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2017 QUEENSLAND STATE ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF

Boundary of Electoral District

State Election 2017

GLASS HOUSE

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GYMPIE

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GLASS HOUSE

4 km

Kenilworth Brooloo Rd

Lot 135 FTY1911

NICKLIN

Cambroon locality boundary Lot 2 RP162174 and Lot 1 RP162174

Kenilworth

Obi Obi Creek

Kidaman Creek Rd

Mary River

Obi Obi Rd Obi Obi locality boundary

Lot 151 SP266738 and Lot 150 SP266738

Curramore locality boundary Cambroon

Flaxton locality boundary

MALENY

Kidaman Creek Maleny NP

Conondale NP

Obi Obi Flaxton

Kidaman Creek locality boundary

Montville locality boundary Razorback Rd

Curramore

Hunchy Rd

Hunchy Montville

Palmwoods Montville Rd

KE

Witta

NI

Lake Baroon

TH OR LW

Ellaman Creek

Conondale

Landers Shoot

Eudlo locality boundary

North Maleny

RD

Sunshine Coast Regional Council boundary

Landers Shoot locality boundary

Mooloolah Valley locality boundary Old Gympie Rd

Balmoral Ridge

Reesville

Upper Tolson Rd Tolson Rd

Maleny

Tunnel Ridge Rd

Mooloolah Valley locality boundary Mooloolah River

Mooloolah Valley locality boundary Wootha

Mooloolah Valley locality boundary

Rose Rd

Bald Knob

Bald Knob locality boundary Crohamhurst

Landsborough Maleny Rd

Booroobin

Mount Mellum

Mount Mellum locality boundary

PEACHESTER

BEER W

Bellthorpe NP

NANANGO

Commissioners Flat

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Old Gympie Rd

Peachester

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Moreton Bay Regional Council boundary

CALOUNDRA

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Bellthorpe

Peachester Rd and Tower Ln

Coochin

Stanmore

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Neurum

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Wamuran Basin

Moreton Bay Regional Council boundary

Hornes Corner D'Aguilar NP

Mount Mee

Wamuran Wamuran locality boundary

Mount Mee locality boundary Ocean View locality boundary Ocean View

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Donnybrook

Toorbul

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Waraba Creek and South Waraba Creek Bells La, Bellmere Rd and Lot 1 RP200527 Upper Caboolture locality boundary

Lot 100 SP246248

Thornbill Dr

Upper Caboolture

Caboolture River Rd

Peterson Rd From Lot 158 SL8125 to Lot 42 SP129680 Upper Caboolture locality boundary

Moorina

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Lot 4 SP155463

Caboolture River

Ocean View locality boundary

PINE RIVERS

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Elimbah locality boundary

Moodlu locality boundary

Dobson La, From Lot 2 RP18193 to Lot 68 CP864827

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Beerburrum locality boundary

Markwell Rd

Devanter Rd and King St

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2017 QUEENSLAND STATE ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF

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Kenilworth Brooloo Rd

Lot 135 FTY1911

NICKLIN

Cambroon locality boundary Lot 2 RP162174 and Lot 1 RP162174

Kenilworth

Obi Obi Creek

Kidaman Creek Rd

Mary River

Obi Obi Rd Obi Obi locality boundary

Lot 151 SP266738 and Lot 150 SP266738

Curramore locality boundary Cambroon

Flaxton locality boundary

MALENY

Kidaman Creek Maleny NP

Conondale NP

Obi Obi Flaxton

Kidaman Creek locality boundary

Montville locality boundary Razorback Rd

Curramore

Hunchy Rd

Hunchy Montville

Palmwoods Montville Rd

KE

Witta

NI

Lake Baroon

TH OR LW

Ellaman Creek

Conondale

Eudlo locality boundary

North Maleny

RD

Sunshine Coast Regional Council boundary

Landers Shoot locality boundary

Landers Shoot

Mooloolah Valley locality boundary Old Gympie Rd

Balmoral Ridge

Reesville

Upper Tolson Rd Tolson Rd

Maleny

Tunnel Ridge Rd

Mooloolah Valley locality boundary Mooloolah River

Mooloolah Valley locality boundary Wootha

Mooloolah Valley locality boundary

Rose Rd

Bald Knob

Bald Knob locality boundary Crohamhurst

Landsborough Maleny Rd

Booroobin

Mount Mellum

Mount Mellum locality boundary

PEACHESTER

BEER W

Bellthorpe NP

NANANGO

Commissioners Flat

AH

Old Gympie Rd

Peachester

RD

Moreton Bay Regional Council boundary

CALOUNDRA

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Peachester Rd and Tower Ln

Coochin

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Coochin Creek

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Woodford

Neurum

Neuru m

Caboolture locality boundary

Wamuran Basin

Moreton Bay Regional Council boundary

Hornes Corner D'Aguilar NP

Mount Mee

Wamuran Wamuran locality boundary

Mount Mee locality boundary Ocean View locality boundary Ocean View

Donnybrook

Toorbul

PUMICESTONE

Waraba Creek and South Waraba Creek Bells La, Bellmere Rd and Lot 1 RP200527 Upper Caboolture locality boundary

Lot 100 SP246248

Thornbill Dr

Upper Caboolture

Caboolture River Rd

Peterson Rd From Lot 158 SL8125 to Lot 42 SP129680 Upper Caboolture locality boundary

Moorina

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Lot 4 SP155463

Caboolture River

Ocean View locality boundary

PINE RIVERS

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Elimbah locality boundary

Moodlu locality boundary

Dobson La, From Lot 2 RP18193 to Lot 68 CP864827

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Markwell Rd

Devanter Rd and King St

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Landsborough locality boundary

Landsborough locality boundary

Mooloolah River NP

BRUCE

Palmview locality boundary

SIPPY DOWNS

Creek

Sippy Creek Rd

Bribie Island NP

BRUCE

BRIBIE ISLAND NORTH

Bribie Island

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A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will invest $5 million towards ensuring the long overdue Maleny Indoor Aquatic Centre becomes a reality. LNP Shadow Main Roads Minister and Glass House MP Andrew Powell said $1 million would be contributed towards the overall cost of the Maleny Indoor Aquatic Centre. “This project has been talked about for nearly two decades and the LNP will work with council to ensure the Maleny community gets the sporting facilities they deserve,” Mr Powell said. “Once completed, the community will have access to an indoor aquatic centre that can be used year

around and also for competitions. “We will also invest $4 million towards Greg Williams with constructing a dedicated Andrew Powell at the ‘Drop and Go’ zone at Maleny Pool the Maleny State School. “This vital infrastructure will complement the Indoor Aquatic Centre and ensure the safety of both students and swimmers, and motorists. “These two projects will create local jobs, deliver better sporting facilities, improve safety and boost economic activity in our region.”

Permanent home for Maleny Rural Firies Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan and Labor candidate for Glass House Brent Hampstead announced last week that a re-elected Labor Government will construct a new shared facility for both the Maleny and District Rural Fire Brigade and the existing auxiliary Fire and Rescue Service. Maleny’s dedicated rural fire service volunteers will ster Brent Hempstead with Mini finally be able to cy rgen for Fire and Eme move out of a cattle Services Mark Ryan shed and into a

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Tree clearing strengthened

Mr Nicholls said this once in a generation project would be a game-changer for locals with an extra 150 train services and a faster, more reliable rail trip to and from work, and 1800 jobs during construction.

The Premier, with Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Steven Miles, last week launched the Labor Party’s policy, ‘Saving Habitat, Protecting Wildlife and Restoring Land: Ending broadscale tree clearing in Queensland (again)’.

The Australian Labor Party has announced that they will end broadscale tree clearing if re-elected.

Liberal National Party (LNP) leader Tim Nicholls last week made an election promise that they would commit $300 million towards duplicating the railway from Beerburrum to Landsborough if elected into government.

Speaking at the Daisy Hill Conservation Park, the Premier said unsustainable land clearing was a threat to Queensland’s wildlife, the Great Barrier Reef and the climate.

“Our $300 million commitment means more frequent and reliable train services for Sunny Coast locals,” Mr Nicholls said. LNP Glass House candidate Andrew Powell said that the commitment will deliver a duplicate line from Beerburrum to Landsborough and restart planning to fix the line to Nambour. “This will ease congestion on the Bruce Highway between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane by providing 150 extra train services and a more reliable rail alternative.” The LNP funding commitment is the first in what had become a ‘hot potato’ issue since the Bligh Government announced in 2008 that the duplication would be operational by 2012. Current estimations have put the total project cost at over $600 million, with the $300 million shortfall having to come from the Federal Government’s $10 billion National Rail Program.

“A re-elected Palaszczuk Government will reintroduce effective legislation and establish a $500 million Land Restoration Fund. This fund will kick start a new land management industry which promises to contribute as much as $8 billion annually to the Queensland economy by 2030,” Ms Palaszczuk said. The Land Restoration Fund, like the Federal Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund, rewards Queensland landholders and primary producers for reducing emissions. “This policy is about sound environmental protection in the interest of all Queenslanders,’’ the Premier said. The Premier said the government had a clear goal of protecting the environment while supporting sustainable agriculture.

With no timeframe commitment made, when asked when the duplication would commence, an LNP spokesperson said it would be “as soon as possible with discussions with the Turnbull Government already underway.

“One does not exclude the other,’’ Ms Palaszczuk said.

“All of our costings will be released before the election,” said the spokesperson.

“We’ve had overwhelming support for our petition, calling for strong, sensible tree clearing laws,” said Mr Hampstead.

When asked if the commitment will depend on factors such as asset ‘recycling’, other projects being scrapped or if it will still be honoured if the LNP loses the seat of Glass House, the spokesperson replied that it is not reliant on any other commitments. “An LNP Government will deliver the Sunshine Coast Rail Duplication.”

“More than 1,000 people have now signed the petition, which I delivered last week to Environment Minister Steven Miles.

Labor candidate for Glass House Brent Hampstead said that he would like to thank the people of Glass House for helping make this announcement happen.

“This announcement from the Palaszczuk Government is a testament to people power, and further evidence of Labor’s strong commitment to our environment."

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Australian Labor Party (ALP)

Liberal National Party (LNP) For more details on each, see www.betterqueensland.org.au LNP commits funding to rail upgrade - The Liberal National Party (LNP) leader Tim Nicholls last week MOOLOOLAH made an election promise that they would commit DENTAL SURGERY $300 million towards duplicating the railway David Zimmermann from Beerburrum to Landsborough if elected into Mark Hall government. See full story on page 6. EXCELLENCE IN DENTAL CARE Maleny pool promise from LNP - A Tim Nichollsled LNP Government will invest $5 million towards FRIENDLY SUPPORTIVE STAFF ensuring the long overdue Maleny Indoor Aquatic Medicare Child Dental Benefits welcome Centre becomes a reality. 20 Karanne Drive, Mooloolah $1 million would be contributed towards the (next to Medical Centre) overall cost of the Maleny Indoor Aquatic Centre, whilst $4 million will go towards constructing a Phone 5494 7011 dedicated ‘Drop and Go’ zone at the Maleny State School. Mooloolah Valley Community Centre’s future assured - LNP candidate for Glass House Andrew Powell and for Caloundra Mark McArdle said that an LNP Government would provide a long SUBARU SPECIALIST term lease to the Mooloolah Valley Community • A-Grade Mechanical Repairs Association to allow them to plan for the future & Log Book Servicing and continue delivering the valuable programs and on all types of vehicles services they provide to the district. • Disc & Drum Machining $15 million to bust congestion in Caloundra - LNP Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle said an LNP Air-conditioning Government would deliver $15 million to bust Re-gas & Repairs SPECIALISING IN SUBARU congestion at the Caloundra Road - Nicklin Way beerwah mechanical_quarter page ad final_FA_hi res.pdf 1 14/08/2017 7:26:08 PM roundabout by installing slip lanes to get vehicles 18 Free St, Beerwah PH: 5439 0465 off the roundabout that don’t need to use it.

For more details on each, see www.queenslandlabor.org Permanent home for Maleny Rural Fire Brigade Labor candidate for Glass House Brent Hampstead announced that a re-elected Labor Government will construct a new shared facility for both the Maleny and District Rural Fire Brigade and the existing auxiliary Fire and Rescue Service. The new emergency hub in Bunya Street will have the capacity for future expansion including a possible local upgrade of command and control to include disaster management and SES. Jobs programs expanded - The ALP will extend and boost the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program with an election promise to spend an extra $180 million, taking the total to $420 million by July 2021. Labor candidate for Glass House Brent Hampstead said the extra money will further target youth unemployment, fund local community-run programs and help employers grow their business. More new nurses, midwives - Labor would recruit an additional 260 nurses, an extra 12 midwives and expand the Nurse Navigator program to 30 in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services (HHS), according to Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. The commitment is part of a $167 million, fouryear package to further improve health services and strengthen the frontline, including nurses and midwives, across the State’s 16 HHSs. $134 million tourism boost - The ALP will invest an extra $134 million to secure more

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The Greens

Four extra public holidays - Under the Greens, Queenslanders will get four extra public holidays per year including State of Origin Day, International Women’s Day, National Parks Day and a day of significance for First Nations communities in Queensland.

For more details on each, see greens.org.au/qld Bold planning scheme changes - Queensland Greens have announced an ambitious plan for a major overhaul of Queensland’s planning system. If the Greens are elected next election they will introduce citizen juries and binding community votes to draft neighbourhood plans, make height limits and greenspace provisions non-negotiable and binding, and roll back provisions that allowed developers to choose their own assessors. Make the developers pay - The Queensland Greens announced a 75% Developer Tax on land rezoning to “reduce corruption and parasitic land speculation” while raising $1.8 billion per year. The Queensland Greens will raise $9 billion over five years and ensure property developers pay their fair share so all Queenslanders can be provided with universal access to affordable housing, schools, hospitals and clean energy. $1 public transport - The Queensland Greens will introduce flat $1 fares and free fares for kids under 18, abolish zones within city council boundaries, ensure a high frequency bus route on every corridor, build three new Green Bridges, and establish a public transport minister under a radical new plan to revolutionise public transport in South East Queensland.

For more details on each, see www.onenation.com.au/policies Domestic violence reforms - Queensland One Nation leader Steve Dickson MP said that one of the major issues which needs urgent action is Domestic Violence, in all its forms. One Nation believes domestic violence policy should put more focus on the children impacted by marriage breakdown. The resulting separation of parents should not unduly cause restriction of access to children for one parent. Arts and Exhibition Centre - One Nation has pledged to build the long-planned Sunshine Coast Arts and Exhibition Centre at SunCentral Maroochydore if the party wins government or has the balance of power after the coming election. “One Nation will ensure allocation of $100 million for the project and expects it to be supported by $25 million from Sunshine Coast Council. Cross River Rail billions reallocated - One Nation would reallocate the $5.4 billion earmarked for the Cross River Rail into other projects that can benefit all Queenslanders. One Nation will put $1.5 billion into a new 1,000mw power station in North Queensland; $1.95 billion into building dams, weirs and raising dam walls in North Queensland; $700 million in funding for the Borumba Dam; and $850 million into funding the Beerburrum to Nambour rail line.

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State Election 2017 Brent Hampstead, Australian Labor Party Candidate for Glass House Phone – 0418 215 259

Facebook – laborforglasshouse Postal vote hotline – 0497 530 811 Email – brent.hampstead@queenslandlabor.org

Growing up in a housing commission house in Woodridge, I learnt the core values that drive me today. I learnt that sometimes in life you’re in a position to help others, but when tough times come knocking there’s no shame in accepting a helping hand yourself. I developed the belief that government should provide opportunity for us to learn and to prosper, but also be there to help the most vulnerable in our society. Living in a household where my mum supported the family, working night shift in a nursing home and my step-father spent a good deal of time unemployed, I observed the great dignity of having a secure job. These life lessons have guided me through my career and drive me today in my effort to become

your next member for Glass House. It’s time the towns and communities west of the Bruce got a fair go. Local jobs, health, education, funding for our community groups, developing cost effective renewable energy and protecting our environment are the key priorities on my agenda. Annastacia Palaszczuk has admirably led Queensland over the past 2 ½ years, creating jobs, lowering unemployment, restoring the frontline health and education services cut by the LNP, and taking real action to stem rising power prices. All this without selling our state’s assets. Premier Palaszczuk has also kept her promises to Queenslanders. In fact, she has been successful in meeting 91.3% of her 553 election commitments, made prior to the 2015 election.

On the Sunshine Coast the Palaszczuk Labor Government has boosted the number of nurses, midwives and doctors, and employed more teachers and teacher aides in our schools. Labor has also made several local road improvements (including the Steve Irwin Way intersections at Reed Street and Bowen Road), built the $2 million Maleny police station and, most importantly, driven down unemployment. When the LNP left office in January 2015 the Sunshine Coast unemployment rate was 7.3%. In September 2017 Labor had reduced that rate to 4.9%. That’s real improvement in people’s lives. Our region deserves an MP who not only understands the issues but will actually get out there and fight for them. With only 270 votes separating Labor and the LNP here in Glass House, there is a genuine choice for voters at this state election. With your support, I’ll be the representative Glass House so desperately needs in state parliament.

Sue Mureau, Independent Candidate for Glass House

Facebook – SueMureau.AWP Twitter – twitter.com/suemureau Email – suemureau42@gmail.com

I am a mother, grandmother, member of Glasshouse LINC suicide prevention response, active trail walker, AWP policy developer, previous sales executive and business owner. I’m running as an independent in this election and Healthy Communities is my overarching priority. Healthy Communities is about more than just the absence of disease; it’s about employment, about family, about education, environment, and access to affordable services. About the choices we make. We need to move past antiquated concepts of ‘party loyalty’ or voting over single issues, and look harder at candidates’ suites of policies, and how they’ll affect families, workers, businesses, services, and the community, as a whole.

We need to look critically at what has, and hasn’t, been achieved in the past 10+ years. Our residents, our communities, deserve better. Glass House needs the remaining sections of Steve Irwin Way widened to four lanes, two in each direction. This isn’t about campaigning to turn Steve Irwin Way into something it isn’t – SIW is already the alternate route for the Bruce Highway traffic overflow at times of congestion, accidents, weather events, long weekends, holidays and Coast events, locking many residents in and affecting both families and businesses alike. This is about finishing the work that has been partially done over the years. It’s about managing the current, and increasing, traffic. There are already wide clearances along much of the road so the need for clearing is minimal, while the road and bridge works will provide much needed employment in the region. The work needs to be started before the increased traffic flow from Australia Zoo activity expansions, the

water park and residential developments begin to come into effect. A wildlife corridor should also be worked in to the plans. The Beerwah, Glass House, Landsborough, Peachester area needs a centrally located community hub, ideally close to the Beerwah Library facilities to maximise community access and benefits. It should feature ground level facilities dedicated to a drop-in centre for connection, activities and skills development, market space, a community garden and pay it forward hub, with space for visiting support services. Upstairs would provide hire space for meetings/conferences, employment and training, bar and kiosk facilities, convertible theatre/cinema space, gallery space and seating areas. Additionally, Glass House needs upgrades to the Maleny-Kenilworth Road, better telecommunications, mental health support services, liveable wage employment and improved public transport.

Sue Weber, The Greens Candidate for Glass House Phone – 3357 8456

Facebook – SueWeberTheGreens Website – www.greens.org.au/qld Email – sue.weber@qld.greens.org.au

Sue is a mediator, barrister and specialist in behaviour modification. She has been selfemployed most of her working life. At this age and stage, I am passionate about giving back to the electorate. Martin Luther King Jr said: “We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice, not in love with publicity but in love with humanity.” I will lead by example if elected and donate 50% of my salary back to the community. I have been lucky in life; I have learned many valuable life lessons. I have the knowledge and wisdom now to make a difference and the experience and time to deliver with integrity and 12

ethics for the people of Glass House. We as a society must work together for our community, small business and help those in need. These problems affect us all no matter where we live. There is a widening wealth inequality, that gap must be closed. I am particularly concerned that politicians no longer listen to what people want. We must bring back balance, integrity and ethics into public life. Leaders must lead by example. Australia has spoken, polls indicate we do not want Adani. It will be one of the biggest coal mines in the world. It is unacceptable for any government to hand over $1 billion of public

money to a foreign company. We live in a democracy and we will be listened to. I encourage everyone to get involved in this debate. The CEO of Adani has said: “When we ramp up the Carmichael mine, everything will be autonomous from mine to port...” Dirty donations from foreign investors, corporations and the gambling industry must end. There is a serious conflict of interest when politicians who represent the people take donations from these groups and extend favours to them as a result – be outraged. Further discussion, go to Facebook page ‘SueWeberTheGreens’ or join Maleny Chit Chat.

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State Election 2017 Andrew Powell, Liberal National Party Candidate for Glass House Phone – 0475 508 570

Together, we’ve achieved a lot over the past eight years, such as: new traffic lights at Reed Facebook – AndrewPowellMP Website – www.andrewpowell.com.au Street, Bowen Road and Steve Irwin Way, Glass Email – glasshouse@lnpq.org.au House Mountains; new concrete bridge over the Mary River at Conondale; improved local frontline I’m committed to the Sunshine Coast region services including a new police station at Maleny, because, let’s face it, it’s the best place in Queensland to live and work. And I’m determined, additional police on the beat in Woodford, Palmwoods and Maleny, the new Sunshine with your help, to keep it that way. It’s why I live Coast University Public Hospital, and while in here with my wife Taryn and our five children government reductions in dental and surgery and why I’ve worked hard over the past eight waiting lists; increased financial support for local and a half years as your member of parliament schools, sporting and community groups; and the delivering for our amazing communities. installation of flashing school zone safety lights at Why am I running again? Well, in short, I hate many local schools. leaving anything half done. But, with your help, I want to: I originally sought your vote to serve as the • help grow local jobs and drive down the cost of Member for Glass House because of an increasing living on things like electricity and rego frustration with how our taxes were being spent, • get the North Coast Rail duplication going again how government policy was being developed – a project the LNP has committed to delivering and delivered, and a sense that the Glass House electorate was missing out. • contribute to and work with Council to deliver a

new Indoor Aquatic Centre for Maleny, along with a safer Drop n Go option for Maleny State School • upgrade the “goat track” that is the MalenyKenilworth Road • provide the Mooloolah Valley Community Centre with a long term lease so they can expand their amazing services – another commitment the LNP has already given • install flashing school zone safety lights at Peachester and Glass House Mountains State Schools – again, already promised should the LNP win government • improve the intersection at the Beerwah State School • keep attracting financial support for our schools, sporting and community groups. The job’s not finished. I've listened to you, understand what needs to be done and am keen as ever to keep on delivering for our communities to build a better Glass House.

Tracey Bell-Henselin, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party Candidate for Glass House Phone – 0400 596 713

Facebook – glasshouse.phon Website – www.onenation.com.au Email – glasshouse@onenation.com.au

I have a heritage of patriot-passion running through my veins. The second youngest of five children of a hard working and sporting rural living family, I travelled Australia as a young girl, giving me a true love for this nation. I feel honoured to stand for the Australian people, noting that both of my Grandfathers served in WWII. I am also an active member of Woombye Light Horse 2nd Regiment. My career background started in business, sales and marketing with a Diploma in Business and Marketplace allowing me to found Women of Worth and Identity in 2014 and still direct. I am committed to connecting the vision and bringing change to younger people's lives. I now have a Bachelor of Law and Justice.

Prior to this, I was dedicated to child services/ protection, which led me to lead Destiny Rescue in Queensland, which rescues children trapped in sex trafficking. Regularly engaging in public speaking on these topics and coordinating corporate events that bring positive change into the lives of women, men, children and the family unit, I also mentor tomorrow's leaders/children at the Maleny School. I am a strong advocate against the sexualising of our children in the school through the deception of the Safe School Program. No program has the legal right to take away the parents’ authority and go against core and moral values. I believe in traditional marriage and value the family unit. Children flourish in a family where

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a mum and dad both are equally important and designed to nurture identity, worth, character and love in each child's heart, soul, and mind. I am a member of the Beerburrum action group advocating to stop the blasting of the mountain, and have established a family breakdown support group with a local Maleny nurse/business owner. My plan for Glass House is to return our farmers and their produce as number one in local trade, and to stop produce coming in from China full of mercury. I plan to return our taxi industry and bring in a level playing field. I fully support Hinterland neighbourhood centres with extending crisis accommodation. One Nation will be slashing 20% off electricity bills, establishing access to water across the Hinterland so no family has to wait weeks for water tank refills, and will work with the local council to abolish hidden taxes in rates.

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The LNP will build the Sunshine Coast rail duplication between Beerburrum and Nambour which will deliver more train services, reduce commuting times and ease congestion on the Bruce Highway. Authorised by L.Folo. 66-68 Bowen Street, Spring Hill QLD 4000.

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State Election 2017 Mark McArdle, Liberal National Party Candidate for Caloundra Phone – 0408 352 256

Facebook – MarkMcArdleMP Website – www.markmcardlemp.com Email – mcardleforcaloundra@gmail.com

My family and I moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1989. In that time there has been enormous change across the Coast, particularly in Caloundra and the Hinterland, including population increase, an increase in our ageing population and the enormous number of people using our roads and rail. Together this means a greater concentration of people on our bus, rail and road systems. The Sunshine Coast population is set to explode and it is critical we deal with these issues. That is why the LNP in Government will deliver the Rail Duplication between Beerburrum and Nambour. From Beerburrum to Landsborough will cost $600m and this raises the question of the Landsborough rail overpass going east to west.

Whilst the ALP Government failed to consult with the public, the LNP is committed to full consultation before any decision is made with the overpass. I have made it clear on a number of occasions that Caloundra Road is the “Sunshine Coast's longest carpark” and last Friday, with Andrew Powell and Jarrod Bleijie, I announced a $15m upgrade to the Caloundra Road/Nicklin Way Roundabout directly linking Caloundra Road to Nicklin Way as you travel towards Caloundra. This will alleviate congestion at the roundabout and, with other works, reduce traffic chaos. This will alleviate people sitting for long periods in their cars.

The cost of living is a critical question on the minds of many residents and under an LNP Government we will freeze registration on the family car for three years, saving up to $200, and move to deal with wholesale and network prices in our power bills, reducing bills by an average of $160 per year. Importantly the LNP will put consumer representatives on the boards of power companies, that is people who live with the costs of soaring power prices, who are not part of the electricity network family, and they will have input into the costs and charges of power. There is more work to do and the LNP will get it done.

Jason Hunt, Australian Labor Party Candidate for Caloundra Phone – 0411 732 406

Facebook – Jason Hunt for Caloundra Website – www.queenslandlabor.org/our-people/state-candidates/jason-hunt/ Email – jason.hunt@queenslandlabor.org

I’m a local, having lived right here in Caloundra for the past 43 years. I went to school here. After serving five years in the Australian Army and then gaining my teaching qualifications, I obtained a position as a Custodial Officer at Woodford Correctional Centre. And while much has advanced in our Caloundra community, many of the issues I grew up with still exist today – thirty years later. I believe we need to act now, otherwise nothing will change. Business opportunities and local jobs will continue to be what our children and residents leave the Coast to have. Under the Labor Government the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital has opened and waiting lists have been reduced by 63% statewide. Throughout our region over five hundred extra Facebook: jasonhuntforcaloundra

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teachers and teacher aides have been employed – as a result we have had the best ever NAPLAN results in Queensland schools. Major road upgrades have started, and more are planned. The design of the Bruce Highway/Caloundra Road interchange has been recognised as a brilliant outcome and work is now underway. More needs to be done. More full-time and skilled jobs must to be our priority. It’s why the Labor Government has introduced skilling and back to work programs; and introduced procurement policies to grow local businesses and local jobs. Compare this to the Newman/Nicholls era when over 2,000 jobs were cuts from TAFE colleges in Queensland, destroying apprenticeship opportunities. Real progress on these issues depends on all levels of government planning, funding and

working together to deliver community priorities. Too often they don’t. It’s time for a new approach to getting things done. We need a deal that creates an agreement between communities and all levels of government to get major infrastructure done. It agrees on key projects and outcomes; what will be done, when, and how the work will be funded, detailing the financial contributions from each level of government – working together. The agreement will create the certainty we need to plan and undertake the major infrastructure we need to create a better future with better local jobs, as our region grows. More of the same is not the solution. That’s all the LNP is offering. They have learnt little from the debacle that was the previous State Government. The LNP policies are unchanged, just repackaged. The Sunshine Coast needs leadership and a strong voice. It’s time to build a better community.

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State Election 2017 Marcus Finch, The Greens Candidate for Caloundra Phone – 3357 8458

Website – greens.org.au/candidates/qld/ Caloundra Email – caloundra@qld.greens.org.au

Born in Wagga Wagga, I moved to Caloundra in 1973 with my family then attended high school at Caloundra High, then on to uni. After qualifying as a teacher in HPE and Science, I taught all over Queensland including Blackwater, Mackay, Mossman and Logan City. With my partner Robyn, we also worked for two years in Azerbaijan and in England. From our early twenties, Robyn and I also began development projects including land, housing and childcare centres. From the 90s this became our full time occupation and still is. Our last project was our own house (finally!) at Moffat Beach, built with Hempcrete and running off-grid in the burbs.

Caloundra, and the Sunshine Coast more generally, have endured somnambulant MLAs for decades. The grip the LNP have on these electorates has resulted in a massive underspend in health, education, infrastructure, transport and planning. Per capita, the region receives one of the lowest government spends in the state. We need to make this a marginal seat. I need to convert some of the 30% of second preferences the Greens get from LNP voters into first preferences. Caloundra's demographics are changing; our ability to manage the growth that is upon us is hampered by our safe seat status. Please, let's

make them listen. Let's consider the Great Barrier Reef, renewable energy and the other high-skill, high-value jobs that go with a well educated, healthy, agile modern city. I am in the Greens because I believe in evidence-based policy, and believe we can have the lifestyle we want without trashing the environment in which we live, and upon which we depend. Dip. T.(QUT), B.Ed. St. (UQ), MA ( Griffith).

Rod Jones, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party Candidate for Caloundra Phone – 0409 951 988

Facebook – Caloundra.phon Website – www.onenation.com.au Email – caloundra@onenation.com.au

I was born in Tasmania in the late 1950s and I am the second eldest of four children. I grew up in the small hydro village of Tarraleah, located in the central highlands, but then later moved to the north west coast of Tasmania, and married Janine in March 2001. The family and I actively participated in many sports and, as a young man, I took a particular interest in athletics and AFL. Now a Queenslander I am still a keen supporter and have been a member of the Brisbane Lions for the past eleven years. I competed at a high level in both sports until my late thirties and won a number of professional sprinting events, including at the Stawell Easter Carnival held in Victoria.

In my first job as an apprentice carpenter and joiner, I was awarded the Tasmanian Apprentice of the Year for 1977, and in my third year as an apprentice, I built my first family home. My work quickly evolved into project and contract management responsibilities with Matthews Constructions and Max Briggs Constructions in Tasmania, as well as Barclay Brothers in Darwin, Northern Territory in 1981-2. Throughout my career, I have also held many senior positions within the not for profit sector including group employment companies which employed thousands of apprentices and trainees. Most recently I have been owner/operator of my own retail/tourism outlet in Glenview. The responsibility of having three children at quite a

young age presented me with a new outlook on life and has taught me the value of hard work and the rewards that follow. The strong family values, morals and respect that were such an important part of my upbringing have now been instilled in my own children and grandchildren. It is these values and beliefs that I have experienced which has driven me to ensure the same opportunities and fulfilling way of life that Australia has to offer is given to all. I began my journey into politics and representing the people in the 2016 Local Government election. I have a strong interest in volunteering and working with church-based charitable organisations and community groups for over 15 years, which includes holding such positions as President of the Glasshouse Mountains Rotary Club. In my free time, I enjoy a leisurely ride on my Harley Davidson with Janine and socialising with close friends and family. ADVERTISEMENT

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Attention 18-30 year olds

Before the State Election I would ask that you pop your phone or tablet down for a second! I won't be long, promise. So, as another Queensland state election looms, we as Generation Y & Z of Glass House and Caloundra electorates must vote to elect local representatives for our region. Here are three things you need to consider before doing so... 1. Go and vote, okay! Netflix and Candy Crush will still be available after, guaranteed! You get one day (and pre-polling) to vote for the government for the next 3-4 years. There is evidence to suggest low voter turnout in younger Australians in the past decade of elections. That sort of sucks. Gen Y and Z, we will be running the country soon, so get stuck in and have your say! 2. Glass House and Caloundra are now amongst the most marginal electorates/seats in the state. They are practically on a knife's edge and could go either way. This means that our electorates are amongst a few that are critical to electing the next government to power. 3. Don't believe the hype. Sure, Stacey from down the road says she is voting LNP and the media suggest that Labor are "more likely" to win again. However... these are the opinions of others, not you. Make your own opinion count! Finally... Google search each local candidate, research what they and/or their political party believe in, then vote for the local candidate you want to represent you and your community. It's not much more difficult than that. Happy voting! You can now back to binge-watching Netflix. Name supplied Landsborough

Re: In my view

I would like to respond to Brad Boustead’s comments in GC&M News, October 25 edition. The Premier and Labor have never let the truth get in the way of a good story or political opportunism, so I feel a sense of responsibility to set the record straight with some facts about the new trains. Fact 1 - Australian company Downer pulled out of the running to build the new trains under the Bligh Labor Government (when Annastacia Palaszczuk was Transport Minister) leaving NO Australian company bidding for the contract. (Source: Hansard, 10th March 2011) Fact 2 - Labor Transport Minister Jackie Trad has changed the new train designs, causing lengthy delays to the order and subsequent design issues that have caused further delays (Source: Rail, Tram and Bus Union http://www.rtbu.com.au/_dbase_ upl/73_2015-09-25_QRTCrew.pdf) Fact 3 - Labor awarded the contract to deliver

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the Gold Coast Light Rail trams to the same company that they are now attacking – Bombardier (Source: www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/ bombardier-wins-258-million-rail-contract/ article582965/ dated 8th June 2011). SEQ’s rail system needs urgent attention. Let’s get real about getting our transport system back on track and stick to the facts. Andrew Powell MP Member for Glass House

Not to be trusted

The Premier, having now lost the numbers required to govern, is forced to call this election early due to several bad choices of candidate at the last election. The next term of government could allow her to mismanage and connive with unions for four years, unless of course, we are faced with the same bad choice of candidates and the same thing happens again. Either way, I see no reason to look forward to the kind of management this premier has overseen in the last two years. I cannot trust Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and would not vote for Labor. Labor tries to solve unemployment by employing more public servants, with top executives given very generous salaries and then extravagant bonuses, amounting to hugely inflated outlays. This means the funding is not there for critical needs of child care, health and aged care, rail, road and other infrastructure. Under Labor, previously reliable rail service has become unreliable to the extent that appointments depending on rail transport cannot be confidently kept. The cost of electricity is a major worry to everyone, big and small business, health services – all sectors of the community. Contrary to rectifying the problem, the Minister for Energy, Mark Bailey, with the Electrical Trades Union ETA, aims to pay apprentices more than senior police and teachers and make overtime payments that can make up 45% of a worker’s total pay. “It’s a government-sanctioned rort.” (Des Houghton CM Sat Oct 28). The railway system, held to ransom through union dominated rosters, demands that a restricted number of train drivers is employed and paid exorbitant overtime rates. Labor has no credible strategy to bring the soaring government debt under control. Last election, Annastacia Palaszczuk campaigned deceptively against state asset sales but hypocritically sold government land. Her word cannot be trusted. Olive Hockings Maleny

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You Said It Re: Land clearing laws/SLAS report

What to believe? Read the report yourself. My conclusions are of the total 395,000ha "cleared", 65% was non-remnant – meaning it was previously cleared. The 138,000ha of remnant vegetation is roughly 3/4 of the area of Fraser Island, just to put it into perspective for you this is a tiny fraction of one percent. Only half the state has been cleared or thinned. The vast majority was in areas with less than 40% foliage cover, i.e. light scrub or grasslands. It's not forested land as you would imagine. The very small amounts of real forested land cleared would only be for infrastructure and subdivisions – not for grazing and cropping. A fair chunk of the regrowth clearing is 'catch-up' from when graziers were banned from doing it during the period 2007-2011. The assessment methodology and report isn't able to distinguish areas that land owners are legally required to maintain in a cleared condition, such as firebreaks, etc. The study is via satellite imagery analysis; it would capture clearing a disused mango farm near Ross River to make way for a solar farm. Is that not a worthy use? So yes, Labor is not being truthful, making a big deal out of next to nothing. No candidate or party deserves our vote if they try this sort of deception and dishonesty. Dave Ritson Beerwah

Gentlemanly attitude

Good to see sitting member Andrew Powell hit back at the barrage of criticism he’s received, via letters to the editor. Most of the criticism was centred on tree clearing. Andrew’s already covered brush that was knocked down to feed starving stock during times of drought. Locally anyone who thinks we’ve been overdoing land clearing should take a trip up one of the local mountains, or even fly over the region, you’ll be surprised at the high percentage of land covered by native forest. Yet in all of this we still need to be practical, Australia’s population is increasing rapidly. To feed these many people means growing even more food, or risk becoming dependent on overseas sources. We also need to be wary of overseas ownership taking over our agricultural resources. In my dealings with Andrew he’s always been very approachable, helpful and conscientious. His gentlemanly attitude sets a high standard that other politicians (aspiring or not) would do well to follow. Bob Banner Peachester ADVERTISEMENT

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A major election commitment was launched by the Liberal National Party (LNP) last week, where LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said he would undertake major economic reforms to end Labor’s secret tax on electricity. “The LNP’s energy plan will save a typical Queensland family an average of $160 each year for the next two years,” he said. “After 2020 the savings will increase to an average $460 per year by stopping the subsidies for renewable energy. “These reforms will not only deliver cheaper electricity for households but business, farmers and industry as well.” Mr Nicholls said the LNP would provide cheaper electricity for families, businesses and industry by writing down the regulated asset base of Energy Queensland by $2 billion. “This measure will save a four-person household an average of $110 a year over the initial years and will continue to deliver savings until 2032,” he said. Mr Nicholls said another key aspect of the LNP’s comprehensive electricity reforms would include the restructure of government-owned generators back into three entities. "Currently, Queensland has the least competition of any of the major states. “Taking this action will increase competition in the energy generation market, which will drive down wholesale electricity costs by 8.3%.

Andrew Pearch from Glass House Mountains talks with Tim Nicholls (right) and Andrew Powell about the LNP’s electricity plan “The LNP has listened to Queensland families who are struggling with increasing cost of living pressures.” The LNP plan sets out eight undertakings: restructure Queensland’s generators to increase competiton and lower wholesale prices; freeze executive bonuses until electricity prices decrease; write-down the Regulated Asset Base of Energy Queensland by $2 billion; scrap the 50% Renewable Energy Target, saving households $200 a year from 2020; end subsidies for renewable energy, saving households $115 a year from 2020; build with the private sector a highefficiency, low-emissions coal-fired power station in North Queensland to boost supply, provide cheaper prices and create jobs; remove the non-reversion policy in regional Queensland so all Queenslanders have a choice about who they buy their electricity from; and put consumer representatives on the boards of our network businesses.

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Quicker, cheaper internet options Faster, cheaper internet access for regional Queensland is on the cards with Labor to explore the use of spare capacity on publicly-owned optical fibre networks to increase competition. Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch was in Caloundra last week, announcing their plan if relected. “By utilising the Queensland Government-owned fibre network – which stretches over 4000 kilometres – the potential exists for faster and cheaper internet access right along the east coast of Queensland and out to Mt Isa,” Ms Enoch said. “The fibre network runs up the east coast and through centres such as Mackay, Rockhampton, Cairns and Townsville – reaching as far north as Port Douglas – while also extending to centres like Toowoomba, Roma and Mt Isa. “Providing access to this extra capacity offers an opportunity for smaller, local internet service providers to enter the market, increase competition and drive down prices for regional Queenslanders.” Ms Enoch also announced a re-elected Palaszczuk Government will commit $15 million from the Jobs and Regional Growth Fund to the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable Project to generate local business, new investment and improve digital capacity for Queensland. “A re-elected Palaszczuk Government will back Sunshine Coast Council’s game-changing project, which will act as a catalyst for business growth and creating jobs,” she said.

Labor candidates for Caloundra, Jason Hunt, and Glass House, Brent Hampstead, with Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch Labor candidate for Glass House Brent Hampstead said the project will help position the Sunshine Coast as Australia’s leading smart city region. "This cable will put the region on the map as an internet gateway,” he said. “It will help to provide additional capacity for Queensland businesses to engage in the global digital economy.” Labor candidate for Caloundra Jason Hunt said the international link into the Sunshine Coast would be the only link on Australia's east coast outside of Sydney. “The cable is expected to bring a faster, more reliable and more affordable broadband network to the eastern seaboard,” he said. “As a result, it is hoped the cable will attract businesses with high technology and broadband needs.”

Upcoming works at the Myrtle Street and Maple Street intersection in Maleny will improve road safety for crossing pedestrians. Pedestrians currently have to navigate a wide section of road while attempting to cross Myrtle Street. Department of Transport and Main Roads Regional Director for North Coast, Barbara Van Heerden, said many community members, including elderly residents, crossed near the intersection at the western end of Maleny’s shopping precinct. “Installing a pedestrian refuge in combination with new signage and road lighting will provide a safer crossing point for residents and visitors to the township,” Ms Van Heerden said. “The crossing upgrade will reduce potential incidents between pedestrians and vehicles and improve pedestrian access at the western end of the township. Ms Van Heerden said there would be no loss of parking as a result of the safety improvements. Construction of the $134,000 project is scheduled to begin this month.

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State Election 2017

Meet your next State representative By Greg Brown

It’s hard not to notice that an election is on the way. Corflute signs along the roads, banners along fences, flyers in the letterbox, adverts in the paper... but who are all these candidates beyond a face and a slogan? If you’d like to meet them face to face and hear directly from them what they can offer, next Wednesday is the perfect opportunity before you have to vote for them on Saturday November 25. Glasshouse Country & Maleny News is organising an informal ‘meet the candidates’ evening at the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club, Wednesday November 22, 5.30pm – 7pm. All four candidates standing for the electorate of Caloundra Rod Jones – One Nation; Jason Hunt – ALP; Marcus Finch – Greens; and Mark McArdle – LNP and all five in the electorate of Glass House Tracey Bell-Henselin – One Nation; Andrew Powell – LNP; Sue Mureau – Independent; Brent Hampstead – ALP; and Sue Weber – Greens will be there. The format is not like the usual drawn out (yawn) pre-election evening where candidates bang on endlessly or answer a couple of set questions with set answers, mostly just repeating what each other says. Each candidate will give you a rundown of who they are, what they stand for and what they see as the important issues for the region. Then there’ll be an information booth style opportunity to look at what they can offer, and meet with each candidate and ask them questions you’d like answered. So put a face (and body) to a name (and slogan) and get down to the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club next Wednesday evening, November 22 from 5.30pm (til 7pm). The bar will be open, which is another good reason to come along.

Make your vote count At this election (November 25), you’ll be asked to number every box on the ballot paper – this is called ‘full preferential voting’. You number each candidate in order of who you prefer to win, from your top pick (number one) to your last pick. There will be instructions at the polling booth and on the ballot paper itself. If you have any questions, you can always just ask one of the Electoral Commission Queensland staff inside the polling station. If a ballot paper is not completed correctly it is called an informal vote. An informal vote is unable to be counted and does not contribute towards determining the election result. Some reasons a ballot paper is informal are because: it is blank or unmarked; ticks or crosses have been used when numbering in order of preferences is required; the required number of boxes have not been marked; or it has writing on it which identifies the elector. And don’t write comments on the ballot paper. You might think them witty, poignant or cutting, but no one really cares. The vote counters just count the votes, they don’t take notice of the comments and they aren’t seen by anyone who you might be directing the comments at. There are three main ways you can vote. Pre-poll voting is where you cast your ballot before the election day at one of the pre-polling stations. Locally these are at Shop 3, 15 Maple Street, Maleny; 68 Peachester Road, Beerwah (both Glass House and Caloundra electorates); and 37 Bowman Road, Caloundra. They are all open November 13-17 and November 20-23 from 9am-5pm, and November 24 from 9am-6pm. Postal voting is where you apply to the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) and are send a voting ballot which you fill out and post back to them. This can be organised via the ECQ website, www.ecq.qld.gov.au, or by calling them on 1300 881 665. Or you can turn up at any of the polling booths on November 25 – election day – and fill out the ballot paper there. Polling booths are open from 8am and close at 6pm. Look for their locations in next week’s GC&M News edition. To ensure that all electors have an equal opportunity to vote and are not disadvantaged because of personal circumstance, disability or language, the ECQ can help. Just call them on 1300 881 665.

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State Election 2017 Election promises at a glance Liberal National Party (LNP) For more details on each, see www.betterqueensland.org.au 500,000 new jobs The LNP has promised to restart our state’s economy, creating 500,000 jobs across Queensland over the next decade with an economic plan for Queensland that would lower taxes for families and businesses and build the infrastructure Queensland needs. The LNP says it will deliver on their jobs target through their comprehensive policies for Queensland’s six economic drivers: tourism, agriculture, resources, construction and manufacturing, services, science and technology and education. Lowering taxes for families and businesses is at the core of the LNP’s economic plan. Cut to payroll tax The LNP has committed to lifting the payroll tax exemption threshold by $25,000 every year for the next decade so Queensland businesses pay less tax. The LNP’s plan will see the payroll tax exemption threshold increase to $1.35 million and businesses with payrolls up to $6.75 million will receive a deduction. More than 14,000 small to medium sized businesses across the state are set to benefit from the election promise to reduce taxes. Helping farmers battling high energy costs The LNP will offer a helping hand to farmers and irrigators facing high electricity costs by providing an electricity rebate on obsolete and transitional tariffs. LNP leader Tim Nicholls says farmers cannot continue to battle soaring electricity costs on their own and that’s why the LNP will introduce a “Food and Fibre Transition Payment” to primary producers on tariffs 62, 65 and 66. LNP to build dams The LNP will build more than $1.3 billion worth of critical water infrastructure and dams across the state, as well as set up a Queensland Dam Company based in regional Queensland to ensure these projects get underway. Action against domestic violence The LNP will introduce a tough new five-point plan to take real action against domestic violence. This includes: introducing a new offence of domestic violence; protecting victims of domestic violence through the court process; ‘Clare’s Law’ – disclosure of previous offending to intimate partners and family;

magistrates to rotate through a specialist domestic violence court; and a domestic violence one-stop support network. Better Bridges Program The LNP unveiled an $80 million Better Bridges Program which will see major upgrades and safety improvements to 11 infrastructure projects across the state, including $6.5 million towards upgrading King John Creek Bridge at Elimbah. The LNP’s Buy Local policy would apply to the Better Bridges Program to ensure local businesses and contractors were able to compete on a level playing field.

One Nation For more details on each, see www.onenation.com.au/policies Cutting power prices immediately If elected, One Nation in the next Parliament will allow power companies to keep the $1.3 billion a year in dividends they pay to the government so electricity prices can be cut by about 20%. Under the One Nation plan, the companies would then re-invest those funds into providing Queenslanders with cheaper power. Protecting local airports One Nation committed to protecting local airports around the state, by ensuring local airports are given 99 year leases so as they can seriously plan for the future. State Leader Steve Dickson said that many of them are under threat from the reduction of their lease terms and allowing housing developments to encroach onto airport perimeters. $1.5 billion Sunshine Coast spend One Nation have plans to axe State Government works contracts and reallocated departmental budgets to redirect the funds towards $1.5 billion worth of projects on the Coast, including $105 million in the electorate of State Leader Steve Dickson.

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State Election 2017 Election promises at a glance continued from page 12 Australian Labor Party (ALP) For more details on each, see www.queenslandlabor.org Partnership to protect Noosa koala habitat The ALP will join forces with Noosa Shire Council, Noosa Parks Association and HQPlantations to protect 2,400 hectares of vital koala habitat. The $3.5 million investment needed to acquire the land will be funded by a re-elected ALP Government, together with Noosa Shire Council and Noosa Parks Association. Works for Queensland jobs program Labor will commit an additional $200 million to the jobs-generating Works for Queensland program if re-elected, bringing the total investment in the program to $600 million. “Works for Queensland has been a resounding success delivering 1300 projects and thousands upon thousands of regional jobs,” said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Adani decision vetoed In a move to remove doubt about any perception of conflict, Premier Palaszczuk announced that Labor will exercise its “veto” to not support the Federal Government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) $1 billion loan for the Adani coal mine. “As we are in caretaker mode, a decision like this requires the support of the Opposition Leader,” she said. “I will be asking Mr Nicholls to endorse my decision.” Funds to attract major events Labor will invest an additional $36 million over three years to attract more events to draw more tourists and create more jobs across Queensland. Ms Palaszczuk said that major events deliver tourists and they deliver jobs. $1 billion Bruce Highway Trust The Palaszczuk Government says a new Bruce Highway Trust overseeing investment of $1 billion a year to improve the state’s longest transport and economic artery will help build on record exports and create jobs. The ‘Future-proofing the Bruce’ policy would (amongst other things) establish the Bruce Highway Trust to identify priorities through a 15-year forward plan and invest $1 billion in projects delivering long-term planning certainty under five-year action plans; and commit $200 million annually to the Trust and provide an initial injection of $175 million for targeted productivity-boosting, safety and flood resilience projects.

Rural Economies Centre of Excellence A collaborative bid of four universities, the University of Southern Queensland, Central Queensland University, James Cook University and the University of Queensland, has been selected to jointly host the $3 million Rural Economies Centre of Excellence. The core focus of the centre will be to drive innovation in Queensland’s rural and regional economies, in particular ensuring that agriculture-based economies realise their high value potential. Rural job creation A $10 million grants program to create and support jobs in rural Queensland will be a key priority for a re-elected Palaszczuk Government. Grant programs will include rural economies, food innovation and productivity, rural business, rural cooperatives, rural renewable energy and rural community connection. Wild dog fencing A re-elected Palaszczuk Government will allocate a further $5 million over two years to continue the war on wild dogs that is reinvigorating Queensland’s sheep and wool industry.

The Greens For more details on each, see greens.org.au/qld $600 saving on energy bills Under the Queensland Greens ‘Power for People’ policy, households will save up to $600 a year on their power bills, through cracking down on the profits made by state-owned energy companies and abolishing private electricity retailers. “By scrapping private electricity retailers and transitioning state-owned energy companies to non-profit public authorities that focus on delivering cheap, clean and reliable electricity, we will save households $600,” they said. Universal social housing plan The Queensland Greens have announced their plan to establish a universal housing scheme for Queensland, building one million affordable homes by 2050. The Greens will establish a Queensland Housing Trust that will build 200,000 affordable homes in the first 10 years and one million homes by 2050. Their plan will result in the social housing list being eliminated within three years. Greens to tax vacant buildings Under the Greens, houses and apartments left deliberately vacant in Brisbane will be taxed 5% every year, raising $800 million over five years. The Greens will use the $800 million raised to create universal access to housing and help build one million affordable homes.

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LNP Member for Glass House Andrew Powell recently announced that an LNP Government would invest $600,000 for two very important projects at Glass House Mountains State School. The projects include replacing the existing toilet block and erecting a much needed storage shed to house stage equipment and other large items. Mr Powell said he has been contacted many times by staff and parents concerned about the asbestos hazard in their aged toilet block and is pleased that these projects will ensure that our children are being educated in the safest possible environment. “I have been unsuccessful in convincing the Labor minister that these projects are a priority, however an LNP Government will be committed to providing the very best facilities for our children in the safest environments possible, which all lead to a better education,” he said.

Andrew Powell with the LNP Shadow Minister for Education, Tracy Davis “These projects at Glass House Mountains State School are all part of our plan to Build a Better Queensland by building a better Glass House. “I made a very clear commitment to the Glass House Mountains school community that I would fight for these projects and I am delighted that the LNP will deliver,” Mr Powell said.

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McArdle commits $500,000 for local sports clubs

State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has announced that an elected LNP Government will support Caloundra’s Hinterland sporting community by delivering one-off grants of $300,000 to Mooloolah Soccer Club and $200,000 to Beerwah’s Bulldogs Rugby League Club. Mr McArdle said that sport is immensely important to the Sunshine Coast and these upgrades to local fields and clubs will have a profound positive impact on the community. “Our sporting teams unite us, get us out of the house and contribute to an overall healthier lifestyle across many generations,” Mr McArdle said. Mooloolah Soccer Club President Gus Gillespie said that the funding would help create a safer and more family friendly environment. “This grant would be fantastic for our club as it would enable us to build facilities which we desperately need,” Mr Gillespie said. “Currently we have no toilet block at the clubhouse, no showers, no change rooms as well as no lighting at the clubhouse for the women who play softball here in the evenings.” Beerwah’s Bulldog Rugby League President Lee Robertson said that a grant would be vital in helping them meet the needs of their growing club as well as the growing community. “It has been our long term plan to improve the facilities, including adding a second level to the clubhouse to accommodate future growth,” Mr Robertson said. Gus Gillespie (Mooloolah Soccer Club President) and Kylie Bickford (Bulldogs Rugby League Club Treasurer) with Mark McArdle MP

$4 million to fix dangerous Beerwah intersection

The Palaszczuk Government is committing $4 million to fix the notorious intersection at Old Gympie Road and Peachester Road, Beerwah. Labor candidate for Glass House Brent Hampstead has acted on the concerns of local residents and parents, successfully lobbying Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey for the vital funds to install traffic lights, as well as other works. “This is the most dangerous intersection Minister for Main Roads, Mark in the Glass House electorate,” Mr Bailey with Labor candidates Hampstead said. Brent Hampstead and Jason “The Beerwah Primary School is right Hunt on the corner, and backed up traffic has become a safety nightmare for parents at pick-up and drop-off times. “It’s a dangerous mix for mums and dads and their kids, as well as other local commuters having to brave the intersection at peak times. “Traffic queues back up in all four directions at times, including trucks and caravans. “Labor just gets on with the job, which is why we’ve stumped up the funds and will fix this intersection in the next term of government.” Labor candidate for Caloundra Jason Hunt has also been fighting for the project, stressing the need for flood mitigation. “The road floods in heavy rain, cutting traffic in both directions and endangering lives. It’s part of the tourist route from Kilcoy to Beerwah, so it’s a vital link for the local economy,” he said. As well as drainage works, Labor will install traffic lights and slip lanes as part of the upgrade.

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Election promises at a glance Liberal National Party (LNP) For more details on each, see www.betterqueensland.org.au Swimming lessons for young Queenslanders A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will introduce a dedicated $18 million program to provide free swimming lessons for up to 120,000 bubs and toddlers. LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said the Get Swimming Bubs and Toddlers program would provide $150 vouchers to parents who enrolled their kids aged 1 to 4, giving them between 8 and 10 swimming lessons with an accredited club. Three million trees commitment The LNP announced that they will facilitate the planting of three million trees across Queensland, in conjunction with local groups and Landcare organisations which can bid to undertake planting in their local area. Sunshine Coast Hospital Link Road As part of a major announcement, the LNP Government will invest $215 million to deliver the $430 million Sunshine Coast Hospital Link Road, with the LNP hitting up the Federal Government for the remaining $215 million. LNP Shadow Transport Minister and Member for Glass House Andrew Powell said the LNP would improve access for staff and visitors to the hospital. “The Hospital Link Road will ease traffic pressure on local roads such as Kawana Way, Nicklin Way and the Sunshine Motorway and will run between the Sunshine Motorway and Kawana Way.” Environment Benefit Bonds As part of their ‘Greener Queensland’ plan, the LNP will use Environment Benefit Bonds to tackle

Queensland’s Future’ plan. They also recommitted to at least 50% renewable energy in Queensland by 2030.

key environmental and conservation issues, with a plan to trial three Environmental Benefit Bonds. The plan is to identify an environmental issue that could benefit from long-term outcomes, then work with the private and non-government sector towards finding a solution to the problem. 535 more police A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government will employ 535 additional frontline police officers as part of its comprehensive plan to provide Queenslanders with safe and liveable communities. Tim Nicholls said the 535 extra frontline police would be deployed to towns and cities from Cairns to the Gold Coast in line with population growth.

New high-level counter-terrorism squad A re-elected Palaszczuk Government will fund the establishment of an elite counter-terrorism unit with 85 new officers and specialists to defend the state against the ongoing terrorist threat. The announcement brings the number of new police personnel to be recruited over the next four years to 535, with 513 to go on the frontline and 22 world-class terrorism, security and intelligence specialists and a dedicated assistant commissioner supporting them.

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Millions for Glass House Mountains NP The Glass House Mountains National Park will become one of four new must-see ecotourism destinations across Queensland, with a $3.03 million upgrade announced by Labor candidate for Glass House Brent Hampstead. Mr Hampstead said that the upgrade plans for the popular daytrip spot for South-east Queenslanders, would not only protect the national park, but also boost the local economy and local create jobs.

Renewable energy commitment Labor announced that they will continue the expansion of renewable energy with a $151.6 million commitment to support new large scale renewable generation ($50 million) and solar in schools ($97 million) under their ‘Powering

Labor has committed to employing at least 3,700 new teachers over the next four years as well as reintroducing the Ready Reading program to primary schools. Labor’s ‘World Class Education’ policy would – amongst other initiatives – deliver the rollout of the Digital Technologies Curriculum – including coding and robotics – to all schools; and inspire more students to study STEM through virtual STEM academies and STEM Girl Power camp.

Labor to upgrade TAFEs and invest in training Labor will invest more than $90 million to redevelop and refurbish TAFE campuses and provide more training opportunities for young workers across Queensland. Announcing the TAFE and training policy, Premer Annastacia Palaszczuk said Labor would provide $85 million over three years to fund campus redevelopment and refurbishment work.

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State Election 2017 Mark McArdle, Liberal National Party Candidate for Caloundra Phone – 0408 352 256

Facebook – MarkMcArdleMP Website – www.markmcardlemp.com Email – mcardleforcaloundra@gmail.com

Over the past 13 years, working together with the community we’ve had many wins for Caloundra and the Hinterland community but there is still much more work to be done. This Labor Government continues to ignore the needs of the Sunshine Coast, therefore under an LNP Government I am committed to delivering real solutions for Caloundra. In the area of roads and transport we will commit $300m to duplicate the rail line from Beerburrum to Nambour. The Landsborough Rail Overpass will go back to the drawing board, but this time our community will have real consultation before any proposal will be finalised. For those commuting to Caloundra, for work or personal reasons, traffic congestion will be reduced with

the help of $15m upgrade to the Caloundra Road/ Nicklin Way roundabout. In support of the community sector, Andrew Powell MP and I announced that an LNP Government would secure a 75 year lease for the Mooloolah Valley Community Centre so they can expand their services and continue to assist local residents. Additionally, I am committed to providing one-off grants of $50k for Beerwah QCWA, $45k for CCSA Hall in Caloundra, $35k for Sunshine Coast First Aid Volunteers to purchase a support vehicle and $25K for Night Eyes Water and Landcare Inc to continue their important work keeping our Pumicestone Passage clean. Caloundra City Private School, Unity College and the new Baringa State School will each have

installed 40km/h flashing lights on the road outside the school at a cost of $35k per school. They will provide notice of the proximity of a school and help to protect school children. Our lifestyle in Caloundra is deeply entwined with our beaches and waterways. We need to ensure these are safe. Met Caloundra, Dicky Beach and Ithaca Caloundra Surf Lifesaving Clubs will each receive $20k to purchase Inflatable Rescue Boats for this purpose The Sunshine Coast is developing into a destination for sporting events, though it is the role that sport plays in our own community that underpins the decision to direct a number of one-off grants to our local clubs to support major upgrades to their facilities. In the Hinterland, Mooloolah Soccer Club will receive $300k and Beerwah Rugby League Club will receive $200k. Additionally, $630k will go to Caloundra Aussie Rules Football Club, $200k to Caloundra Rugby Union Club and $100k to Caloundra Cricket Club.

Jason Hunt, Australian Labor Party Candidate for Caloundra Phone – 0411 732 406

Facebook – Jason Hunt for Caloundra Website – www.queenslandlabor.org/our-people/state-candidates/jason-hunt/ Email – jason.hunt@queenslandlabor.org

I’m a local having lived in the electorate for the past 44 years and I love the place. I went to school here. After serving five years in the Australian Army and then gaining my teaching qualifications, I took up a position as a Custodial Officer at Woodford Correctional Centre, my current job. Over the last 12 months I’ve spoken to hundreds of locals. I have knocked on doors in Beerwah and Landsborough. That hard work and effort was most worthwhile as I listened to what locals want. More local jobs – now that was a priority. Improved and integrated services are important. Upgraded road and rail services were a constant issue. Our community’s list of needs and priorities is long – yet nothing has been done for too long. ‘Advertisement’

Voters expect their MPs to do a much better job for them. The old ways aren’t working here. This election gives us the opportunity to choose how we build a better future. If elected I will be hard working community representative. You have a real choice now – to elect a local with a vision for the future and someone who has the energy the community demands. We can elect to work with a Palaszczuk Government that understands the need to invest in our future; and deliver: • more nurses and midwives and further reduce waiting lists for public hospitals; • new legislation to ensure sub-contractors get paid; • more teachers in our schools – an investment in our children’s future; and

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BUILD A BETTER COMMUNITY A majority Palaszczuk Labor Government will deliver the services and infrastructure that we need. As your local member I will work hard for the community and represent your interests and needs. I will continue to fight to grow our local small businesses and fight for community priorities. I will work hard to build a better community.

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• the Coast’s international cable project to create new high speed internet based industries and jobs. If you put your faith in me I will work with Federal Government MPs and Sunshine Coast Councillors to fund and deliver our priorities and the outcomes we need. I will take the politics out of infrastructure and put the community in. But at its most basic this election is about trust. You can trust me to work for the community and not myself – that is what locals want from their elected representatives. I will fight for better schools and health services and more skilled jobs. I will deliver the effort that has been lacking for too long. The choice is real and now. You can change your future by voting for real leadership rather than a local member who only appears at election time. We live in a great place... let’s vote to make it better.

I urge you to support Jason. He will be a strong voice for your community

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State Election 2017 Marcus Finch, The Greens Candidate for Caloundra Phone – 3357 8458

Website – greens.org.au/candidates/qld/ Caloundra Email – caloundra@qld.greens.org.au

All the Sunny Coast electorates have been, and are, incredibly safe LNP electorates. It has been thus for decades. Recent analysis of both State and Federal Government spend per capita has our electorates very close to the bottom of the list. This is a result of our safe seat status, and the unwinnable label we receive from the ALP. If we want the floodgates to open, to receive our fair share of funding, we need to take the safe seat status away. We need the LNP not to take us for granted, we need to make the ALP believe that this electorate, our electorate, is “in play”. The Caloundra and Sunny Coast communities are suffering a lack of transport infrastructure. We have been promised the duplication of the heavy

rail and light rail connectivity to the beaches for 35 years. It's like waiting for Godot. Unless we can shake things up here it will never come. Again, good research indicates that an efficient, cheap, public transport system is an essential enabler. It leads people out of poverty traps, allows people the ability to connect, to find work, to create jobs, to interact, to socialise and recreate. Why wouldn't a government want to do that? Why would any vaguely competent government ignore this obviously good idea, to give a billion dollars to a Cayman Islands based coal company? I am a realist, I passionately believe in evidenced based policy. So another area of policy angst

for me is energy, in particular the lies and misdirection played out on our media by major parties every day. The fact is that solar/wind wholesale energy prices have dropped like the proverbial stone. The latest results in energy auctions all over the planet, have bid/contract prices at $30/MWh. Yes, this is less than 25% of the cheapest black coal electricity generation price, 25%! Add one of the various storage techniques and it goes out on the network at 50% of our best prices here. Yes, your bill, chopped in half. The truth is, I am not going to win this seat, a good result for the Greens here is 10 to 12%. So our first preferences will expire. I implore you, no matter who you normally vote for, to shake things up, put the Greens first and shock your party into policies that favour people, not huge, “tax advantaged” multinationals.

Rod Jones, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party Candidate for Caloundra Phone – 0409 951 988

As an apprentice carpenter and joiner, I was awarded the Tasmanian Apprentice of the Year Facebook – Caloundra.phon for 1977. I progressed into project and contract Website – www.onenation.com.au management responsibilities in Tasmania, as well Email – caloundra@onenation.com.au as in Darwin, Northern Territory. I was born in Tasmania in the late 1950s, the second I held many senior positions within the not eldest of four children. I grew up in the small hydro for profit sector, including group employment village of Tarraleah located in the central highlands companies which employed thousands of but then later moved to the north west coast of apprentices and trainees. Most recently I owned Tasmania and married Janine in March 2001. Driftwoods Unique Gifts in Glenview. I actively participated in many sports, in I have held a strong interest in volunteering particular athletics and Australian Rules football and working with church-based charitable into my late thirties and won a number of organisations and community groups for over 15 professional sprinting events, including at the years, which includes holding such positions as Stawell Easter Carnival held in Victoria which President of the Glasshouse Mountains Rotary is still considered to be the Melbourne Cup of Club. professional athletics in Australia. I began this journey into politics in the 2016 Now a Queenslander, I am still a keen supporter Local Government election as a result of and have been a member of the Brisbane Lions dissatisfaction I had in the representation of the for the past eleven years. average person and small business operators.

I found in One Nation, a set of values that underpinned my belief in what Australia and Queensland is all about... “A fair go for everyone.” For way too long, the political system has ignored the concerns of the average Queenslander, preferring to focus on party self interest. I propose to break that nexus with the support of One Nation colleagues and finetune policy which listens to what is of concern within our community, such as: • Delivering on the promise of duplication of the rail line to Nambour and associated public transport services to the Hinterland and Coast • Upgrade Caloundra Road, Nicklin Way roundabout, Bellvista and Aura arterials • More youth employment within the region • Reduce government red tape which is costing small business • Lower cost of living – reduction of electricity cost • Eradicate ‘Safe Schools’ program from schools If we want change, we need to be that change. ADVERTISEMENT

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State Election 2017 Brent Hampstead, Australian Labor Party Candidate for Glass House Phone – 0418 215 259

Facebook – laborforglasshouse Postal vote hotline – 0497 530 811 Email – brent.hampstead@queenslandlabor.org

With election day 2017 now upon us, the choice for the voters of Glass House is clear: Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor delivering another three years of good, stable government, or a Tim Nicholls and Pauline Hanson coalition of cuts and chaos. At a local level, there is a genuine choice to make between a Labor representative who will give voice to the Hinterland in a majority Labor government, or another three years of an LNP politician who consistently under-delivers. It’s time the towns and communities west of the Bruce got a fair go. Labor understands that first rate public health care is a top priority for Hinterland residents. That’s why in the next term of government Labor will employ an additional 260 nurses and 12

midwives on the Sunshine Coast. Labor has also made several local road improvements in this term of government, including the Steve Irwin Way intersections at Reed Street and Bowen Road. This week I announced that a re-elected Palaszczuk government would fund a $4m fix of the notorious Beerwah intersection on the corner of Peachester Road and Old Gympie Road. Traffic lights, improved drainage and other works will be undertaken to fix this dangerous traffic hot spot once and for all. Emergency services are also critically important to life in the Hinterland. In this past term of government Labor built the new $2 million Maleny police station and in the next term will

build a $3 million state of the art facility to house the Maleny and Districts Rural Fire Brigade and the Maleny Auxiliary Fire and Rescue Service. Most importantly, Labor has a plan to create local jobs, with our proven Buy Local, Back to Work and Skilling Queenslanders for Work programs. In the past three years Labor has driven down unemployment on the Sunshine Coast to 4.9% – compared to 7.3% when the LNP left office. Tourism is a major driver of jobs here in the Hinterland, and with that in mind I announced this week that Labor will invest $3 million to upgrade facilities in the Glass House Mountains National Park. That’s great news for our beautiful National Park and even better news for local business who will benefit from the increased tourist trade. Our region deserves an MP who not only understands the issues but will actually get out there and fight for them. With your support, I’ll be the representative Glass House so desperately needs in State Parliament.

Tracey Bell-Henselin, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party Candidate for Glass House Phone – 0400 596 713

Facebook – glasshouse.phon Website – www.onenation.com.au Email – glasshouse@onenation.com.au

Glass House needs strong representation in the community and on the floor of Parliament. I am committed to: Funding the establishment of Family Centres to support families in crisis throughout the Glass House region. More transport services into the more isolated sections of Glass House. Strong support for our local farmers, challenging the existing buying market to ensure our growers/ producers are priority, promoting our region of abundance in agriculture, bringing a state focus to Glass House farmers. Re-badge our Police Service to a Force and require extra police boots on the ground in our regions where law and justice need enforcing to protect our Glass House families.

Upgrades to our little schools like Montville, Conondale and Woodford. Water security for Glass House and the state of Queensland. Protecting our Glass House Mountains, National Parks and wildlife, especially our koalas. One Nation's vegetation policy will be more detailed to include our Glass House fauna and protected trees. Queensland state electricity companies pricing and profits stopped. One Nation Glass House is committed to replace King John Creek Bridge, Beerburrum Road, Elimbah. Hospital and health services for all Glass House Hinterland patients to be a priority when state and local funding is divided.

Innovation for the next generation – apprenticeship schemes for the Glass House region, reduction in study/TAFE fees assisting tomorrow’s leaders to achieve their qualifications. Our National Treasure – Seniors – receive free licence, free public transport and discounted car registration across the state. Honour our war veterans and Anzac / Light Horse memorials. Local Centrelink working with local business, farmers, community services, staying informed on the ground. One Nation – new state initiatives. One Nation putting Glass House residents first!

Sue Weber, The Greens Candidate for Glass House Phone – 3357 8456

Facebook – SueWeberTheGreens investigated for fraud and tax avoidance. Adani Website – www.greens.org.au/qld will destroy the 69,000 jobs associated with the Email – sue.weber@qld.greens.org.au Great Barrier Reef. Pollution run off from Adani

Vote for vision, progress, ethics and integrity. Martin Luther King Jr said, “We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice, not in love with publicity but in love with humanity.” I will lead by example if elected and donate 50% of my salary back to the electorate. Only the Greens will stop the Adani coal mine. Labor are still giving Adani a $300 million royalties deal, a mining license and free ground water. It would be one of the biggest coal mines in the world. No government must ever hand over $1 billion of our hard earned public money to a foreign company. The LNP wants to give Adani $1 billion of our taxpayers money. Adani has a shocking track record for pollution. It is currently being 20

is a danger to health, water supplies and the environment. The CEO of Adani said, "When we ramp up the Carmichael mine, everything will be autonomous from mine to port..." Dirty donations from foreign investors, developer corporations and the gambling industry must end. Political donations are nothing more than state sanctioned bribes. There will be more jobs in renewable energy. Just look at the Gympie project – Solar Q – happening right now. It is a $2 billion project and will supply 15% of SEQ’s power needs and 450 jobs. Bigger projects are on the horizon. Many are concerned about affordable electricity. Since privatisation in 2006 power bills have

nearly doubled. Power can be reduced by creating a not-for-profit government-owned energy retailer functioning without massive CEO salaries and hefty advertising expenses. For example in 2016 AGL paid their CEO $6.9 million per year while 21,000 people had their power cut off because they couldn't afford to pay their bills. The Greens want power returned to the people, grassroots democracy is one of our four pillars. Greens Brisbane Councillor Jonathon Sri was instrumental in introducing a trial system for the residents in the Gabba Ward whereby the people vote on what projects they want to go ahead and where their money will be spent. This is democracy and transparency at work. Vote Greens for diversity and ensuring politicians learn to negotiate and compromise. “A future for all of us.” “None of us is as smart as all of us.”

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This is an important election Only Labor has the vision and plan to build a stronger hinterland community. I will fight to build local infrastructure and provide better health and education services for our region. I’m passionate about protecting our fragile local environment and strongly support an affordable renewable energy future. Promoting opportunities for small businesses and providing local jobs are part of my vision for the hinterland.

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I will deliver $4 million for traffic lights at intersection of Peachester Rd and Old Gympie Rd $3 million for new state of the art facility for Maleny Rural Fire Brigade $3 million for Glass House Mountains National Park visitor activities upgrades $2 million for Woodfordia (Woodford Folk Festival) infrastructure upgrades $564000 for five years of secure funding for Maleny Neighbourhood Centre $33 million for a new Caboolture Special School $253 million for 130 new beds at Caboolture Hospital An extra 260 nurses and 12 midwives on the Sunshine Coast

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Andrew POWELL and the LNP will deliver: Flashing School zone lights at Glasshouse Mountains and Peachester State Schools Conondale Swimming Pool upgrades 75 year lease to Mooloolah Community Centre Maleny Indoor Aquatic Centre funding Maleny State School Drop and Go facility Glasshouse Mountains State School upgrades

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State Election 2017 Andrew Powell, Liberal National Party Candidate for Glass House Phone – 0475 508 570

and families.

Facebook – AndrewPowellMP Some of the commitments the LNP has made so Website – www.andrewpowell.com.au far for Glass House include: Email – glasshouse@lnpq.org.au

It’s the final week of this important election campaign and I am tired of hearing the negative scare campaigns of Labor and the uncertainty of One Nation. I am part of an LNP team that wants to get on with the job. By now you would have heard at least some of the LNP’s 97 practical policies for Queenslanders. If not, I urge you take the time to check them out at www.betterqueensland.org.au. It’s been an honour to be the Member for Glass House for the past eight and a half years and I am proud of the achievements we have accomplished together as a community. I want to finish the job we have started and with your support on Saturday, I will continue to work hard to get exactly what we need for our communities

• rail duplication from Beerburrum to Landsborough • Sunshine Coast Ice Rehab Centre • contribution to the Indoor Aquatic Centre at Maleny and funding for a ‘Drop n Go’ at Maleny State School • long term lease for the Mooloolah Valley Community Centre • flashing school zone safety lights at Peachester and Glass House Mountains State Schools • upgrades to Conondale Swimming Pool • upgrades to Glass House Mountains State School, Montville State School and Mooloolah State School • a grant to maintain the CCTV cameras operated by the Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce.

As your elected Member of State Parliament I have always lived, and will continue to live, by a set of principles and that is to be honest with and available to my constituents and to stick to the facts, which brings me to my next point. Compulsory preferential voting is required this election. This means you must put a number against each candidate in order of your preference. If you do not number each square, your vote will be invalid. Please think about where your preferred candidate’s preferences will go – for example (as we go to print) if you are voting for One Nation, Labor will receive your vote. If you are voting for the Greens, Labor will also have your vote. If you want to continue to build a great community and future for our families in Glass House, please put me first on your ballot paper. Together lets build a better Glass House.

Sue Mureau, Independent Candidate for Glass House

Facebook – SueMureau.AWP Twitter – twitter.com/suemureau Email – suemureau42@gmail.com

Most people are tired of hearing empty election cycle promises – especially those of us in regional electorates, where services are continually cut, and infrastructure rarely enters politicians' thoughts outside of campaigns. There is more to Queensland than Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Our services and infrastructure needs are just as important as theirs. Our children’s access to educational opportunity, our families' employment opportunities and our small businesses' ability to survive and compete, are just as important, as is our ability to get from one point to another – be it by car, train or bus. Public transport and roads are in desperate need of upgrade. The only way our electorates are going to get the attention they deserve, the funding they deserve,

the services and infrastructure they deserve, is to remove the safety of the seats. We need new representation, new ideas and new priorities. People with passion and commitment. Safe seats don’t get the government’s attention. Our youth need employment and apprenticeship opportunities, our communities need access to increased rehabilitation and mental health services, liveable wage job opportunities to enable increased spending in our local economies, and our disadvantaged need access to fundamental support services and affordable housing options, and all children need access to an affordable extra-curricular activity. Our child protection services need overhaul, as does our inadequate violent and sexual offender sentencing culture, and our local environmental, tourism, arts and cultural groups and projects need further investment of resources. My goals for Glass House include completing the four-laning of Steve Irwin Way, upgrading

sections of the Maleny-Kenilworth Road, increasing access to mental health and rehabilitation services, a multi-purpose community hub for Beerwah and surrounds, park amenities for Maleny and Upper Caboolture, a commitment to increased apprenticeship opportunities, affordable housing, a ‘safe haven’ development for DV survivors, and a Police Station for Mooloolah. These are a combination of both long and shorterterm goals. As a community, we rise by lifting others. We only truly move forward when we commit to best practice and to leaving no-one behind. And when we ensure all people are treated equally under the law. Why should you vote for me? You should vote for me because I’ll commit to fighting to address the issues our communities face, rather than indulging in blame-shifting, which has become far too frequent in Australia’s political environment. We must focus on what we can do, rather than what hasn’t been done.

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Election You Said It Who deserves your vote?

If you are trying to decide who should get your vote and you believe in a cleaner greener renewable energy future then you should not even consider One Nation or LNP. They both want more dirty polluting coal and are happy to loan Adani a billion taxpayer dollars to do it. Adani should not get a cent of help to start this mine. It will wreck more jobs than it will create in the long run and add even more carbon to the atmosphere. Labor has announced it will veto the loan if reelected and keep a 50% Renewable Energy Target to 2030 and 100% by 2050. One Nation and LNP would cut that target all together. I went to a meeting in Kawana a few weeks ago held by the Queensland Government on their Climate Transition and Adaptation Strategies. Please check out their website for details. It is an indepth and bespoke plan that they have already started to implement. So the only parties that seem serious about tackling climate change and our environmental issues seem to be Labor and The Greens. If the environment that provides you with every sip of water, every breath you take, every mouthful of food you eat is important to you, then please think twice about who you vote for. Time is of the essence and we cannot afford to waste it. Lise Blackgrove Beerwah

More roadwork needed

I would like to see an upgrade of Brandenburg Road. Also, the work done on the Mooloolah Connection Road was a start, but flooding still occurs at the corner before Steve Irwin Way. Peter Lauricella Mooloolah

The facts tell a story

I know people vote for One Nation thinking they are going to achieve a new and different kind of government this time. The facts tell a different story. In 1998 when One Nation won 11 seats, Labor formed government, and in 2001 with a high One Nation vote, Labor was re-elected. If we vote for One Nation and if we follow their HTV card, the result will be another do-nothing Labor Government and a Labor MP in Glass House. It is hard for me to understand why a One Nation

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voter would want a Labor/Green Government that is so far away from One Nation policies. Labor is soft on criminals and refuses to tell parents whether ‘Safe Schools’ is being taught to their children. They support less individual freedoms and late term abortion as well as anti-farmer laws and anti-mining jobs. Voting for One Nation will actually just hand the government back to Labor again. Please vote with care and make sure we get the government we really want. Joyce Newton Balmoral Ridge

It’s your preference to choose

I’ve seen some misleading information put out lately that a vote for this party is actually a vote for Labor or a vote for that party will mean your vote goes to LNP. These people seem to be wanting to deceive and confuse people as to how the preferential voting system actually works. This election you will need to number every box in order of your first choice to your last choice. Only you can decide who you want to order your preferences in... they don’t automatically get allocated to another candidate or they don’t get determined by what the party’s how to vote card says. This election, your number 2, 3, 4 (and 5) votes may be just as important as your number 1 vote. Increasingly, it seems that preferences may decide the result in both the local electorates of Caloundra and Glass House; which may in turn determine who forms government. Don’t waste your vote... number every square and choose who you want, don’t be fooled by hearsay and innuendo. B. Tyler Landsborough

Major costs for Queenslanders

The major costs for Queenslanders are vehicle registration, drivers’ licenses, fees and service charges for water and electricity and the underutilised public transport system. Whilst we continue to have Labor's enquiry into everything, nothing will change! This is demonstrated by the Railway Union being paid a bonus just to turn up to the already well paid jobs. It’s time for a change of government to who has

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listened to the electorate before and after the 2015 election. Vote for the trusty Andrew Powell – and make your vote count by filling in every square. David Fraser Glass House Mountains

Vegetation nightmare

When the State Government first introduced vegetation restrictions, a lot of farmers took the opportunity to lock in a PMAV (Property Map Assessable Vegetation), leaving a portion of their land timbered and locking in a Category X (coloured white on veg maps) area that could be cleared to plant improved pasture for livestock, plant more orchard, grow sugar cane, crops, etc. Landholders could make a plan to improve their business into the future as time and funding allowed. A contract with the government, or so they thought. In 2016 amendments by the LNP to the Protected Plant legislation were introduced and ‘Trigger Maps’ were created. Blue circles now cover about 2.6 million hectares of Queensland. The PMAVs which were to provide certainty for landholders regarding vegetation matters were trumped. The ‘blue dot’ mapping can change at any time. It is the landholder's responsibility to be aware of any changes. With over 17,000 pages of state legislation impacting primary producers, this is unrealistic. The farmers that have had the misfortune to have lost their Category X are now required to obtain a permit by employing a botanist (at the farmer's cost) to search the property to see if there is a possibility of an endangered plant. And the sting in the tail – the permits only last for two years before they have to reapply and pay all over again. No one could organise clearing and planting around the wet and dry seasons in just a 24 month period. Labor has announced if they win this election they will reintroduce the Vegetation Management Bill, another vegetation hurdle for landholders to jump through. For most farmers, farming means taking on a huge debt and when they are impeded in being able to increase production and property value the chances of making things viable are impossible. The rural community desperately needs less regulation and more support, not more regulation and little support. Linda Quayle Peachester

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ONE NATION’S LOCAL CANDIDATE, TRACEY BELL-HENSELIN IS GIVING YOUR PREFERENCES TO LABOR, AHEAD OF THE LNP That means that a vote for One Nation will become a vote for a LaborGreen Government. And that means: • • •

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2017 election nov 22 editon combined1  

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