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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

How To Fill Our Empty Shops

How To Fill Our Empty Shops

Empty shops in many of the South Burnett’s towns have left some people believing that our region is in decline.

Trump’s TPP Blow To Queensland

Trump’s TPP Blow To Queensland

President Donald Trump’s signature on Tuesday which pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement could have long-term consequences for rural Queensland.

There Must Be A Better Date

There Must Be A Better Date

A decision by a West Australian council to move “Australia Day” celebrations forward a couple of days from January 26 has had the predictable response.

This Is A Win Nobody Should Want

This Is A Win Nobody Should Want

The South Burnett’s regional economy is of concern to just about everyone.

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