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The Weekend Post - - Views -

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

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