Call for the best in Cook
THE concerns by the Mareeba community regarding the Mareeba Hospital will be one of the major issues for this election.
Katter Australia Party (KAP) candidate for Cook Gordon Rasmussen said the KAP would focus on making improvements to the hospital.
“Retention, improvement and universal access to public health and acute hospital services for the Mareeba and Mossman hospital,” he said.
KAP will be delivering up to $100 million to upgrade and make roads safer within the Cook electorate and will be looking towards crocodile management.
He said he would be fighting for issuing controlled culls, egg harvesting and supporting crocodile farming and meat production.
Health will not be the only focus for Rasmussen as KAP will be targeting electricity pricing to introduce competition into regional Queensland.
“We want to see a reduction in electricity prices and remove the five per cent margins applied by Ergon to the calcu- lation of regulated prices, and power to the Daintree” he said.
KAP will be looking to introduce indigenous economic development and blue cards that applies to indigenous communities.
“Also programs which produce sustainable economic benefit to indigenous communities and improve individual self-esteem and selfworth,” he said.
Mr Rasmussen said he made the decision to stand because it was time somebody stood for the people of Cook.
Katter's Australian Party Candidate for Cook Gordon Rasmussen.