News

Premier and ministers lend ear to local Community Cabinet

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk brought her cabinet to Tannum Sands.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk brought her cabinet to Tannum Sands. Mike Richards

THE full Queensland Ministry heard the complaints, ideas, concerns and pleas of the Gladstone community yesterday afternoon as about 200 people packed the Tannum Sands State High School Performance Centre.

Business owners, medical professionals, councillors and everyday citizens had to pass through the metal detectors and were greeted by plain clothed police waiting inside the building and Gladstone Police patrolling the school.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and her ministers were the last to file in before they faced 116 formal deputations at the Community Cabinet.

Ms Palaszczuk introduced Gladstone member Glenn Butcher first, who received a warm applause, then her cabinet members who didn't generate much fan fare.

After her speech there was were questions from the audience.

Mother Jenny Morris raised the issue of paediatricians in the region.

"Gladstone has a tricky history around paediatric services recently," she said.

"We have had no or no permanent or very limited paediatric services at all. Second set of circumstances is we have had two excellent paediatricians, with their passion for the medical side and the community.

"They have lacked support in terms of resources in doing the job they need to do it and have left."

Health minister Cameron Dick said a new paediatrician had started on January 4 at Gladstone Hospital and another one was coming.

Calliope farmer Leo Neill-Ballantine asked Transport Minister Mark Bailey for road train access from Biloela to the Gladstone Harbour.

"This will benefit the cattle, grain and agriculture industries," he said.

Mr Bailey said the government was looking into the business opportunities for that investment to see if it would be profitable.

Out of the five questions asked, questioners seemed positive about the response they were given despite none of them being given an definite yes or no.

After that ministers broke up to deal with the 116 private deputations.

This morning GAPDL will be hosting Ms Palaszczuk and treasurer Curtis Pitt for a business breakfast at 6.30 at Yaralla Sports Club.

After that the ministers will have a normal private cabinet meeting.

Topics:  annastacia palaszczuk community cabinet premier



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

He's accused of raping his cell mate while watching porn

Borallon Correctional Centre. Photo Contributed

A CAPRICORNIA Correctional Centre inmate is on trial.

BOM: Severe weather warning tonight

REAL TIME: A massive cloud band is moving across Rockhampton right now. Source: Real Time BSCH

Possible flash flooding for the region

Thieves spoil mangoe lady's trip to the Rockhampton region

Jason Pfingst of Lilly Pilly Organics wants to grow the Yeppoon Markets, as part of the new Relish Capricorn initiaitive.
Photo: Contributed  /  Rural Weekly

Sharon drives down almost every week to sell her mangoes

Local Partners

Chris Pratt fell asleep while babysitting

Chris Pratt revealed he fell asleep during babysitting duties

Kylie Minogue: I want to get married soon

Pop star Kylie Minogue has revealed she hopes to get married soon

Amanda Seyfried lets slip the sex of her baby

Amanda Seyfried has suggested the sex of her baby

Meet the Brisbane breakfast radio king's replacement

Craig Zonca ABC Radio

ABC announces Craig Zonca as the replacement for Spencer Howson

How predictable are your Netflix habits?

Stranger Things is taking the world by storm as a new-age nostalgic Sci-Fi Thriller

The new entertainment binging pattern

Kanye West is on the mend now he's back from hospital

Kanye West is more relaxed since returning home from hospital

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

High profile premier invests in Gladstone industrial facility

Former Queensland premier Campbell Newman heads a group that bought the UGL warehouses in Paget for $10 million.

FORMER PREMIER heads group that's backing Gladstone to bounce back.

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!