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Ken O'Dowd MP

Federal Member for Flynn

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Ken O'Dowd MP Federal Member For Flynn

Constituent Services

How can we help?

Many residents are unaware of the services available to them through their local member of Parliament. My office offers a range of services to the community. My electorate staff are only too pleased to assist you with any enquiries or concerns you may have.

The Coalitions Deregulation Reform Discussion Paper

Stronger economic growth, greater investment, more innovation and higher productivity can be generated if Australia changes the way it addresses regulation. All modern economies need regulation, but excessive regulation creates greater costs than benefits and discourages investment and the willingness to ‘have-a-go’.

Australia has been caught in the vice of over-regulation. Excessive regulation stifles our economic prospects and impedes the work of Australia’s community organisations. If we can get rid of unnecessary red tape we can make the country more productive which means we can have more jobs and a better economy. The Coalition has released a discussion paper on red tape designed to outline our plan to boost productivity and cut the costs of regulation to small businesses and community groups. If you would like to make a contribution to the discussion paper please refer to page 6 for more details.

Click here to download the discussion paper: 12-11-02 The Coalitions Deregulation Reform Discussion Paper.pdf

Aged Pension Guide 2012

The 2012 Aged Pension Guide is now available. This document is a comprehensive guide to the terms and conditions that apply to the Age Pension. The Age pension payment rates are updated on the 20th March and the 20th September each year. Income asset tests, and deeming and other provisions are also adjusted from time to time.

The age Pension rules can be very confusing and complicated for many people. Therefore, this guide is designed in an easy to use format to help pensioners understand their entitlements. Click on the following link to download your free copy: Age Pension Guide 2012 September.pdf 

Letters of Support

We are happy to provide letters of support to not-for-profit organisations who are applying for government funding. Information we require include the purpose of the grant, organisational particulars and benefits which the organisation and the wider community will gain from the funding.

A letter of support request form can be made here.

Letters and Certificates of Congratulations

If you or someone you know is celebrating a birthday or wedding anniversary my office can assist you with a letter or certificate of congratulations. We can arrange a letter from Myself, the Premier, the Prime Minister or the Queen to recognise this milestone for you or someone you care for.

Click here for more information

Electoral Enrolment

If you are 17 or have recently turned 18, moved house or changed your name, you will need to complete a new electoral enrolment form.

To check your current enrolment details, visit the Queensland Electoral Commission by clicking on the link below. Information concerning changes to enrolment deadlines are available from the Australian Electoral Commission website. For more information, click on the links below:

Seniors Cards

If you are 60 years or older, you may be eligible for a Seniors Card or Seniors Business Card. These cards provide access to government concessions and business discounts.

For more information on seniors discounts and entitlements, you can visit the Department of Communities by clicking on the link provided below:

Download Seniors Card Application Form 

Australian Flags

The Federal Government provides complimentary Australian flags to schools and non-profit organisations.  More Information here.

Companion Cards

The Companion Card was developed to remove the financial barrier for people with disability who require lifelong attendant care support to participate at events, activities and venues. The National Companion Card brings together state and territory programs that enable eligible people with disability who require attendant care support to participate at venues and activities without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their companion. For further information go to

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Gladstone Electorate Office:

      07 4972 5465
      76 Goondoon Street,
      Gladstone QLD 4680

Emerald Electorate Office:
      07 4982 4266
      Unit 2, 115 Egerton Street,
      Emerald QLD 4720

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