Sur­vey shows cost of liv­ing is a con­cern for read­ers

Balonne Beacon - - NEWS -

STRETCH­ING the dol­lar fur­ther has never been harder, our read­ers are telling us.

The cost of liv­ing and the con­di­tion of the Bruce Hwy are key con­cerns for read­ers tak­ing part in our spe­cial on­line elec­tion sur­vey.

Seventy-five per­cent of read­ers who have com­pleted Queens­land votes: Have your say are strug­gling to make ends meet, with 48% say­ing it’s the tough­est it’s ever been to pay the bills.

The Bruce Hwy is also top of read­ers’ wish lists for gov­ern­ment ac­tion, with 70% say­ing the state should be play­ing a big­ger role in im­prov­ing the high­way.

Other con­cerns are the state’s jails, with 65% be­liev­ing the cur­rent prison sys­tem is not work­ing well.

Time is run­ning out to ex­press your views on the is­sues that af­fect you and your com­mu­nity.

This im­por­tant sur­vey closes Fri­day, so don’t miss the chance to have your say.

Ev­ery par­tic­i­pant will go into the draw to win a $250 Coles Myer voucher.

Go to west­ern­starnews. to have your say.

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