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Media Release: Popular 4WDs Set To Be A Beloved Pastime

The Australian Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Townsville Food Pantry have saved Christmas for many on their last open day for the year.

Herbert MP Phillip Thompson joined volunteers this morning as hundreds lined up to collect their final parcel for the festive season.

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Statement: Merry Christmas

As many of us wind down and head off on holidays, members of the 5th Aviation Regiment are back at work, helping their fellow Queenslanders in their time of need.

One of the many sacrifices of service to our nation is to answer the call to action at a moment’s notice – even when it means giving up time with family and friends.

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Media Release: BOM Takes Townsville Radar Offline as Cyclone Brews

Federal Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson is calling on the Bureau of Meteorology to immediately scrap plans to take the Townsville weather radar offline on Monday as Cyclone Jasper approaches.

The Bureau is switching off the current Townsville radar between 5:00am and 7:30pm from 11 to 18 December to begin work to install a new radar.

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Media Release: Australian Dream Becomes Stress-Induced Nightmare

Federal Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson says the Albanese Labor Government must do more to curb interest rate increases, as mortgage stress rises across Townsville.

Mr Thompson says cost of living remains the second-most important issues raised with him by locals behind crime, and many people say higher mortgage repayments are a significant contributing factor.

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Media Release: Cool Down While Stocking Up

The Townsville Toy Library is set to stay cool all summer long, thanks to a $20,000 grant secured with the help of Federal Herbert MP Phillip Thompson.

The library was the successful recipient of federal funding to install four air-conditioners in their new space in Vincent.

Federal Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson visited the library to see – and feel – the upgrades.

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