Con­sider the job­less

Isis Town and Country - - Towns & Country -

TO THE people ob­ject­ing to de­vel­op­ments, es­pe­cially ones planned near a high­way, can you stop and con­sider our job­less. Our re­gion has the high­est un­em­ploy­ment rate in Aus­tralia. Our chil­dren have to leave and move to Bris­bane etc look­ing for jobs. What gives any­one the right to ob­ject to jobs be­ing cre­ated in our en­vi­ron­ment. - AN­NETTE BROOMHAM

Bur­nett Heads IT seems lo­cal canegrowers just can’t seem to catch a break.

Af­ter a record-break­ing crush just two years ago, Isis Mill is now fac­ing a low har­vest this year.

Like the say­ing goes, it’s ei­ther feast or famine.

It’s not a huge sur­prise fol­low­ing the floods in 2013 and then the drought that fol­lowed.

Like any­one fac­ing such con­stantly chang­ing cir­cum­stances, I’m sure the canegrowers want to see things set­tle down and would wel­come some con­sis­tency.

Canegrowers are still faced with climb­ing ir­ri­ga­tion costs and no de­cent rain­fall on the hori­zon.

It’s the sign of a strong per­son to keep go­ing and not give up un­der such try­ing cir­cum­stances.

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