Fair go for our re­gion

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT - Tobi Lof­tus Tobi.Lof­tus@cnbtimes.com.au

OVER the past few weeks our politi­cians around the country have made so many prom­ises in the lead up to the elec­tion, but our re­gion seems to have been for­got­ten.

Yes, Ken O’Dowd did an­nounce fund­ing for the sugar cane in­dus­try in Gayndah, but that does noth­ing to ad­dress the is­sues fac­ing our com­mu­ni­ties.

While any new in­dus­try in the re­gion is a great thing, any­thing that brings new jobs to the area is great; there are so many other ar­eas they need to fo­cus on im­prov­ing.

We need bet­ter ac­cess to higher ed­u­ca­tion, bet­ter ac­cess to telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions and bet­ter ac­cess to health care.

Our politi­cians, no mat­ter what side they are on, need to re­alise re­gions like the North Bur­nett are the heart of Aus­tralia and we keep the country pump­ing.

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