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How To Clean Up Social Media

How To Clean Up Social Media

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 Proper Role Of Government

The Proper Role Of Government

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.

Bradfield? Don’t Bet On It …

Bradfield? Don’t Bet On It …

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 Where Were You, Kingaroy?

So Where Were You, Kingaroy?

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?

State MPs Are Addicted To Ink

State MPs Are Addicted To Ink

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.

Life (Or Death) Begins At 60

Life (Or Death) Begins At 60

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.

We Live In Interesting Times

We Live In Interesting Times

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!

It’s Time To End The Acland Saga

It’s Time To End The Acland Saga

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.

Make Your Vote Count In Flynn

Make Your Vote Count In Flynn

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.

Time For Clear Thinking On Tourism

Time For Clear Thinking On Tourism

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.

Council’s Priorities Need A Reset

Council’s Priorities Need A Reset

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.

Too Little, Too Late … And At What Cost?

Too Little, Too Late … And At What Cost?

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.

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