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Ros Bates

Liberal Party candidate for Mudgeeraba

Liberal Candidate for Mudgeeraba

Why I am standing

Ros Bates is a dedicated health professional with over twenty-five years of nursing experience. She is motivated to run for the State seat of Mudgeeraba to ensure the long neglected area gets its fair share of funding and services.

Ros and her family live in the electorate and have been Gold Coast locals for over 10 years.

Ros was formerly the General Manager and Director of Nursing of the Wesley Gold Coast Hospital and was awarded the Royal Australian College of Nursing’s Distinguished Services Award (QLD Division), as well as the Prime Minister’s Centenary of Federation Medal (for services to the Australian community in health).

Ros commenced the first free screening program for bowel cancer in Australia, assisted in the formation of the National Taskforce on Childhood Obesity and gained funding for rare and fatal genetic disorders in the Life Saving Drugs Program.

Ros is also a leading businesswoman in the field of patient advocacy and was the winner of the Telstra’s Qld Businesswoman of the Year Awards (AusIndustry Category 2000) and awarded the Outstanding Role Model Award 2001 on International Women’s Day for services to the Gold Coast Community in health.

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Important issues in my electorate

Ros will stand-up for locals and provide vocal representation by fighting to restore full services at the Gold Coast Hospital and to fast-track the long-promised Accident and Emergency Ward at the Robina Hospital. As a long-standing Gold Coast local and mother, she is deeply concerned by the drastic reduction in patient services on the Gold Coast, which has placed lives at risk.

Ros is also campaigning to improve a whole range of local services, including transport infrastructure, education services and police/emergency services. These include:

More police presence at Nerang and Mudgeeraba

A Fire Station at Nerang
Improved Bus Services for the electorate of Mudgeeraba
Fast Tracking the M1 Duplication between Nielsens Road and Stewart Road
Fast Tracking of the Nielsens Road Interchange

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Important policy documents

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Contact Details



0402 348 406


Shop 6 Merridown Shopping Centre
Cnr Gooding Drive and Jura Parade
Merrimac QLD 4226

Campaign Website

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Other Candidates

PEAD, Gary - GRN
* REILLY, Dianne - ALP

* incumbent


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