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Ted Sorensen

State Member For Hervey Bay...

Liberal National Party of Queensland

  • Position
  • State Member For Hervey Bay
  • Credentials
  • Ted Sorensen is no stranger to the representation of the people of Hervey Bay. Ted was the Mayor of Hervey Bay for two terms, 2000 to 2008 and was voted onto the local council from 1994, where he served as a councillor and Deputy Mayor. He was elected to State Parliament in 2009 achieving a large swing to defeat the sitting Labor member and Bligh Government Minister Andrew McNamara. Ted's family are pioneers of the Hervey Bay area spanning some five generations. He was born and educated in Hervey Bay where he was a keen sportsman playing Rugby League, coaching and umpiring softball. Ted earned a living as a pastoralist, married and raised his family in Hervey Bay and still lives on the property with his wife Jenny. Personal: Married, five adult children (three Girls, two Boys). Education – Bingham Road School; Torquay State School, Hervey Bay State School; Hervey Bay High School. Prior to election – Mayor, Councilor, Grazier. Personal interests – Politics, Sport, the National Rugby League (NRL). Community Interests: Member - Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce; Vice-patron - Kirami Nursing Home; Patron - Hervey Bay High School; Member - Seagulls Old Boys; Honorary Member - Sunrise Rotary Club; Patron - Hervey Bay Art Society Inc.; Patron - ZPac Theatre; Patron - Fraser Coast Historical Vehicle Club; Patron - Older Men Unlimited-Hervey Bay; Chair - Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal fundraising committee. Patron - Hervey Bay Veterans Advice and Social Centre. (Veterans of Australia) Service: Current: Member for Hervey Bay from 2009, Member of the Agriculture and Environment Committee. The Agriculture and Environment Committee was established by the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 27 March 2015 as a portfolio committee with responsibility for the following areas: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries; Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing; and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Click here for details Past:Deputy Government Whip from March 2012 to 2015. Deputy Opposition Whip 2010-2012, Member - Members' Ethics and Parliamentary Privileges Committee 23 April 2009 - 9 February 2010. Party Activity: Member LNP. Local Government Service: Mayor, Hervey Bay City (2000 – 2008); Councillor, Hervey Bay City (1994 – 2000). Electorate: Commonly known as "The Bay", the electorate of Hervey Bay sits within the boundaries of the City of Hervey Bay which is part of a region known as the Fraser Coast. World heritage listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, is adjacent to the City of Hervey Bay and forms the eastern boundary of the Hervey Bay Electorate. Hervey Bay is one of the fastest growing regions not just in Queensland but across the nation. Between 2001 and 2007, the Fraser Coast population increased by over 18,000 persons to 92,500 (approximately). Over this period, Hervey Bay experienced the most significant growth, followed by Woocoo/Tiaro and Maryborough. Projected growth of the Fraser Coast on the Fraser Coast is expected to exceed that of Non Metropolitan Queensland (NMQ), with Hervey Bay expected to maintain a higher average annual population growth compared to Woocoo/Tiaro and Maryborough. In the 2015 Census there were 56,834 persons residing in Hervey Bay: Suburbs contained within electorate: Booral, Dundowran Beach, Eli Waters, Fraser Island, Kawungan, Pialba, Point Vernon, Scarness, Torquay, Urangan, Urraween, River Heads and Wondunna.
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  • Address
  • Shop 3 "Baiavista"
    357 Esplanade
    Scarness, QLD 4655

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What we’ll do for you:

Queenslanders aren’t getting ahead and the community is crying out for leadership because Annastacia Palaszczuk
and Labor are doing nothing.

Labor’s stuck in neutral and you’re paying the price, through higher car rego, soaring electricity bills and a lack of
infrastructure. The softly, softly approach is failing Queenslanders, doing nothing is not working.

A Tim Nicholls led Liberal-National government will build a better Queensland – so you and your family can get
ahead. The LNP’s Plan will create new jobs, support small business, invest in education to raise standards, respect
farmers land management practices and we will provide better services for families and retirees.

An LNP Government has five key priorities to create positive change for you and your family. We want you to get
ahead and to help you, we will:

Create jobs across Queensland and better manage our finances by:

  • Providing help to small businesses to employ more young people through a $4,000 job incentive program;
  • Deliver a new deal for regional Queensland focused on solving local problems with local solutions
  • We ‘ll build, in conjunction with the private sector, a new Low Emission High Tech Coal Fired Power Station so we can all have affordable electricity for families and businesses ; and

Take action on the Cost of Living by:

  • Freezing family car rego costs, saving a family up to $200;
  • Put downward pressure on electricity prices and
  • Putting road safety ahead of revenue raising by making sure motorists are aware of speed cameras rather than hiding them and using them as a cash cow.

Better support QLD families:

  • Through greater protection for domestic and family violence victims and stronger bail laws for breaches of domestic violence orders;
  • By delivering No Body No Parole legislation and the introduction mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse for childcare workers; and
  • Developing a school based anti-bullying program with parent involvement that isn’t driven by gender and sexual orientation ideology.

Provide safe and liveable communities by:

  • Doing more to get the drug ICE off our streets and away from our children and young adults through strengthening enforcement and increasing penalties for selling ICE to children and;
  • We’ll make young criminals accountable for their actions through a five-point plan that provides better protection for the community from repeat offenders.
  • We’ve taken a pledge to protect the Great Barrier Reef and will build an alliance between the different reef users;

Build the roads, bridges and dams we need by:

  • Streamlining the approvals process so the roads and infrastructure we need can be built faster and don’t get bogged down in bureaucracy;
  • Building better roads and other infrastructure through a $500 million a Royalties for the Regions fund; and
  • Delivering better water infrastructure to regional Queensland.

Queenslanders want better government – not more government. It’s our commitment to be a common sense Government which listens, plans and acts.

Together, Let’s Build a Better Queensland – for you and your family.

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