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It’s Time To Get Serious About Jobs

It’s Time To Get Serious About Jobs

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.

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.

Tragedy Strikes As Predicted

Tragedy Strikes As Predicted

Last October, I wrote an editorial urging courts to get tougher on young car thieves.

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.

Courts Must Get Tough On Car Thieves

Courts Must Get Tough On Car Thieves

Last Friday, police throughout Queensland paused for a short while to remember their fallen colleagues.

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.

Regional Flavours: Time For A Rethink?

Regional Flavours: Time For A Rethink?

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.

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.

Big Peanut … Are We Going Nuts?

Big Peanut … Are We Going Nuts?

If you Google “Kingaroy Big Peanut”, you’ll find a photo of this handsome fellow …

Time To Tackle The Real Waste

Time To Tackle The Real Waste

The recent announcement by the South Burnett Regional Council that it intends to make further cuts to community funding so it can find more money for road maintenance will please some people but upset a lot of others.

When Is Enough, Enough?

When Is Enough, Enough?

Prior to Easter, we were discussing the upcoming big weekend at Manar Park near Boondooma in our office.

The Men That Made The South Burnett

The Men That Made The South Burnett

When I arrived in the South Burnett, it seemed to me there were invisible borders around each Shire: Rosalie, Nanango, Kingaroy, Wondai, Murgon and Kilkivan.

The South Burnett’s Australia Day Stuff-Up

The South Burnett’s Australia Day Stuff-Up

How do you turn an Australia Day success into a social media nightmare?

Election Results Not Good Enough

Election Results Not Good Enough

Queensland went to the polls on Saturday, November 25 to elect its next State Government. But as of today – December 4 – we still don’t really know who will be governing us for the next three years.

Let’s Keep Our Great Local MP

Let’s Keep Our Great Local MP

The Queensland State election will be held this Saturday, and the South Burnett faces some tough choices.

Fair Winds And Foul For ABC

Fair Winds And Foul For ABC

Well, it looks like the pincer movement that has been targeting the national broadcaster for a while may have won its first battle.

New Plan Not a Bad Idea

New Plan Not a Bad Idea

The South Burnett Regional Council adopted a new three-year economic development plan at its August monthly meeting.

A Good Budget, All Up

A Good Budget, All Up

The South Burnett Regional Council handed down its 2017-18 Budget on Monday. As it always does, the Budget included a rate rise – this year, 2.5 per cent – and as usual, whinging started in some quarters not long afterwards.

Bunnings … Good Or Bad For Us?

Bunnings … Good Or Bad For Us?

The recent announcement that retail chain Bunnings have lodged a development application with the South Burnett Regional Council to build a new store in Kingaroy has provoked a mixed response.

Time To Get Tough On Plastic

Time To Get Tough On Plastic

When plastic shopping bags first started to replace paper bags, there seemed to be universal acceptance of the lightweight material, its low cost and convenience.

Centrelink Cuts Are A Disgrace

Centrelink Cuts Are A Disgrace

When I was a boy, it was drummed into me that I should be proud to be Australian because our country had outlawed starvation.

Community Grants Policy Needs A Rethink

Community Grants Policy Needs A Rethink

The South Burnett Regional Council recently changed its Community Grants Policy.

Our Volunteering Crisis

Our Volunteering Crisis

The South Burnett is likely to face a crisis in the coming decade.

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