A FOR EFFORT: Nihal Dias thinks the council is doing a great job for Gladstone but believes there should be more job opportunities.
A FOR EFFORT: Nihal Dias thinks the council is doing a great job for Gladstone but believes there should be more job opportunities. Campbell Gellie

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NIHAL Dias wants to see more jobs for locals but does not blame the council for the situation.

"They are doing their best. They have limited powers," he said.

"They give themselves to the citizens and are transparent."

Mr Dias has been in Gladstone for six months and said he doesn't know why locals can't get jobs.

"My daughter cannot get full-time work," he said.

"She has a degree from Deakin University, has five years' experience as an accountant for one of the largest LNG companies in Tokyo and she can only get temp work."

Mr Dias doesn't blame the council for the job situation in Gladstone, but there were a couple things he would like to change.

"The public transport system in Gladstone is very poor," he said.

"Compared to Japan there is almost none," he said.

The other issue Mr Dias would like to address needs to be solved by the community.

"The town also needs to be more culturally diverse, but that's not council's fault," he said

"They do a great job with the multicultural program and are very open and friendly."

There is one aspect of the council and government Mr Dias said he wouldn't change.

"This is the most democratic country out of the democratic nations," he said.

"Like this right now, I can have my freedom of opinion and values."



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