending the private jet should be first on his list

Jobs 4 the boys

Every time Labor party is in power military budget gets cut

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RAZOR GANG: The Former Labor Defence Minister and CDF who have been tasked with Labor's Defence Review presided over cuts to Defence spending to the lowest levels since 1938. I have had calls from serving soldiers very concerned that if cuts happen again like they did under former Defence Minister Stephen Smith their jobs may be put at risk. The Defence Minister and Prime Minister must guarantee Australians that their review will not lead to any spending cuts and our soldiers' jobs are safe and secure. ... See MoreSee Less

RAZOR GANG: The Former Labor Defence Minister and CDF who have been tasked with Labors Defence Review presided over cuts to Defence spending to the lowest levels since 1938. I have had calls from serving soldiers very concerned that if cuts happen again like they did under former Defence Minister Stephen Smith their jobs may be put at risk. The Defence Minister and Prime Minister must guarantee Australians that their review will not lead to any spending cuts and our soldiers jobs are safe and secure.

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Just when Australia needs defending, Australia votes in a complacent government .

And so It gets worse but this is not a surprise. I realise Greens and probably Teals(or maybe not, they wouldn’t think that deeply) will praise the cuts to “war mongering” but how do we defend our freedom with no funds, equipment or more personnel?

In light of the increasing tensions with China/Taiwan, shouldn't Australia be increasing defence spending...unless Albo & his teams want Australia to lose?

Labor always cut defence spending and increase welfare spending.

Well here we go again, moving backwards not forward as we should. It didn't take long. I was in the Army during a Labor Government in the 80s and we had to get WW2 weapons out of storage as we couldn't get parts for them. Then latter on in the 90s we had to put Tanks and all tracked vehicles on low loaders to move form on point to another as we had to count track miles. It even came down to stopping exercises and staying were we were because we had run out of track miles. Not to mention no ammunition or new equipment to replace Vietnam era equipment. 😡😡

We were warn about the Labour Party we have to be careful who we vote for which. We could sack them

The first thing any Labor government does is screw the ADF. Then wonder why everything goes arse up. Muppets.

Jobs for old mates. Hoped not to see this under new government, but seems a leopard can't change its spots 🙁

Already predicted. I was serving when Smith literally destroyed the Army with mass defunding leaving us with next to nothing to work with. I deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 and had to buy some of my gear because the system couldn't supply it. Even today the system lives in the shadow of his Toe Cutter legacy.

How could they appoint a person who cut defence spending when he was last a Labor Defence minister!

Happens to Defence every time Labor gets in.

this would be most likely part of the sweetheart deal done behind closed doors with china (during their love-in) days after the election, to appease china. gotta look after their comrades. any review into defense should be carried out by former members, like Angus Houston or Peter Cosgrove, not former ministers who have no idea.

Typical Labor Cut Defence spending when we need it most

With all that’s going on around the world and especially Chinas activities in our area, the last thing needed is record cuts to defence, yet this is exactly what Smith did when in the Rudd Gillard government

I said it was just starting ! Wake up voters ! Can’t wait until next election keep up your good work Phil

Labor cant be seen to upset their communist mates now can they

We knew this would be one area they'd cut to fund some of their other policies. Yet they will blame ScoMo for us being underprepared for potential future conflict.

I was in the military and I can say with confidence at least 20% of ALL Defence expenditure is pure and utter waste. Australia should start developing our own missile technology as that is the only meaningful deterrent to a Chinese invasion.

The only hope for a decent outcome is that Angus Houston is running the review itself. He's a gentleman and a straight shooter.

That's what Labor always does, cut spending on defence, making it easier for their leaders in communist countries to take over this land.

Smith also sold everything off that wasn’t bolted down. He never missed an opportunity to display his absolute disdain for the ADF when he was the Minister for Defence.

To all the twits who voted labor, greens or brainless woke teals. How's it looking now!

Every time they get in power the same thing happens, but heh, keep focussing on virtue signalling undemocratic process and bodies in parliament.

Labor and the greens have always stuffed up our country !!!!!

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QUEENSLANDER: While I’m ashamed to say we didn’t bring home the trophy today, I have no doubt the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys will smash the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs this weekend! #rideemcowboys ... See MoreSee Less

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Proved Albo did not score a try but who cares keep doing your bit Phil it is going to be a tough ride people never learnt anything last time Labor were in.

Nothing to be ashamed about. Well done to all players.

Well done anyway! Couldn’t find you in the crowd,😂👍

Bit of a motley crew Phil. 😘😘

It would've been rigged anyway.

Did you play mate

But you did win the trophy - the PM cheated!

Cheers 🍻 Phillip all the best

It's so good to see both sides of politics getting along and having fun.

Don’t be ashamed! There can only be one winner and one loser! What matters to me is how you play the game! Bring good at sport is why you play but being A GOOD SPORT is more important! It may not give you a trophy but it builds character and makes you a better person! 👍👍👍👍👍

Ha ha in your dreams Phillip not a hope in hell

Super 🌟

Glad to see you found a better PM to stand next to 🤣

QLD had David Pocock and didn't win😅 Doogs Stewart

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