Desley O'Grady at the Meet the Candidates event at CQUni March 12, 2020
Desley O'Grady at the Meet the Candidates event at CQUni March 12, 2020

Gladstone region councillors all but decided

WITH about 72 per cent of votes counted in the local government election, data indicates it could be a clear run for the top eight.

Electoral Commission of Queensland data shows Kahn Goodluck (17,585 votes) has extended his lead over Chris Trevor (17,472 votes), but only slightly.

Incumbents Glenn Chur­chill (16,763 votes), Natalia Muszcat (16,472 votes), Desley O'Grady (15,226 votes) and Rick Hansen (14,938 votes) all look like they'll retain seats.

Darryl Branthwaite (16,736 votes) is polling strongly, currently in fourth place.

Chris Cameron is positioned to secure the eighth seat, more than 1000 votes ahead of ninth-placed Mich­elle Wagner.



Local jobs lost as part of CQU recovery plan

premium_icon Local jobs lost as part of CQU recovery plan

Final proposed actions include almost 100 job cuts across the organisation.

Crews called to early morning house fire

premium_icon Crews called to early morning house fire

It’s understood no one was inside the Barney Point home at the time.

Prison release drinks put CQ man back in jail

premium_icon Prison release drinks put CQ man back in jail

His lawyer told the court he was a ‘lovely guy until he’s on the grog’.