FAQ

Where can I get information about services for seniors?
www.seniors.gov.au provides a wide range of information relating Government and non-Government services for older Australians.

I have a question about taxation.  Where should I go?
www.ato.gov.au provides tax information for individuals, companies and organisations, from the Australian Tax Office.

Where’s the best place to get information about planning, starting or running a business?
Try www.business.gov.au.

I’m looking for tips on money, budgets and general finance.
Go to www.understandingmoney.gov.au.

I’m not sure which electorate I’m in.  Where can I find this information?
The electoral commission of Queensland has information regarding state electorates at www.ecq.qld.gov.au, the Australian Electoral Commission will assist you with federal electorates at www.aec.gov.au.  Both sites also supply maps.

What were the recent election results?  Where can I find them?
Try www.ecq.qld.gov.au for state and local election results and www.aec.gov.au for federal election results.

I’ve just moved to the area.  How can I update the electoral roll?
Either pop in to the AEC offices at 3 Short Street Southport, or drop into Stuart’s office and request a form.  Forms are also available at http://www.aec.gov.au/footer/Forms.htm.

I’ve got an issue with Centrelink that I’d like resolved.  What’s my best course of action.
Firstly contact Centrelink and see if it can be resolved between yourself and Centrelink.  If it can’t be, we’re happy to act on your behalf as a go-between between yourself and Centrelink.

I need the services of a Justice of the Peace.  Where can I find a list of people who can help me out?
Take a look at the list available at http://www.qld.gov.au/law/legal-mediation-and-justice-of-the-peace/about-justice-of-the-peace/search-for-your-nearest-jp-or-cdec/.

I want to be put on the ‘Do-not-call Register’ to prevent telemarketers from calling me.  How do I register?
Register at https://www.donotcall.gov.au/.

What are the details of the most recent Federal Budget?
To read the Government’s take on the Budget, go to www.budget.gov.au.