BOTH the Cunningham and Warrego Highways are in dire need of repairs and upgrades to make them safe for public use. The bypass at Amberley is the most pressing of these, followed by the Mount Crosby interchange on the Warrego. We also need to raise the wall of Wivenhoe Dam as a flood mitigation measure and upgrade the Brisbane Valley Highway to dual carriageway both directions. ■ Farming sustainability
THE cost of production for farmers has risen markedly. Under my proposed taxation and monetary policies those costs will tumble, making it possible for farmers to deliver to markets at a fraction of the cost. This means the cost of living for the public falls as the produce is able to be sold at a more realistic price, while boosting income for producers.
■ Inland Rail
ARTC’S Inland Rail project has ignored the needs of businesses, landholders and the public. The consultative process has been a farce. It has been routed to benefit those who hold favour in government, rather than to serve best the industries that will utilise it. In some instances it will increase the flood risk to properties.
THE rate of population growth in Blair is unsustainable in the longer term. This country will not sustain a large population continuously. We must cut back our migrant intake significantly and implement a monetary and taxation model that does not require continual growth to remain viable.