Outback Unemployment Spirals

Looking for work

With all Outback Queensland’s youth unemployment rate now topping an unprecedented 36.6% (up 8.2% in the past year), Shadow Employment Minister Jarrod Bleijie has been quick to slam the Government’s extension to its youth employment scheme. Shadow Employment Spokesman Jarrod Bleijie says the … [Read more...]

Funding Bonanza for Council

Charters Towers council

21 projects will now get underway across the region following Council’s successful bid for $2.74 million in funding for an infrastructure boost from the State Government’s Works for Queensland program. Council has had all the projects approved under the program last week, giving the green light … [Read more...]

Checking the Lay of the Land

shane knuth

State Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth says he’s checking he lay of the land following his disappointment with the Queensland Electoral Commission decision to abolish his seat under the proposed changes to electoral boundaries for Queensland. Mr Knuth says he’s it is clear that the Electoral … [Read more...]