The Local News, Island and Surrounds Issue 96

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15/11/2023 - Issue 96

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While great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy and contents of the publication, the Island and Surrounds accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the views held by TIAS. All content is copyright and may not be reproduced without permission. The production of this FREE newspaper is only made possible by you continuing to support our local advertisers. In order to maintain acceptable editorial standards we reserve the right to edit content and, where necessary, the spelling, punctuation, grammar and readability of all articles submitted for publication in The Island and Surrounds News. We are a small Community Newspaper and welcome submissions from our readers and community groups which will provide us with relevant information about our region and provide a platform on which to voice their opinion. Responsibility for the accuracy of the content of submissions remains with the contributor. Next Distribution dates - 13th DecemberBribie Island, Sandstone Point & Ningi. 14th -15th December delivered to Beachmere, Caboolture, Toorbul, Donnybrook and surrounding areas. Delivered to homes and local businesses in the following areas:Bribie Island, Sandstone Point, Ningi, Godwin Beach, Beachmere (including Peel Road & Beachmere Road) Bribie Pines, Toorbul, Donnybrook, Meldale, Central Lakes, Caboolture and Elimbah. Copies can also be picked up from IGA and other local businesses in these districts.

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Hello Readers! Welcome to Issue 96. The most talked about issue on social media this month is about the possible Desal Plant in the region. The Queensland state government’s plan for a desalination plant for Bribie Island is back on the table. The Queensland state government’s plan for a desalination plant for Bribie Island is back on the table and the Island is not ruled out. Sheree Hoddinett has written a really interesting article regarding the issues around allowing our children to watch the news. Alistair Gray also covers the “Dedication of Bribie Island National Servicemen’s Memorial Park” and “The inaugural Bribie Island Nature Festival”. Member for Longman Terry Young has shared his concerns over pressing issues brought to his attention by some of the pharmacists in the local community. Wallum Action Group Inc. donates an impressive $96,346 to local charities. Check out ‘Rumor has it’ on page 14 to see if you know any of the locals out and about. As usual we cover a wide variety of local issues, while showcasing our local businesses. It is our local businesses who make this publication possible so please support them. Until next month. Warm regards, Belinda

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The views expressed in Letters to the Editor are not necessarily those of the editor or publishers of the newspaper. Random acts of kindness Every now and then, we are lucky enough to be surprised by the kindness of others. All it takes is a small gesture to give us hope in the human race, brighten our day or even bring a smile to our face. Brian was fortunate enough to receive an anonymous expression of gratitude in admiration for all the hard work and effort he puts into his garden. Below is his grateful response to an anonymous admirer. You didn’t say who you were, otherwise I would have given you some of my flowers to take home. Yes, they are rather nice and I give them to various places on the Island to brighten their day. The Gladi’s are starting to come on really well. Anyway, thank you for the letter (unsigned) and I hope you read this. Brian Ningi Contrary to yours It is important that someone draws attention to controversial topics, to get readers thinking. But if one fails to provide genuine evidence for one’s views, the responses will be equally biased. For example: “detrimental effects on our lifestyle” needs explanation. Those effects may only be detrimental for people who have certain attitudes. They may be irresponsible people who believe they have a God-given right to that lifestyle, regardless of consequences to the environment or other people’s sensitivities. What does the Gecko mean by “being forced to submit to superstitions”? Humans are unique in their ability to hold two contradictory beliefs at the same time. But some people’s beliefs are other people’s superstitions. We should always respect other’s right to their beliefs and rituals, however ridiculous they might seem. Who is forcing us to submit to what? One of my beliefs may be contrary to yours; I believe that in a first world country like Australia, however much one loves children, one should only produce two or three offspring. We do not have limitless resources or space for more, but people at both ends of the economic spectrum express pride in obscene numbers of grandchildren, indicating that the habit continues! H Beneke Banksia Beach

Good rant Just received the Local, so I grab a cuppa and sit down to read it, especially Gecko. I get that people in parliament speak the mind of the working and retired people. We need to unite the nation and move forward. It’s getting unbelievably stupid with all these claims, which should also be funded out of the $39 billion, not taxpayers’ money. We are not only working to survive, but are also helping the economy. But then any politician who is the voice of the people doesn’t last long in parliament. Good rant Gecko. SW Bribie Island Rubbish then, rubbish now I am stupefied that you would decide to publish something so egregious without also providing someone with an opposing view an opportunity to counter the points of this ridiculous ‘article’. I have never read anything so disgusting in my life. I have heard these same fear-based and racist arguments since the late 70s/ early 80s, with mostly Vietnamese boat refugees. Then it was the Lebanese in the late 80s/90s, then the Japanese in the late 90s/ early 2000s, who were ALL going to ‘swamp our land’ and take our jobs’, blah blah, blah. And then we had the hysteria over Mabo/land rights where all the Aboriginals “would be able to just walk in and claim our houses!!” Rubbish then, Rubbish now. D Smith Bongaree Gecko’s response Not sure what you are on about, but I am sure you need to brush up on some facts. Do some research and then your opinion might mean something. Fork tongued Gecko Gecko Chirps with Forked Tongue Gecko must be choking on all those cherries picked to justify out-of-context opinions. For example, “In Australia there is no hierarchy of descent; there must be no privilege of origin…..”, attributed to Bob Hawke ‘Stand up Australia!’ (Issue 95). The context for Hawke’s statement (1988) was multiculturalism. Hawke was addressing a conference of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia; whose mandate was a commitment to multiculturalism and the Australian identity. Cricket, beer and prawns? Hawke went on to say, “Australia’s national identity has been shaped by our convict and colonial origins, by the often-tragic relationship over the last 200 years between the Aboriginal people and the European newcomers, by successive waves of immigrants from all over the world”. ‘Tragic relationship’ references the history of genocide that certainly impacted the Aboriginal identity, population and VOICE. Since the First Fleet, successive migrations to Australia have had tragic impacts on a once unique Indigenous heritage. The Constitution (1901) was written by a handful of white Anglo-Saxon patriarchal stuffed shirts that gave no VOICE to women. A First Nations VOICE would help mitigate

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Saving the country a dollar Now the voice is over let us focus on the rear referendum and save heaps more dollars for the country.

Gecko’s response Obviously a ‘Yes’ voter blindsided by the ‘Yes’ campaign and not having any understanding of the real issues involved. Perhaps you should look at the facts as to what is already happening in Australia. Take a look at New Zealand, they have gone down this path and Treaties are costing them hundreds of millions of dollars in reparations.

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C. Less travel for many politicians. Sydney Airport is easy to reach and much cheaper. D. ACT ceases to exist as we don’t need it. So why Sydney? Think of major countries in the world, England has London, France has Paris, Italy has Rome, Russia has Moscow, Spain has Madrid, Japan has Tokyo, Philippines has Manilla and Thailand has Bangkok. Sydney has world recognised icons like the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, easily known by many overseas people. So, again the taxpayer finally wins with a referendum that will unite the country instead of dividing it. We can all have a national number plate on our car and be an equal citizen no matter where we live in Australia. No more border shutdowns and state rivalry. Name and address supplied.

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Dedication of Bribie Island National Servicemen’s Memorial Park

By Alistair Gray, with content sourced from the order of service. After a long wait by local national servicemen, there were smiles as the Bribie Island National Servicemen’s Memorial Park was finally dedicated. About a hundred local servicemen, war widows, family, friends and dignitaries gathered to mark the occasion. They were there to commemorate the service of 287,000 young Australian men who were required to undertake compulsory military training in the Army, Navy and Air Force between 1951 and 1972 and to remember the 212 who died during active service in Borneo and Vietnam. “The servicemen were pulled from all walks of life, with many later filling senior roles in politics, business, the professions and the community,” Master of Ceremonies for the event Gareth Cotter said. Their number included two Governor-Generals, Bill Hayden and Dr Peter Hollingsworth; three Tasmanian gover-

nors, Sir Guy Green, William Cox, and Peter Underwood; Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fisher and federal minister Wilson Tuckey; Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett; Queensland Deputy Premier, Sir Liew Edwards, Major General Rod Fay, businessmen Lindsay Fox and Sir James Hardy. Television personalities Clive James and Graham Kennedy, entertainer Normie Rowe, tennis player Lew Hoad, cricketer Doug Waters and racing car legends Peter Brock and Dick Johnson and many others who have made significant contributions to our community. The late Barry Vickary of Toowoomba founded the National Servicemen’s Association on November 28, 1987, to seek a better deal for all national servicemen and to secure medals for recognition of service. Thanks were passed to the Bribie Island RSL sub-branch and the RSL Community Club for allocating the grounds to become a memorial park. Wreaths and plaques were laid by widows and family members and various dignitar-

ies, including Member for Longman Terry Young, Member for Pumicestone Ali King and City of Moreton Bay division one councillor Brooke Savige.

Plaques and flowers surround the beautiful new sandstone National Servicemen's Memorial Park monument.

Some of the guests at the National Servicemen's Memorial Park dedication.

How to pay taxes when you’ve only been taught algebra… Amelia Strazdins Thirteen years. That is how long it takes most people to complete their standard education from prep to year 12. Throughout that duration, we are taught many important concepts and methods across various subjects, all of which build towards final exams and obtaining a QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education). Whilst there is no doubting or disputing the vital importance these years of school have, there is a growing notion that our education system is perhaps missing crucial life skills needed to face the world post-high school. School and the education we gain through it, is about preparing individuals to make their way in the world. For those who have recently turned 18, about to leave the safety net provided by the last 13 years, everything can seem daunting. Part of that scariness is entering a new stage of life, that requires vital skills that many have not been taught yet. Taxes, car services, voting, job applications, budgeting. Everything just listed are fundamental life skills and yet many bright minds enter the ‘adult’ world post-graduation ill-equipped. It poses the question; is our education system, across Australia, failing to properly prepare students for their lives post-school? For those who are fortunate enough, these life lessons are learnt and taught with a guiding hand from mum and dad or other family members, as they assist in navigating these everyday complexities. However, not every person

is fortunate to have such guidance and support. That leaves another question, what should be done? Some schools already offer education-based learning for some skills, for example with RACQ based driving learning days, but undoubtably more support needs to be encouraged. Not only should the government further fund and facilitate such endeavours, but local community support is also important. Although simple, these lessons are vital; assisting students in registering to vote, how to change a tyre or developing a basic budget are all the foundational skills needed for the rest of their lives. Part of ensuring a balanced education to our upcoming next generation includes traditional teachings but also seeks education in a non-traditional sense. Many of these lessons would potentially be best taught by those with experience, for example politicians putting aside their party politics and agenda for a day to teach new voters how to register, how to properly vote and what it means for their country. Or perhaps a local accountant or business owner outlining how to create a budget and explaining tax returns. Maybe even a local mechanic supporting schools in teaching students how to change tyres, check oil and develop proper car maintenance skills. If we want to assist in properly educating bright new minds and equip them with the necessary foundational skills, we need to consider, support and promote the teachings of life skills within our education system.

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Should we let our kids watch the news? By Sheree Hoddinett

I’ve had links to the news for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a household where we watched the news every night and quite often we had a newspaper floating around as well. Although back then I was more interested in the printed TV guide and what was happening in all my favourite shows! Yet I was still aware there were things happening in the world. I remember hearing about famous people dying, war erupting in other countries and bad accidents taking lives. While the news can be a scary thing, it’s also very much an important part of our lives. There seems to be a belief in our culture that the innocence of childhood is sacred and must be preserved at all costs. But these children are likely to grow into adults that have little to no idea about some of the things happening in the world. Just because they hear about murder, violence, war, death, pain and everything shocking, doesn’t necessarily mean they will head down that path themselves. I’ve never been one to shy away from being honest with my kids. Yes, I do tell them little white lies about certain topics, but when it comes to chatting about what’s happening in the news, I’ll have a conversation with them about it. The Israel-Hamas war is a prime example of a big thing happening in the world and yes, my girls (now 10 and eight) have asked questions about what it is and why it’s taking place. Another big news item has been the bush fires kicking in across the country and the potential fear of whether we could be in the firing line. We chat about topics on a level that they understand, but sometimes the questions that follow can be even trickier to answer!

It does come down to personal preference what you choose to talk to your kids about and exactly how much detail you give them. But there are times they can access the information themselves, whether we can control it or not. If you are a

regular watcher of the news, it’s likely you’ll notice a lot of it isn’t ‘good’ news. Terrorism, natural disasters, violent crime and famine – the news is often a cocktail of negativity that can worry young minds. But in a digital world that is constantly evolving, news is

everywhere. So how can you help children understand the news and keep it in perspective for them? • Ask your kids questions to see if they know about a current event. For school-age kids and teens, you can ask what they have heard at school or on social media. • Factor in your child’s age and their development or ability to understand what is going on. • Depending on the topic of course, answer questions as honestly as you can, but keep it brief when necessary too. Remember it’s okay to say you don’t know the answer, but you’ll try to find out. • If your child doesn't seem interested in an event or doesn't want to talk about it, don’t push the issue. • Listen carefully. When kids hear about an upsetting event they may worry about it happening to them. Focus on what your kids ask so you can help them cope with their fears. • Put news stories in context. Broaden the discussion from a specific news item about a difficult event to a larger conversation. • Decide what and how much news is appropriate for your child. Think about how old your kids are and how mature they are. Encourage them to take breaks from following the news, especially when the topics are difficult. • Watch the news with your child and talk about it. Turn off a story if you think it's not appropriate for your child.

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Desalination Plant back on the agenda again

Labor’s desal debacle Queenslanders have been growing increasingly concerned the Palaszczuk Labor Government has no plan for the new infrastructure we need to protect our enviable way of life, including water security for the future.

After nearly a decade of no plans for our future water security and under mounting pressure from decreasing dam levels and increasing water security concerns, the Palaszczuk Government has announced a desalination plant will be built somewhere between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Labor has a secret plan to build a desalination plan on Bribie Island they don’t want you to know about. Fifteen years ago, another Labor state government proposed Bribie Island as a site for a desalination plant. You, the community, sent a clear message – NO! And those plans were scrapped. But now, Labor’s plan for a desalination plant for Bribie is back. There’s been no warning and no consultation.

By Sheree Hoddinett It’s been more than a decade since Bribie Island was making waves as being the potential site for a desalination plant. Now with the release of the 2023 Water Security Program from Seqwater, the salty topic is creeping back again. The program outlines a 30-year strategic plan for south east Queensland water needs. With population growth predicted to grow significantly over the next 30 years, Seqwater is set to complete a detailed business case (by the end of 2024) for a new desalination plant which is expected to be needed by 2035. While no location has been set in stone, speculation is rife that it will be north of Brisbane, either here in the City of Moreton Bay on Bribie or up on the Sunshine Coast. The government determines the extent of water available from rivers and dams through an extensive water resource planning process. These plans have found there is no spare water resources for dams in south east Queensland of the scale that would be required to meet the region’s potential growth in water demands in the longer term. As such, Seqwater has planned for a second desalination plant as the next major water supply expansion for the SEQ Water Grid. Unlike most of the drinking water produced in south east Queensland, desalination is not dependent on rainfall and may be used in times of extreme weather, including droughts and in times of flood when sediment loads in flood water are difficult to treat. The planning for a new second desalination plant and the timing of its delivery will take into consideration how this source will interact with other infrastructure planning and operation of the grid. The detailed business case process will determine the preferred location and capacity of

the desalination plant. The importance of Queensland’s existing desalination plant was highlighted during the 2022 flood event, when flood debris impacted the Mount Crosby Water Treatment Plant, so production at the Gold Coast Desalination Plant was ramped up so that water supply to the south east was not disrupted. While Minister for Water Glenn Butcher hasn’t completely ruled out Bribie as a possible location for a desalination plant, he did highlight it as being more of an unlikely choice. “While the location is yet to be determined, I understand Bribie Island isn’t likely to be an optimal location for infrastructure of this kind because of the distance from connections to the SEQ water grid,” Mr Butcher said. “As I have already said, the best location will be determined by Seqwater during the development of its detailed business case. “During this phase, Seqwater will be exploring potential locations, the capacity, the timing of delivery, as well as undertaking other important assessments.” Seqwater chief executive officer Neil Brennan said the Water Security Program was designed to build on the strength and opportunities offered by existing bulk water assets and provided a framework for advancing new, long-term infrastructure to bring additional water into the grid. “Under current levels of demand, the region has enough spare water supply to manage dry conditions, however it’s important we prepare now for future changes to keep pace with population growth,” Mr Brennan said. “Maintaining a diversified, expanded mix of bulk water sources, inclusive of climate-independent sources, is key to addressing these challenges and safeguarding our most precious resource for generations to come.”

The chaos and crisis within the Labor Government has reached a whole new level and Bribie locals are now caught in the crossfire. Many of you have already contacted me and the LNP, anxious and confused by the premier’s announcement and shocking lack of detail. Where on the Island will it be built? Which beach will it be on? Will it be where Loggerhead turtles’ nest? And where is Member for Pumicestone Ali King? It’s disgraceful how disrespectfully the premier and Ali King have treated Bribie Island residents. Bribie Island residents deserve to know exactly what’s going on with this secret plan. In parliament, we specifically asked Labor’s water minister to rule out Bribie Island as a location for the desalination plant. Given three direct opportunities, the minister refused to rule it out and later admitted to media they were looking at Bribie Island. Below is a transcript of the minister’s response. Mrs FRECKLINGTON: My question is to the Minister for Water. Are any locations in the Pumicestone electorate, including Bribie Island, being considered for a water desalinisation plant? Mr BUTCHER: I thank the member for the question. If the member had listened carefully yesterday to ministerial statements and to the media we did, she would know that Seqwater has a 30-year plan and part of that plan is to build a desalinisation plant by 2035 in the northern part of the south east Queensland water grid. We currently have one of the safest grids in Australia, if not the world. It includes desalinisation, recycled water and also our dams in south east Queensland. Part of the way forward is to do detailed business cases for two proposals we have put forward for short-term support for the south east Queensland water grid. To start with there is a proposal to make sure that we connect and upgrade the desalinisation plant at Tugun by 2031. The detailed business case for that is

moving forward and will be handed to the government by early 2024.

Crazily, we heard last night in this parliament the Member for Nanango screaming about having the money to build two extra dams in south east Queensland. I want to point a few things out this morning in relation to the Member for Nanango’s comments last night. There is no proposal in the Moreton Bay water plan to build any new large-scale dams in south east Queensland. I also want to make another point clear— Mr POWELL: Mr Speaker, I rise to a point of order on relevance, 118(b). The question was very short and specific about plans to build a desalination plant in the Pumicestone electorate, including on Bribie Island. Mr SPEAKER: I am listening to the answer and the minister has made multiple references to desalination plants and plans by the government as I hear it. I will allow the minister to continue with his response. Mr BUTCHER: I want to make it quite clear to the opposition that there is a dam in Queensland called Wyaralong Dam, which was built during the millennium drought for water security for south east Queensland and it has not yet been connected to the water grid. As part of the south east Queensland water plan moving forward, we will be hooking up Wyaralong Dam to the water grid to support south east Queensland water users. That is a sensible decision by Seqwater to ensure that we can supply extra water into the grid due to population growth and climate change—all the reasons we need more water security in Queensland. Mr SPEAKER: Order! Pause the clock. Minister, under 118(b) I ask that you address the direct component of the question. I believe it was reasonably direct. I appreciate the broader context that you are providing. Mr BUTCHER: Thank you, Mr Speaker. What we did say yesterday in relation to a desalinisation plant in 2035 is that Seqwater will be doing a detailed business case that will be delivered to government in 2025. That detailed business case will look at the amount of water Seqwater says we will need to ensure, with the people coming into Queensland, we have water security into the future. They will be looking at the location of the desalination plant to ensure it is close enough to the grid that it will not be too expensive to build. The north part of the south east Queensland water grid is the obvious place for it because we already have a desalinisation plant in the southern part. Labor's water minister Glenn Butcher won’t rule out plans to build the desalination plant on Bribie Island, because it’s his secret plan. After nearly nine years in power, the Palaszczuk Labor Government has stopped listening to Queenslanders. They have stopped listening to Bribie Island locals. I won’t stop listening to locals and fighting to keep Bribie’s beaches free from Labor’s desal debacle. If you’d like to put a stop to Labor’s secret desalination plan for Bribie Island please sign the petition at https://queensland. typeform.com/to/wUDIaMSh


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By Alistair Gray It was all smiles with the recent Veterans’ and Families Hub opening at 12 King Street in Caboolture. It was formed as a partnership between Lives Lived Well and the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia (Queensland) to provide much-needed support and coordination of health and well-being support services for veterans in an environment where the needs of the veterans are understood.

Darryl from the Vietnam Veterans Association in Burpengary, along with Leah from Lives Lived Well who run the successful Wunya drug and alcohol rehabilitation live-in centre located in Caboolture. We gained many insights on the successes and challenges the Oasis Centre had faced.”

Member for Longman Terry Young was thrilled with the new centre's opening after three years of advocating and planning.

There is a significant veteran community around Caboolture and Bribie Island and the new centre is expected to provide substantial support. The new centre is staffed by a team of experienced professionals with lived or learned experience in wellbeing case management and connections to the veterans associations across North Brisbane. The centre will address various issues the veterans may encounter, including PTSD, physical challenges, transitioning into civilian life and family support. The Hub is open to all current and former serving Australian Defence Force members, including reservists and their families.

“This was the last decision of the previous coalition government. I was so pleased to attend the opening along with the people who had been a major part of the journey,” Mr Young said. “I was delighted when the funding was announced for this centre in southeast Queensland in 2020, the previous coalition government listened to the case that we put forward as to why our community deserved to be where this vital service for veterans would reside.

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“One of the first steps was to organise a trip to the Oasis Veterans Centre in Townsville back in 2021 with myself,

Mr Young thanked Lives Lived Well and the Vietnam Veterans Association for their collaborative and constructive work together to deliver this excellent service and facility.

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Garage Sale Trail a great way to score some bargains This year’s Moreton Bay Garage Sale Trail is the perfect time to snag a preloved bargain in the ultimate guilt-free shopping spree that’s kind to the planet and your pocket. Mayor Peter Flannery encouraged people to get behind the garage sales and sustainable shopping to go green as we grow.

garage sale. It’s a good chance to get out there and meet your neighbours, whilst you hunt for a bargain.”

“As the cost of living increases, the Garage Sale Trail is a great way to find affordable goods or make some extra cash,” Mr Flannery said. “Selling stuff you no longer need reduces the amount of waste headed to landfill, so this is a good opportunity to do your bit for the environment.”

“Fast fashion is one of the biggest contributors to landfill, so it’s great that past garage sales have indicated that 17% of the trail items are clothes and fashion accessories,” Mr Flannery said.

“We are encouraging households, streets, schools and community groups across Moreton Bay to get involved and host a

Ahead of the start of the Garage Sale Trail, there were 36 sales registered, a number which would likely see many preloved second-hand household items from becoming waste.

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Are our local pharmacies being asked to do too much? Member for Longman Terry Young has shared his concerns over pressing issues brought to his attention by some of the pharmacists in the local community. Bribie Island is home to four small very dedicated pharmacies. Some of these local healthcare professionals have raised several significant concerns regarding the Rural Pharmacy Maintenance Allowance (RPMA), as well as the 60-Day Dispensing Policy and its implications for the wellbeing of our community. 1. Rural Pharmacy Maintenance Allowance (RPMA): Despite a recent statement from the office of the Minister for Health Mark Butler, indicating an increase in RPMA from $3000 to $6000 for large rural towns like Bribie Island, it has come to our attention that none of the pharmacies on the Island currently qualify for RPMA. The only section of Bribie Island that qualifies is the National Park, where there are no pharmacies. These essential healthcare providers are currently receiving no financial support from this program and an immediate investigation has been demanded to rectify this situation. 2. Impact of 60-Day dispensing: The local pharmacists have sounded the alarm regarding the challenges they face due to the recent transition to 60-day dispensing. They are now forced to review their business operations, which may entail adjustments to opening hours and pricing for critical services like deliveries and Dose Administration Aids (DAA). The potential consequences of these changes are concerning, as they could lead to increased costs for patients and a reduction in services, particularly affecting nursing home residents on Bribie Island. 3. Community healthcare services at risk: The local pharmacists underscore the need to ensure that while medications remain affordable for patients, the burden of these policy changes should not fall on local community pharmacies. The increased costs incurred by these pharmacies could

ultimately affect the broader community resulting in fewer services, limited access to pharmacy facilities and higher costs for patients. Vital services such as free blood pressure checks, blood glucose checks and subsidised deliveries may be scaled back or discontinued, impacting the health and wellbeing of the community. Mr Young wholeheartedly supports the goal of affordable healthcare for our residents, but stresses the necessity to thoroughly assess the consequences of the 60-Day Dispensing Policy on Bribie Island. “I am ready and willing to engage in further discussions with Minister Mark Butler to explore potential solutions that can protect the vital services provided by local pharmacies, while ensuring healthcare remains affordable and accessible to our constituents,” Mr Young said.

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Council owned land on offer in bid to help with housing crisis Three parcels of council owned land in the City of Moreton Bay have been identified for potential activation as social affordable and/or crisis housing. Council has committed to offer the vacant land, one in Morayfield (33 Oakey Flat Road) and another two in Caboolture (72 and 74 Cox Street), to community housing and specialist homelessness providers. These areas of land will be subject to planning scheme requirements with an expression of interest due to be released before the end of the year. Mayor Peter Flannery said this initial land offering would deliver a peppercorn lease, under a 50-year exclusive use arrangement, to registered not-for-profit community housing providers or specialist homelessness services to develop the sites. “It’s the first time we’ve done anything like this and while providing social, affordable and crisis housing may not be within council’s usual remit, we are the ones being left to deal with the resulting regulatory issues and at times public safety and amenity concerns,” Mr Flannery said. “The situation is dire and the stark reality of homelessness these days is it could be anyone from parents with young children, grandmothers or even professionals. “I’ve seen it with my own eyes as I’ve travelled around the city and it often takes just one little thing to push people out of a home and on to the streets, so it really is something that could happen to any of us, our families, or friends.” Mr Flannery said council announced in July that current land holdings would be audited to determine if there were any suitable locations that could work for the purpose of community housing. “Changing City of Moreton Bay’s Community Leasing Policy means we

can lease council owned land - that is not needed right now - for the purpose of community housing that can put a roof over the heads of locals doing it tough,” Mr Flannery said. “We’re hoping this opportunity will see specialist providers interested enough to work with us to develop, maintain and manage these sites for the specific purpose of crisis, social or affordable housing. “Our commitment to lease unused Council land, is alongside other landmark initiatives including our announcement in August 2022 to waive development fees and infrastructure charges in fifteen suburbs for affordable and social housing.” Division three councillor Adam Hain said the social housing system had not kept pace with the pressure being put on it and that pressure was increasing locally. “I’ve seen the awful impact homelessness has had on residents in my area and it is something that, as community leaders, we should all be working on together to make a difference,” Mr Hain said. “City of Moreton Bay hopes that providers and current residents will get behind our bold and proactive plan to alleviate the issue of homelessness in our area.” Local volunteer group and homelessness support provider, Caboolture Community Action applauded council’s commitment in this space. “We have recently seen a substantial increase in the need for more support services including food relief, housing assistance and referrals,” president Sharin Geeves said. “Any extra initiatives that help residents in need are very welcome and I hope that community and housing providers get behind this opportunity.”


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Wallum Action Group Inc. donates an impressive $96,346 to local charities By Alistair Gray Here is a good news story about a fabulous small group of volunteers working quietly away in the background and giving back by the truckloads to our local community. The Wallum Action Group Inc., better known to locals as the Bribie Island Community Plant Nursery, is a shining example of all the good things in life: friendship, volunteering, giving back, fun and learning. Not only do they provide an invaluable service to our community through the propagation of plants from seeds and cuttings in their nursery, but they have also developed a business model that enabled them to pass back $96,346 in donations to mostly local Bribie charities last financial year. In any language, this amount is impressive and a sign of these extraordinary volunteers' hard work and dedication. They love playing in the dirt and working with the plants and everything they do. “We are all here to do one little thing and that’s to help other people out,” the group’s president David Wearne said. They do this in many ways. For example, small things like buying new jackets and shirts for the swimming club, helping the soccer club with trophies, rugby league, lots of little things for them, one of the dragon boat club’s new shirts, another a canopy and the other club some paddles. They regularly help supply food for Wildlife Rescue and the Neighbourhood house, funds for chaplaincy, tents, sleeping bags and ground sheets for the Neighbourhood Centre, a scoreboard for the junior rugby club, help with people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence, computers for the Voices Choral Group and the swim club, Rotary and mental health, Topsy Turvy Dance Scholarship, fencing for the Beachmere Community Garden, a gazebo and blower for the netball club and many more things too numerous to mention. About 55% goes towards sporting activities and 35% to other things. The nursery also has supported Camp Quality for more than 20 years. “The work the Community Plant Nursery does is awesome,” Councillor Brooke Savige said. “They provide much-needed help to many groups on Bribie who would struggle to survive without the financial support from the nursery.” The nursery started in 1990, 33 years ago, as a straight native nursery. Their first project being the Bibimulya Walk, now the John Ward Walk. John Ward was one of the early founders of the group who sadly passed away about six years ago. His wife Millie is a life member of the group, still lives on the Island and calls in occasionally. No one knows the origins of the name Wallum Action Group, but Wallum is the name of the area that runs from Bribie to Coolum. The group used to do a lot of

Regular plant donor Margaret White and the Bribie Island Community Plant Nursery team unload her car.

Some of the expansive nursery and the wide variety of plants for sale. business with the council, however David said they don’t use a lot of native plants these days. “Then, we would propagate about 2000 tube stocks a day and deliver up to 8000 plants in tubes when the council was into propagating the area. We still do a bit of work with Bushcare repropagating the beach areas. The council today is more into using established plants,” David said. There are 39 volunteers in the group, with a range of ages, most retired, who have the time and are interested in plants. There are no fancy horticulture degrees in the group, but shared experiences from many of the volunteers' gardens and of course lots of trial and error as they discover the optimal way to propagate the plants. They constantly seek volunteers who love working with the plants, are prepared to learn and get on with everyone. “I just like seeing the plants grow; it is very therapeutic most of the time,” Lyn, a 15-year volunteer, said. “I am newly retired. My mum volunteered for seven years. I love the fresh air and

learning about the plants. It is a lovely way to get involved with the community and the people who come here,” Katrina, a new inductee and second-generation volunteer, said. One thing that impressed me during my visit was how sustainably the nursery operates with a worm farm, bee hives for pollination and how they recycle and create new soil from the plant waste and lawn cuttings. They source their plants from three or four places between the Island and the north coast. David said they grow plants from seedlings, some from cuttings and a lot is donated to the group. Behind the public areas are large nursery beds with plants in various growth stages that are carefully cared for by the team in preparation for sale. There is also a garden growing a range of vegetables and some bananas for the volunteers. If you haven’t visited the community nursery and are looking for plants, you should check it out. They are located right next to the Orchard House on First Avenue and they are open Tuesday - Sunday, 9am - 12pm. Have you got your FREE plant? The City of Moreton Bay Council offers one free native plant voucher per financial year to property owners of residential properties. The voucher can be redeemed from community nurseries, including the Bribie Island Community Plant Nursery, for either four tube stock or two medium-sized or one large pot. The nursery staff will help you select when you redeem your voucher. First, though, you need to apply for your free native plant voucher by going to www.moretonbay.qld.gov. au/Services/Environment/Nurseries

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Bringing sustainable fashion to the ladies of Bribie By Sheree Hoddinett Ladies, is it time to spoil yourself with a new outfit? That doesn’t mean it’s time to race to the shops. Instead you can join the fun and social morning at the Mojo Mama Women’s Sustainable Seconds Fashion Market and maybe score yourself a fashionable bargain in the process. As the dynamic duo behind Mojo Mama, Miranda Murray and Eileen Tiller have already put together a number of successful events including twilight markets and social brunches, along with other events for mums. The idea for the fashion morning came about all thanks to Eileen and her own wardrobe needing a reshuffle. “So, I have a love for clothes. If I'm out, I'm always buying clothes and I’ll be honest, I've got too many clothes,” Eileen said. “But, having so many clothes doesn't necessarily mean I've always got something to wear. Because then I go into the wardrobe and something doesn't fit right or doesn't look right. You know, my body's changed since having my babies. “So I have many dresses and outfits in this wardrobe that are just sitting there and not being worn. And I was getting overwhelmed one day because there was just so much in front of me. I thought I need to just sell it all and then I thought surely other mums feel like this too, so why don't we have a day where women can come together and either sell their clothing or come looking for new clothing for themselves. But the good news is, it’s sustainable, so then we don't feel so guilty about going out and buying new things.” The two ladies put their heads together and discovered there were already some sustainable fashion markets happening around Brisbane, so why not bring the idea to Bribie? “Everyone we spoke to liked the idea and thought it would be fun, so we thought

Eileen and Miranda from Mojo Mama are busy prepping for the Women’s Sustainable Seconds Fashion Market on November 18. let’s give it a go,” Miranda said. “Also the clothes will be cheaper because they are second-hand, but women love that and we all love a bargain, it just makes sense to try it out. “I know in my wardrobe; I’ve got things with tags on it still. Particularly if you’re shopping online and you like the look of something, but once you get it and put it on, it doesn’t come across how you pictured it would or you just don’t feel confident wearing it. “So we thought well let's take the guilt out of those things that hang in the wardrobe that were either worn once or not at all and give them a new home, see them go to the place you know they will be worn and loved.” As well as showcasing a range of clothing and other goods, the event will also have

Step Up Play, a local soft play business coming along to help with entertaining the kids. “They’re going to have an area, whether you're a shopper or whether you're a vendor, you can come along and have somewhere for the kids to play while you do your thing,” Eileen said. “So, we're going to call it a shop and drop corner. But the best thing about it is the two ladies that run Step Up, they're actually dance teachers as well, so they're completely qualified. They have their blue cards, so they can actually mind the kids while you enjoy a bit of quiet shopping time.” A small entry fee of $2 will be charged on the day, with all those fees being donated to The Pink Elephants Support Network, who support couples and families with early pregnancy loss. Having both been on

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long IVF journeys and the experience of early pregnancy loss, both Miranda and Eileen couldn’t think of a better cause to put their support behind. “We're hoping that we can make a big difference,” Miranda said. “Since we started Mojo Mama and both openly share what we have been through, there's been so many women who come to the events, whether they've been to the business things or the social events, who tell us they have been through IVF too. “It's just something that's close to our hearts and we want women to not feel like they can't tell anyone these things.” Although the day is mostly about pre-loved clothing, the market will also feature: • Kids clothing and toys • Jewellery • Shoes, bags and other accessories • Handmade goods including hair accessories, homewares, candles and more. “Even if people aren’t wanting to specifically buy anything, just come out for the experience,” Eileen said. “We want mums and women to get together and mingle. We want it to be a really fun experience for women on Bribie and surrounds to come together and just something for them to do together.” There will also be live music, with local musician Lizzi May busking on the day. Cash is very much encouraged, so grab your friends and get ready to have a good time! The Mojo Mama Women’s Sustainable Seconds Fashion Market is on Saturday November 18 from 9am-12 noon in the auditorium at the Bribie Island RSL. For further information, please visit mojomama.com.au or follow mojomamaeventsbribie on Facebook and Instagram.

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Colourful mural captures attention David Comiskey saw an opportunity to infuse the hotel’s surroundings with a piece that captures the essence of Bribie Island’s natural allure. “We were captivated by DRAPL’s exceptional talent and vision,” he said. “His work deeply resonates with communities and we wanted to bring that compelling spirit to Sandstone Point. The mural will serve as a

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No longer an eyesore, the shipping containers sitting on the edge of the Sandstone Point Hotel grounds now feature a bit more colour to brighten up the landscape as you drive past. With pelicans, a kangaroo, seagulls, a jetty and other aspects of the beach, the mural captures the beauty of Bribie perfectly and certainly makes the 10 shipping containers disappear from sight. The artwork, masterfully crafted by renowned Brisbane-based artist Travis Vinson, known as DRAPL, is already promising to be a stunning addition to the Sandstone Point landscape. Locals and visitors to the Island have already noticed the colourful new addition with some taking to community Facebook pages

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Longman Volunteer Awards By Alistair Gray Member for Longman Terry Young and Senator James McGrath (far right) with The Queensland Wildlife Rescue Team president Bryon Cann, secretary Heather Giles and vice president Katrina Gillian receiving the Environmental Achievement Award. At the recent annual Longman Volunteer Awards more than 30 individuals and community groups were recognised for their remarkable service and contribution to our community. The awards were inclusive with community members from all walks of life invited to participate. “This is a great opportunity to acknowledge the many hard-working volunteers in our community who are the backbone and are what makes our community such a success,” Member for Longman Terry Young said. The awards were held at Caboolture Sports Central with special guest Queensland Senator James McGrath. Seeing some of our Bribie locals recognised in the awards is excellent; we should all be proud of their achievements and congratulate them. Recipients of the Overall Achievement Awards includedCommunity Group Achievement Award – The Bribie Island View Club The View Club stands for the Voice, Interests and Education of Women

Member for Longman Terry Young and Senator James McGrath (far right) with The Queensland Wildlife Rescue Team president Bryon Cann, secretary Heather Giles and vice president Katrina Gillian receiving the Environmental Achievement Award.

Kevin Williams from Bribie Lions Club (centre) receiving the Individual Volunteer Award with Senator James McGrath and Member for Longman Terry Young.

program. The service covers Moreton Bay with close links to the Australia Zoo Hospital and a rehabilitation and release program. WRQ vice president Katrina Gillian also received an individual community award for her work. Often forgotten, WRQ was originally started from the seeds of the Bribie Island and Districts Wildlife Rescue and the need to meet the demands of the greater Moreton Bay region.

our local community. He has been the backbone of the club, including being the driving force behind organising community days for Camp Quality for more than 20 years and a Scout leader for 10 years.

and actively supports The Smith Family, a children’s education charity. Sporting Achievement Award – The Suncoast Spinners A sporting club providing wheelchair basketball and rugby for more than 20 years. Environment Achievement Award – Wildlife Rescue Queensland (WRQ) WRQ is well-known to readers and comprises a special group of unpaid volunteers who provide care and rescue for sick and injured wildlife, often caring for the animals in their homes, alongside an active education

Some of the many projects he has been involved in include Australia Day Big Breakfast, seniors Christmas lunches, projects to assist the elderly and disabled, the Melsa Train, markets at Brennan Park and Woorim, maintenance of the memorial gardens and many projects that are too many to list. People like Kevin who quietly work away largely unnoticed, are invaluable to our community.

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Cruising classic cars to celebrate 60 years

By Sheree Hoddinett Feeling the wind in their hair and taking in the views across the glistening waters of the Pumicestone Passage, a lucky group of the who’s who of Bribie Island and beyond celebrated 60 years of the Bribie bridge on October 19. Making the day extra special was their trip across the bridge in a small fleet of classic and vintage cars. It was all made possible thanks to Bribie Island Historical Society president Barry Clark. With the warm spring weather turning on the charm, guests gathered at the Bribie Island Seaside Museum to share stories and memories of their time on the Island before the bridge was built, during construction and what the opening of the bridge did for the Island once it was open “It was my great pleasure to organise an event to bring a few special people together who had not seen each other in ages,” Mr Clark said. “These people and their families go back more than 100 years on Bribie. “I'm now just celebrating my 20 years on Bribie, which is a tiny amount compared to some of these special guests. When I arrived on Bribie in July 2003, I’d never been here before, I could barely spell Bribie Island. I certainly didn't have any interest in history or Bribie history. But within a few weeks, that all began to change.” Mr Clark was part of the Rotary Club and helped plan celebrations for the 40th anniversary in what he labelled a special event because it introduced him to the world of Bribie history. In marking the 60 years of the bridge, Mr Clark organised the fleet of vehicles to take the guests on a special journey along Welsby Parade, across the bridge, through the Sandstone Point Hotel grounds and then back across the bridge again. Special guests on the 60th anniversary day included: • Margaret Bishop (nee Bestmann) – The Bestmann family were the original pioneer settlers in the area at Godwin Beach in 1870. • Judy Winston – The Winston’s took over the first general store at Bongaree in the 1930s. The family also had a tobacco farm on the Island and Judith’s late husband Doug was a runner at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956. Judy is also formerly a Tesch before marriage and the Tesch family operated the first car ferry barge in 1947. • Pat Clayton – The late Ted Clayton was the construction supervisor for the bridge and also a fisherman who wrote about the Island for national fishing magazines. • Peter and Judy Kling – The Kling family were bakers on the Island from early settlement days and were in business for more than 70 years. • Don Mullen – Ran the first pharmacy/ chemist on the Island, was also the founder of the Bribie Island Golf Club, president of the Chamber of Commerce and leader for many major projects on Bribie. • Kay and Ron Brennan – Ron’s parents had Brennan’s Store on Toorbul Street for many years and Brennan Park is named in their honour. Ron and his brothers are involved in several sports clubs on Bribie and Kay is the daughter of Lou Young, who was Bribie’s first Librarian. • Pat Smith and Lyne Marshall are sisters from the Crouch family who were a pioneer fishing family on Bribie in the early years. • Nancy Jack - a long term and wellknown resident involved in many

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social groups and clubs on Bribe. Esme Paton was the oldest guest at the birthday event, approaching 103 years of age. She has only been living on Bribie since the 1980’s but is regarded as one remarkable lady. City of Moreton Bay councillor Brooke Savige.

A fleet of classic cars was organised to celebrate 60 years of the Bribie Island bridge. Esme Paton gets ready for the special trip across the bridge

Don Mullen is ready for his special trip across the bridge to celebrate 60 years.

Guests being driven across the bridge.

Don Mullen took the opportunity to share a few special stories of his own especially around the time of war. Mr Mullen first started visiting the Island in 1935 and has been a resident now for 62 years. He also highlighted the impact of there being a toll on the bridge in the beginning. “It was mentioned that it wasn't going to be free, there was going to be a toll on the bridge,” Mr Mullen said. “This came as a bit of a shock to the Bribie people who complained that they didn’t know of anybody else in the world who had to pay to travel on the road to go home. Which is a fair sort of an argument. But the toll was there and we all had to pay our toll. “At the opening of the bridge, everybody on the Island turned out, including perhaps half of Brisbane. At that time, Bribie wasn't ready for the influx of people who came across the bridge. And it happened very quickly that the eating places ran out of supplies to supply people with necessary snacks. That wasn't the only problem because a lot of people hadn't been used to driving on roads that were part sand. So a lot of people got bogged. “The next thing was rather inconvenient; the toilet facilities were not quite sufficient. There was the situation where people were darting into other people's property behind their hedges and things like that to solve their toileting problems. I'm happy to say now that all of this has been solved and many people are very happy to come to Bribie across the bridge. And in most cases, we welcome them with open arms.” City of Moreton Bay councillor Brooke Savige made the most of the opportunity to pay homage to the bridge which has changed many lives in many ways. “It's not often that we get to celebrate such a milestone for any group or any organisation, but to celebrate it for a piece of vital infrastructure that has changed the way we live here locally and changed all of our lives, I think it's really exciting,” Ms Savige said. “I guess the question on everyone's mind though, is what comes next for our Bribie bridge? And whatever it might be, I know for certain that it will never top the original Bribie bridge and the memories that we all have of that bridge, whatever those memories might be. “A very special thank you to Barry for coordinating this event and here's to 60 more years, but maybe not exactly the same 60 more years for the bridge.”


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Have your say on flight path options for Brisbane Airservices Australia is proposing new flight path options to reduce the impact of aircraft noise over our suburbs. Join the Noise Action Plan for Brisbane team online or at a community drop-in session from 6-25 November to have your say. Visit your local session at:

When: Saturday 18 November 2023, 8am - 12 noon Where: Caboolture Combined Services Hall, 21B Hayes Street, Caboolture

Flight path options open for feedback: reducing the impact of night-time arrivals reducing the concentration of aircraft west of Brisbane Airport Feedback closes 10 December 2023. For more information, or to register to attend a drop-in session or join an online session: engage.airservicesaustralia.com/nap4b communityengagement@airservicesaustralia.com Locked Bag 747, Eagle Farm, QLD 4009

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Caboolture Snakes Rugby Union Club Volunteer Values Award Sione Lolohea has been recognised and awarded for his achievements as a dedicated coach at the Caboolture Snakes Rugby Union Club. Member for Longman Terry Young recently visited the club for the presentation of Sione’s Cadbury Volunteer Values Award. Sione, or Coach C as the kids call him, was recognised as one of the local winners of the Cadbury Volunteer Values Award receiving an individual award of $2500 and a club grant of $15,000. Sione was one of 10 nationwide volunteers selected by Cadbury to receive this award. “Sione Lolohea is a worthy recipient of the volunteer award as he is a great role model, instilling values of working together, mateship and celebrating both wins and losses,” Mr Young said. “Sione (Coach C) embraces everyone’s culture and brings the club together with his caring and gentle nature.

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“This award and grant amplifies and recognises the great work and strong connections the club, volunteers and its coaches do within the community.”

“The Caboolture Snakes Rugby Union Club was established in 1982 and over the past 30 years, I have seen the club grow from small beginnings to the current newly established building. “The club was recently upgraded with the help of funding that I and the Coalition secured along with the state government, Caboolture Sports Club and the City of Moreton Bay council. The growth of this club has provided invaluable sporting connections and unparalleled health and wellbeing benefits for our community.

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Jill Ross from Mitre 10 Bribie Island. (Meet Jill on the floor at Mitre 10). Jill is a horticulturist and has an Associate Diploma in Horticulture and has worked in the horticulture industry at various nurseries round the greater Brisbane area for 30 years.

SOOTHING HERB Dill

Hi Gardeners, I hope you and your gardens are doing okay. This year has really flown by with Christmas upon us before we know it. I have been Christmas shopping and decided this year to make some jam as gifts for my family and friends. I had some good success a few months ago with Kumquat jam, so here goes. Hopefully they enjoy the jam as much as I like making it.

An old Norse word meaning to lull, in allusion to its calming properties. With its ferny blue-green foliage, it resembles fennel. It has a slight

VALUE FOR MONEY Absolutely outstanding for spring and summer are annual flowers. You could create a theme like a: Cottage garden with Cosmos, Dahlias, Petunias and Dianthus.

peppery flavour and can be used in pickles, fish dishes, soups and vegetables. Also, delicious when roasting chicken and lamb.

Mediterranean garden with Petunias, Verbena, Geraniums, Salvia and Zinna. The Christmas Garden adorned with red flowers, white flowers and plants.

A typical cottage garden.

before planting add some lime and a complete plant food. Don’t forget the snail bait around your plants to control these annoying pests.

who said he would rather wear a hair shirt than grow roses. How can you not have roses in your garden creating colour and fragrance?!

The world is your oyster with a marvellous list of plants from dwarf sizes under 30cm up to taller plants at 70cm.

Roses like Hybrid Teas, Floribundas and Standards are usually available in your nurseries in the months of May, June and July. Therefore, the best time to plant is winter. When preparing a garden bed for your roses, dig through cow manure and then plant out. When you see the new growth appear on the rose stem, add some Sulphate of Potash.

Let’s look at the dwarf flowers first: Alyssum, Antirrhinum, Begonias, Dianthus, Gazanias, Impatiens, Lobelia, Marigolds, Petunias, Phlox, Portulaca and Verbena. Next size up: Antirrhinum, Celosia, Coreopsis, Marigolds and Platycoden. Taller: Cosmos, Dahlias and Penstemon. To make your flowering last longer, remember to dead head by removing spent flowers. Now sit back and look at what a charming effect you have achieved.

A stunning Mediterranean cottage garden.

ROSES RE-VISITED In recent months, I have had a lot of inquiries for roses. I once had a friend

Most roses are sold by nurseries either bare-root or in 200mm pots. Bare-root roses are one of the best ways to grow a rose plant, as it is a rose that is in its dormant stage. They have been pruned and develop a good root system and vigorous growth. Don’t feel down-hearted, there are still Miniature Roses available, which grow between a height of 15cm to 50cm. These beautiful compact roses look fantastic in pots.

Dill seeds crushed make a tea reputed to strengthen the fingernails. Pour water just off the boil over the crushed dill seed and allow it to steep. It can be drunk hot or cold. Most teas are made from dried herbs, but as we know, fresh is best. When making tea with fresh herbs, use two to three times the amount used for dried herbs.

Christmas Garden – plant now to have them flowering for Christmas. Anything red and white, of course, which can be mass planted for a lovely formal effect.

For a pick me up, try peppermint, lemon grass, pineapple sage or basil. Maybe try some of these herbs in your black tea for a different taste.

No room in the garden, how about mass planting in pots? These annuals will last from September onwards. With flowers like Pansies and Violas feeling the effects of the summer heat, now is the time to replant. Ensure the soil is free draining by digging through some compost. Find a sunny position and

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Okay you green thumbs, let’s get to work! Happy Gardening! Roses bring colour and fragrance to a garden

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Island Fishing October FISHING REPORT By Danny & Michelle

Greetings readers of ‘the LOCAL’ newspaper! Hi everyone, Danny and Michelle from Island Fishing Supplies, Banksia Beach and Bellara! RED BEACH TO WOORIM Still plenty of summer whiting on the incoming tide. The odd queen fish and long tail tuna caught on metal slugs. BRIBIE BRIDGE Some very nice snapper and gold spot cod around the pylons, caught on soft vibes. NINGI CREEK The mouth of Ningi Creek has been fishing well for bream and grunter bream, prawns have been the best bait. WHITE PATCH The Flats have been very productive for whiting and bloodworms have been the best bait. Also a few flatheads on the soft plastics. Gallaghers Gutter is producing some nice snapper and grunter bream and again fresh prawns have been working well.

on depth and current. It must have a good shake or shimmy to it. I really like the Atomic Slim Twitcher range and the larger Atomic Shiners.

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Whiting caught at White Patch. yakkas and slimeys. DEAD BAITS Any of those live baits will work well, whole fillets and heads also work. Sometimes, bream will pick at these as opposed to whole fish. ARTIFICAL LURES – PLASTICS Plastics are an ideal way to target these fish around bridges, rock walls, pillars, pylons, pontoons, rock bars, mangrove lines and jetties. Having a good variety of different shapes, sizes and tails will help and try to match the hatch. COLOURS Opening night, new penny, red bone, pearl, Houdini and mood ring all work and again remember match the hatch. HARD BODIES Are deadly on jacks, most 60mm-200mm hard bodies work well. Bib size depends

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Liam caught this Mangrove Jack on an Atomic Slim Twitcher - Muddy Prawn COLOURS Silver wolf, muddy prawn, silver glitter and bleeding mullet.

1.89 0.26 8 0608 26 0217 1203 0.87 0837 2.45 0.52 0.26 9 0028 27 0255 0655 2.06 0920 2.52 0110 0.45 0.28 28 0330 1001 2.53 10 0738 2.22

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Snapper from Gallagher’s Gutter. JACKIN JACKS We are very lucky here at Bribie, fortunately we have one of the best mangrove jack fisheries in Australia. There is an endless maze of waterways loaded with structure to hide under and around for these fish. They are spoilt for choice for ambush spots. Now that it is starting to warm up it is the perfect time to start chasing jacks. BEST BAITS FOR JACKS Live baits, poddy mullet, silver biddies, bony bream, herring, gar, whiting, pike,

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SURFACE LURES They love surface lures especially around dusk and dawn. Suga pens, splash prawns, stick baits and poppers all work. The colour is not so important, it is the action that gets them. 50mm-200mm are best for jacks. So, there you go a few tips for JACKIN JACKS! Make the most of our wonderful spring days and only take what you need. Enjoy your fishing! Danny and Michelle

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Channel 16 - Calling and working frequency Channel 20 - Calling Tangalooma area Channel 21 - Repeater based at Cape Moreton, useful for traffic seaward of Moreton Island Channel 67 - Supplementary distress and calling Channel 72 - Mainly used for training and working Channel 73 - Main calling and working channel for our local area Channel 81 - Repeater based at Mt Glorious, useful for the Bay Area and Passage traffic.

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Results for Bribie Island Women’s Golf October 5 - 26, 2023 5/10/23 - Monthly Medal – sponsor Churches of Christ QLD A-Grade Winner: Ann Rogers 73, 2nd Gill Lee 74, 3rd Lyn Ball 75 NTP’s: Hole 4 Lyn Ball, Hole 7 Ann Rogers, Hole 16 Jo McCowan Best Gross: Di Benghamy 87 B-Grade Winner: Paula Mckenzie 69, 2nd Helena Winterflood 71, 3rd Marg Huxley 72 NTP’s: Hole 14 Sandra Power, Hole 16 Tricia Brown Best Gross: Paula Mckenzie 96 C-Grade Winner: Di Croft 73, 2nd Jan Jennings 74 cb, 3rd Anne Carmody 74 Best Gross: Di Croft 102 10/10/23 – 3 Ball Ambrose Scramble Winners: Lenore Wilson, Kate Wilson & Carole Watson 65.5 cb Runners Up: Val Smith, Linda Urquhart & Janet Brooks 65.5 NTP’s: Hole 4 Christine Pronk, Hole 7 Margaret Peterson, Hole 14 Carole Watson 12/10/23 – Single Stroke (Round 1 President’s Trophy) Div 1 Winner: Vivi Lloyd 70, 2nd Ann Rogers 71, 3rd Myra Thomsen 73 Div 2 Winner: Wendy Robinson 73, 2nd Charmaine Price 75 cb, 3rd Margaret Huxley 75 NTP’s: Hole 4 Rae Clarke, Hole 7 Toni Grossmann, Hole 14 Vicki Jones, Hole 16 (2nd shot) Rita de Bondt, Hole 14 (Div 3 2nd shot) Jennifer Mckay 17/10/23 – Single Stableford Div 1 Winner: Carole Watson 40, 2nd Ros Gardiner 38, 3rd Linda Urquhart 37 cb

Another round of lucky winners.

Div 2 Winner: Christine Pronk 41, 2nd Vivi Lloyd 40, 3rd Gay Burnham 38 Div 3 Winner: Margaret Peterson 42, 2nd Stina Barnulf 40, 3rd Laureen Healy 37 cb NTP’s: Hole 4 Ros Gardiner, Hole 7 Sandra Power, Hole 14 Sue Graham, Hole 16 (2nd shot) Jo Malone, Hole 14 (Div 3 2nd shot) Carol Lobegeiger 19/10/23 – Single Stroke (Round 2 President’s Trophy) Div 1 Winner: Yuko Nakamura 70, 2nd Christine Pronk 71, 3rd Sandra Power 72 cb Div 2 Winner: Lulu Drew 74 cb, Jenny Williams 74 cb, 3rd Margaret Parkin-

Social Darts Update

Results for the Caboolture Social Darts Club potluck doubles played every Monday night at 21 Hayes Street, Caboolture. Visitors welcome. Names by 7.15pm. October winners Dustyn/Tom, Max/Dustyn, Jai/Conner. Runners Up Jenny/Peter, Dale/Conner, Jenny/Dale. The High Pegs Robert 54, Michelle C 30, Mark 54, Max 50,80 Mandy 56,52, Alex 86, Cecil 89, Peter 40, Tammy 27, Josh 40, Sherrie 40. Best Throws Corey 105,121,125, Sherrie 121,134, Alex 100 Matthew 180,3x100, Tom 180, Conner 180,100, Mark 140 Bill 126,100, Josh 138,140, Max 112,140, Jai 128 2x100 Jenny 116, Kyla 92, Bec 98, Cheyenne 120, Mandy 121. Best Nights players for the month Dustyn 3x100 140,135,105 plus 7 tons or over, Tom 5 x 100, Peter twice had 4x100 or over, Jai 128 plus 2x100. For further information, phone Dale 0459 344 493 or Ian 0400 475 007. Donnybrook Social Darts Results for Donnybrook Sports and Community Club Social Darts held every Thursday night at 7pm sharp, visitors welcome. Potluck Doubles October Winners Vikki/Ken, Nugget/Andrew, John/Ken, Ken/Bec. Runners Up Kev/Andrew, Shane/xxxx, Kev/Bec, Kev/ Dustyn.

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Ball, Hole 14 Christine Pronk, Hole 16 (2nd shot) Myra Thomsen, Hole 14 (Div 3 2nd shot) Jude Dorhauer 26/10/23 – Single Stableford A-Grade Winner: Robyn Harper 36 cb, 2nd Vivi Lloyd 36 cb, 3rd Kate Wilson 36 cb B-Grade Winner: Gaby Bennett 39 cb, 2nd Gay Burnham 39, 3rd Chris Pronk 38 cb C-Grade Winner: Di Croft 38, 2nd Jennifer Mckay 37, 3rd Kerryn Keys 35 NTP’s: Hole 4 Debra Dunn, Hole 7 Lyn Ball, Hole 14 Charmaine Price, Hole 16 (2nd shot) Susie Smith, Hole 14 (Div 3 2nd shot) Wendy Robinson

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