Letters to the Editor

14
Feb 2014

Letter to the Editor - Ethanol

Dear Editor, The Federal Government is proposing to cut the so called “ethanol subsidy”. The overseas oil industry pays one tax, at the point of production, which is 6c per litre. The ethanol industry is taxed at the point of production (40% tax) and again at the point…

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13
Feb 2014

Letter to the Editor - FIFO policing

Dear Editor, We welcome the Queensland Government’s decision to not implement fly in fly out (FIFO) police officers into our rural and regional communities. This is a win for Queenslanders who fought against this diabolic proposal. It is unfathomable to consider driving yet…

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7
Feb 2014

Letter to the editor - Government should act to keep SPC Ardmona in Australia

Dear Editor, I had drafted a press release on SPC Ardmona where inter alia l attacked MP Sharman Stone on her hypocrisy since she is the member of a free market party. But her statement, attacking her government for blaming the SPC decision on wages is laudable. The argument wages…

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6
Feb 2014

Letter to the Editor - FIFO Policing

Dear Editor, It is unfathomable to consider driving yet another nail into the coffin of rural and remote communities by even considering implementing FIFO policing, especially in the very communities which governments rely on to derive much of this nation's wealth. As seen with the…

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18
Dec 2013

Letter to the Editor - Rural doctors seek urgent action on flawed classification system

As regional and remote towns continue to struggle to attract and retain qualified and experienced medial staff we again call on the Federal Government to urgently revise the flawed Australian Standard Geographical Classification – Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA) system. The ASGC-RA…

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5
Dec 2013

Letter to Editor - Katter calls for action to address mental health in the bush

Dear Editor, We have written to the Minister for Health and the Minister for Agriculture requesting their assistance in addressing the growing mental health issues affecting the bush as a result of the drought. Our graziers and primary producers need immediate and long-term mental…

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3
Dec 2013

Letter to the Editor - Let the local mining communities benefit

Dear Editor, For many years we have voiced concerns of the implications of FIFO on the communities where it is practiced and on the families involved who live apart for at least half of the year. In the past quarter-century, governments have failed to respond with necessary…

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3
Dec 2013

Letter to the Editor - Independent fuel being strangled by supermarket giants

Dear Editor, We were unsurprised recently when we heard that BP is doing it tough against the retailing giants who are strangling the market and crushing competition. We have been warning Australians for many years that if left unchecked the supermarket giants will spread…

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20
Nov 2013

Letter to the Editor - Katter lets fly at CASA

Just this week in Canberra, we have had discussions at the highest level with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) officials, making light of the fact that the burdensome and onerous cost structures being imposed upon people in aviation are driving our North Queensland…

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22
Aug 2013

Letter to the Editor - Response to LNP Claims

Dear Editor, In answer to continuous claims made by the LNP in the local press that a vote for KAP is a vote for Labor, I want to set the record straight. After the last Federal Election, I informed the LNP that they would have my backing in forming Government. My 20 points, that…

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