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Gladstone teleconference gives people say on state debt

A TELECONFERENCE to comment on the Treasurer's Strong Choices plan will be held in Gladstone next Monday.

Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the teleconferences would give thousands of Queenslanders throughout the far reaches of the state a chance to participate in the Strong Choices discussion on paying down debt and funding future infrastructure.

Each person has to register their details and tickets will be allocated via a randomized ballot, drawn two to three days before the event.

Successful participants will have 24 hours to RSVP to the confirmation and secure their place.

He said the teleconferences were an innovative approach to consultation which makes it easy for people to just pick up the phone when it rings on a designated night and opt in or out.

"After brief instructions and using the telephone key pad, people can indicate when they would like to ask me a question, just like being in person at a community hall and putting their hand up for the mic," he said.

Go to www.StrongChoices.qld.gov.au or visit a shopping centre booth to use the People's Budget tool to make a submission.

Topics:  gladstone queensland government strong choices tim nicholls



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