Lo­cal government re­form on agenda

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

RE­CENTLY the government an­nounced four pre­vi­ous coun­cils had passed to the next stage of de-amal­ga­ma­tion.

There are still many ar­eas of Queens­land that would have liked the op­por­tu­nity to dea­mal­ga­mate in some form or other, but the government made the con­di­tions so tough that most did not bother to sub­mit a claim.

Nev­er­the­less, there is huge dis­con­tent out there and some peo­ple are do­ing their best to gen­er­ate sup­port and mount a chal­lenge to the government.

On Fe­bru­ary 23, 2013, a fo­rum will take place in Stan­thorpe that will de­bate lo­cal government re­form. Key speak­ers will in­clude Pro­fes­sor Brian Drollery, UK-based Dr Phillip Blond, Dr Scott Prasser and Se­na­tor Barn­aby Joyce.

There may be ac­cep­tances from other per­sons in­vited.

Reg­is­tra­tion will take place at 9am for a start at 9.30am. If you want to know more, con­tact 4166 1497. Jack Muller


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