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Insurance Premiums would be lower under a NQ STATE–Federal MP Bob Katter wants referendum on North Queensland’s independence | Townsville Bulletin—–A long-time advocate for North Queensland statehood, Townsville lawyer Peter Raffles, yesterday challenged Katter’s Australian Party to force the issue in State Parliament. Mr Raffles said there had never been a better time with three North Queensland MPs, including two KAP MPs, holding the balance of power. “They have the balance of power; have they the courage to go and put the issue back on the table and say they want a referendum?” he said.


 

A long-time advocate for North Queensland statehood, Townsville lawyer Peter Raffles, yesterday challenged Katter’s Australian Party to force the issue in State Parliament.

Mr Raffles said there had never been a better time with three North Queensland MPs, including two KAP MPs, holding the balance of power.

“They have the balance of power; have they the courage to go and put the issue back on the table and say they want a referendum?” he said.

 

 

 

Federal MP Bob Katter wants referendum on North Queensland’s independence | Townsville Bulletin.


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AQUIS would have been built if we had a NQ STATE——Federal MP Bob Katter wants referendum on North Queensland’s independence | Townsville Bulletin


 

However, rather than statehood, North Queenslanders could be offered a vote on Scotland’s home rule model in a referendum at council elections due in March next year.

Federal MP and Katter’s Australian Party leader Bob Katter said he would be writing to North Queensland councils asking for a referendum.

“I want a referendum … similar to that in place in Scotland,” Mr Katter said.

“There should be no taxation without representatio

 

 

Federal MP Bob Katter wants referendum on North Queensland’s independence | Townsville Bulletin.


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GREEN VOTERS THROWN UNDER THE BUS BY QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT—-Climate change will destroy te Great Barrier Reef , but we approve more COAL MINES———-“The Palaszczuk Government supports he sustainable development of the Galilee Basin, because… Queenslanders need these jobs,” he said. “It’s a sign of confidence in the Queensland economy that the proponents are moving ahead with this project.


“The Palaszczuk Government supports he sustainable development of the Galilee Basin, because… Queenslanders need these jobs,” he said.

“It’s a sign of confidence in the Queensland economy that the proponents are moving ahead with this project.

 

Proponents of China Stone Coal project hand in draft Environmental Impact Statement for new mine in Galilee Basin – ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).


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Comment of the Day on MOGC speed limit———–I have been driving to work in Cairns from the Northern Beaches for 17 years. During this time I have experienced a significant increase in traffic commuting from the northern beaches but very minor upgrades to the road infrastructure to accommodate the increase in traffic. Traffic flows well past the primary school. The traffic banks up and comes to a stand still from the airport to as far back as Holloways Beach due to the merging of the Aeroglen- Stratford Road (Stratford Connection Road) and the Captain Cook Highway. It has nothing to do with the speed limit in front of the school.


Leanne of Trinity BeachPOSTED AT 8:06 PM DECEMBER 01, 2014

I have been driving to work in Cairns from the Northern Beaches for 17 years. During this time I have experienced a significant increase in traffic commuting from the northern beaches but very minor upgrades to the road infrastructure to accommodate the increase in traffic. Traffic flows well past the primary school. The traffic banks up and comes to a stand still from the airport to as far back as Holloways Beach due to the merging of the Aeroglen- Stratford Road (Stratford Connection Road) and the Captain Cook Highway. It has nothing to do with the speed limit in front of the school. Think about it for a minute… The traffic lights turn red, the traffic on the Captain Cook Highway stops, the traffic from the Stratford Connection Road pulls onto the Captain Cook Highway/Sheridan Street. Volume of traffic on the highway increases. A pedestrian overpass will take away the need for the pedestrian crossing but it won’t take away the delays caused by the merging of traffic from the Stratford Connection Road onto the Captain Cook Highway.

 

 

 

 

 

Parents of Mother of Good Counsel students in Cairns angered by possible school zone speed change in Sheridan St | Cairns Post.


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Hockey loves Cairns | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog—-Shame he did not provide more money in the Budget


 

Oh dear:

TREASURER Joe Hockey made 13 taxpayer-funded trips to sleepy Cairns — the town where he owns a farm — while in opposition.

The revelations come just a week after it emerged speaker Bronwyn Bishop had billed taxpayers $5227 for an 80km flight from Geelong to Melbourne in a luxury helicopter to a Liberal Party fundraiser.

Details of Mr Hockey’s taxpayer-funded entitlements show he travelled to Cairns as shadow treasurer 13 times and on another two occasions while in government — for a bill of more than $20,000.

Both of Mr Hockey’s trips to the tropical north when in government were for the critical G20 ­finance minister’s summit and he did not go to the farm.

 

 

Hockey loves Cairns | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog.

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