Call for the best in Cook

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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