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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.

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.

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.

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.

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