I rise to brief the House on a shocking violent crime that happened in my electorate
on Saturday night. The Jindalee Bowls Club in the electorate of Oxley was robbed of $5,000 at gunpoint at
approximately midnight on Saturday evening. The Jindalee Bowls Club contributes significantly to our local
community, particularly across the Centenary suburbs, which is a very close-knit community.
They do great work at the Jindalee Bowls Club, and I thank the chairman, Betty, and her colleagues for the long
hours they put in to ensure that the club runs smoothly and provides a place for members of the community
to meet and, importantly, socialise together. The club was rebuilt after the 2011 floods like many homes and
businesses across the south-west suburbs of Brisbane.
I also brief the House that the Centenary Meals on Wheels operates out of the Jindalee Bowls Club. They do
terrific work looking after the frail, those in need and many vulnerable people in our community. I pay tribute
to the president, Richard Stanton, and the secretary, Judy Murphy, for the work that they do.
It is my hope that we will not see any more crimes at the Jindalee Bowls Club or across the whole of the southwest
of Brisbane. I will continue to support clubs like the Jindalee Bowls Club and every other bowls club, who
provide fantastic opportunities for our seniors, sportsmen and sportswomen across the community.