Eye on the com­mu­nity

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ONE Na­tion’s can­di­date for the seat of Cook Jen Sack­ley will be fo­cused on the is­sues which come straight from the com­mu­nity.

The big is­sue in Ma­reeba for this elec­tion is the Ma­reeba Hos­pi­tal.

Ms Sack­ley said there was gen­uine com­mu­nity de­spair about the down­siz­ing of the Ma­reeba Hos­pi­tal and crit­i­cal ca­pac­ity to pro­vide pri­mary health ser­vices.

She said she wanted con­stituents to voice on mat­ters they con­sid­ered im­por­tant to them­selves and their fam­i­lies.

“Com­mu­nity feed­back re­vealed is­sues such as high elec­tric­ity costs,” she said.

“One Na­tion would ad­dress the high elec­tric­ity costs with a new coal fired power sta­tion in FNQ and 20 per cent re­duc­tion in cost.”

One Na­tion were look­ing to work to­wards de­vel­op­ing so­lu­tions to the is­sues they feel im­pacted their daily lives in col­lab­o­ra­tion with both lo­cals and the broader com­mu­nity of Queens­land.

She said the ris­ing episodes of crime high­lighted the need for po­lices to em­power po­lice, build up their re­sources and re­name them as force not a ser­vice.

One Na­tion were fo­cused this elec­tion on wa­ter se­cu­rity, in­fra­struc­ture mainly roads, and Ma­reeba’s youth un­em­ploy­ment.

“The bla­tant dis­re­garded pri­or­ity to in­fra­struc­ture makes the fu­ture of small busi­ness look more chal­leng­ing and feel­ing less val­ued,” she said.

“I am com­mit­ted to lis­ten­ing to the peo­ple of Cook, to take time to un­der­stand the is­sues they con­sider im­por­tant.”

Pic­ture: Sup­plied

Can­di­date for Cook Jen Sack­ley.

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