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Gerard was born and raised on a family farming property just outside Chinchilla, on Queensland’s Darling Downs. Thanks to his upbringing and childhood experiences, Gerard maintains a deep appreciation for the land, its people and the challenges they face.
Gerard completed his secondary education in Toowoomba, before moving to Brisbane where he completed a Commerce degree at the University of Queensland – and later a Master’s degree in Taxation Law.
Gerard has extensive experience in senior finance roles across a range of industries, business types and countries. His experience gives him a strong understanding of our economy and how it affects consumers, investors, employers and employees. Gerard also understands the importance of reward for effort and will always strive to ensure that Australia’s small to medium-sized businesses are given every opportunity to succeed.
Gerard’s background means that he understands sound business principles; and as an LNP Senator for Queensland, he recognises the value of strong economic management, property rights and a just legal system, while he is also passionate about land management and ensuring the delivery of critical infrastructure. Gerard wants to ensure that the next generation of Australians have better opportunities, security and living standards than even we have enjoyed.
Good Government, is the best form of community service, and those who have gained it, should give it back in return.
The way forward
World Class Services
Today, more than ever, governments need to build income-generating infrastructure such as dams, power stations, rail and ports.
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Standard of Living
While economic growth is important, it should not come at a cost to our quality of life. It is time immigration levels were reduced It is time immigration levels …
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I will tell you what our policy is, by the way, when it comes to energy: it is cheap and reliable energy that is going to create jobs in the manufacturing sector—not in the imports, not in the cost sector, creating energy; no. We had the world's cheapest energy from the world's best coal when Labor came to power in 1990...
There isn't a plastic surgeon in the world that can bring this dead, stinking carcass called superannuation and make it look attractive—I can assure you of that. I will tell you why: it's because superannuation is a lie.
The Morrison government has committed billions and billions of dollars to renewable energy—not the least $10 billion in the Clean Energy Fund; $5 billion in the Snowy Hydro; $3.5 billion for the Climate Solutions Package; $2.5 billion for the Emissions Reduction Fund; $1.5 billion for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency; $1 billion for the Grid Reliability Fund, which has now become another fund; and $0.5 billion for the Hydrogen Strategy. That comes to about $24 billion all up.
The great Franklin Roosevelt once said that there's nothing to fear but fear itself, so it's good to speak to this urgency motion. For the record, I don't support any subsidies at all to any type of energy...
I submitted the following Questions on Notice to the federal Department of Health during the most recent Senate Estimates. I'll update this page with their response and answers when I receive them.
The Morrison Government is reactivating live music in North Brisbane as part of the $2.5 million Live Music Australia Program. The round two grant of $25,000 has been awarded to the Full Moon Hotel in Sandgate to increase the venue’s capacity for live music and bring larger acts to the outer north Brisbane area. Minister […]
Queensland Senator Gerard Rennick says claims in a report released by Industry Super Australia that women will be worse off if the compulsory superannuation levy isn’t increased is false. The report focuses on the disparity in superannuation amounts between Queensland women and men at retirement age. If women are already worse off under the mandated […]
Senator RENNICK: Dr Mann, you talk about a scientific consensus. My question is: what are the facts? I want to refer to two energy budgets I have here in front of me—one given to me by the CSIRO that had a downwelling radiation from greenhouse gases of 333 watts per square metre, and one from […]
Senator RENNICK: Hi, guys. How’re going? Given that heat is kinetic energy—the energy of motion—is it fair to say that CO2 traps heat, or is it fair to say that climate change theory invalidates the Stefan-Boltzmann law, which says radiation is emitted in all directions? Dr Marshall : Are we sticking with classical physics, or […]
The omission of the cost of existing housing from inflation figures is creating a flawed view of housing prices and is having serious repercussions for home buyers. “When the cost of existing housing isn’t reflected in the figures it means the economic picture is thrown out of whack.”