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Welcome to issue 24, it’s our 2 year anniversary!! This issue brings You Can Be the Judge, some of the most important things in life for us all is the cost of living. I have placed media releases from both the LNP and the ALP on one page on what our State Leaders say about our increasing fuel costs and electricity costs, and you all can be the judge. Your feedback is always welcome. We have introduced new community page of local community groups you may like to join. Loads of local news and much more. You will also see our updated Meander and if you want to showcase your business to tourists and day visitors please give me a call. This will be an online map in the near future.

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The team at TIAS would also like to wish all our mums a very happy Mother’s Day, we hope you all enjoy the day and are spoilt rotten. Mum’s are the most amazing people for what they do for our families. For those who may have lost their mum’s like myself, we are thinking about you and it will be a day to celebrate my mum’s life who actually passed away on Mothers day.


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Dear Editor I have been driving for 40 years and am sure there are a lot of excellent drivers on Bribie. However, there are some that are NOT, these are listed as follows 1. indicate right when going straight on at roundabouts, these motorists should check out the road rules.2. virtually stopping when round about clear. 3. Driving well under speed limits, some people have jobs and deadlines to keep, consider others. Also why has money wasted by installing, so many traffic lights on the Bribie road and creating congestion and Que’s, why not roundabouts to allow traffic to flow and reduce congestion. Tony Bell

12th april letter from Leo Barraclough. I totally agree with his comments regarding poor visibility for drivers and pedestrians at the Woolworth main entrance. It should never have been approved. Definitely needs to be changed before someone gets killed or injured. I wont use that part of the carpark because of that reason. Linda Steverink

About time for real-time fuel price monitoring The sight of fuel prices jumping 10,15, 20 cents overnight has become all too frequent and Pumicestone residents are sick and tired of it. More and more we are being

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While the Government’s decision will see a trial into real-time fuel pricing, there is still plenty of detail lacking including how motorists can access the real-time information and an actual start date. The Labor Government now has to get cracking and stop causing drivers more pain at the pump. Pumicestone residents shouldn’t have to wait any longer than they already have to monitor the price of the fuel they wish to purchase.

Enough is Enough! Member for Pumicestone Simone Wilson I wish to express my shock and disappointment at the action taken by the Bribie Island RSL in issuing instructions to SES and police to not allow my decorated yellow and black vintage Austin 7 from entering the Parade on ANZAC Day 2018. I had booked a position in the Parade with the Bribie Island R.S.L. Sub Branch Honorary Secretary (Ed Wright CSM) days earlier and I was told I would follow the cabs in the Parade.

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In 2015 and 2017 I drove an Australian Aboriginal Elder and Aboriginal children in the Parade. In those Parades, the decorated car was well received by the community who cheered as we passed in recognition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander efforts in the Australian military. The car was decorated this year with the Australian National Flag, Aboriginal Flag, and the Torres Strait Islander Flag similar to previous years. Another decorated vintage car with Aboriginal passengers was stopped from entering and was told if he took the Aboriginal Flags off the car he could enter. He refused to take the flags off. This RSL action without any consultation has devastated the Aboriginal community. My small effort in Closing the Gap was sabotaged. The flags were supplied by Susan Lamb MP, our local Federal Politician. I felt for the Aboriginal Elder and the Aboriginal children seated in the car when the police interviewed us. How can we ever Close the Gap when an organisation like the RSL treat the descendants of indigenous Australian service men and women who fought in wars to protect this country with such contempt. In other ANZAC Day Ceremonies and Parades across this country, indigenous contributions to military service was honoured, but not here on Bribie Island by our local RSL. (At Elephant Rock, there was an Indigenous serviceman mounted on a horse, holding a large Aboriginal Flag as part of the Dawn Service. (See 24/4/2018 Brisbane Channel 7, 6 o’clock news.)



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Over 20 years ago in 1997, Annette Lourigan attended her first Undertaker Job which involved attending the scene and taking into care the body of a 14-year-old boy who had ended his life. To this day, Annette recalls vividly that heart-wrenching event when she visited a home, cutting the young boy down and packing up his mother’s baby boy into the body bag and zipping it closed. This was just one of numerous similar tragic events that lives with Annette to this day. These days Annette Lourigan is the Seasoned Funeral Director and Location Manager for George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals on Bribie Island and is well versed in taking people on the journey of preparing their funeral and assisting families in celebrating the passing of a loved one. I had the pleasure of meeting Annette at her Funeral Office to spend a few hours talking dying, death, faith, hope and love. Dressed in a sharp blue uniform, colourful cravat and name badge, I was greeted by Annette Lourigan and taken down to the staff kitchen to make a cuppa before joining Annette behind the reception desk for our interview. The two notable features of a Funeral Office are the peace and calmness which was opposite to the music I had just played in my car before I arrived – You are wondering what I was playing? I was playing a track by David Gray, ‘It’s Not Easy to Be Me’ which is my latest ‘Ultimate Guitar’ track song. The second notable feature of a funeral office is that there are not 10 grieving families lined up preparing to bury their brother or sister, which is a good thing – they were probably all sitting across at the Coffee Club waiting until I had left the building – nothing worse than a nosey journo wearing an old polo top loitering behind a funeral reception desk. Annette’s day involves planning funeral events, conducting funerals, meeting families, screening calls, managing a business and investing time in community support events. Her warmness and willingness to connect with people and share her life journey and passion for a kinder and more generous society is palpable and at times emotional.

Annette with her Daughter Haley Annette Lourigan was born in Gundagai, New South Wales and moved to Scarborough, Queensland at 6 years of age with her twin brother, older brother and sister who was yet to be born. Annette recalls, “We were so fascinated with the ocean because in Gundagai we only knew rivers and now we had a whole ocean to swim. My dad operated a pest control business - I recall thinking that there must have been a lot of pests in Scarborough.” After finishing school and prior to entering the Funeral Industry, Annette worked across the retail industry managing various businesses on

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Reflections of an Undertaker The Funeral Planning Conference Room 20 years without the necessary qualities and the ability to ‘walk the talk.’ She has been instrumental in her positions on the Palliative Care Queensland State Council; Queensland Advisory group for Compassionate Communities; National Council for Women and more recently the Beachmere Community Bank Steering Community and has recently enrolled in the local Volunteer Marines which may lead to a few ashes being scattered across the bay.

Annette with Harry the Turtle and Community Volunteer Delia Lord the Sunshine Coast and in the Morten Bay Region. In 1988, Annette was married and had a daughter who Annette describes as the best thing that has ever happened to her. Annette said, “Our marriage did not work out. I don’t think that my husband was very good at marriage. In saying that, I don’t think I was any good at marriage either. I raised my daughter as a single mum and learned much about life and love through my beautiful daughter who is now 29 and lives in Brisbane.

decision at the age of 29 to undertake the Right of Christian Initiation with the Catholic Church to reinforce her faith and strengthen her spirituality. This was driven by the fact that Annette’s mum had a copy of the Catechism, a small green book that you receive during the time of preparing for and receiving the holy sacraments. Annette said, “I remember mum having the Catechism and wondering why I wasn’t Catholic. I am not religious, however I am very faith driven and believe in a God or higher power. This experience taught me a lot about myself and reinforced the importance of faith, hope and compassion,” Annette said. “I also completed an Advance Diploma in Chaplaincy to support my holistic understanding of our physical, social, emotional and spiritual health. “My role as the Location Manager at George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals is to support individuals and families to plan every aspect of their funeral. This includes supporting clients to pre-plan their funeral choices in cases where they may not want to place their family into an uncomfortable situation. One of the toughest roles is to mediate the discussion about what a deceased person may have wanted after they have passed away. It is so much easier to have that discussion together when you are alive.” Annette Said, “It can also be rewarding to sit with a young man who knows he is dying and does not want his wife to worry about the details of a funeral.”


The idea of signing up as an Undertaker never entered Annette’s mind until October 1997 when a close friend asked Annette to manage a family funeral. Annette discovered the challenges with locating a Funeral Director who understood a grieving family’s needs whilst providing a respectful celebration of someone’s life at a funeral service. Annette said, “It was my parish priest at the time who guided me in this direction and before I knew it, I had received a call one of the Funeral Directors to offer me a job. I really enjoy what I do - The role of an Undertaker requires compassion, kindness, respect, understanding and reliance.” Annette said, “I prefer to be called an Undertaker because it best describes what I do. Effectively I ‘Undertake to look after the body of the deceased and effect a celebration of a person’s life with their family and friends.” Annette’s mum and dad were both Christian people. Her mum was raised Catholic and dad Anglican. It was Annette’s mum who triggered her

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When you speak to Annette about Women in the Workplace or Feminism and the role that women play, Annette makes the point that gender parity is important and the role of the feminine movement has served women well to promote women’s roles in our community, however Annette says, “The best form of feminism is the support and kindness offered between women and within society and we should all get on together to tackle the big 4 issues that are crumbling our society; Bullying, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and most importantly Mental Health. Women have been warriors and leaders throughout history and I look forward to the day when we don’t need to talk about this.” Annette Lourigan is the voice of love, hope and faith and genuinely shares her experiences with her clients to facilitate and deliver a dignified and respectful goodbye to loves ones. She also facilitates seminars on Body Donor Programs, End of life planning, Estate Planning, Funeral Ritual Planning and is working with Delia Lord, a community volunteer and friend to host the annual community Memorial Day where the community will release an environmentally friendly floating Turtle named, Harry. The community are welcome to put their messages of love inside Harry the Turtle prior to the community memory day which is set for Spring in 2018 – Watch this space. It was a pleasure meeting such a passionate and realistic human being in Annette Lourigan. An advocate for justice, human kindness and humility – Thankyou. Q&A What do you do when you are not at work? I laugh a lot - stay Healthy – Escape to my backyard amongst trees and nature. I enjoy getting away to see my Dad in Country Victoria amongst the cow paddock – I also enjoy a glass of my favourite Pepper jack Shiraz – easy, smooth and delicious. What is your advice to living a good life? I think that you must walk true to your moral compass and do the right thing by everyone you meet to the best of your knowledge, experience and ability. You can talk and communicate as much as you like but if you are not prepared to act out of kindness and with goodwill – you are wasting your time. Good actions and deeds are more important than words.


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I would like to have my book published, ‘Notes from the Undertaker, Checkout Chick for God’ I would like to think that our community is a kinder place. I would like to see the Funeral Sector as part of end of life and not an afterthought. Should people pre-plan their funeral? The Art of Dying is a gift that I wish all of us knew. It is the ability to die well, to die knowing that you are loved, knowing that you have control over what will happen to you as you transition from dying to death. A death happens and rips a family apart and throws a family into an abyss of the unknown. It’s always better to formulate a will and plan about your death in terms of your burial, legacy and celebration. I do advise people to come and meet me to at least chat about your thoughts.You talk about Hope and Faith - How do you define Hope and Faith? Faith is the belief that your soul will rest peacefully in life as it will in death. Hope is something that is deep seated - hope gives us the resilience to walk forward together. There is nothing worse than an Undertaker being told she has cancer and walking that journey in parallel as you walk the journey of death with so many families – when I received this news about my own health, my faith was tested and strengthened. Fortunately, I

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BEACHMERE RESIDENTS WELCOME MOBILE COVERAGE NEWS Stephen Jones MP and Susan Lamb MP joined with Beachmere residents in welcoming the announcement of a new mobile tower for the village. After a long campaign and more than 18 months, residents at Palm Lake Resort can see their message about poor mobile phone reception that has long put their safety and welfare at risk, has finally been heard. Member for Longman, Susan Lamb MP has been campaigning with resident Pauline Holehouse to force the Government to deliver on its longstanding promise to build a new mobile base station. Frustrated at the Turnbull Government’s silence, residents invited Labor’s Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones MP, to help them lobby the Government to fix the Beachmere mobile black spot without further delays. Six weeks ago Ms Lamb and Mr Jones wrote again to the Minister for Regional Communications, to convey residents’ concerns and demand a response. Determined to get answers, the Member for Longman also raised the issue in Parliament over a week ago. In April, some residents were advised via Senator McKenzie’s office that a tower would be operational in Beachmere before Christmas. Susan Lamb said “we welcome this news, but we must remain vigilant to make sure the Government delivers on its promise. In other locations we have seen delays of more than 3 years between announcements and a tower being activated. This is a great step forward but we won’t be popping the champagne corks until the tower goes live.”

Beachmere Community Bank Steering Committee plan the upcoming Information Night

BEACHMERE COMMUNITY BANK INFORMATION NIGHT The Beachmere Community Bank Project Steering Committee is hosting an Information Night on Monday 11 June for those who would like to learn more about the proposed Community Bank that will service the Pumicestone and Caboolture area. “Having reached a quarter of our required target of local pledges to support the bank”, Steering Committee Chairman Dale Martin said. “We are excited that the reality of opening a Community Bank, that puts money back into the community, is drawing closer.” Dale says that the Information Night will give people the opportunity to meet the Steering Committee who are driving the project and hear from Malcolm Frizzell, Bendigo Bank Regional Community Manager. Malcolm has, over the last eighteen years, been involved with the successful development of Community

Banks in the Brisbane and Southwest QLD regions. During the evening Malcolm will cover the benefits of having a Community Bank in the local area. For those that have already pledged, and people that are interested in pledging, the evening will provide an opportunity to have any questions answered about the project. The Information Night will be held on Monday, 11 June: 6pm for 6.30pm start till 8pm at Beachmere Community Hall, 5 Progress Avenue,

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Beachmere Residents Say ‘Enough is Enough’ Simone Wilson MP, Member for Pumicestone, has launched a petition calling on the State Government to upgrade Beachmere Road. Mrs Wilson said that for far too long the State Government has failed to put this much needed upgrade on the priority list. “Recently I asked a direct question to the Premier seeking her promise to match the LNPs commitment for vital safety upgrades on Beachmere Road. The response I received was: The Department of Transport and Main Roads will continue to monitor the performance of Beachmere Road and assess its priority for upgrading along with other roads on the state-controlled road network. “In other words, ‘not on our radar’. How utterly disappointing,” Mrs Wilson said. “Ask anyone who travels this road and they will tell you that the shoulder of the road is dangerous and needs widening. I can not tell you how many people have told me about their near misses on this road”. “My petition is not about reducing the speed limit along Beachmere Road but to simply make this road safe.

concerns. “In just two weeks of door knocking around Beachmere, visiting businesses and meeting with residents at my Mobile Offices, the response has been simply overwhelming and the message is loud and clear: ‘Enough is Enough – fix this road’” Mrs Wilson said. “Today, I am asking all residents of Beachmere to get behind my petition and have their voices heard”. “We have the right to a safe, hazard free journey when using Beachmere Road.”

Petitions are available throughout Beachmere shops including the Newsagents, Chemist, Beach Shak Café and Bits and Bobs; at my Beachmere Mobile Office in Clayton Park (fourth Monday of every month); and in my electorate office. You can also sign the petition online by visiting simonewilson.com. au/haveyoursay.

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Since it started late last year this local advocacy group has grown its list of volunteers and started establishing itself in the local community as the “go to” for locals needing help.

Lyn and Dave If you need help, or know of someone who does, the new contact number for Beachmere Assist is 0459 929 291.

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Beachmere, once again, turned up in numbers to attend the Anzac Day service. Police estimated the crowd at over 2000 people with the numbers joining in the march to the Commemorative Service larger than any previous year.

New Co-ordinators Lyn and Dave have backgrounds in aged care and health and safety systems and are setting up procedures to cope with the increase in demand expected as more locals learn of the Drop In centre and assistance offered and available. A newsletter has already been started and the Co-ordinators have plans for activities and information sessions in the near future. Assistance from both State and Federal levels has been offered to ensure this very important local project has all the resources it requires.

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Community organisations, schools, sporting clubs and cultural groups can now apply for a share of $150,000 to hold events and activities that celebrate Queenslanders with disability.

Minister for Disability Services Coralee O’Rourke today announced applications for the annual Disability Community Event grants that recognise the achievements and contributions of people with disability would open on Monday, April 16. “With around 830,000 Queenslanders identifying as having disability, it is vital to create a Queensland in which everybody has the same access to opportunities,” Mrs O’Rourke said. “Grants of up to $5000 are available to help organisations and community groups host events or activities during Disability Action Week, which will be held between 9 and 15 September 2018, or on International Day of People with Disability on 3 December. “These celebrations will help empower people with disability and communities to work together to make change towards an all abilities Queensland.” Mrs O’Rourke said grants were open

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to a wide range of organisations and community groups, including those in the sport and recreation, arts and culture, education and employment sectors, housing, health and transport. “Last year Queenslanders participated in 38 events and activities across the state to celebrate a more inclusive Queensland,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing even more exciting celebrations this year, ensuring more Queenslanders with disability can participate in our communities and feel welcomed. “It’s about working together to help break down and remove some of those barriers people with disability face so they can reach their full potential.” Grant applications close at midday on Wednesday 16 May 2018. For more information on how to apply, go to www.communities.qld.gov.au/ disabilityactionweek

Eric & Jean Cooper Lancs UK. They had 3 children Andrew, David and Cathy and moved to Australia in 1965 and their 4th child Vicki was born 4 years later.

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Eric and Jean became Australian citizens in 1974, while they have moved around quite a lot in Queensland they first moved to Bribie Island when there was only 1500 people living here. Jean and Eric have 4 Children, 8 grandchildren and 3 great granddaughters. They celebrated their 60 years of marriage with Family and Friends last month.

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Jean and Eric received con gratulatory letters from: Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister of Australia the Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Paul De Jersey AC Governor - General Commonwealth of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove, Our Local Members, Susan Lamb & Simone Wilson. For anyone who has made any milestones like this, you should contact your local member.

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Birali Steiner School Ground Breaking Ceremony

from left to right, Lorraine Birse (Board Member), Auntie Minnie (Aboriginal Elder), Christine Dillon (Board Secretary), Susan Lamb (Federal Member for Longman), Chris Jack (Principal), Laing Dillon (Acting Board Chair), Georgina Dillon (student), Brad Day (Board Member), Lachlan Day (student), Dean Karauria (Shadforths Civil) and Michael Danieluk (Midson Constructions). On Tuesday, 10th April, Susan Lamb attended a Ground-Breaking Ceremony for the Birali Steiner School at Beachmere. As the school turned five on Friday 13th April it has been a most welcomed and exciting time. While it has been wonderful to be sited at the back of the Beachmere Hall, the whole community is looking forward to moving to our permanent home later this year. With full size classrooms we will be taking new enrolments. The school currently offers P-5, K-6 next year. Plans are underway for the High School. There are over 1000 Steiner/Waldorf Schools worldwide in more than 60 countries and 47 in Australia. The first Waldorf School was founded in Germany in 1919 and the movement turns 100 in 2019 with worldwide celebrations underway. For further information please contact the school on Ph. 5429 0511 or visit the website www.biralisteiner.qld.edu.au or find us on facebook. Tours are held regularly, and we have the Birali Creative Fair coming up on Sunday, 27th May at the Beachmere Hall, 5 Progress Ave., Beachmere 10am-3pm.

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Have you nominated a hard working local volunteer for a Longman Volunteer Award? Time is running out to nominate a hard working volunteer for their valuable service to our community. If you need more time to complete your nomination or would just like to come along to the event, my office will be happy to consider extensions for nominations and RSVPs. Please contact us as soon as possible to make these arrangements.


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12 Electricity prices and Fuel prices have risen tremendously over the last 12 months. Here are two media releases from the State Opposition LNP Leader and the Palaszczuk Labor Government, both have very different opinions on our costs of electricity & Fuel prices. These are two very important costs of living expenses that we all can’t go without. How do you feel about the prices for fuel and electricity? Write to the editor and let us know your opinion on these Media Releases.

Bill shock hits record high under Labor – LNP Media Release The Liberal National Party is calling on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to stop ripping off Queenslanders as power bill shock soars. LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said the Queensland Household Energy Survey showed record high stress levels for electricity prices under Labor. “This is just another in a long line of reports that shows households are stressed to breaking point about covering the ridiculous cost of power,” Ms Frecklington said. “Despite all the political hot air from Labor, the bills will continue to go up. “Labor’s plan is just a money merry-goround and Queenslanders will continue to pay more. “Prices have hit record levels on Labor’s watch and Queenslander’s should not have any faith in their ability to bring prices down. “The plain truth is we’re paying too much for electricity because Labor is using electricity as a secret tax. “This survey is a damning indictment on Labor’s energy policies and its secret tax on your bills.” Queensland Household Energy Survey: •More than 4500 households surveyed •71 per cent of southeast Queensland households were concerned about covering the cost of power (of those, about 51 per cent were extremely concerned). •59 per cent of regional Queensland households were extremely concerned about paying for electricity

Record electricity price falls ... ABS finds unheard-falls two quarters in a row – ALP Media Release The Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to continuing downward pressure on electricity prices was reflected in ABS statistics today which showed a 4.8 per cent drop in prices in Brisbane in the last quarter. “This is in stark contrast to a 1.8 per cent increase recorded nationally in the latest Consumer Price Index figures,’’ Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said yesterday. “These figures very clearly show that our measures to ease the pain for electricity users are working and we have only been able to achieve this because our electricity assets, unlike other states, remain publicly-owned.” “Prices for electricity have now fallen in the last two quarters - the first quarterly falls in electricity prices in Brisbane. “The annual increase during the LNP’s term peaked at 18.9 per cent. The price of electricity increased nearly 40 per cent during that period. “During the Palaszczuk term of Government, the price has increased just 3.2 per cent.’’ Today’s ABS report, which compared eight capital cities, (Page 9) said: “The rises are partially offset by falls in electricity (-4.8%) and international holiday travel and accommodation (-3.6%). The fall in electricity prices is due to discounting by energy retailers.’’


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YOU CAN BE THE JUDGE “Our $2 billion Affordable Energy Plan is well and truly kicking in for Queenslanders,’’ Dr Lynham said. Under its Affordable Energy Plan, the government is providing: •a two-year cap on electricity price rises to average inflation •a $50 annual rebate over the next two years, as a dividend for customers from the publicly-owned electricity businesses. South east Queenslanders also have been encouraged to shop around and choose the electricity retailer that offers the best deal. Almost every SEQ electricity retailer signed up to the Affordable Energy Pledge to pass on all the savings to consumers that the government is making in our publicly-owned electricity system. “Further proof that we are on the right path also came from the Queensland Competition Authority which flagged prices to drop in regional Queensland by up to 4.3 per cent following their draft determination. A final determination will be released on 31 May,’’ Dr Lynham said. “If the final decision reflects the draft, regional households could expect to see a 2.3 per cent drop in their annual power bill in the next financial year, or an average of $35. “Regional small businesses could see a drop in their power bill of 4.3 percent, or $110. “Our Affordable Energy Plan continued to provide cost of living relief, including the EasyPay Rewards of $75 for regional households and $120 for regional small businesses if they adopt Ergon Energy’s monthly direct debit billing.

Labor bows to LNP’s fuel price campaign – LNP Media Release LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has welcomed the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s climb-down on fuel price monitoring after months of campaigning by the Opposition and motoring groups. The adoption of real-time fuel price monitoring was the very first policy approved by the LNP’s new Shadow Cabinet. “I have backed real-time fuel price monitoring since I became LNP Leader because I understand the financial pressures Queenslanders are facing,” Ms Frecklington said. “Fuel prices have rocketed in 2018 but the only action the Palaszczuk Labor Government has taken has been to rubbish real-time fuel price monitoring. “The Palaszczuk Government has finally and grudgingly admitted it was totally wrong. “If I were Premier, this decision would have been taken months ago. “This decision has only been taken because of the pressure the LNP and motoring groups have applied to this Government. “I promise drivers who have been failed by Labor that I will keep the pressure on the Palaszczuk Government to ensure they finally deliver lower fuel prices.” Palaszczuk Government to tackle fuel prices – ALP Media Release The Palaszczuk Government has announced a two-year trial of fuel pricing monitoring to take effect in Queensland as soon as possible. A working group with industry stakeholders, including the RACQ, will be established to oversee the implementation of the fuel pricing monitoring system. “We know Queensland motorists are rightly concerned about high fuel prices,’’

Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said today. “While the primary responsibility for fuel pricing remains with the Federal Government and ACCC, the Palaszczuk Government is prepared to do whatever it can to assist Queensland motorists.’’ Dr Lynham said the Government had studied reports from Griffith University and the RACQ on fuel price monitoring. “While the reports provide differing views, we have determined that a two-year trial of fuel pricing monitoring should take effect in Queensland as soon as possible. “I would like to thank RACQ, Griffith University and industry representatives for the constructive input they have provided.’’ Dr Lynham said the two-year trial would ensure that more current data is available to motorists and will not disadvantage small independent retailers. “All fuel retailers will be required to collate and publish their latest prices online, on their own websites and their own apps, within 15 minutes of any change. “The system will be required to have in-built safeguards against retailers’ price fixing and not inflict unnecessary red tape. “We have very real concerns about the LNP proposal. Their proposal, which has only surfaced of late after years of inactivity, including when they were in Government, is an expensive, airy-fairy scheme based on limited information. “Our proposal is supported by a Griffith University study of the petrol prices monitoring schemes in NSW and the

Northern Territory. “Despite a $20 million price tag for the NSW scheme, the study reports a very limited impact in metropolitan Sydney, no impact in regional New South Wales and an actual increase in the price of fuel in Darwin. “For Metropolitan Queensland, the report says: ‘a similar scheme implemented in Brisbane may have a less significant downward impact on ULP retail prices compared to the observed impact in Sydney.’ “In regional Queensland, the study says: ‘results for NSW and regional Northern Territory suggest that such a scheme will have either negative or upward impact on the average monthly retail ULP prices’.’’ Dr Lynham said the study said what the Government has been saying all along that the key to lowering the price of fuel is increasing competition. “It is crucial though that the Federal Government plays the primary role. We cannot do this alone – a fact conveniently overlooked by the LNP. “A streamlined national approach is necessary. “A federal excise of 38 cents per litre is a significant percentage of the price of petrol which could be addressed as soon as next week in the Federal Budget. Dr Lynham said the Palaszczuk Government would continue to examine options of how we can increase competition in the fuel market and ensure that motorists are not ripped off by the big players in the petroleum industry. “We are prepared to stand up for Queensland motorists. It is time the Federal Government did their bit too.’’


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ENERGY FORECASTING An energy forecast is about knowing some of the potential energy that can influence you and how to navigate through this time with ease & grace. The coming month there will be a New Moon and also a Full Moon occurring. The new moon offers a gateway into believing that dreams can come true. You’ll start to become more aware of things you want to accomplish through what you may think is a daydream, is actually insight into possibilities. The only thing preventing you from achieving those desires is action. So lets turn dreams into realities. Full Moons energy tends to make people highly sensitive and intense emotions like anger can emerge. The full moon influences the opportunity to observe what is working & what is not and going a little deeper into your emotions & discover what is really coming up for you at a core level. You maybe wondering what does core level mean? Let me explain. Most people tend to focus on, let’s use anger as an example. They focus on the emotion of anger and stay in that emotional space, which on amplifies the emotion of anger. Yet if you down a level and consider what is really at the core of your anger, you will discover a whole new meaning to the situation. So let’s break down the coming month’s energy for you.

Week 1 – May 7th-13th - Ocean Calling Ocean calling is an indication that there is an imbalance of being stuck within your own head. Trying to think of solutions rather than feeling into them. When you spend too much time in your head, you can become tuck or trapped within your own mind. Getting to the ocean is not only about rebalancing your energies, there is a physiological component to it as well. As you sit near the ocean you breathe in the salt into your body which helps communication between cells, and also through the action f the waves you heartbeat starts to fall into that same rhythm as the waves allowing you to become more present within your surroundings/life. Mother Earth provides an array of natural beauty that helps humans on so many levels. So get to the ocean and distress, rebalance & there you will feel a renewed zest for life again. Week 2 – May 14th – 20th May – Soul (New Moon on 15th) As this week unfolds with the New Moon energy, this is where you are given insight through random thoughts dropping into your consciousness of dreams/goal/ desires or things you want to improve. Before you dismiss these ideas, contemplate these suggestions. Step out of your logic mind which reminds you of the should do’s & have to’s constricting you thinking your too busy or things can’t change & give yourself permission to explore the possibilities that are being presented to you.

Week 3 – May 21st – 27th – Dreams When you begin a dream, motivation keeps you excited and full of gusto. Yet those feelings fall away and this is where focus, consistent habits and accessing becomes more important. Dreams can become reality if you put the actionable steps in place to secure that outcome for the whole duration that it takes to come true. Not just the beginning phase, but for long term success. Week 4 – May 28th – 3rd June– Grounding (Full Moon on the 30th) Its interesting how the start of this month and end of the month are both around Mother Earth energies. Grounding helps keep a stable mind, body, soul & spirited. When deeper emotions surface around the full moon period, we can become internalized, over sensitive & over react. Take that as a sign that balance is required. Walking on the grass barefoot 10 minutes a day helps to neutralize these heightened emotions & stay calm. With a calm mind, you can make decisions more

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My Mum is 92 on the 5th of May, and I constantly brag about how awesome she is to anyone who will listen.

It’s not that she is the age she is, it’s her attitude and inner strength that constantly make me glow with pride and I feel ridiculously grateful to have this amazing woman in my life. Mum is still fiercely independent but will always put her family first. Even though her “Baby” is now 58, myself and my siblings will always be her babies even though we are all well past the age of needing “mothering”. At 92 she will still drop everything to help us if we need it – she really is our precious Mum, Nana and Great Nana. Of course, because of Mothers Day, May is seen by most people as Mums Month, and hopefully most of us spend at least one day appreciating what our Mum does for us. I recently watched a short film about a job advertisement. The job required the successful applicant to be on call 24/7 365 days a year for the rest of their lives. They were only to sleep when their “associate” slept, only to eat when their associate was feed, only sat if their associate was not requiring them and were given no holidays. If they were given more “associates” their job increased two or three fold. If their associate moved up to the same level as them they would then have twice as much responsibility as their associate and in some cases twice as much work. All of the applicants were horrified by this job, they complained that it was

illegal to not have a holiday, to work such ridiculous hours, they certainly had no intention of doing this job for no income and told the person advertising the job that they would never find anyone prepared to do this job.

Of course the job was being a Mum, and then progressing to a Nana. When each of the applicants were told this they cried, and immediately contacted their mum and thanked them for always being there. It was a wakeup call that made them realise the hard work and sacrifice that Mums do. I see this all the time with Mums/ Nanas that come to us to stay fit and healthy. Mums are the first ones to change their “My” times if something happens in the family. Nanas disappear in the school holidays to help their children cope with their children. Mums are tired, stressed, these days they usually work out of the house as well, and in a lot of cases they are caring for their Mum and their children at the same time. They are pulled tight with demands to keep everyone happy, but what about them!? When we run our mums into the ground with constant demands for their time, do any of us appreciate that, just maybe, Mum needs some Her time? And I’m not just talking about going to the loo without someone calling out a question about a lost shoe or what the next meal will be. If our mums become unhappy you

Senior Gentle Warm Up Your Body Exercises Before You Start! If you feel uncomfortable or concerned about any of these movements do not do them or stop! Only ever move at a speed that feels comfortable for YOU. Start slowly with each exercise until you become used to the exercises, remember that you are asking your body to do something new. You may be comfortable only performing one of the exercises and not be comfortable doing the others. That is ok! Everyone’s body reacts differently to different movements. Never do something that you are nervous about by yourself. If you are at all worried please have a helpful, stable person around to make you feel more confident and secure.

Let’s get started! These exercises are a great way to “warm up” your body especially as the morning get cooler. Take each exercise slowly and carefully and only as many times as you are comfortable with! Remember exercising does become easier if it is done regularly and small changes can make a big difference. Even practicing only one exercise a day will help improve your fitness. You can do these sitting on your bed or in a stable chair.


Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, your toes in a straight line and with your knees just slightly bent . With your hands on your hips slowly turn your upper body to the left. Bring your body back to the centre and then slowly turn your body to the right. Repeat 5 times each way or as many as you are comfortable doing.


Sit comfortably on the edge of your bed or in a stable chair. Sit up tall with your shoulders back and chest up. Rest your left hand on your right shoulder. Hold your left elbow with your hand and very gently pull it toward your body for 10 to 30 seconds. Return to the starting position. Repeat with your right arm. Repeat 5 times each way or as many as you a comfortable doing


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can bet the whole family becomes unhappy! Some Mums hide their unhappiness in glasses of wine and food. Some bottle it up until everyone is asleep to cry in solitude, and some

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NaturopathyHippy or trippy? As naturopaths we study areas such as anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, chemistry, musculoskeletal anatomy, counselling and communication, nutrition, herbal medicine, clinical medicine, as well as business management, practice administration, clinical case studies, naturopathic philosophy, massage, iridology, mineral therapy, flower essences, as well as undertaking clinical placements, so if you think it’s all a bit fruit loopy, hippy trippy, or woo woo, think again. Throughout our studies we are directed to search and consult current research, trials and studies and thus provide evidence based practice. Diagnostic tools used by naturopaths are often pathology testing, the same as doctors, involving blood tests to test an array of areas such as inflammatory markers, allergies, levels of minerals etc such as iron levels, zinc, copper, etc ; stool tests to check for parasites etc, saliva tests to test hormones etc, as well as DNA testing for gene mutations etc such as MTHFR as well as testing blood pressure, blood sugar levels, etc. We can also use other screening tools such as iridology, tongue, nail and urine analysis, which can show predispositions to different areas of potential weakness, as well as deficiencies in certain minerals, and ph levels etc . Naturopaths take time to listen as well as taking into account a complete medical history and any major life occurrences and stressors, and medications. We study the different body systems such as the digestive, immune, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, dermatological, and

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Government partnership leads to motor neurone disease drug candidate A potential drug to treat motor neurone disease (MND) is set to emerge from a partnership between The University of Queensland and the Queensland Government. UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) is working with a Queensland company, NuNerve, to develop and manufacture the drug candidate for use in clinical trials in 2019. Science Minister Leeanne Enoch said the work provided real hope for people with the devastating disease, and demonstrated the benefits of investing in science infrastructure. “In 2005, the Queensland Government partnered with UQ to establish the Queensland Brain Institute, now one of the world’s major medical research institutes. The government and university agreed that Queensland would receive a return on investment from any new therapeutic drugs that were developed by the institute,” Ms Enoch said. “Queensland will receive its first commercial return from the Queensland Brain Institute from the development of this new MND drug candidate. This bodes well for future translational opportunities for Queensland science. It also highlights the long-term nature of these investments in science infrastructure.” In 2005 the Government also committed to establishing a biologics manufacturing facility in Woolloongabba. Patheon, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, operates the facility and has been contracted by NuNerve for the project.

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“The establishment of this biologics manufacturing facility shows remarkable insight and underlines how key government investment pays significant dividends for the state,” Ms Enoch said. The drug candidate blocks a protein known as EphA4, the subject of more than a decade of research by QBI’s Professor Perry Bartlett with Emeritus Professor Andrew Boyd from UQ and QIMR Berghofer. UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said the discovery opened the way for this exciting development. “The research showed that EphA4 was the key molecule involved in the guidance of motor neurons from the brain to targets in the spinal cord and was also responsible for impeding the recovery of motor neurons following injury.” Professor Bartlett said the researchers believed the finding would have important implications for the future treatment of MND, spinal cord injury, as well as other neurological diseases. “It is gratifying to see our discovery translated into a potential treatment for patients with MND.” NuNerve has licensed the intellectual property from UniQuest, UQ’s commercialisation company, as part of its focus on new technologies to treat or prevent the neurological disease that progressively attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The project is supported by Peter Goodenough Corpus, Spinal Cure Australia (estate of Lisa Palmer), the BioPharmaceuticals Australia Development Fund, and FightMND.

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Seeing a Psychologist For many people, the idea of seeing a psychologist may be confronting, as it usually means talking about and sitting with unpleasant thoughts and feelings about ourselves and our lives – past, present and future - and the people in it. There may be concerns about being ‘judged’ for who we are, what we have done and what has happened to us. Most of us will have a problem in life that we can’t resolve on our own. This may cause or contribute to issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles or unhealthy behaviours that help us ‘feel better’ for a while. Family and friends can be great support but are unlikely to be comfortable with our distress. They can encourage us to avoid the very source of our suffering and therefore its resolution. Sometimes they add to our feelings of being judged, or not being good enough and so on. We keep doing the same things to deal with the problem and nothing changes. We become stuck. We feel trapped and hopeless. It all gets ‘too hard’ to do it alone. A psychologist is a source of impartial, accepting and non-judgemental help. The ability to explore concerns in confidentiality with an independent professional enables us to examine patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that are not really helpful for us and to explore different approaches to old problems. With a psychologist, we are heard and acknowledged; our feelings are validated. Strengths are identified and developed. We are assisted to explore and try something different, such as a new


perspective, a new way of communicating to others or a new behaviour. We are not carried, or ‘fixed’. We are supported to discover and make changes that will help us and to persist with these until they become our new patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. We learn not to fear change, but to accept and embrace it as a normal part of life. For some people, the degree of wellbeing they experience is affected by physical injury, illness or continual pain. For others, there may be permanent psychiatric conditions. Along with appropriate medical assistance, a psychologist can help people to improve the quality and enjoyment of their lives in the presence of these conditions. Whatever the problems are, the willingness to work on them and make meaningful change is a vital ingredient in the mix. The experience of lasting distress is a strong signal that something needs to change. Seeing a psychologist may mean sitting through some unpleasant thoughts and feelings yet is likely to help with the resolution of the problem and significant relief of the distress that it produces.

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In recent weeks, Cranky Lizard’s attention has been captured by the public comments and media debate about the changing of history... “ History “ is defined in the Oxford Dictionary, in part, as “ the study of past events, especially human affairs. “ – as opposed to ‘ archaeology ‘ which is a study of ancient affairs – and, somewhere in the halls of academia there will a person who will know, or claim to know, when history stops and archaeology starts ! But, we should not trouble ourselves about that here !! There are other definitions and other interpretations, because History lends itself, not always accurately, to subjective definitions. History is the story of us. It is who we are, where we come from, why we do the things we do and why we hold onto the rituals that define our society. The history of Australia , as we know it to be, contributes substance and strength to the fabric of our National story – not all of our stories are good, some probably do not reflect what actually happened because no Australian alive today, can speak with any authority on events that occurred 200 years ago or thereabouts. No one can. History’s credibility and authority comes from evidence. Evidence comprises written records compiled at the time, drawings and sketches of events as they occurred, preserved artefacts and relics that bear silent witness of their use, very old photographic records, old newspaper cuttings and records, diaries and logs from farming communities , sheep and cattle station records and, obviously, anecdotal evidence [ basically stories and folk tales passed from one to another over time, including the oral traditions of Australian Aboriginal people.] All of this mass of evidence, assessed objectively and dispassionately, by credible observers lead us to form conclusions about what actually


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happened, where it happened, who gained, who lost, and, how those events at that time affect our communities as we know them today. That is how, in the opinion of Cranky Lizard, our society can form its view of the world in a sensible context, based upon the existing evidence of past events. So what ? You may ask ? Well, it is accepted that humans have always been inclined to ‘ gild the lilly ‘, so to speak ; to tweak the stories to make them reflect our view of events in a more complimentary light from our point of view, to right what some consider to be past wrongs, not actual wrongs, mind you, just an opinion from one or two people of what they consider to be past wrongs !! We accept, in cynical terms, that, in wartime, ‘ the winners write the history ‘, and so it is, but the damning and irrefutable evidence of the war cemeteries counter acts the more hysterical claims of war historians. And, in the month of April, Australia commemorates hugely significant events in our Nation’s story.

ANZAC DAY This is a day, in the life of our Nation when we reflect on terrible events that occurred during World War 1, in Europe and in Turkey ; events that brought widespread death and mourning to our young Nation, but, events also, that by the passage of time, have served to define us as Australians. We know about this, because military records from that time detail the events, the personalities, the sheer horror, the brutality and the heroism of Australian men and women enduring these terrible times. For example, we know the story of Villers Bretonneux – how the advancing German

Army was halted by Australian troops ; we know how the Australians fought ;we know how the French feel about that and we know that one man, an Australian military leader was responsible for devising and implementing new methods of a applying military force. We know that these new tactics gave our troops tremendous advantage on the battlefield ; all of this is a matter of history. We also know that this leader was General Sir John Monash. An engineer from Melbourne. Due to his expertise on the battlefield he was Knighted by the King of England, a signal honour in those times and he was promoted to the rank of full General, a rank few men & women anywhere ever hold, and a rank, within the military, that carries enormous respect, enables command of Armies and places the holder of that rank well and truly in the upper echelons of our National society. All of this occurred in 1918. One hundred years ago. Monash, his achievements, his life with its strengths and weaknesses, has been detailed in our written military history and we can, as we should, reflect on his story with pride. But we have now, some opinion pieces in the national media, commenting that Monash deserves further reward. Agitation for further promotion for Monash, to the rank of Field Marshall is occurring – some give it credence some do not !! Cranky Lizard maintains that you can’t change history. In his life, Monash received the accolades of a grateful nation, what now, can be gained by further promotion one hundred years down the track of life ?? Is it to right a wrong ? Cranky Lizard asks what wrong was done, to whom ?? Australia never had a Field Marshall during World War 1, we simply did


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not have enough troops under arms to warrant an officer of that rank. There was another Australian Army leader in that terrible war who distinguished himself and his men with brilliant leadership and who held, equal rank and knight-hoods as General Monash. That man was General Harry Chauvel, the leader of the Australian Light Horse and the man who took Beersheba in a cavalry charge of audacity and daring that reflected not only upon him, but also upon the superb men he commanded and the magnificent horses they rode – The Walers ! Both of these Australian leaders were acknowledged by the British military as exceptional officers which is why they were both Knighted and promoted to the rank of full General. Both men have been credited with positively affecting the outcome of World War 1, in their respective spheres of battle, one in the deserts of the Middle East, the other on the battlefields of France. Cranky Lizard points out that if we, as a Nation, begin to hand out further military promotions one hundred years down the track, then logic and common -sense tells us that we are obliged to consider that case of General Harry Chauvel of the Australian Light Horse as well : he is equally deserving. And, let’s say, we as a Nation did that, we would then have two Field Marshalls from a War that never provided one at the time…and that would be ridiculous.

Cranky Lizard strongly believes that history should remain undisturbed, we live with what we have, that is our story, good, bad, indifferent or whatever ?? That is who we are and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Cranky Lizard quietly suggests that as a consequence of fiddling with history we may well see the awarding of post- humous life membership to the Committee of the local bowls club ; now wouldn’t that be some- thing ??



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CCTV for Ningi Tip Moreton Bay Regional Council has installed security cameras at the Ningi Waste Transfer Station to deter acts of vandalism and break-ins. Asset, Construction and Maintenance Spokesperson Councillor Adam Hain said council recently installed security cameras at the tip and was now installing security fencing following recent incidents at the site including graffiti, smashed glass, the theft of fuel and steel, and damage to the tip’s infrastructure.

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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT $30 buys a brick, your name will be placed on a memorial plaque and you will receive a certificate of appreciation in celebration of your contribution. Our community needs an overnight respite facility that is home like, easily accessible and can support the needs of older people, people with advancing memory loss as well as young people with disability, who choose to remain living at home in our community.


“This type of wanton destruction of public facilities costs ratepayers hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. That’s money that could be spent on vital road projects stormwater infrastructure and community facilities,” Cr Hain said. “Graffiti alone can cost anywhere up to $5,000 to clean up per incident.


“It’s unfortunate that we’ve had to resort to installing security cameras and fencing around the Ningi tip, but it’ll help to deter wanton acts like vandalism and break-ins in the future.”


Division 1 Councillor Brooke Savige said local police have also pledged to patrol the tip, adding to council’s security patrols.

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Eric Sheilds

New candidate for Mayor of Moreton Bay Regional Council. Eric Shields is a local resident who wants to help the community by running for Mayor of Moreton Bay Regional Council. Eric has been wearing the hat of corruption buster, highlighting corruption in all forms of government and exposing the lack of community consultation across the Moreton Bay region. After a successful career in multinational companies such as P&O Shipping, Carlton United Breweries, Independent Distillers and Olympic Gaming, Eric wants to bring his corporate experience and knowledge to the position of Mayor. A self-professed “people person”, he enjoys meeting people and loves life. This is also evident as he has also been a professional musician for much of his life, performing here and overseas with bands such as Cold Chisel, Dragon and Midnight Oil.

“With council’s free tipping service, many people use the Ningi facility, and it’s also the home of our community’s exciting oyster shell recycling project, so to have heard that vandalism and break-ins are taking place is really disappointing,” Cr Savige said.

Over the past few years Eric’s Facebook page titled The Truth - Moreton Bay has gained momentum in highlighting the shortfalls in the council and listening to residents’ concerns.

“Ratepayers don’t deserve to be footing the bill for these acts, which is why we’re now installing security cameras and fencing to deter these acts.”

Eric says “If you are not happy with what you are currently seeing in local government, then visit The Truth - Moreton Bay and see what Eric Shields is all about.”

This is why Eric has now put his hand up to run for Mayor.

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Unexpected Money Scams How the Scam Works Scammers tell you out of the blue that you are entitled to money precious gems, gold or valuable shares but you need to make upfront payments to get them. You will never receive what was promised and there will always be an excuse for why you have to pay more. If you pay the fees, you will lose your money. Rebate or reclaim scams involve a scammer telling you that you are owed money for reasons such as overpaid taxes, bank fees or some sort of compensation. However, before you can get your money you are asked to pay a small administration fee. With inheritance scams, scammers pose as lawyers, bankers or foreign officials and tell you that you are entitled to a large inheritance or offer you a share in a scheme because you have same name as someone who died. They often use official-looking documents and ask you to make payments for fees and taxes before you can receive the inheritance. They can also ask for your personal details to fill out ‘official paperwork’. This means you might have your identity stolen as well as your money. Commonly called Nigerian scams may have originated in West Africa but can come from anywhere in the world. They involve scammers tell you they need your


Community help to secure a large fortune which they are desperately trying to transfer out of their country. They may claim the fortune is a hidden stash of money, gold or assets abandoned by a corrupt government or official and if you agree to receive it they will give you a large share when it is safe to do so. Like all of these scams, they will say you first need to pay taxes, bank charges or fees for anti-terrorism and money laundering checks before they can send the money. These scams commonly come from overseas and ask for payment via wire transfer but may also ask for bank transfers or other payment methods. If you fall for these scams, you will never receive anything from the scammer and lose any money you sent.


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Protect yourself •Remember there are no get-rich-quick schemes: if it sounds to good to be true it probably is. •Avoid any arrangement with a stranger that asks for up-front payment via money order, wire transfer, international funds transfer, pre-loaded card or electronic currency. It is rate to recover money sent this way. •If an unsolicited email looks suspicious, just delete it. Don’t click on any links. •Government departments, banks or utilities will never contact you asking you to pay money upfront in order to claim a fee or rebate. •If you are unsure, check the identity of the contact independently. Do not use the contact details provided in the message sent to you – get correct contact details through an independent source such as a phone book or online search. •Conduct a search online using the exact wording of the offer – many scams can be identified this way

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Toastmasters International District 69 Conference On Saturday April 28th the Toastmasters International District 69 conference had Toastmasters from Northern NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea gathering to meet, greet and compete at the one of the toughest Pubic Speaking competitions held. While the conference covers two days and four different public speaking categories the jewel in the Toastmasters crown is the International Speech. To qualify to compete in the International Speech competition at the District 69 conference, competitors would have already had to win at their Toastmasters Club, their Area and their Division. On Saturday night the crowd gathered in the Ipswich Civic Centre to hear eight accomplished speakers present their International speeches and to discover who would go on to represent the District in Chicago USA in August 2018. An International Speech should inspire people to make changes to that would improve their lives or the lives of those around them. Cathy McGillivray from Bribie Toastmasters was the third speaker for the evening with her speech entitled “It Will Ruin Your Life”, which focuses on how your choices will either lead you toward your goals or away from them. The winner of the competition was Ally Hannon from Adventurers Toastmasters Club (Fortitude Valley) 2nd place was Pushpa Vida from Alice Springs

International competitors Toastmasters and 3rd place was Dean Collins from Bundaberg Simply Speaking Toastmasters. Although Cathy did not place she was proud to be standing alongside the best speakers in the district, some of whom have been competing at this level for over 10 years. “The speakers were incredible and to even be included in this group of people is amazing, I am so very happy and proud to have represented Bribie Toastmasters at the district conference once again. And of course, Toastmasters is not just about competing in speech contests, that is an option for those who wish to, but you can be a Toastmaster and never compete. Toastmasters are there to help anyone improve their public speaking, confidence and leadership. I have made some great friends from other clubs all over the district and I know I can visit a Toastmasters club anywhere in the world and be welcomed” Cathy said. If you are interested in improving your public speaking or just want to beat your shyness, then come along to a Bribie Toastmasters meeting. The meetings are held at 7pm for a 7.15pm start, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month in the ANZAC room of the Bribie Island RSL. Guests are more than welcome!

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Vale Vic Clayton Vic Clayton was born in Paddington, New South Wales on 20 January 1943 to Jean and Douglas Clayton. He was just one of a large family and his “formative years” ended when he joined the Army and transferred to Wacol as a Gunner in the Fourth Field Regiment at Wacol. Vic completed seven parachute jumps and always remembered the princely “jump” allowance of “seven shillings extra pay”. Vic left the army after three years and settled down with his wife Gaye. Vic worked as a Rigger, for a large neon sign firm, travelling throughout Queensland for the next ten years. Working with his mate, a qualified electrician, they updated signage at service stations and he often remarked that he had the dubious honour of having had a beer at every hotel in the state. Vic started a business installing neon and under awning signs and lived in Arana Hills and then the Redland Bay area for many years. He was a volunteer at the Volunteer Coastal Patrol in Redland Bay from approximately 1979 to 1988, acting as Skipper or crew on rescue boats, as well as on the Communications radio and at numerous fund raising events. Vic was also a founding member of the Arana Hills Junior Rugby League Football Club. Vic was part of the flood rescue team around Windsor in the 1974 floods and assisted in two rescues that stuck with him

amongst the many he was involved in – one pregnant woman going into labour and another of a male heart attack victim – plucking both from rising flood waters and delivering to waiting ambulances at dryer locations. Following the sale of the business, Vic worked for Brambles Security, initially as a Casual Security Guard but worked his way up to Senior Supervisor, and whilst there returned to TAFE to gain further qualifications. In 1991 the family moved to Beachmere where Vic spent his semi retirement working as a truck driver and as an attendant at the Beachmere Service Station. Vic was a founding member of the Beachmere Sports Fishing Club and was a staunch follower of the Beachmere Senior team, the Pelicans and also the Juniors and Colts teams of Wynnum Manly Football Club. Vic acted as President of the Pelicans Senior Rugby League in their early years. Vic later joined the Woodford Golf Club where he “chased a little white ball around” and then decided he would lose less balls if he started Bowls, so he joined the Beachmere Bowls Club, where he was a member for several years. A keen fisherman, Vic loved beach camping and the outdoor life, particularly Rainbow Beach. He loved all sports and he also loved animals including a sulphur crested Cockatoo named Herbie. He was a bird breeder for many years, giving away his hand raised cockatiels, masks, peach face and African ring neck parrots for many years and before it was “popular” to own hand raised birds. He also raised and trained “Red ‘n’ Tan” Dobermans as guard dogs. British Staffordshire Terriers then captured his heart. He is often remembered driving his mobility scooter around Beachmere with Sok (Son of Knuckles) riding “shotgun”. Vic is survived by his wife of 54 years and one month, Gaye, children and grand children and will be remembered as a kind, generous, straight shooting bloke that “would do anything for you”.


CAMBODIA – A Tumultuous Journey

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Cambodia has become what is referred to as a destination of choice. Even though it didn’t make the top 10 in 2017 it still holds a fascination that rivals Vietnam for Australians. This is in part is due to the number of UNESCO sites and in particular the temple of Angkor Wat dating back to the 12th century. For 812 years stories were accumulating and religions changing as the rulers of the time introduced Hinduism and Buddhism as the doctrines for their people.

Cambodia dates back to Jayavarman VII who reigned between 1181- 1218. The Khmer Empire stretched forth to encompass parts of modern day Thailand, Malaysia, Burma, Laos and Vietnam and was colonized by the French in the 19th century. Life through religion was one of order and peace for many centuries under successive rulers of the Jayavarman dynasty. But peace would not prevail for eternity when in the 1970s Cambodia suffered heavy carpet bombing by the

Old Market Produce Siem Reap USA leaving the many unexploded bombs that are still present today. After a false dawn of independence in 1953, Cambodia promptly plunged back into

But time heals many wounds and much has changed to transform Cambodia into an enticing destination in not only the historic areas but in places like Pub Street in Siem Reap where you will find genuine Khmer cooking and everything from French cuisine to a genuine English pub. Many Australians call Siem Reap home due in part to their love of the Cambodian people. Strolling beside the river you will encounter the old town markets that imbue the sense of family where the tight knot community have sold their wares for centuries. Ladies squat in the isles selling their catches from the previous day. That in itself is a fascination but it is the colour of the fruit and vegetable market that really catches your attention.

the horrors of civil war in 1970 to suffer the Khmer Rouge’s incredibly brutal reign of terror. Only after UN-sponsored elections in 1993 did Cambodia begin to scramble back onto its feet. Many would still remember the persecution of the despised leader Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge regime.

The night markets are very safe and it is not unusual to see shoppers there until a late hour. Phar Circus and the Apsara Dancers top the list as a great way of introducing the culture of the Khymer people but a visit to the local museum should be a starting point. This aides in the overall understand of the ruling dynasties through time. When you tour everything

How about duck with your bananas, old market Siem Reap Cambodia tends to make more sense if you make this your first stop. Tonle Sap Lake reveals the poorer side to a struggling country. I am so fascinated by their life on the water, everything from a crocodile farm and textile shop, the local school and church all contribute to this bustling community. The infectious smiles will soon have you feeling more like a friend than a tourist. To the south is the capital Phnom Penh. Here you will witness the sadness that the past regime created. However it is also the gateway to beautiful seaside resorts and a playground for the wealthy. To experience Cambodia is definitely to a journey through the good the bad and in some ways the ugly. You will come away with a sense of awe from the decaying temples to the wonderful food. HOW TO GET THERE. : Fly from Singapore into Siem Reap or Phnom Penh with Silk Air. WHO TO TRAVEL WITH: ICS Travel group and myself for organised tours including cruising and Trails of Indochina for a boutique and luxury experience.

Why is Bribie Island such a bloody good place to live…? By Staff Writer : Harvey Fewings.

What follows are the impressions of the writer who has been visiting Bribie Island for a number of years. No one was interviewed, all opinions and impressions are mine, except for the flaming sunsets…they belong to God. ] It is about half way between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and it is attached to Australia by thin wooden bridge, that’s all. It is a sand island like many of the islands of the South East Queensland Coast ; the Southern half is covered by housing and urban development whilst the Northern half is a protected park sprinkled with paper bark swamps, small billabongs, old World War II cement bunkers, long, hard, curving beaches of golden sand and a vulnerable neck at the Northern most point where the Pacific Ocean maintains its timeless assault on the sand dunes as it continues its quest to join with Pumicestone Passage. Pumicestone Passage is a beautiful tidal passage between Bribie and Australia ; it is home to thousands of seabirds, pelagic fish, mangrove swamps, mud flats, mosquitoes, tidal estuaries, old house boats and, at times, a certain natural stillness with echoes of songs and the silent shuffling of the thousands of feet that have passed that way. The Western side of the Island is characterised by lovely, calm beaches kissed by the waters of Pumicestone Passage on any normal day, but, when the ocean becomes ugly, the rips and tides of the Passage are not friendly ; the combination of an outgoing tide and a strong South Easterly provides a challenge for any sea going mortal in any kind of vessel. And vessels there are ! The region is an amateur and professional boating ‘ mecca ‘ – on any given day there will be kayaks, tinnies, yachts big and small,

bustling, prickly trawlers hurrying seaward so that they may satisfy their destiny with prawns and larger ocean fish and sleek, luxurious vessels humming through the waters crewed by people who are simply enjoying the pleasure of the sea, the sun and the wind – their relaxed, open faces indicate that they have not recently listened to any television news or read any national print media. Along the Western shore, from White Patch to Bongaree, sprinkled among the gums trees, paper barks and casuarinas, are clean, busy sea-food places where delicious ‘ fish and chips ‘, that wonderful legacy of English food , is readily and cheaply available. Motels, caravan parks, hotels and time share apartments spread generously along the waterfront ; these are ready destinations for travellers and tourists seeking peace and respite from mainland madness. Life has an orderly pace on the Western side of Bribie – not hurried, but purposeful although relaxed and one feels this as you cross the bridge and become a small part of the island’s story. Urban development in the centre and South of the Island has a similar look to urban development anywhere along the Australian mainland coastal fringe, but there are trees and travellers palms which make the difference along with an underlying sense of community not generally experienced in mainland urban areas. The Island has an abundance of community assets – the 3A University is a remarkable place, offering a wide range of courses, a bewildering array of options including tactile and mental challenges for all ages, all preferences and all genders. This place is truly a wonderful community asset – its administrators, managers and instructors are impressive and deserve much credit – they make a serious contribution to the

quality of Island life. Art Centres, Libraries and Parks contribute to the ‘cocktail of interesting pastimes’, [ sounds like an interesting drink !! ], on Bribie, as do the canal estates towards the centre of the Island. Standing quietly on the edge of one of these canals, one can see curious maritime visitors, a dolphin or two, nosing about, lost looking turtles, not many but some and mysterious splashes and swirls in the canals hint at life not visible to mere humans but present nevertheless !! The canal estates are busy, barbecue smoke floats about the place from sloping lawns and verandas, life unfolds at a leisurely pace and friendly waves to passing vessels are more likely than rigid fingers. The East Coast is a different place. It is washed by the Pacific Ocean, although much of it lies in the lee of the sand islands further West. Woorim has a splendid Surf Lifesaving Club with very competitive clubbies keeping a watch over the swimmers and bathers in the relatively calm waters of the Southern end. Beaches of soft golden sand are easily reached along paths through the small sand hills of the Western side. This is an ocean beach and the swimming experience is quite different from Pumicestone Passage on the Eastern side. There is no huge surf, but there are rips and currents and every now and then a small swell arrives with just enough punch in it to remind you that you are swimming in the Pacific Ocean. These ocean beaches run all the way North to Caloundra, pretty much !! They are hard sand and four wheel drive vehicles can move along safely, enjoying the apparent freedom of movement on a hard sand ocean beach, and, as usual, the normal human examples of stupidity and ‘ hooning ‘ occur, with vehicle roll-overs and casualties the result. There is not much of this because the areas are well

controlled – but, it happens !! Around Woorim is a bustling hub of apartments, service providers, food outlets and leisure stores along with the ubiquitous, delicious ‘ fish and chip ‘ places, which are an excellent feature of life on Bribie. Four wheel drive tours of the central National Park, with its billabongs, sand dunes, mangrove patches and secret fishing spots allow access for many to these places in a controlled and sensitive manner, which is essential to the long term survival of this rather wonderful National Park. The Park has its mysteries – stories of hermits living in bark huts, strange markings in the tidal sands, long forgotten middens and birds which come from Asia, just to check on how we are going !! This island is a splendid place to grow up children. It is a splendid place to spend one’s later years and it is a splendid place to be an energetic, vibrant 30-40 year old, making a life from fishing, swimming and all the other water sports available. For the most part, there is no need to travel to the mainland – life is and can be, insular on Bribie and that may sound redundant, but Hey ?? What is a little redundancy from time to time ?? Also, from time to time, sunsets occur on the Western side which defy sensible description. Flaming skies, silhouetted birds, smoke from Turner’s Camp and lines of pelicans, the galleons of the skies, capture your mind and the images remain, forever. Bribie Island really is a bloody good place to live. [ So far the writer has not talked to the local bunyip mob…they are there, they are just not ready to talk… yet !! ]



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Where to Eat Sylvan Beach Seafood Cafe

The Surf Club Bribie Island

First Avenue, Woorim, Bribie Island Bistro | Bar | Gaming Open for Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Ph: (07) 3408 2141

11 Marine Parade, Bellara Licensed Venue Waterfront Dining Open 7 Days a week. Ph: (07) 3408 8155

Our focus is to drive Tourism and Day Trippers to your doorstep. So if you are an artist, potter, sculptor, a bed and breakfast or a shop, Join the Meander now!

How to use this Guide

The Bribie island and Surrounds Meander is divided into five routes, which have a different colour-code in this Guide. Member numbers show their places on the routes e.g. 201 is on Route 2 and 301 is on Route 3. The venue colur is different depending on the nature of business. See the key on map page.

To become a memeber of the Bribie Island and Surrounds Meander please contact us now for a full detailed leaflet on anual membership, advertiasing and more.


The Barnyard Market and Cafe Market & Cafe

Address; Bribie Harbour Shopping Village, Shop 7-10/25 Sunderland Dr, Banksia Beach Ph: 0499 935 632

For example the blue denotes that this is a food business and its on route 4 as its number starts with 4

Lakeview Restaurant

For example the green denotes that this is a selective shopping area or business and its on route 1 as its number starts with 1


Trading hours Monday - Sunday 7am to 5pm Shop1/235 Goodwin Drive Bongaree 4507 This is a licensed venue. Ph: 3410 0611

Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Sunday Gluten Free friendly Evening deliveries available (Min $30) Ph:0409 075 353 Lunch 11am till 2pm Dinner 5pm till Late Shop 2/75 Cotterill Ave, Bongaree (next to Red Roster) Find us on Facebook

Fonts: Cabin Sketch & Over the rainbow


The Coffee Club

Bribie Thai & Food take away

The Lakes Shopping Centre Suite 9D, 8-22 King St Caboolture Ph: 07 5428 0011

Open 7 Days ~ 6am-3pm 3 Toorbul Street, Bongaree Ph: 3408 1109

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Barn Yard Market ph 0428 383 025 Bribie Island Bake House ph 3408 9811 Sue’s Café and Takeaway ph 3408 8448 BWS (logo Attached) ph 3408 7384 Discount Chemist ph 3408 6444 National Hearing Care ph 3408 7384 Banksia Beach News ph 3408 7713 Woolworths ph 3410 5003 Banksia Beach Medical ph 3408 6822 Cuts Colour & Curls ph 3408 9211 For Lease Enquiries please contact John Brass on 0412 649 873



Sue and Chris Venderley opened Sue's cafe and takeaway in June of 2014. Being American and Australian, the food has blended into just that. A very well balanced mix of both styles of food. Sue's 40+ years as a chef of Aussie cuisine and Chris's influence of American style foods has culminated into what it is today. Most of what we use is locally sourced meat and veggies and this shows in the flavours we create. Our meat patty's, chili con carne, salsa, napoli, spicy coatings and even our own chicken salt are just a few of our own recipes with flavours you wont find anywhere else. We now have 20 burgers on our menu, the newest being our Mac Daddy that has deep fried home made Mac and cheese on it. New burger creations are being added as we perfect them. Our flavour creations are not restricted to just our burgers, we also have a large selection of loaded fries! Chips cheese gravy, Chili cheese fries, bacon cheese fries, pizza fries, BBQ chicken fries, all of which have our home made meats and sauces. We also have a great range of fresh fish in our display. All of which come from Australia or New Zealand. And who can forget about our chicken? SFC, (Sue's fried chicken) has a huge following all its own as it melts in your mouth. Having a party at home and don't have the time to make your own gravy or coleslaw? Well we got that covered too! According to our customers, we got the best around! So as you can see, we have something for everyone. Including many family packs and dinner combo's to suit just about anyone. Come on down and see us and bring your appetite!

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Rutters Road

Simpson Road


Hume Road

Clinker Road Pumicestone Road

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Spratt Road ARTS AND CRAFTS Ningi Fruit Barn 214


306 St Michael’s College 307 Abbey Museum

Caboolture Airport

204 Caboolture Warplane Museum McDonald’s 209

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201 Bribie Island Road Saddle Club


Bribie Island Road

203 Fast Carpets 205 Pacific Petroleum

Connect Church



Beachmere Road


207 Monty’s Marina


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Beach Hotel 212 Birali Steiner School 208

209 Beach Shack Café

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B R I B I E I S L A N D 101 Donnybrook Caravan Park 102 Donnybrook Bait & Tackle

Mermaid Lagoon

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C o r a l S e a 404 Ranger Station


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Bribie Beach Access Ningi Pharmacy 218

Freedom Fuels

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Sylvan Seafood 407 Sylvan Beach 414 Resort Silver Shores Caravan Park 221 218 Bribie Kiosk & Boat Hire 219 No Limits 4x4 Hire 220 Crafty’s Coffee Café


First Avenue

401 Sandstone Point Hotel

402 Bribie Island Surf Club

Bribie Twin Theatre 412

Bongaree Caravan Park 403 Bongaree Hot Bread


416 Surfside News & Beach Permits 415 Woorim Beach Boutique

Goodwin Drive


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Bribie Island Golf 405

Bribie Island Seaside Museum

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We are looking for Key Sponsors/ Advertisers and New Committee Members to help drive our initiative forward.

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One of Australia’s largest and busiest arts centres, with space for display, retail, workshops and studios, and catering for more than twenty kinds of arts and crafts. The precinct is also home to the Bribie Island Woodcrafters and the Bribie Island Gem and Fossicking Club. Numerous other groups.

Featuring 2 huge screens, surround sound, comfortable air conditioned cinemas and the latest 3D technology, you can be assured that Bribie Cinemas are all about the movies!


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Opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.

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Bribie Harbour Shopping Village

Barn Yard Market ph 0428 383 025 Bribie Island Bake House ph 3408 9811 Sue’s Café and Takeaway ph 3408 8448 BWS (logo Attached) ph 3408 7384 Discount Chemist ph 3408 6444 National Hearing Care ph 3408 7384 Banksia Beach News ph 3408 7713 Woolworths ph 3410 5003


Call for indibvidual shop times

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GROUP: Bribie Celtic Fiddlers MEETS: Every last Sunday TIMES: 10am - Noon WHERE: “Vibe” Markets @ Community Arts Centre REMARKS: Regular rehearsals. Keen musicians welcome. COST: $0 CONTACT: Ross 0490 015 353 GROUP: The Bribie Island Community Parkinson’s Support Group MEETS: On the second Thursday of each month (December and January excepted) TIMES: From 1.00pm until 3.00pm WHERE: In the Anzac Room at the Bribie Island RSL Club, 99 Toorbul Street, Bongaree REMARKS: The meetings are open to people with Parkinson’s and their carers and family members; and anyone in the community with an interest in Parkinson’s Disease COST: a gold coin donation towards postal costs and a gift for guest speakers CONTACT: Co-ordinator David Martin, 0418 750120 GROUP: Bribie Island Family History Interest Group MEETS: We meet in the Anzac Room at the Bribie Island RSL Club at 93 - 105 Toorbul Street, Bongaree WHERE: Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 1pm and the second Thursday of the month at 10am, FEBRUARY to DECEMBER. REMARKS: Members talk about their genealogical finds or ask for assistance with their family research. Numerous meetings feature a guest speaker on various subjects. Why not come along to our friendly club, share a cup of tea, coffee and a biscuit and see if we can find your family with you. COST: No Annual Subscription or joining fee CONTACT: Phone Bette on 3408 3096.

GROUP: Bribie Island VIEW Club. MEETS: On the fourth Wednesday of the month at 11.30 for 12.00 luncheon, which usually includes a guest speaker. WHERE: At Kai Cafe & Restaurant, Welsby Parade REMARKS: VIEW stands for Voice Interests and Education of Women and supports the work of the Smith Family. Other casual functions – morning tea, movie morning – are held during the month. Bribie VIEW sponsors four students through The Smith Family Learning for Life programme. More information can be found at thesmithfamily.com.au. Further information can be found about VIEW generally at VIEW.org.au, and then follow the “Find a Club” link to Bribie Island. COST: Cost is $25 per head, $2 of which goes directly to our funding for the Smith Family. CONTACT: If you wish to find out more, or come to one of our luncheons, you could speak to Jennifer on 3408 2152 or Pat 3408 3835 GROUP: The Probus Club of Bribie Island Inc MEETS: First Tuesday each month at 9.00am WHERE: Bribie Island RSL Conference Room REMARKS: A mixed fellowship club open to all residents of Bribie Island and surrounding areas. COST: $25.00 joining fee, $25.00 annual membership fee. CONTACTS: Mark Sunter (3408-4145) and Ursula Maffey (3410-0792) GROUP: Pumicestone Passage Probus Club MEETS: 2nd Tuesday of the month from 9.15am for a 9.30am Start WHERE: Bribie Island RSL, Toorbul Street, Bongaree REMARKS: PPP is a mixed club and its ethos is Fun, Fellowship and Friendship. Meetings are relaxed and informative and the club also holds many social events outside of the regular monthly meeting. COST: Annual Subscriptions are $30 single and $60 Couple. CONTACT: please phone Kathy Vincent on 3410 1197 or mobile 0406312074 Kathy.vincent5@ googlemail.com GROUP: Bribie Masonic Lodge MEETS: On the 2nd Wednesday of the month from Feb – Nov WHERE: 25 Banya st Bongaree at 7 pm. REMARKS: Any member who has not

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GROUP: Toorbul & Donnybrook Pensioners Club MEETS: Mondays - Tai Chi 8 - 9 am.; Craft group 9.00 - 11.00; Indoor Bowls 1.00 - 3.30 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month: - Line Dancing 8 - 9a.m. Fridays - Tai Chi 8 - 9 am. WHERE: Did not provide REMARKS: A Church Service is conducted each month - 3rd Sunday at 8.15 a.m. Fr George from St Michael’s officiates. Our regular monthly meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of each month, with a

short Church Service at 9 a.m. followed by morning tea, and the meeting at 10.15 am. COST: Most activities at the club cost members $2; with non-members $3. There is a $10 yearly subscription to become a member from May to April every year. CONTACT: Helen 0428130726, or Ruth: 07 54292310.

been a regular attender is most welcome also any visiting member from interstate or country member are welcome also. COST: Did not provide CONTACT: Nev 0407 300 765 or Ron 0418 858 855 GROUP: Bribie Island National Seniors MEETS: 9 am for 9.30 am start, fourth Monday of each month excluding December and January. WHERE: At the Bribie Island RSL Function room REMARKS: Did not Provide COST: Did not provide CONTACT: Enquiries Phone Coral 07 34086152 GROUP: Pumicestone Trefoil Guild MEETS: 3rd Monday each month WHERE: Girl Guides Hut, Webster Street, Bongaree REMARKS: Trefoil Guild is the adult section of Girl Guides Australia COST: $70.00 per annum CONTACT: President Annette on 34082904 or Secretary Pat on 34084079. GROUP: National Servicemen’s Association (Nashos) MEETS: First Tuesday of the Month WHERE: 25 Boronia Drive, Bellara REMARKS: Lunch provided and partners welcome COST: Nil CONTACT: John Price 0439 287 747 GROUP: Sandstone Point mainly music MEETS: Sandstone Point Community & Sports Complex TIMES: 9:30 am Thursdays during school term WHERE: 202 Bestmann Road, Sandstone Point REMARKS: For babies to pre-schoolers and their carer. Full of fun, educational music and musical activity to grow and develop your child, followed by something to eat and something to play with, plus time for you to eat and chat! COST: $6 child or $7 per family (1st session free) CONTACT: Ph 0413 251 569 “The Probus Club of Bribie Island Inc meets at 9:15 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Bribie RSL and is open to men and women residing in the local area. The next function is the very popular $10.00 p.p. BBQ, to be held at the TocH building in Banya Street on Tuesday 12 June. Details from Mark Sunter (3408-4145) or Ursula (3410-0792).” To advertise Special Events on this page as above advert – only $66 If you have a community group that meets regularly please feel free to email Belinda at belinda@islandandsurrounds.com. au to add to the above list, your information must in the same format as above also. Limited space, we can only take a few more.

Community organisations can benefit from grants of up to $35,000 thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund’s (GCBF) latest round of grants, which opens today. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said community groups were able to apply for funding between $500 and $35,000 for Round 97 of Queensland’s largest one-off grants program. “Every year the Gambling Community Benefit Fund distributes about $54 million of gaming revenue to Queensland communities,” Mrs D’Ath said. “This funding allows our vital community groups to purchase much-needed equipment and upgrade their facilities. “In our most recently announced round, the Palaszczuk Government approved $13.69 million to 659 community groups. “That’s cash for a diverse range of community groups across Queensland for projects such as facility upgrades, shade materials, air conditioning, and kitchen equipment. “Recipients spanned specialist care providers and wildlife hospitals, to sporting clubs and men’s sheds. “And this is what the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is all about; allowing a broad range of community organisations to upgrade their facilities and purchase equipment so they can improve the services they offer the community. “These not-for-profit groups are the lifeblood of our communities and it’s vital that we support them as much as possible.” Mrs D’Ath encouraged eligible organisations to submit applications through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund online grants’ portal. “This fund is open to organisations that have not-for-profit objectives and are community based,” she said. “And it’s easy to apply - tutorial videos make the application process simple and uncomplicated.” Groups have until midnight May 31 to submit their application. For more information and to apply, visit http://justice.qld.gov.au/grants


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Cr Peter Flannery Writes

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Moreton Bay pledges to go to plastic straw-free

that by the thousands of people who visit our venues every year, and you can start to see the scale. Moreton Bay joins Cairns Regional Council in being among the first councils in Queensland to vote to remove singleuse straws from its venues and events. “Other areas across the country, including Cairns, are taking up the pledge to phase out single-use plastic straws, and we don’t want Moreton Bay to lag behind everyone else.

Moreton Bay Council has joined Cairns Regional Council in being among the first Councils in Queensland to vote to remove single-use straws from its venues and events and has pledged to go plastic straw-free. At Council’s meeting on 17 April, 2018 we adopted a motion to remove single-use plastic straws from Council venues such as the Queensland State Equestrian Centre and from local Council-run programs. I was inspired by young Queensland Molly Steer and her “Straw No More” Project to push for this initiative and while it’s a simple measure, hopefully it will make a huge difference to the overall amount of single-use, nonbiodegradable plastic straws ending up in landfill or littering our waterways. Single-use plastic straws can have a devastating impact on our waterways with marine animals easily being able to choke on the small pieces of plastic. Individually, we may only use one plastic straw to drink, but when we

multiply that by the thousands of visitors to Council venues each year, you can see the high volume that is discarded. Australia uses 10 million straws a day which is a staggering amount. It is a simple way to help to protect one of our country’s most important coastal resources - Moreton Bay - and simple measures such as this ensure that it will thrive for generations to come. A number of businesses and cafes in Moreton Bay are using re-usable cups and biodegradable cutlery and the Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism will review the use of single-use plastic straws at its events and functions too.

I hope this move by Council will also inspire more local businesses to follow our lead.


Moreton Bay Regional Council has today pledged to phase out the use of singleuse plastic straws at its council-operated venues and events. In what is believed to be a first for SouthEast Queensland councils, Moreton Bay councillors adopted a motion at their Coordination Committee Meeting on Tuesday, April 17, to remove single-use plastic straws from council’s venues, like the Queensland State Equestrian Centre, and from local council-run programs. Economic Development and Tourism Spokesperson Councillor Peter Flannery spearheaded the motion and said he was inspired by Queenslander Molly Steer and her Straw No More project. “It’s a simple measure, which will hopefully make a huge difference on the overall amount of single-use, nonbiodegradable plastic straws being ending up in landfill or being littered in our waterways,” Cr Flannery said.

“Our own name is a nod to one of the country’s most important coastal resources: Moreton Bay, and with simple measures like this, we can ensure that it thrives for generations to come. Single-use plastic straws can have a devastating impact on waterways, with marine animals easily being able to choke on the small pieces of plastic. Cr Flannery hoped the move would also inspire local businesses to follow suit. Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism will review the use of single-use plastic straws at its events and functions too. “Already a number of businesses and cafes in Moreton Bay are taking up the push for greater sustainability through re-usable cups and biodegradable cutlery, and I hope this move encourages them to also ditch the single-use plastic straw from their menus.”

“It might not seem like much when you use a plastic straw to drink, but multiply

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“National Greyhound Adoption Day is part of a nationwide push to raise awareness of greyhounds as pets,” Mr Hinchliffe said. “If you’re looking for a new family pet, National Greyhound Adoption Day is a great way to get the ball rolling.”

For more information on GAP, visit http://www.gapqld.com.au

Tiger, Gretel & Chilling cuddling.

National Greyhound Adoption Day promotes greyhounds as pets Queenslanders are being urged to consider adopting a greyhound on the inaugural National Greyhound Adoption Day, which was on Sunday 29 April.

“This great program administered by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) sees all dogs thoroughly vetted before being put up for adoption.

Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said National Greyhound Adoption Day was a great opportunity to connect former racing dogs with new owners in a caring family environment.

“Every dog that enters GAP is temperament tested, de-sexed, wormed, microchipped and vaccinated by a vet.

“Greyhounds can be great pets, once their career on the track is over,” he said. “So I’m encouraging anyone who is considering getting a new pet to have a think about adopting a greyhound. “The Palaszczuk Government’s highly successful Greyhound Adoption Program, GAP, has re-homed almost 500 former racing dogs over the last two years.

“So if you want a new pet, we can connect you with a greyhound that’s been professionally cared for and fully vetted. “QRIC is internationally recognised as a world-leader in racing integrity and it’s building a strong reputation for excellence in animal welfare through initiatives such as GAP.” National Adoption Day will be held at the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club, Albion and in Townsville at Yapper Valley Pet Resort, Woodstock.

One of THE BEST choices we ever made was deciding to give a rescued Greyhound called Tiger a home. Tiger came from a rescue kennel where he ended up after he was supposed to be euthanised just because he didn’t win enough races. He is an amazing, gentle, loving, cuddly, laid back furkid and so we couldn’t help but put our hand up for more rescued Greyhounds and now have Chilli and Gretel as part of our family too. All of these gentle cuddle monsters would been killed, even though they were less than 3 years old, because they were no longer making money for those that were racing them. These sleepy, snuggly, huge hearted furkids are the best behaved furkids we have ever had and we recommend Greyhounds as pets to anyone who wants a loving companion who doesn’t bark, doesn’t like long walks, hates running and loves sleeping almost 23 hours a day!! And of course you don’t have to go through the destructive puppy stage. Please if you are thinking about another furkid look into a rescue Greyhounds, you may lose some sofa space but you will gain love and endless cuddles from the biggest heart in dogland. Cathy & Andrew McGillivray

Probus Club of Bribie Island enjoy a cruise around the waterways of Caloundra “Forty members of The Probus Club of Bribie Island Inc jagged the only day of brilliant sunshine and clear skies last month to enjoy a cruise around the waterways of Caloundra. The cruise meandered through the Pelican Waters canals before venturing out into the Pumicestone Passage, following the western shoreline of Bribie Island, almost to the Caloundra bar. Members were able to see close-up the ravages of erosion affecting the top end of Bribie Island, the extent of which is believed may eventually cause a breakthrough from Pumicestone Passage to the sea. The sight of a cleverly named catamaran moored in the passage gave rise to an a-hoc history lesson by one of the group on the adventures of Mathew Flinders’ cat, Trim, which the explorer had on board the Norfolk when he explored the Queensland coast in 1799. Trim disappeared when Flinders was imprisoned on Mauritius in 1803, but his name lives on in Caloundra. This is just one of the interesting and exciting monthly tours organised by the Probus Club of Bribie Island, which meets on the first day of each month at the Bribie RSL. Club membership is open to men and women residing in the local area who may be looking for companionship in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere. If you’d like to see what we’re all about, why not come along to the next meeting. Details from Mark Sunter (3408-41450 or Ursula (3410-0792).”


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Now is your prime opportunity to experience a sophisticated residence of beautifully finished interiors and private gardens. Porcelain tiles throughout upstairs compliments the well-presented ambience from the entrance of the first lounge. Grandeur of the custom built kitchen has been enhanced by the extraordinary benchtop space and copious storage. The appliances marry well together providing the modern seamless aspect. A centralised layout permits smooth conversation across to the family, dining and lounge rooms. Relax on the adjoining substantial northern facing balcony, which invites the generous tree-lined scenery into the home. The lavish master bedroom enjoys auxiliary access to this generous outdoor arena to savour the morning coffee in the sunshine.

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garage, along with independent front and back doors, plus individual direct entry to the pool. There is a separate lounge, includes a bathroom complete with shower recess, as well as the mammoth sized bedroom. This space is perfect for the visiting guest room, teenage retreat, or ideal offering for the epitome extended family living. A privately set tremendous inground pool optimises the easterly orientation. Another all-weather covered entertainment area dominates the pool view plus incorporates the BBQ area, for all of those friends and family occasions. Beneficial solar panel system assists the climate control combination of airconditioning and ceiling fans, together with the continual cross breezes. A spear pump and water tank within the fully fenced grounds assist towards the low maintenance easy-care grounds.

An additional bedroom appreciates its own fabulous balcony facing the prime easterly direction. This timber deck encompasses views from the rear of the property overlooking the tempting inground pool.

Another feature is the convenient triple car accommodation along with sizeable extrawide parking from within. This address also provides the added bonus of the ability to park the extra tall boat and caravan behind a secure gated fence line. Dual side access caters for further vehicles to be stored.

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* Original vendors built massive home on huge 800m2 * Super-sized tiled 2nd lounge + ideal office or 5th room * Low maintenance grounds ideal space for shed & pool * Superb drive through remote double garage rear access * Bonus gated side access for the tall van or boat parking Price: offers over $595 000 Web id - 992923

Agent: Paul Howard – 0408 068 770

* Amazing breezes + tree-lined water views * Expansive light filled apartment move in now * Mammoth sized lounge & car garage to match * Enormous front balcony + bonus 2nd balcony * Prime location - within quiet boutique complex Web id - 981547 Price: o/a $364 000

Agent: Sheri Binzer – 0412 666 779

3 Cypress Street, Woorim HOLIDAY HOME BY THE SEA

* Charming hi set Queenslander with tasteful décor * Air conditioned upstairs open plan sizeable kitchen * Ground floor extra lounge, bedroom, 2nd bathroom * Secluded salt pool, wide verandahs + solar panels * Remote double carport garage - walk to everything! Web id – 993179 Price: $560 000

Agent: Paul Howard – 0408 068 770

111 Bestmann Road East, Sandstone Stone ICONIC VIEWS + EXCEPTIONAL SPACE

* Amazing scenery stretching across the Moreton Bay * D’stairs kitchen, rumpus, lounge + bonus guests room * Timber stairs to lounge, sun room, master + 2 bdrms * Separate garage building, immense space front & rear * Very 1st time to market - premier seascape with size Web id – 993418 Price: $795 000

Agent: Sheri Binzer – 0412 666 779

* Amazing scenery stretching across the Moreton Bay * D’stairs kitchen, rumpus, lounge + bonus guests room * Timber stairs to lounge, sun room, master + 2 bdrms * Separate garage building, immense space front & rear * Very 1st time to market - premier seascape with size

7/59 Welsby Parade, Bongaree MAJESTIC OCEAN VIEW RESIDENCE

* Prime location, Passage views, and total convenience * Modern open plan tiled through to expansive terrace * Optional choice of the pool or the pristine beach front * Secure car garage, easily walk to shopping amenities * Rare find - 1st floor of a very well-maintained complexs Web id – 986326 Price: o/a $399 000

Agent: Paul Howard – 0408 068 770


* Combined lifestyle of the nearby beach & golf precinct * Ground floor includes a guest room with own ensuite * Enormous 5 bedrooms, study + the bonus 2nd lounge * Secluded salt water pool & energy saving solar panels * Triple garage + a substantial rear separate workshop Web id – 982073 Price: $695 000

Agent: Paul Howard – 0408 068 770


* Privately set for largest family amongst tranquillity * Downstairs room with ensuite - ideal for guests * Secondary lounge, separate dining + epic kitchen * Generous well-positioned patio overlooks pool * National park rear neighbour, walk to the beach Web id – 989427 Price: o/a $ 660 000

Agent: Sheri Binzer – 0412 666 779


* Outstanding presentation - fresh stylish renovations * Has remarkable sheer size with a bonus 2nd lounge * Huge private entertaining area overlooks the pool * National park as your rear neighbour & side access * Fenced brick home has space for boat + tall caravan Web id - 993806 Price: $ 475000

Agent: Sheri Binzer – 0412 666 779



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RECENTLY RENOVATED + CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! Near to the patrolled surf beach, the low-set apartment is very close to all the shopping amenities you will ever require. Characteristics of this home include extensive refurbishments such as brand new carpet, modern paint throughout with a complete new kitchen make-over! Ideally this home would suit a quiet clean and tidy person who will respect the neighbours. Unfortunately is not suitable for pets. Available Now $260 pw RESIDENCE WITH EXCELLENT SPACE

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Well-presented low set brick home offering 3 bedrooms of easy care living. This property features a kitchen with generous storage and plentiful bench surface. Is freshly painted throughout and includes air conditioning, with a tiled lounge and carpeted sizeable bedrooms. The Main bedroom is complete with a walk in robe. Enjoy the rear private covered entertainment area. Also as a bonus has the handy drive through car garage to the rear grounds. Being fully fenced pets are upon application. Stroll to the nearby to the beach or the popular dog beach. Available Now $375.00 pw

QUIET BONGAREE DUPLEX Positioned within popular Bongaree, the low set residence has perfect tree-lined views from across the park. Incorporating a beneficially tremendous kitchen, along with 3 enormous bedrooms and ceiling fans throughout. The bathroom includes a luxurious large spa bath, as well as a powder room. There is an expansive outdoor entertaining area and fully fenced low maintenance landscaped gardens. Sorry no pets. Walk to the nearby shops and convenient public transport. Available Now $360 pw SENSATIONAL SURFSIDE LIVING Unrivalled position with immaculate presentation, this address features gorgeous timber flooring throughout. The welllit home has a massive modern kitchen, an open plan lounge and dining + separate sun-lounge. Offering the massive outdoor entertaining deck with water views, as well as the bonus guest retreat having own bathroom. Advantageous side access is included along with the double lock up garage. Provides the ease of beach access, transport, walking and 4wd tracks. Sorry no pets. Available Now $395 pw

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FEATURE PROPERTY! HEAR THE OCEAN - ENORMOUS FAMILY HOME! 17 Gannet Street, Woorim * Massive indulgence of prime space * Choice location steps to the beach * Solar panels, bore & huge timber deck * Potential self-contained guest retreat * Huge shed with direct side access + room for van * $550 000 negotiable


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Tucked away on a quiet Avenue in Toorbul this cottage has so much to offer sitting on a 809 m2 block, the potential is only limited by your imagination.The cottage has 2 large bedrooms, dining/ lounge combo which then opens up to a sun-room. Reverse cycled air conditioning to the lounge room and the bedroom. 2 car remote garage another garage/shed. car-port, water tanks, fully fenced, this property has been very well maintained. Image this being an ideal family holiday retreat, suit a first home buyer or the savvy investor.You can walk down the street to Elimbah Creek put in your kayak or throw in a fishing line.

Michelle Jones 0405 759 996

Michelle Jones 0405 759 996


$1 150 000 4 Bedroom m 2 Bathrooms 6 Car Spaces


Magic queenslander with an industrial shed on 7.11 ha We have listed for the first time this magnificent high quality modified Garth Chapman design Queenslander home. The land includes two dams of which one has a continuous supply of fresh water. Enclosed floor space is 200 m2 + Large wrap around verandah bringing the total to 325 m2. This top of the range 4 bedroom family home (ensuite in main) was built in 2009 with a lot of thought. A home of such caliber in a coastal area being only 10 minutes to the highway and less than 50 minutes to Brisbane is a sure seller.

21 Moffatt Esplanade

2 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms 4 Car Space

Tree Change/Sea Change .... acreage near the sea The best of both world's.... this beautifully presented home on acreage close to Pumicestone Passage. Meticulously maintained by the owners who have owned and enjoyed the property for a long time, but now the travel bug is biting hard. The Peter Jones designed home has underslab termite protection and a cypress frame, floorplan attached. * Huge kitchen.* 3 bedrooms with built-ins * Large lounge dining with raked ceilings * Pool room * Main bedroom with en-suite and walkin robe. * Large family bathroom * Large laundry * Creek access at the rear of the property

Toorbul available on request

3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 4 Car Spaces

3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 6 Car C Spaces

Toorbul Water Views OWNER NEEDS TO SELL WATER VIEWS located in one of the quietest locations in Toorbul. Community is everything in this area feel at home straight away. -3 bedrooms with built in robes -hand-crafted timber kitchen with water views -good sized lounge room -hand-crafted timber vanity -outdoor area the length of the home -2 car garage and workshop area, and room for the tinny -fully fenced Concrete slab with steel frame and plasterboard = low maintenance.


3 bedroom home with the Donnybrook Bait & Tackle included, live the dream work from home. A very well established business serving the locals and tourists of Donnybrook and the surrounding areas for a long time. Bait & Tackle is a favorite with the local fishermen as the boat ramp is around the corner, they can fuel up the car & boat, check the air in their tyres it's all here, grab a snack and a cold drink.


Michelle Jones 0405 759 996

Michelle Jones 0405 759 996

Toorbul available on request

1814 Pumicestone Road Toorbul

OFFERS OVER $1 150 000

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3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 9 Car Spaces

Residential Land

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310 Meldale Rd Meldale


This 100 year old Queenslander on Elimbah Creek is nestled among the fruit trees. This charming home welcomes you with a water feature and up the wide stairs to the veranda you will find 3 bedrooms, a beautiful traditional lounge room, spacious dining room sun room and renovated traditional kitchen. The deck over looks the creek and manicured gardens and the jetty, where you can pop in a crab pot, or throw a line in, glass of wine in hand. There is a large boat/work shed with a boat ramp that goes down to the deep water frontage.

This is your opportunity to purchase a building block in Toorbul being within a short walk to the shop, beach and boat ramp and surrounded by quality homes. Looking to retire at Toorbul, well this may be your choice block of land to build your dream home. Seldom available at this low price Great lifestyle, fishing, boating, canoeing Only 20 minutes to caboolture and less than 10 minutes to the highway. Town water

Reap the rewards, this family home is looking for a new family put your own personal touches on this property. The potential here is only limited by your imagination. Imagine sitting on the back deck overlooking the back garden that leads to Elimabah Creek, with your own boat ramp. Throw in a crab pot, fishing from the back garden, kyaking, boating, cool off on a hot day. 3 Bedrooms Large lounge kitchen/ dining area leads out to the back deck.

Michelle Jones 0405 759 996

Michelle Jones 0405 759 996

Michelle Jones 0405 759 996

Michelle Jones 0405 759 996



SOLD SIGNS • Licensed Tavern and Bottle Shop • Restaurant • Take Away Foods • Class A News Agency Licence • Boat Hire Licence • 15 minutes to Caboolture

Ideal family business located in Toorbul overlooking the beautiful Pumicestone Passage & Bribie Island. This business has been established for a long time in Toorbul, there is no opposition. Freehold General Store and Tavern and another building leased by a Pharmacy at the moment.


Continuing to offer personalized professional service. If you are thinking of selling or renting your property call us for a confidential, no-obligation appraisal, we offer competitive terms and conditions.



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RENOVATIONS THAT DON’T ALWAYS ADD VALUE TO A HOME When within a home eventually you are going to spend money on maintenance and maybe renovations. Upon the decision to sell your property what is chosen to be spent becomes more of a strategic focus. When you renovate to add value you’ll want to ensure that every dollar you part with brings you a good ROI. There are plenty of opinions as to what adds value to a home, but what about the features that generally don’t add value? 1. Dramatic feature walls, vivid flooring and tiles While you might like a bespoke feature wall in the dining room and master bedroom, a buyer may not, and the same goes for abstract floor coverings. When selling use neutral and natural colour schemes. If tiling bathroom walls you might make back some of the cost, because the difference between tiled bathroom walls and non-tiled bathrooms walls is important to buyers. The type of tile chosen can waste money or even deter. Highly customised design decisions are never ideal, as your dream home not always has the same perspective for buyers.


Real Estate 2. Era fashion features and luxury fittings Fittings and fixtures is where you can go overboard and blow the budget. Be very careful with ornate lighting. While good lighting is great (natural and artificial), using a large amount of your budget on expensive light fittings is not money well-spent. Remember buyers won’t have the same taste as you, so the expensive chandelier imported from France probably won’t help. *** TIP - if you’ve got your heart set on statement lighting, consider a bargain buy first. Budgets are constantly ruined in the kitchen and bathroom, and there is truth to the saying ‘kitchens and bathrooms sell a home’. Updating a tired bathroom and kitchen is perfect, although the materials chosen should relate to the location and style of the residence.

*** TIP - Sell in the summer then having a cool home can really add wow-factor. 4. The inground pool If installing a pool for the sole purpose of adding value, evaluate your options. Some cases by adding a pool to the address may increase the selling price for example 1.Should your property be in an area that enjoys all year ‘round warm climate 2.If the home has a large backyard plus situated in a ‘school belt’ therefore a pool is more likely to be desirable for families Should a residence sit at the higher end of the market the pool may be an expected part of the package for a prestige home.

Many situations when selling middlerange property a pool can be a negative to potential buyers and won’t increase the value. Majority who sight a pool conjure up images of time and cost for ongoing operation, cleaning and maintenance. While a pool might be ideal for a family, but for an *** TIP - do research - many can spend older couple it can just mean work. $200 per square metre on tiles when can Consider the size of the block for the purchase something basically identical for useability factor. $20 per square metre. 5. Attempt to do DIY work 3. Air-conditioning Completely avoid if is a tight budget Does air conditioning add value? Yes and plus are not confident in completing. no. If a simple split system, yes, as it’s Is important to know your limits quite affordable to be done. If planning and understand if you don’t have to add a full ducted system could be the experience as a highly-skilled $10,000 for a small home, and $20,000 tradesperson. You may end up doing for a larger home. Retrofitting an older more harmful cost than good. property could also be a lot of work. Will you make that money back? It’s Home painting will not always add unlikely… value to a home. Professional painters If a property is at the higher end of the market, then things like a butler’s pantry, high-branded kitchen appliances and built-in dishwashers will most likely add value to your home. However for average homes watch where the dollars go.

present the end result efficiently and effectively. A DIY painter is likely to not tape things up properly, or may not correctly prep surfaces, thereby affecting the paint’s longevity – buyers will notice this. It’s important to use tradesperson makes a huge difference to the result. If you can’t afford a professional painter, painting is better than no painting at all. Extras to avoid Some improvements to avoid if only wanting to increase value - dedicated library rooms, wine cellars, tennis courts, cinema rooms and exposed timber. TIP - look at items, styles and materials when renovating, think if it’s not something that has wide appeal, then it is in no way a selling feature. Does the proposed feature enhance the style and integrity of the home or does it seem completely out of character? For example - ultra-modern tiling and futuristic light fittings might not make sense in an art-deco home. Does the renovation suit the market? Buyers drawn to entry-level neighbourhoods probably can’t afford a 6 bedroom home with a games room, tennis court and pool; while those who can afford have desire to live in more prestige suburbs. It is vital to do research, what adds value in one suburb can detract in another. What is in high demand in your market? By Sheri Binzer

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Samantha and Gabriella Brown at the ACCF annual luncheon in 2016. In Australia, cervical cancer is in the top twenty causes of death, affecting many Australian women. This specific type of cancer affects thousands of women across the world and a survivor of the disease, Samantha Brown along with her daughter Gabriella, are heading to Nepal on April the 8th with the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) to help give back to the community. Sam first became aware of her cancer in 2009 and was fortunate enough to beat the disease. That, it self- proving to be an inspiration. Then in 2016, both Samantha and her daughter joined the ACCF by telling Sam’s story and becoming apart of the team, helping to raise awareness for cervical cancer. This year, Sam and Gabby set their minds to start fundraising for the clinic that is run in Nepal. Cervical cancer is the leading killer of women in developing countries, with over 270,000 deaths occurring in Nepal each year. If it wasn’t for the ACCF, the women of Nepal would not have the vital access to medical

services and processes such as screening, that help them immensely. Many women in Nepal walk for days to reach this clinic, to get vaccinations to prevent the disease. This is a generational issue, with women in Nepal walking kilometres with their daughters to get them immunised against the deadly disease. These vaccinations in first world countries, specifically Australia, are given to girls in school to prevent this cancer, but for young girls in Nepal this preventative measure is not so easily accessible. While in Nepal these inspiring ladies will be helping to rebuild parts of the clinic severely affected by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. This 8.5 magnitude earthquake caused devastating effects towards this clinic and the ACCF is now working on getting the full facility back to its original state. Samantha and Gabriella will also be trekking to various places such as Namache Bazaar, which is known as being ‘a highway to the Himalayas’. Namache Bazaar is the furthest place a person can trek to without heading to the Everest base camp. They will also be trekking to Sir Edmund Hillary’s school of the clouds. The school was named after a famous expeditioner Sir Edmund Hillary, who helped the Sherpa people of Nepal. He created the Himalayan Trust, which has helped and continues to help many schools and hospitals to be constructed in more remote regions of the Himalayas. Both significant places will allow the ladies to gain a further cultural experience of Nepal. Samantha and Gabriella both have stated that they feel extremely privileged and honoured to be able to help and participate in such an outstanding cause. These local Bribie Island mother and daughter are showing their dedication and emotion for such a noteworthy cause, proving to be inspirations that are helping the ACCF take a step forward for cervical cancer in both Australia and Nepal.

Link to Samantha’s story on ACCF website- http://faces.accf.org.au/story/ samanthas-story/

Birali Steiner School Ground Breaking Ceremony

Education for the head, heart and hands.

On Tuesday, 10th April, Susan Lamb attended a Ground-Breaking Ceremony for the Birali Steiner School at Beachmere. As the school turned five on Friday 13 th April it has been a most welcomed and exciting time. While it has been wonderful to be sited at the back of the Beachmere Hall, the whole community is looking forward to moving to our permanent home later this year. With full size classrooms we will be taking new enrolments. The school currently offers P-5, K-6 next year. Plans are underway for the High School. There are over 1000 Steiner/Waldorf Schools worldwide in more than 60 countries and 47 in Australia. The first Waldorf School was founded in Germany in 1919 and the movement turns 100 in 2019 with worldwide celebrations underway. For further information please contact the school on Ph. 5429 0511 or visit the website www.biralisteiner.qld.edu.au or find us on facebook. Tours are held regularly, and we have the Birali Creative Fair coming up on Sunday, 27th May at the Beachmere Hall, 5 Progress Ave., Beachmere 10am-3pm.

Upcoming School Tours for 2018 Tuesday 1st May, 10-11am Sunday 27th May School Fair (Tours from 10.30am) Thursday 7th June, 10-11am

Our new Beachmere Campus is coming soon for information visit: www.biralisteiner.qld.edu.au info@biralisteiner.qld.edu.au 07 5429 0511

Included in the photo from left to right, Lorraine Birse (Board Member), Auntie Minnie (Aboriginal Elder), Christine Dillon (Board Secretary), Susan Lamb (Federal Member for Longman), Chris Jack (Principal), Laing Dillon (Acting Board Chair), Georgina Dillon (student), Brad Day (Board Member), Lachlan Day (student), Dean Karauria (Shadforths Civil) and Michael Danieluk (Midson Construction).

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Geeks & Gadgets Book to Movie Adaptations

As with this most things in this universe, book to movie adaptations are rarely without fault. In fact, more often then not, they are considered (by those who have read – thus having a valid comparison too – the book) a disgrace to the text. Some common prompts for dislike of an adaptation are: the addition or removal of characters, lack of characterization, removal or changing of plot points, flawed casting and many other discrepancies. Some popular franchises have made these mistakes. For example, in The Hobbit Tauriel the elf was added into the film. She was non-existent in the original series. Her purpose – aside from acceleration of plot – was to avoid claims of sexism as, prior to her creation, there were no female characters worth noting in the series. Many other renowned franchises have committed these ‘crimes’, some of the most memorable

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being: ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The Maze Runner’. All edits were greeted with analysis and questioning. Some received positively, and others not as much. However, book to movie adaptations aren’t all about the differences from the source material. The sub-genre has a multitude of highlights that keep the art form going. Who doesn’t dream of their favourite book being brought to life. For every flaw in a movie, there could be five perfect elements. Some widely acknowledged benefits that supply purpose for adapting are: the general excitement in seeing characters that people love, come to life on the big screen; high profit – everyone wants to see the film of a popular book; the films are easier to make when only adjusting is needed for the screen play; and many, many more reasons. An example of an idolised adaptation is the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise. The film franchise is the second-highest grossing of all time, it hit $7.7 billion in the Summer of 2015. The series is a universally acknowledged success and is the epitome of why book to movie adaptations must never conclude. Therefore, book to movie adaptations, while sometimes flawed, are a staple of the entertainment industry and shape the lives of both those who have and haven’t read the original material. Society needs them to survive. They say to give the people what they want. The people want more adaptations. They make society all the better. By Lily Owen

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By Olivia D’Rozario Bribie Island State High School

Toxic Masculinity: forced Into Silence

(Viramontes Patty, 2016). Conforming to particular ideas and traits of what is considered ‘manly’ are labelled toxic as they detriment society. Toxic masculinity emphasises behavioural traits, including: dominance, violence, misogyny and covering up emotions. These behaviours harm society; particular traits encourage domestic abuse, violence and escalation in the severity of male mental health issues. Passed from generation to generation, these traits are like family heirlooms. We teach boys that they must be tough. We teach boys they can’t be weak. We teach boys that it’s not okay to cry. Society’s constant reiteration of what makes a man is harming, not only society, but the male population.

Feminism channels focus on the oppression of women. However, gender stereotypes don’t solely encapsulate women; men too are trapped by certain ideals. Society has been indoctrinated to believe females and males act differently. We have always been led to believe that men have to be tough and women, fragile; we raise generations on fairytales of chivalrous heroes saving damsels in distress. Our perception is erroneous. In recent years some women have been liberated, allowing them to behave as they wish and engage in ‘masculine’ sports or activities. But what about men? Fighting for feminism often forgets men. Men are shackled by gender inequalities. While not as severe as the oppression women, they still face inequities, including: being encouraged into a culture of violence, prevented from being seen ‘girly’ and concealing emotions or otherwise being told to ‘man-up’.

The noxious culture we raise boys in, demands the masking of their fundamental human emotions. Toxic masculinity, compels males to feel unable to communicate about emotions, as it is seen cowardly. Ashamed to express their feelings, they are silenced, left alone as their problems build up. This causes additional stress and despondency, often leading to depression. As stated by BeyondBlue, going through a troubling experience alone increases the risk of developing depression (BeyondBlue, 2017). Everyone feels down from time to time, but suppressing feelings of sadness can expeditiously spiral into depression. If men were permitted to discuss their emotions, before it all becomes too heavy burden too bear, they would reduce their risk of being afflicted by depression. Stifling of emotions, spawned from toxic masculinity, needs to be abolished to prevent the development of depression.

In Man-Up, a mini documentary series, Gus Worland (the host) talks to a group of high school boys. One boy is asked the question of would he cry in front of his mates, to which he replied, “No, they would probably call me ‘sissy’.”

Furthermore toxic masculinity must be acknowledged as issue. If we leave males to drown in depression, without allowing them to seek respite by talking to someone, the immense suicide rates will maintain. The thought that crying defaces their masculinity needs to be vanquished. All humans are emotional and all humans have the right to be able to express their emotions. The eradication of toxic masculinity beliefs is indispensable to liberate men and boys and prevent future generations from becoming victims of the patriarchy.

Why? Where in society did we get so confused that a boy, who needs support, is to be ridiculed? The answer is toxic masculinity. Toxic masculinity relates to the cultural perspective of masculinity and expectations of how men should behave

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With the ever-increasing demand for television and movies, film-makers have long ago tapped into the infinite possibilities of book to movie film adaptations. The official definition of these adaptations being: “A film adaptation is the transfer of a written work, in whole or in part, to a feature film,” (Wikipedia, 2013). The film acknowledged as the earliest official book to film is ‘Trilby and Little Billee’ (1896). There is no record of the cast or crew. The film is long lost and is said to have been a mere forty-five seconds of footage; it consisted of the protagonist consuming breakfast. Bringing authors’ creations to the big screen has since blossomed into an art form and an empire.


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Gardening & Lifestyle

MICK’S PATCH To Bee or not to Bee Well its May already and with these beautiful cool mornings and warm days still the norm, it’s great to get some gardening done uninterrupted by any wet weather indeed! I mentioned last article, how some large retail hardware companies are phasing out some of their range of neonicotinoid insecticides at last due increased public awareness and the negative impact these chemicals can have on our bees and bird life accordingly. When you are out in the garden all day every day like I am working amongst my customers gardens, it’s amazing to see the variety of wild life that abounds some properties here on Bribie Island. The lizards, dragonflies, butterflies, bird life and frogs to name a few, are a pleasure to witness no matter how labour intensive my work load is on the day, it’s just that miniscule silent reflection I sometimes get, if only for a minute that empowers me to soldier on and also reinforces my position to use and recommend environmental eco friendly options as a first cause of treatment wherever possible. This is why I have been raving on about the IPM philosophy (Integrated Pest Management) because it integrates some cultural control strategies that starts with soil health, having adequate moisture levels, incorporating compost and animal manures, using feeder mulches, and implementing strict hygiene practices which all give the plants the best start possible before reaching out for any chemical fertilisers, insecticides, or fungicides. Unfortunately, when the economic pest threshold is reached, then it all comes down ‘to BEE or not to BEE’, in the end. Chemicals verses the environment! Commercial farmers are becoming switched on now and are embracing some of the available Bio control strategies using predatory insects as part of their pest management plan and are also using bulk pheromone traps in long ribbons stretched around their crops to distract the mating and subsequently egg laying capabilities of these problem pests. They are also releasing predatory mites, wasps, and lady beetles as part of their IPM management plan to whittle down pest pressure and also implementing specialist beneficial microbe brews that can be foliar fed or fertigated through irrigation and having huge successes with increased crop yields that has more nutrients and flavour with longer shelf life with the added bonus of reduced reliance on chemicals alone. You may have heard that some vegetables like Zucchini and pumpkins are just a couple of flowering plants that might need to be hand pollinated due to lack of bees in your area. I came across an article online from: (Deep Look. PBS) on Facebook, with an episode on the Bumble Bee in the United States and it shows how some flowers are designed to only release their pollen when the bumble bee buzzes its wings madly inside the flower causing the pollen to be released eventually. It’s fascinating stuff! Did you know Bribie Island has its own Butterfly house? Its opened 2 days a week Wednesday and Sundays and all entrance fees goes to charities, its an excellent home grown, grass roots, eco- friendly environmental enterprise run by passionate volunteers for a worthwhile cause! See link; http://www.bribieislandbutterflyhouse.org/ for more information and opening times. Well that’s all that’s to BEE in this article, so stay aware and wish you all a buzzy day indeed!

LANDSCAPE PLANT OF THE MONTH Banksia Integrifolia or Coastal Banksia

How about our lovely coastal banksia this month, walking around the various parts of the Island and couldn’t resist the photo. Sensational pale lemonyellow coloured flowers which are nectar rich bursting all over this specimen right now. Flowering is throughout Autumn and will continue throughout Winter and into Spring. Banksia Integrifolia are a tough salt tolerant tree, relatively fast growing but the tree trunk will eventually mature slowly into a gnarly multi branching magnificent characteristic old tree in time, anywhere from 5 metres to 25 metres tall in their natural habitat. The narrow - obovate, leathery dark green leaves are formed in a whorled formation and are silvery white underneath and tend to curve slightly upwards providing a prominent display especially during flowering. These old man banksias can reach 100 years old and tend to look after themselves. They can tolerate a range of soil types but slightly acidic, sandy to coastal heathlands preferred. The nectar is a favourite with Cockatoos.

by Mick O’Brien Dip.Hort(MAIH)-RH-101

Sustainable Gardening Welcome to our latest gardening articles written by a passionate local Horticulturist, for our equally passionate local gardening community, living on Bribie Island and Surrounding districts. In the last article, I mentioned how the beneficial insects play a very important role in nature by feasting on the various plagues of pests that can decimate our prized plants if let go unchecked, and I also explained how the tiny red and black lady bird ‘Cryptolaemus montrouzieri’ can devour mealy bug infestations in no time at all. It can be really difficult when trying to control any pest invasion if you are not sure what insect or pest is causing harm to your beloved specimens, but thankfully, most of us these days are equipped with our smart phones and zooming in on unsuspecting insects now is relatively easy, but then the challenge begins to identify the culprit and determine also whether its friend or foe. There is a great new reference book titled, ‘Miniature Lives’ by Michelle Gleeson, it is an excellent publication for identifying Insects in your garden and is printed in Australia by CSIRO publishing, ‘Miniature Lives’ also has a handy visual reference section displaying images of some signature tell- tale signs of characteristic damage, inflicted to your plants and then cross references to show the likely identity of the culprit which is really useful indeed! One of the most fundamental successful gardening practices you can do is follow a strict hygiene strategy when working in your patch. This can be simple as disinfecting your secateurs and other pruning equipment daily or simply washing down your lawn mower between cuts to minimise the spread of weed seeds. It’s also one of the reasons why I personally don’t like using wood chip mulch from the tip as it has the potential to contain all the pest, weeds, and diseases from all the problem plants in the district that has been discarded there. Seeds could still germinate, or diseases could possibly contaminate your plants or soil too. Over the last few years there has been quite a bit of bad press on some tree loppers down in the Gold Coast region regarding the stately date palm, ‘Phoenix canariensis’- that massive tall sentinel palm tree that adorns some prestige properties, either in a row of avenue plantings or stand-alone specimens. These date palms were infected by a fungus called (Fusarium Wilt), which has been spread from tree to tree by direct contact from contaminated, unsterilised pruning equipment. When the dead trees were replaced in this prestigious suburb, the cost for one mature Phoenix canariensis from the tree farm, is calculated at $1000per- metre of height, and with an average height of five metres tall, that equates to $5000 each to replace.

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While on the subject of pest infestations, I was called out to consult on some Pandanus palm problems recently on Bribie Island and it seems the dreaded pandanus leaf hopper (Jamella australiae) has found its way here too. The infected Pandanus plants die back one branch at a time as a result from the infestation of sap sucking larvae which congregate under the leaf sheaths en- masse. I will elaborate more next article, but here is an informative link below with a Pandanus Dieback Education and Information page; https://www. facebook.com/pandanusprotection/ to assist in early diagnosis which explains the process of ‘leaf stripping’ to minimise the infestations. Well stay tuned to next issue on sustainable gardening, until then‘See you in the garden’.

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Calling All Pumicestone Photographers – Get Snapping! Simone Wilson MP, Member for Pumicestone, has launched her electorate-wide photo competition, calling on all photographers, from those who like to take a quick pic on their phone to the more serious snappers. “From Caboolture right through to Bribie Island, the Pumicestone electorate really has something to offer everyone, and I’m asking for residents to send through their photo that best captures all that this beautiful community represents.

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“We’re home to easily the best sunsets and horizons in the country, but this competition is open to capturing absolutely anything that highlights how great it is to call Pumicestone home. This might include your loved ones enjoying any of our fantastic parks or beaches, or even snapping a photo of your favourite local business in action. “Already we’ve had some stunning submissions and I don’t envy the task of our judges to narrow it down to just a few. The first prize for Simone’s Photo Competition is a Weber Baby Q, with two runners-up to receive a $50 fuel voucher. Simone called on residents to get in quick before the competition closes. “Entries close on 31 May so don’t delay. Send through your photos captured right here in the Pumicestone electorate to pumicestone@parliament.qld.gov.au.”

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Deputy LNP Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said despite promises from Labor that water bills would not increase, south east Queenslanders are facing massive water price rises over the next three years. The Queensland Competition Authority’s Final Report for SEQ bulk water prices has recommended SEQ residents pay on average $50 to $90 more for their water three to five times the rate of inflation. “The Palaszczuk Government is lying to Queenslanders and is treating them like fools,” Mr Mander said.

Before the election Labor said: “There was no expectation that lower water consumption by SEQ consumers inevitably meant higher water bills. The price impact from lower demand will largely be offset by continued cost savings.” http://statements.qld.gov.au/ Statement/2017/8/8/government-rulesout-extra-fixed-charges-for-seq-bulk-water “Labor knew this price hike was coming but buried its release until the middle of the Commonwealth Games,” Mr Mander said. “On top of soaring power prices this is just a broken election promise by Annastacia Palaszczuk.” Mr Mander said Labor’s legacy was almost a 400% increase in bulk water prices over 10 years. “Queenslanders are still paying the price for Labor’s multi-billion dollar water grid fail that saw pipes built without dams and dams built without pipes,” he said. “It’s the same old Labor – Queenslanders end up paying because of their incompetence and lack of proper planning. “The LNP merged water entities saving Queenslanders almost $100 million and we also refinanced Labor’s debt saving Queenslanders money.” The Queensland Competition Authority’s Final Report for SEQ bulk water prices has recommended price increases of over: • 5% for residents in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay, Scenic Rim and Somerset - $47 more over 3 years • Over 8% on the Sunshine Coast and Noosa - $79 more over 3 years • Over 9% in Redlands - $88 more over 3 years

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“We would like to see Bribie Island reduce the amount of Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence! We currently have the highest rate in the Moreton Bay Region and want to see it become the lowest. You can help!”

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BRIBIE’S GOT YOUR BACK MAY 2018 IS DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE MONTH We can’t stand by and let domestic violence continue!!!

The State Government and major media partners have launched a statewide advertising campaign to encourage more Queenslanders to stand up against domestic and family violence. Minister for Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said the campaign would include television, online, cinema and public space advertising to urge bystanders to help end violence. “The attitudes that underpin violence in our communities need to change, and so does our attitude to speaking up,” Ms Farmer said. “Every single one of us can play a role in helping victims and keeping Queenslanders safe from domestic and family violence.” The campaign will use the hashtag #dosomething and is part of a $9.3 million commitment through the Department of Premier and Cabinet to help change attitudes and behaviours towards violence. Ms Farmer praised major media outlets for backing the campaign and encouraging bystanders to speak up. “These media outlets have put aside

their rivalry to stand together and “do something” to prevent violence. “Having those outlets and well-known media identities embrace our new Bystander Campaign is a very big plus as we try to change the culture around violence.” The Chair of the Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce, Channel Seven’s popular news reader, Kay McGrath OAM, encouraged her rival media colleagues to embrace the new advertising blitz during Domestic and family Violence month in May. Ms McGrath said media reported on the senseless deaths and told the human stories, so it is vital the media help shape the conversation about ending domestic and family violence. “I’m proud and so pleased that my media friends and colleagues are coming together during May to add their powerful voices to this important issue.” “We don’t want anyone to put themselves in harm’s way. Call police if you’re seriously concerned. In most DV deaths there are many bystanders who heard, saw or knew but didn’t call 000.”

“There are many things we can do. It can be as simple as asking a friend, are you ok? How can I help you? Or ask others around to support you in a non-violent way.” “And if you don’t know what to do, read up about domestic violence and learn the signs and symptoms. Domestic violence can take the form of emotional, financial and sexual abuse as well as physical. “Check out websites, call DV Connect or 1800Respect and talk it through with an expert – you could save a life,” Ms McGrath said. Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce member Darren Lockyer said “In footy terms, we call it the one percenters. There’s all these little one percenters we can do in our society to have real positive change.” “I think if you know people and something might be happening in the household, it’s probably just sitting down with those people and saying why you think it’s wrong. This is not about being a dobber. It’s more about if we want to make a change collectively, we all have a part to play.” Ms Farmer said the Palaszczuk

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government had completed 90 of the 121 recommendations of the Not Now, Not Ever report, and the rest were underway. “Our record investment of $323.1 million over six years is driving significant progress,” Ms Farmer said. “Since the report was handed down we have introduced a specific offence of strangulation, toughened penalties for breaching Domestic Violence Orders and funded additional shelters. “We have expanded specialist courts into regional and remote areas and a state-wide duty-lawyer service to support victims. “We were also the first Australian state to legislate for 10 days of domestic violence leave for state employees.” Bribie’s Got your Back and Hairdressers with Hearts would like to thank our wonderful sponsors on this page for supporting our cause. Finally, the State Government are listening and seeing how important this is to all communities.

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Welcome beautiful souls to the month of May in this 11 year. And since this is only the second universal 11 year since 1910 there is no greater time for learning and personal growth. May brings with it the vibration of 7. 7 is the truth seeker, the thinker, the inquirer. In the lead-up to this vibration you may have found yourself restless, knowing you need something new in your life and hungry for knowledge. This is the time to delve into those feelings and research for the next chapter. Treat this time as a period for methodical and strategic planning. With every great structure, there is a stable foundation that is meticulously planned and built. As the 7 vibration tends be a loner, it is also time to go into your heart

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space. Quiet contemplation will bring happiness, and an insight that you have been searching for. As always time in nature, and time connected to mother earth will bring you peace and serve you well. As there is light, there is also shade, avoid being cynical and quick to react, especially under this vibration. Think of this time as a universal reminder to slow down, reassess and re align to make life brighter, more vibrant. Shine like only you can. On the world stage May will bring huge change in global economics and business, starting around the 13th right before the new moon on the 15th. On the 15th Uranus the planet of revolution and freedom, enters Taurus. Where it will stay on and off until April 2026. This period of time will change how we think about and trade and goods and finances. It will also bring with it a new form of currency. There is no doubt this will be revolutionary, with the message being expect the unexpected. Have a great month, Michelle For your personal Numerology chart littleGreekgirl@live.com



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2/3 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt Stephanie Slinger age 6

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3 tablespoons butter, melted, plus butter for cooking DIRECTIONS Kaelan Raju age 6

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Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl. Add the eggs, milk, and sugar, whisk until you have a light batter; make sure there are no lumps. Stir in the melted butter. Let rest for 30 minutes.

Cook for approximately 3 minutes, until the batter has set on top, then flip, using a spatula. Cook for 2 minutes, then transfer to a plate. Repeat, stacking the cooked pancakes, until you have used all the batter.

Serve the pancakes warm with berries and sugar, or cheese and ham.

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Have you ever been out on a camping trip, looking out from under the awning of your chosen camping accommodation, and thought “this just feels right”? I’ve never felt that way about a forward fold camper trailer – I’ve always preferred the space, storage and light weight soft floors – but as I surveyed my surroundings during a trip away in this Blue Tongue

Overland XF Lite, my perceptions changed. I could see my partner, family camped like this. This is a camper that Blue Tongue’s owner Karl Geddes has been planning to build for years, but only now believes he’s got it right. It’s a pared-down version of the Overland XF Series 2, but stripped back to make it lighter, easier to use and easier to tow. The “Lite” om the name is not just a boast – at 1235kg, its one of the lightest forward folding campers on the market right now, either Australian built or imported. It’s as light as the CUB Campers Frontier and roughly 300400kg lighter than anything else. That difference is felt everywhere. There a huge reduction in weight on the tow ball so there’s less impact on your vehicle’s braking and steering performance; less weight being towed, so better fuel economy; and less to haul down rough tracks, so you’ll get to camp with far less hassle. In a segment that’s easy to find great campers provided you don’t care about weight, it’s a credit to this product that it is so light but still so functional. Weight has been shaved off in sensible areas,

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“Compliance agencies such as Maritime Safety Queensland, Water Police and Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrols currently use several fixed cameras at strategic locations. “While these have been extremely effective, there are still gaps in coverage

“Common offences relate to waterskiing, freestyling, surfing and wave jumping and last financial year, 16 marine infringement notices and 59 formal warnings were issued.” Gold Coast Waterways Authority Chief Executive Officer Hal Morris said discussions with commercial camera suppliers had identified the necessary technology, how it would be deployed

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watch out for reckless behaviour in the surf zone.”

“The relocatable cameras have the advantage of being able to target individual hot spots at short notice giving compliance officers immediate feedback,” Mr Morris said.

Mr Bailey said paddle surfers and others enjoying big swells off beaches at Currumbin and Coolangatta points had expressed fear for their safety with the increasing risk of collision with tow-in jet skis operating outside the law.

“Some of these riders who have been ignoring speed limits and safe distance rules in the surf believed they were untouchable because they couldn’t be identified or pursued but that has changed. and unavoidable delays in responding to public complaints.

would buy to dray to hell and back, but I have heard no hesitation towing it to Cape York. With care it should follow you anywhere. The extravagance of most forward folds campers is what lends them so much weight, but the X flite shies away from that, focusing on the essential luxuries with out going overboard. I could go on and on telling you all the great things about this camper, but I’ll let you read all about it at our web site. www.coastbound.com. au

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“Reckless jet ski operators who endanger others on the Gold Coast’s big waves are being caught on camera,” Mr Bailey said.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said a decision by the Gold Coast Waterways Authority to use relocatable closed-circuit cameras would give them a greater ability to target problems on local waterways and to react in real time.


Importantly, it’s a camper capable of decent off-road jaunts. Its fitted with independent, coil sprung trailing arms suspension with dual shock absorbers and an ALKO 360-degree off-road hitch. Its probably not the camper you

In a parallel move, Maritime Safety Queensland had also turned to hidefinition cameras to snare tow-in Jet Ski hoons.

Dodgy boaties are getting busted on the Gold Coast, with authorities employing a range of surveillance techniques to keep law abiding seafarers safe.

“The authority has allocated $100,000 to purchase five high definition, low light cameras to hugely enhance their ability to identify boating congestion, reckless behaviour and rapidly identify emerging situations,” Mr Bailey said

too. While the draw bar (part that carries most of the weight) is still manufactured from overly strong 100x50x4 galvanised steel, the rest of the frame is built lighter 70x50x3mm stock. Ten-inch off-road brakes (rather than the usual 12” are appropriate for a small camper as are the 15inch alloy wheels with six-stud Landcruiser hubs, two tonne rated wheel bearings and 225/70R R15 allterrain tyres. There’s only the single rear mounted spare tyre, rather than the two you find on the XF Serie 2.

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“Hooning behaviour of any kind, be it on the road or water, is unacceptable and we are putting a stop to this reckless and dangerous behaviour. “Maritime Safety Queensland is now using a state-of-art camera capable of fast-image capture over very long distances which identifies offenders and provides sufficient evidence for legal action.” “So far marine officers using the images have issued 12 infringement notices to alleged offenders and they will continue

“An ongoing and well-supported education program has promoted a code of conduct developed in consultation with Maritime Safety Queensland, Gold Coast City Council and Surfing Queensland to encourage safe tow-in surfing operations. “However it has become increasingly obvious some jet ski riders simply do not feel the need to obey rules requiring them to keep to six knots within 60 metres of a swimmer or surfer or ceasing operation completely when paddlers are in the water. “Thanks to innovative thinking by Maritime Safety Queensland these irresponsible individuals are now being hauled in. “Of course we still encourage residents and boaties who witness dangerous activities to report incidents to the police Hoon Hotline on 134666.” For information on the tow-in surfing code of conduct go to https://www.msq. qld.gov.au/Waterways/Tow-in-surfingcode-of-conduct

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AMATEUR FISHERMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND Providing Fishing data to Government since 1904 Hi to all. The wind and waves have kept most people in the lee of it. The bridge is producing good catches of Goldspot Cod, Trevally and Mackerels. The ripples and canals are producing Grassy Sweetlip, big Bream and Flathead. Pilchards and Mullet flesh work well as bait.


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Coral Reef Fin Fish Fishery The discussion papers are open for public feedback until 5pm on 20 May 2018.

Mackerel Fish – Photo Supplied by sportingfish.co .au For those who braved the offshore areas, particularly from Wide Caloundra down to the Cape Moreton came home with great bags of mixed reef fish. Red Throat Sweetlip, Pearl Perch, Snapper and Mackerels among them.

In keeping with strategy commitments, the government has now released discussion papers that are the first step in reforming our trawl, east coast inshore and crab fisheries. At the same time, a management review discussion paper has been released for the coral reef line fishery that is also developing a harvest strategy.

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have been developed with input from Queensland’s fishery working groups which include stakeholders from commercial, recreational and charter fishing, conservationists and seafood marketers. Public feedback will then be provided to the fishery working groups to provide advice on preferred reforms for review by the Sustainable Fisheries Expert Panel.

Red Throat Sweetlip Our last fishing competition was the Patrons Shield, which is a boat only competition. The winner was Robert Pittock, well done Rob. Our next competition was a three-day event camping out at Mission Point last weekend.

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New laws started on 16 April to clean up the towing industry

The Palaszczuk Government’s new legislation to clean up the towing industry and protect motorists from unscrupulous tow truck operators started on April 16. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the legislation came from recommendations made by the independent investigation into the removal of parked vehicles from private car parks. “We appointed former District Court Judge Michael Forde to lead an investigation in response to community concern about alleged shady practices, intimidating tactics and excessive fees being charged by some towing operators,” Mr Bailey said. “Mr Forde delivered 22 recommendations to overhaul the industry including changes to licence requirements, fees, signage, privacy, education and enforcement. “The introduction of these new laws delivers on our commitment to put an end to rogue towing operations, leading the way in implementing harsher penalties for dodgy tow truck operators. “From April 16 the maximum towing charge for a tow from private property is $250 and the maximum price that can be charged for on-site release of the vehicle is $150. “We are also increasing the maximum penalty that can be imposed under the Tow Truck Regulation from 20 penalty units ($2523) to 80 penalty units ($10,092).” Mr Bailey said the Palaszczuk Government had also taken steps to educate the community on how to protect themselves from dodgy operators. “Information is now available on the Transport and Main Roads website to assist Queenslanders understand the changes,” he said. “Signage guidelines and fact sheets for towing operators and drivers, motorists and property owners are all available. “I encourage all Queensland motorists to visit my department’s website and read these materials to ensure you are protected against dodgy tow truck operators. “Tow truck operators should also take a close look to make sure they are doing the right thing. “I am confident this legislation appropriately balances the rights of private property owners and occupiers

and the rights of motorists, while ensuring towing practices are fair and reasonable.” The changes that came into effect on April 16 include: • private property towing may only be performed in regulated areas by drivers and assistants who have the necessary certificates and are using licensed tow trucks • tow truck licensees must have towing consent evidencing an arrangement with the occupier to remove vehicles from the property and to notify the police as soon as practicable after removing a vehicle from private property

Bulldogs on top after four rounds

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Coach, Damian Clarke giving his instructions on how to play the second quarter Bribie Island Bulldogs are sitting pretty at the top of the ladder after four rounds of the 2018 season of AFL QFA division 5 this year after they accounted for Yeronga South Brisbane at the Kennel last Friday night, scoring 9.11.65 to 4.2.26. Young 17-year-old Josh Bear put on a dazzling display by kicking 4 goals and showing off his speed and skill around the ground. Simon Malloy again battled hard and players welcomed back some older heads with Brett Camfield and Mick McGuire returning and Tom

• conduct requirements on tow truck licensees, drivers and assistants including prohibiting intimidating, abusive or insulting behaviour, and requiring reasonable steps be taken to locate the motorist before loading a vehicle onto the tow truck • vehicles removed from private property may only be taken by the most direct route to the licence holder’s nearest holding yard • set maximum towing charges for a standard private property tow ($250), the on-site release of a vehicle ($150) and storing a vehicle ($25) and prohibiting the charging of call-out fees and charges for separate activities incidental to the towing service such as administration fees • safeguard motorists’ privacy by restricting the disclosure of information about the removal of a vehicle from private property and expressly protecting personal information about a vehicle’s owner, driver or other party connected to a regulated towing service • increase the maximum penalty that may be imposed under the Tow Truck Regulation from 20 penalty units ($2523) to 80 penalty units ($10,092), and • allow the entire criminal history of an applicant, including any charge for an offence that has not been dealt with by a court or withdrawn or otherwise discontinued, may be considered when determining whether to grant a licence or certificate and whether a person is an appropriate person to continue to hold a licence or certificate. For more information on the investigation and legislation changes visit https://www. tmr.qld.gov.au/Business-and-industry/ Accreditations/Tow-truck-licensingscheme.aspx

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Watson was steady in defence. Results: Round 2, Bribie 13.7.85 def Marcellin Old Boys 6.10.46. Round 3, Bribie 9.17.71 def Coorparoo 7.5.47 and round 4, Bribie 9.11.65 def YSB 4.2.26. After four rounds the ladder is: Bribie 16pts, Aspley Hornets 8, Coorparoo 8, Jindalee 8, Ipswich Cats 8, Yeronga South Brisbane 8, Marcellin Old Boys 8 and Ferny Grove 0. Next week the boys get a well-earned rest with a bye and the following Friday night they take on Ferny Grove at Ferny Grove. Bribie, goal scorers were Sam Godfrey (3), Kristian Strazdins (3) and Kylan Webster-Camilleri (1). Bribie Player of the Game is Cooper De Graff MATCH REPORT - Bribie Tigers Senior Women vs Beegees

Weekend football results Results for Bribie Island Soccer Football Club for games played in Sunshine Coast Football Competition on 27 & 28 April 2018. Senior Men Division 3 – Round 7 – Bribie Tigers vs Caloundra FC - 2-2 draw for Bribie, goal scorers are Ben Stone (1) and Nathan Reynolds (1). Bribie Player of the Game is Jordan Watt. Senior Women Division 3 – Round 7 – Bribie Tigers vs Beerwah FC - 2-2 draw for Bribie, goal scorers are Hannah Bulley (1) and Amy O’Shaughnessy (1). Bribie Player of the Game is Louise Merritt. Over 35s (2) - Round 2 - Bribie Tigers vs Noosa FC - 6-2 win for Bribie, goal scorers were Brett Gray (2), Jens Pieck (1), Colm Hand (1), Garry Brennan (1) and Steve Zmuda (1). Bribie Player of the game is Nathan Waugh. Over 35 (2) - Round 1 (catch-up game - played 24 April) - Bribie Tigers vs Woombye FC White - 2-2 draw for Bribie, goal scorers are Gary Brennan (1), Steve Zmuda (1). Bribie Player of the Game is Chris Carnell. Under 14 (2) – Round 4 – Bribie Tigers vs Cooroora FC - 4-1 win for Bribie, goal scorers were Nick Greig (2), Brandon Waugh (1) and Tyler Keast (1). Bribie Player of the Game is Nick Greig Under 13 (3) – Round 5 – Bribie Tigers vs Maroochydore FC - 7-0 win for

Another top of the table clash with the undefeated Beegee’s fielding a full-strength side. Bribie fielded a side missing several key players and in a tough physical match came home with a point for a 2 all draw. The defensive efforts of the backline were very good with player of the match Louise Merritt playing an awesome role as stand-in left back. Bribie went down a goal early in the first half but fought back with a set piece goal to Amy O’Shaughnessy to level the score at half time. A hard fought second half saw the Beegees go in for another goal past a tired defence. This spurred the Bribie Ladies into action and a period of intense pressure and skilful passing Hannah Bulley went in to score to level the scores. An entertaining game that again sees the Bribie team undefeated for the season. Next home match is against Maleny on Friday 4th May, 6:45pm kick off. MATCH REPORT - Bribie Tigers Senior Men vs Caloundra Bribie Tigers gained a well-earned point on Friday with a 2 all draw away at Caloundra. The two teams fought, not only their opponents but some windy conditions to keep the scores even at full-time. Our goals were scored by Ben Stone in the first half and Nathan Reynolds in the second; each time levelling the score against Caloundra. The Tigers after a nervous 15 played well and should have won the game - in the final minutes they hit the cross bar twice and the post once as they went for the winning goal.

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Test Series Commences

Commences Dates


Soccer World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

14th June – 15th July 2018



Australian Open @ The Lakes Sydney

22-25 November 2017



Australian Open @ Melbourne Park

15th Jan 2018



National League

23rd March – Sept 30



National League

2nd Mar – 1st Oct


Intrust State Cup

Qld Rugby League

Final 23rd September



Super Netball

28th Apr – 25th Aug


Rugby Union

Super Rugby

23rd Feb – 5th Aug


Bathurst 1000

Car Racing

4th – 7th Oct


Australian Formula 1

Car Racing 2019

2019 - TBC


On the Park with Tom Brown

CLEAN UP OUR ACT How is it that many of our sporting ‘male elite’ wind up in the headlines faced with varying allegations of social misbehaviour, breaches of conduct codes, alleged criminal activities or questionable intent? Why is it that so many male sporting arenas remain the breeding ground for poor male behaviour? Why do we reward athletes with so much money and not re-direct at least 30% of these outrageous salaries back into grass-roots’ sport to help the 1000’s of mum’s and dads to manage good respectful behaviour on the paddock? Let’s highlight the ridiculous cricket saga that ended in the suspension of our most senior cricket leader, Steve Smith. It is unthinkable that an Australian Cricket Captain should ever reach the stage of being sacked and apologising on National TV for actions of which Steve Smith choose to adopt as a leader. As the senior ambassador of the game and mentor to our budding boy and girl cricketers, it was a disgrace. It’s laughable to hear that despite the announcement by the Australian Cricket Board Chairman of a pending ‘culture review into Australian Cricket, we are informed by the Chairman that he is “not going anywhere” and that his CEO is “safe.” It’s even more laughable when you hear that the new Australian Cricket Coach, Justin Langer will be charged to re-position the team cricket culture and get the ‘show back on the road.’ Don’t get me wrong, Justin Langer is the best person for the job – his morals, work ethic, spiritual strength and onfield experience is exemplary, however the culture and moral compass begins at board level. In smaller commercial entities, if a CEO had presided over the dismantling and sacking of the most senior leadership team, including coach, captain and vic-captain, this would have been balanced with the dismissal of a CEO by the Board. You either have your ‘hand on the wheel’ or ‘not.’ Either way, the CEO should have stepped aside to allow for a transparent investigation. The question will always remain, why did the

leadership of Cricket Australia and its’ entourage of professional on-tour paid supporters allow this debacle to occur? A similar and more worrying example of questionable leadership surrounds the recent arrest of Ex-AFL Player, Coach, Mentor and dad, Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson after being apparently charged with drug and trafficking offences. Of concern is the alleged reports of how much was known of Mark Thompson’s behaviours and actions whilst in senior leadership roles at the Geelong Football Club and at the Essendon Football Club. How do these men arrive in these situations?

It’s one thing to hear reports of questionable behaviours but it’s another to hear the barrage of reports from past leaders of their knowledge of a coach’s behaviour without perhaps the necessary intervention or support that would prevent the result. These are just two of many recent examples. As a parent and friend of parents with competitive sporting children, I can only recall one event in 20 years when a junior soccer coach (Volunteer Dad) called a special meeting with parents and players to discuss player and parent behaviours ‘on and off’ the soccer field. Surely the only way to teach children to make good life decisions is to provide education by experts as part of a competitive club environment. I call on the Federal Government and those codes that have the capacity to dish out these outrageous salaries to elite players to inject ‘real’ dollars into grass-roots education. I am sure that the disciples of Steve Biddulph would delight in presenting a two-hour session at clubs each year to assist kids in understanding the importance of TEAM, KINDNESS and CARE FOR EACHOTHER.’ Let’s clean up our act.

NATIONAL SPORTS Bulldogs LADDERS under-15 girls have a few more players Ernie Mayne

Bribie Island Bulldogsunder-15 girls side are starting to get a few more players, but still need more, they now have 13 compared to 9 a month ago. The girls, being undermanned and using a few borrowed players were soundly beaten in their first outing, but that will turn around in the next few weeks hopefully, with new players arriving.

Little Aths

2018 Super National Rugby Ladder as A-League Soccer Ladder Crusaders Sydney FC Lions Newcastle Jets Waratahs Melbourne City FC Hurricanes Melbourne Victory Highlanders Adelaide United Chiefs Western Sydney Jaguares Wanderers FC Sharks Brisbane Roar FC Stormers Perth Glory Rebels Central Coast Mariners Bulls The Wellington Reds Phoenix logo Blues Wellington Phoenix Brumbies Sunwolves

Ernie Mayne

Came across these three little girls last Friday at the Little Aths presentation night. Maddie Mills, Sienna and Marli Stanley with their trophies. Sienna (centre) also won the under 9, 700m walk with a new club record of 5.22.44 to beat the old record by nearly 5 secs.

We want your Local Sport Content We are keen to include a few local Sports stories each month. If you have a short story about your club we will publish it. Contact us at belinda@theislandandsurrounds.com.au or phone our team captain, Damian on 0497 424 193

National Rugby League Ladder

Toyota AFL Premiership

Dragons Warriors Panthers Storm Rabbitohs Rooster Sharks Broncos Tigers Knights Raiders Cowboys Sea Eagles Titans

Richmond West Coast Eagles Adelaide Crows Hawthorn GWS Giants Geelong Cats Gold Coast Suns North Melbourne Sydney Swans Collingwood Melbourne Port Adelaide Fremantle Gold Coast Suns Western Bulldogs Essendon St Kilda Brisbane Lions Carlton

Suncorp super netball 2018 ladder Starts – 28th April 2018 West Coast Fever Giants Netball Melbourne Vixens Queensland Firebirds Nsw Swifts Sunshine Coast Lightning Magpies Netball Adelaide Thunderbirds


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Great bargains on clothing, shoes, electrical, tools, art, kitchen, furniture, Pool Safety Inspections Pregnancy Massage, Dry Needle linen, toys and much more. 0499 742 314

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Fun • Sun • Everyone PEN s ’ e n o Sim

Pumicestone E lectorate News

Electorate Office: Shop 1/43 Benabrow Ave, Bellara l Phone: 3474 2100 l Email: pumicestone@parliament.qld.gov.au

www.simonewilson.com.au | Follow Simone on Facebook@SimoneWilsonMP


A message from Simone

Recently at Beachmere I launched the first of my petitions calling on the Government to improve road infrastructure in the electorate. The Beachmere Road is dangerous and in desperate need of an upgrade to the road’s shoulders to make it safe for all motorists. In a recent Question on Notice, I asked the Premier if she would promise to match the LNP’s commitment for vital safety upgrades on Beachmere Road. The Premier’s reply was disappointing - she said that “the Department of Transport and Main Roads will continue to monitor the performance of Beachmere Road and assess its priority for upgrading along with other roads on the state-controlled road network”. In other words this road is ‘not on our radar’. I will not let this go – it’s simply not good enough for the Government to fob off the people of Beachmere and their safety. If you would like to put your voice behind this much needed upgrade, please take a little time to sign my petition. You will find petitions throughout Beachmere shops including the Newsagents, Chemist, Beach Shak Café and Bitss and Bobs. You can also sign the petition online by visiting my website www.simonewilson.com.au/haveyoursay. Thank you to everyone who has entered my photo comp to date. There are some amazing entries and I certainly don’t envy the judging task to select winners. Don’t forget to get your entries in by 31 May and happy snapping. I would like to wish all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day. As a mother of five boys, I for one am looking forward to receiving breakfast in bed!

Parliament Update

On Tuesday, 1 May I had the privilege of delivering my maiden speech in the Queensland Parliament. It was a true honour to speak about the wonderful electorate of Pumicestone that we proudly call home. I invite you to watch or read my speech by visiting:www.simonewilson.com.au/simones-speeches !


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