Please don’t get me wrong


Letter to the Editor

Please don’t get me wrong, I like Ewen Jones, in my humble opinion he is a loveable larrikin and a good bloke, it is just that again in my humble opinion we need more of our federal representative than Ewen has to give.

In North Queensland (from Sarina to the Torres Straight) we have four federal representatives, Warren Entsch, Bob Katter, Ewen Jones and George Christiansen all conservatives who have done very little to advance the North Queensland cause in recent years.

We need a federal representative who actually gives a damn about the North, who, regardless of who happens to be in power at the time will knock on Minister’s doors and advocate for improvement in our part of the world. We need a representative who will advocate an improvement to the Bruce Highway to begin in Cairns, not Brisbane, we need a major power station preferably hydro or solar (sadly the Queensland LNP government has sold the rights to build the Burdekin Dam Hydro Electricity scheme to a New Zealand government company) to take advantage of our abundant water and sunshine up here.

If we continue to do what we have always done we will no doubt get the same result, it’s time to change our thought patterns and demand attention, perhaps that may be through Bob Katter’s idea of a northern state, but it must begin at this election, we have been ignored for far too long and now is the time to express our frustration at the lack of progress in our area.


Shaun Newman

13 Laura Court

Deeragun, Townsville

North Queensland, 4818

Ph: 0747516184

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