As I took my place beside my LNP colleagues, all of us chosen by the Queensland people to govern this great state, I couldn’t believe it had only been three short years since I had stood at this very same place, as a new addition to the ranks of Parliament. The LNP Members did themselves and their electorate proud during the first sitting week with many of the new Members using this week to deliver their Maiden Speeches. For me personally, this opening week reinforced the trust this state has put in me, not only to manage the environment and ensure its protection into the future, but also reaffirmed my ongoing commitment to get the best results for the Glass House electorate. Now the excitement of the first week is behind us, we look ahead to preparing policy, amending legislation and introducing initiatives that will benefit Queensland. I invite you to visit the Speech section of my website, www.andrewpowell.com.au to see speeches that I have made in these first two sittings weeks of our new Parliament.