We’re proud to live in FNQ
IT’S very clear we are passionate about the Far North.
More than 1200 of our readers took the time to fill out our survey asking you about the issues of most concern.
Check out the excellent summary of the results online at cairnspost.com.au
Almost all of you are proud to live in the Far North (98 per cent).
Nearly half support the idea of a separate North Queensland state and a big majority (89 per cent) believe we don’t get a fair share of government funding.
Many of you are for a crocodile cull (77 per cent), 67 per cent believe in climate change and 74 per cent support the removal of flying foxes from the CBD.
You consider preservation of our environment very important and 62 per cent don’t believe the Great Barrier Reef is dying.
On the crime front you consider the region a safe place (62 per cent), but say we need more police (77 per cent), that we are not doing enough about youth crime (93 per cent) and 86 per cent of you said young offenders should be locked up.
Itinerants in the CBD annoy you (82 per cent) and nearly half don’t go into the CBD because of them.
You reckon the best aspects of living in the region are the natural environment, the laid-back lifestyle and the weather yet you also don’t like the cost of living, the heat/ weather and unemployment.
While our readers are reasonably happy with our councils you have sent a clear message to federal politicians: 43 per cent of you are undecided about who to vote for at the next federal election.
Got it Canberra? Nick Dalton Deputy editor