“A Word from Ray”

As part of the LNP Team in the Queensland State Parliament we are the official Opposition charged with keeping the Labor State Government accountable to the people of Queensland under our Westminster system of Government.

In my role as the member for Mermaid Beach, I am the conduit for local matters to support our leadership team of David Crisafulli as Opposition Leader and David Janetzki as Deputy Opposition Leader and together we are committed to pursuing a better Queensland for all Queenslanders.

The LNP has always had a strong focus on law and order issues, to protect the communities of Mermaid Beach, the greater Gold Coast and all Queenslanders from antisocial activities of some members of our society. Any attempt to wind back the existing protective laws and reduce the capacity of our Law Enforcement Officers will be vigorously resisted.

Health issues and Child Safety are of paramount concern and we will strongly pursue access and assistance for all Gold Coast communities.

After what has been a most challenging year I will maintain lobbying hard for the tourism sector on the Gold Coast – it has been, and always will be, if we look after it, the economic lifeblood of the Gold Coast.  And while we continue to manage around Covid-19 in the foreseeable future this will be a critical element of economic success for the Gold Coast.

The economic pain from the fallout caused by the global pandemic is yet to be full felt and we will need to be good economic managers to guide the State back to prosperity in the years ahead.  The Gold Coast as a paradise for beautiful geography and glorious weather will certainly be best placed for a quick recovery and I look forward to being part of the LNP Team that brings much needed growth and infrastructure to the Gold Coast going forward.

As your local Member I am keen to ensure that my time is spent actively participating in the community supporting school events, service groups and community organisations. If you would like me to attend a civic event, require assistance regarding a State related matter or just have a general enquiry please contact my office.