If Australians want to open a bank account, they have to come up with 100 points of identification before they can carry out everyday banking.
The rapid expansion of the budget for Kingaroy’s streetscape project should make ratepayers nervous.
In May 2019 Chris Hughes – one of the original founders of Facebook – wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times calling on the US Government to step in and break up the tech giant.
Decades ago if you heard anyone talking about the Bradfield Scheme to irrigate western Queensland, you could safely place them on the fringes of politics.
So Kingaroy residents … you must be all happy with the South Burnett Regional Council? No issues you’d like to discuss, no questions you’d like to ask or any praise and thanks you’d like to give?
C’mon South Burnett! Do we really want to end up like Melbourne … back in lockdown, the economy haemorrhaging?
Newspaper publishers who have turned their backs on regional Queenslanders by shutting down printed newspapers are being rewarded by the State Government with tweaks to Development Assessment rules.
There’s been a lot of spruiking and boasting from the Federal Government about the new telehealth services being offered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulations – and commiserations – to all the new faces we will be seeing on our Council benches over the next four years … buckle up, folks, you’re in for an interesting ride!
Some things are less predictable than they used to be … the weather immediately springs to mind.
I don’t want to talk our region down but I think it’s time to be honest with ourselves: the South Burnett is in strife. Real strife.
The Acland mine saga is continuing to drag on, much to the annoyance of probably everyone involved … farmers, Oakey businesspeople, New Hope executives, mining workers and shock jock Alan Jones.
Last October, I wrote an editorial urging courts to get tougher on young car thieves.
I’ve met a few politicians and would-be politicians over the years and, with one or two exceptions, I have found most of them to be pretty good people.
The South Burnett is not a tourism mecca in the same vein as the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast or the Whitsundays. We never will be and – frankly – we don’t need to be, either.
Last Friday, police throughout Queensland paused for a short while to remember their fallen colleagues.
A recent decision by South Burnett Regional Council to put the naming of a tiny pedestrian rest area in Drayton Street, Nanango, out to public consultation is very puzzling.
A South Burnett trade delegation recently returned from its annual, weekend-long marketing effort at the Regional Flavours food and wine expo at South Bank.
On Tuesday, the State Government announced funding to improve the Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Road, but local residents shouldn’t get too excited … it’s just the same money foreshadowed in the State Budget last month.
If you Google “Kingaroy Big Peanut”, you’ll find a photo of this handsome fellow …