Christmas is a festive time for you and your family. It is a time for everyone to be thankful as we celebrate our particular religious beliefs and family traditions. The New Year also provides us with time to make a “fresh start” as we make resolutions and set goals for the next year.

Sadly at this time of year there is an increase in road accidents so I would like to encourage everyone to be road smart and stay safe on our roads during this holiday season.  Always remember road safety is everybody’s responsibility and it is up to everyone to observe the fatal five: speeding, drink and drug driving, failure to wear a seatbelt and driving while fatigued or distracted.

Another important safety requirement that we sometimes overlook during the festive season is home safety.

Unfortunately home burglars view the holiday season as an opportunity to burglarise your home for cash, credit cards, and all the new gifts of small electronics, computers, jewelry, and easily sold valuables.

Please make sure that you lock up and lock out potential thieves.

I hope that you enjoy this Season and enjoy this time with friends and family.

I look forward to assisting the Toowoomba North community and continuing to be your strong local voice delivering for our region.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year.