Fo­cus on jobs in re­gion

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LNP will be fo­cused on job cre­ation for the Ma­reeba com­mu­nity with lo­cals em­ployed and their fam­i­lies’ fu­tures se­cured.

LNP Can­di­date for Cook Penny John­son said this was driv­ing her cam­paign to have a pros­per­ous econ­omy.

“We need thou­sands more jobs in the seat of Cook in agri­cul­ture, tourism, small busi­nesses and en­vi­ron­men­tal fields,” she said.

“The fu­ture-proof­ing of hos­pi­tals and roads and wa­ter re­source avail­abil­ity ex­ist with smart lo­cals.”

The for­mer deputy mayor of Cook Shire Coun­cil said she un­der­stood ru­ral peo­ple and felt at home in re­mote and ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.

“I moved to Far North Queens­land about 20 years ago to work and study within the tourism in­dus­try,” she said.

“I man­aged a non-for-profit tourism icon which boosted lo­cal em­ploy­ment. I have al­ways been about cre­at­ing lo­cal jobs.”

John­son said she en­joyed the chal­lenges of re­view­ing leg­is­la­tion for the ben­e­fit of solv­ing lo­cal is­sues.

“I am great at work­ing with lo­cal Gov­ern­ment laws and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment con­sul­ta­tion comes nat­u­rally to me, par­tic­u­larly with de­liv­ery pro­grams,” she said.

“I con­fess I love the land. I and have stud­ied at an agri­cul­tural col­lage in my youth. I have found that the LNP is a nat­u­ral fit for who I am and what I be­lieve in FNQ.”

Pic­ture: Sup­plied

Penny John­son is the LNP Can­di­date for Cook.

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