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Kenilworth Brooloo Rd

Lot 135 FTY1911


Cambroon locality boundary Lot 2 RP162174 and Lot 1 RP162174


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


Kidaman Creek Maleny NP

Conondale NP

Obi Obi Flaxton

Kidaman Creek locality boundary

Montville locality boundary Razorback Rd


Hunchy Rd

Hunchy Montville

Palmwoods Montville Rd




Lake Baroon


Ellaman Creek


Landers Shoot

Eudlo locality boundary

North Maleny


Sunshine Coast Regional Council boundary

Landers Shoot locality boundary

Mooloolah Valley locality boundary Old Gympie Rd

Balmoral Ridge


Upper Tolson Rd Tolson Rd


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


Mount Mellum

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Bellthorpe NP


Commissioners Flat


Old Gympie Rd



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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






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


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Caboolture River

Ocean View locality boundary



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

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Mansfield Rd

D’Aguilar Hwy Campbells Pocket


Old Gympie Rd Williams Rd


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Mount Delaney






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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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Funding for rail upgrade

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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Liberal National Party (LNP) For more details on each, see 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 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 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 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

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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

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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

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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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Brent Hampstead Labor Candidate for Glass House



Brent is committed to health services on the Sunshine Coast Tim Nicholls and Campbell Newman cut 1400 nurses in Queensland.

Annastacia Palaszczuk has employed an extra 4300 nurses in the past 2 1/2 years. If re-elected, a Palaszczuk Labor government will recruit an additional 3000 nurses and 100 midwives (including 260 nurses and 12 midwives here on the Sunshine Coast). You will only get that level of commitment to frontline services from a Labor government.

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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 – Street, Bowen Road and Steve Irwin Way, Glass Email – 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

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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


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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Mark McARDLE MP LNP Member for Caloundra

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

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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

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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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Labor Candidate for Caloundra

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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.



Jason has lived in Caloundra for over 40 years and went to local schools in Caloundra. He wants to secure a future here for families and communities. Jason understands the issues and challenges that Beerwah, Landsborough and Glenview face here on the Sunshine Coast. He will work hard to deliver for local communities and local jobs.

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

. . . let’s make it better

Annastacia Palaszczuk Premier of Queensland

Jason has the vision and energy to build a better community for all, both now and in the future. 16

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Mark McARDLE MP LNP Member for Caloundra and

Andrew POWELL MP LNP Member for Glass House

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

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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

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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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CONDITIONS Please keep your letters under 300 words, your name, address and daytime phone number must be supplied. Letters must focus on issues and not be personal attacks on individuals. Letters may be edited.

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 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: 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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