2000 Queensland teachers quit after less than three years in industry
Matty Holdsworth Courier Mail
November 15, 2022 
Almost 2000 Queensland teachers handed in resignations over the past eight years, each one before they reached three years in the job.


Road west from Pimapama to Flagstone that could help solve Gold Coast housing crisis
Keith Woods Gold Coast Bulletin
August 14, 2022
A road and rail route touted as a possible solution to the Gold Coast’s crippling land shortage is back on the agenda, with the state being urged to accelerate planning for the ‘visionary’ project. 
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk criticised for failing to acknowledge contribution of theme parks in tourism speech
Keith Woods Gold Coast Bulletin
November 4, 2022 
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has been criticised for a major speech about tourism delivered on the Gold Coast that failed to mention some of the city’s biggest attractions. Here’s what she said.
Hillview Estate Maudsland: Gaven MP Meaghan Scanlon promises to raise sunset clauses issue with AG
Keith Woods Gold Coast Bulletin
February 9, 2022

Gaven MP and Minister for the Environment Meaghan Scanlon has promised to raise the issue of sunset clauses in land sales with Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman after first home buyers had their contracts torn up.


Gold Coast schools: Hundreds of parents fined after council deploy ‘Park Safe’ cars to detect illegal parking
Keith Woods Gold Coast Bulletin
May 1, 2022
A council blitz using cars fitted with sophisticated cameras has seen hundreds of parents across the Gold Coast cop fines – some for lining up to enter ‘kiss and go’ zones. FULL DETAILS 
Residents reveal their Pacific Motorway horror trips to Gold Coast MP as second road needed
GOLD Coasters are sharing their regular horror drives to work as accidents on the Pacific Motorway cause massive delays on nearby arterial roads.
It's Simply not Enough - We need More Cops
September 16, 2016
Gold Coast Bulletin

In a speech in Parliament last week, I highlighted the need for additional officers for the Northern Gold Coast to keep up with the massive growth of population and also reduce the extreme workload officers are subjected to. Thank you to the Gold Coast Bulletin for their continued interest on the issue of increasing Police numbers for the Northern Gold Coast and keeping our community safe.

Read full artical here


Labor ditches LNP future plan for building new campuses sparking crisis fear in Gold Coast’s north

June 13, 2016 6:23am

THE Queensland Government’s decision to ditch a long-term plan for Gold Coast schools will lead to students in the fast-growing northern suburbs being packed like “sardines” in portable classrooms.

Read full article here


Rapid Action Patrol cops will boost northern Gold Coast police numbers

Jessica Elder, Gold Coast Bulletin

THE Gold Coast’s elite Rapid Action Patrol squad will be split at the end of this month, with 20 officers to be relocated to Coomera

Read full artical here


Milne and Honeyman St New Lights

21 March 2016

Coomera Exit 54 Time Lapse Video


During the full closure of a Gold Coast section of the Pacific Motorway (M1) over four nights Seymour Whyte Constructions installed a second motorway overpass – ahead of schedule – as part of the $74.7 Coomera Interchange (Exit 54) upgrade.

Published on Feb 25, 2016



Safer Road Sooner roadworks on Tamborine Oxenford Road near Hayes Road

Exit 54 M1 Upgrade

School Security

Release date November 28, 2015 12:00AM

School safety is a priority and thank you to the Gold Coast Bulletin for further highlighting the importance of continually reviewing the security in our schools.

Placing cameras at the entry points will help monitor who is coming and going but most importantly, has the potential to give critical information to law enforcement agencies if the need arises.

Every State School in the Albert electorate has requested these cameras further highlighting there critical importance

Paul Weston Gold Coast Bulletin November 28, 2015 12:00AM

Full article here


Police Remembrance Day 29th September 2015

On the 29th of September we stopped to acknowledge those from the Queensland Police Service​ who have given their lives looking after our community. This year I attended the Beenleigh Remembrance Service with Lawrence Springborg​ and Bert van Manen MP​ at St Patricks Catholic Church Beenleigh. To all the serving and retired officers that attended we thankyou for you bravery and service.



School Flashing Lights

Release Date: 28th May 2013

The Government has once again delivered another election promise with new flashing... Read More


Community Groups Funding

Release Date: 24th May 2013

Two Albert elecotrate voulenter and community groups will share in $7,248 in local... Read More


Fatality Free Friday

Release Date: 2nd May 2013

The Government has appealed to all Queensland motorisits to pledge their support... Read More


Successful Grant Application


Release Date: 1st May 2013

Mr Mark Boothman MP, Member for Albert, is delighted to announce that Norfolk Village... Read More


School Safety Boost

Release Date: 10th April 2013

The LNP Government is ramping up its commitment to improving safety... Read More


Rowdy Tennants to Receive Three Strikes

Release Date: 4th April 2013


The LNP Government today has launched a "three-strikes and you're out" policy for rouge public... Read More


Consumer Awareness Skills

Release Date: 28th March 2013


With young people becoming increasingly active in the marketplace and exposed to consumer issues...   Read More

National Medal Recipients

Release Date: 28th March 2013


The Member for Albert, Mr Mark Boothman MP, was delighted to present local Logan SES Members with National Emergency Medals at his office.   Read More


Albert Sport and Recreation Clubs set to Get Going

Release Date: 20th March 2013


The first round of the Get Going component in the LNP Government’s $18 million grassroots funding program has been a huge hit with Queensland’s sporting and recreation clubs. Read More

Work Commences on the John Muntz Bridge

Release Date: 13th March 2013


Construction started this week on the long-awaited replacement bridge over the John Muntz Causeway, providing motorists with a flood resilient crossing over the Coomera River. Read More


Minister For Education Vists Cedar Creek State School

Release Date: 4th February 2013


Last Friday the Member for Albert, Mark Boothman MP welcomed The Hon John-Paul Langbroek, Minister for Education, Training and Employment and the Assistant Regional Director for Education, Samantha Knowles, to the electorate of Albert. The Minister was here to see first-hand the damage caused during the recent weather event at Cedar Creek State School.  Read More


John Muntz Causeway Update

Release Date: 29th January 2013


Member for Albert, Mark Boothman MP, has visited the site of the once again temporarily closed John Muntz Causeway. Mr Boothman said “Main Roads engineers will be checking the culverts of the bridge once water levels recede as they are required to use underwater cameras to establish structural safety.” Read More


Look out, there are children about

Release Date: 25th January 2013


Queensland motorists are being urged to take care on the roads in the coming week with thousands of people returning from holidays in time for the start of the school year. Police Minister Jack Dempsey urged drivers to take extra care on the roads, with higher volumes of traffic expected across the state. Read More


Time for kids to Get Started

Release Date: 17th January 2013


The State Members for Albert, Springwood and Waterford, Mark Boothman MP, John Grant MP and Mike Latter MP are challenging residents to shop locally and purchase 100 percent of their Christmas needs from small businesses to help bolster sales and support local jobs in the lead up to the festive season. Read More

Media Releases for 2012

Christmas Challenge Supports Local Businesses

Release Date: 9th November 2012


The State Members for Albert, Springwood and Waterford, Mark Boothman MP, John Grant MP and Mike Latter MP are challenging residents to shop locally and purchase 100 percent of their Christmas needs from small businesses to help bolster sales and support local jobs in the lead up to the festive season. Read More

Christmas Card Competition 

Release Date: 12th October 2012


Member for Albert, Mr Mark Boothman MP, has put out a challenge to all state school students in the electorate of Albert to show their creative side and enter the 2012 Albert Christmas Card Competition.  Read More

Funding Budgeted for Norfolk Village State School

Release Date: 12th October 2012

The Member for Albert, Mark Boothman MP, has welcomed the news that funding has been allocated for Norfolk Village State School. Mr Boothman said “the Government is committed to ensuring schools receive adequate resources to meet local demands. Read More

Successful Grant Applications for Albert Not-for-profit organisations 
Release Date: 2nd October 2012
Mr Mark Boothman MP, Member for Albert, is delighted to announce several local P&C’s, kindergartens and community organisations have been successful in receiving grants from Round 73 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Read More

Ekka Travel Plans Made Easy
Release Date: 13th August 2012
The State Members for Albert, Waterford and Springwood, Mr Mark Boothman MP, Mr Mike Latter MP and Mr John Grant MP, would like to highlight that traveling to the Ekka has been made easy and is urging local residents to plan their journey to the Ekka with the TransLink Journey Planner.  Read More

Queensland Workers Compensation Scheme
Release Date: 1st August 2012

The Queensland Parliament has moved that the Finance and Administration Committee inquire into and report on the operation of Queensland’s workers compensation scheme. Read More 

Yatala Biomass Plant

Release Date: 17th July 2012

A number of residents have been in contact with my office concerning the proposed construction of a biomass electricity generation power plant in the Yatala area.  Read More


Want to make your neighbourhood safer?

Release Date: 8th May 2012

State Member for Albert, Mark Boothman, is calling on Upper Coomera residents who want to make their neighbourhood safer to put their hand up and help establish the Upper Coomera Neighbourhood Watch Queensland (NHWQ) group. Read More

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