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FRASER COAST STATE MEMBER ELECTIONS CANDIDATES TO FRONT UP FOR A ‘MEET THE CANDIDATES’ EVENT AT BURRUM

March 14th, 2012

THE FRASER COAST STATE ELECTIONS ARE TO BE HELD SOON, SO COME AND HEAR WHAT THE CANDIDATES HAVE TO SAY ABOUT WHAT THEY OFFER THIS COMMUNITY

Received & published by Henry Sapiecha

DRINK THE POISONED WATER & BE SAVED SAYS THE FRASER COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL & WIDEBAY WATER, BECAUSE WE KNOW WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU.

June 27th, 2011

Media Release

Fluoride in Fraser Coast drinking water


The compulsory addition of fluoride to our drinking water is an issue that has polarised opinion within our community. It has created much heated debate with those on either side holding very strong convictions as to its benefits or potential risks.

The central problem is that this addition has been mandated by the state government without any consultation with the people who use the water. One would think that, in a democracy, such consultation would be seen as necessary.

But there will be a state election within the next 10 months, so we have the opportunity to pressure all the candidates to commit to a change of this legislation. To commit to making the addition of fluoride to drinking water a voluntary process depending on the wishes of the people.

If the legislation was so changed then it would be incumbent upon the Council to conduct a referendum of all the water users to determine whether or not they wish to have fluoride added to their drinking water.

If elected to the mayoralty next year I pledge that I will do everything I possibly can to ensure such a referendum occurs and that Council abides by the peoples decision.

Bur first we must have the legislation changed. So I urge people to let the candidates know how you feel, either for or against. Sign any of the petitions circulating or submit a ‘people’s mandate’ form with the appropriate authority.

This may be our one opportunity to allow the people’s voice to be heard on this issue, so do not let it go to waste.

More Information

Jim MacKellar

Fraser Coast

Mobile: 0418 732 506

The publisher Henry Sapiecha wishes to add that he strongly opposes addition of any poisons [& THAT MEANS FLUORIDE] to our drinking water supply

How dare any government do this without confirmation by the people.

If we want it we can add it ourselves to the water we drink.

Public servants tell us we need protection from ourselves & police us to the max with most aspects of our lives. Now they are telling us what to drink.

They say they know what is good for us & we have no choice.

Well F…….. you I say.Let the council people drink the poisoned water and leave us our fresh clean unpolluted water to drink

ELECTION PROMISE BY A CONTENDER FOR THE NEXT LOCAL FRASER COAST ELECTIONS.ARE YOU A STARTER?THEN SEND US YOUR MESSAGE.

February 13th, 2011

Invest in Your Future

The unedited article is posted with no input or opinion from the editor


Help ensure that we elect better Councillors to the Fraser Coast Regional Council (FCRC) at the next elections.

If you desire a proactive Council that will provide us with –

Ø  A more realistic system of rates and Charges;

Ø  More transparent and responsive representation;

Ø  More accountability of where our money is spent;

Ø  More responsible use of Council money;

Ø  Opportunities for our children and grandchildren to have a better lifestyle.

Then we need your help to secure these results at the Council elections.

There are three (3) ways you can invest in the future of the Fraser Coast –

1.       Invest Your Time – Invest some of your time to talk to your friends and neighbours about what we are working to achieve. It is achievable if we all pull together. Also invest a little time to tell us about the issues that concern you and any solutions would like to see the Council implement. Help us to spread the word – there is a better way.

2.       Invest Your Energy – Through this year we need people to help deliver newsletters. If you walk for exercise or have some spare time and energy, you could be of great assistance to the cause by dropping off some newsletters along your way. The more we can deliver the wider we can spread the message that there is a better way.

3.       Invest Your Money – Just $10 to $20 each month will help us to continue to spread the word around the Fraser Coast. Think of pledging $10 – $20 each month as an investment. When we elect a new Council, the Councillors can vote to return the money paid by Wide Bay Water (WBW) to the FCRC back into the water and sewerage rates where it rightfully belongs. And this will mean a saving of at least $250 each year for you and every other user of the services.

It is a big job, there is no denying that, but with your help we can do it. Because we believe passionately that there is a better way for our Council to serve its people. We must make this potential into a reality before it is too late and we are forever condemned to be the poorest people of Queensland with too few employment opportunities, and too many expenses.

Please call Jim MacKellar on 0418732506 if you can be of assistance

Received & published by Henry Sapiecha

CANDIDATES FOR THE NEXT LOCAL ELECTIONS @ THE FRASER COAST ARE WELCOME TO SUBMIT THEIR MESSAGE HERE FOR PUBLICATION

February 7th, 2011

This article was supplied to me by Jim Mackellar who has aspirations to become the Fraser Coast’s next lord mayor.



The unedited article is posted with no input or opinion from the editor

Any prospective candidate for positions in the next local elections is welcome to also submit a policy statement or comment for viewing in this commerce site

Socioeconomic Disadvantage

According to the draft Community Safety Plan presented to the Fraser Coast Council on Thursday 27/1/2011 almost half (49.8%) of the residents of the Fraser Coast are among the most socioeconomically disadvantaged people in the state of Queensland.

Only 3,300 people in Maryborough are considered to be among the 60% least disadvantaged people in the state. 24,000 are among the 40% most disadvantaged.

These are appalling and distressing facts. Especially as there are no apparent reasons for our region to be so poor, for our people to be so disadvantaged compared to the rest of the state.

We have a wonderful climate, ready access to road, rail and air transport, a ready pool of employable people and ample available land. Why are we so disadvantaged?

Even more appalling is the fact that this report was presented to Council on the same day as they chose to increase their salaries to cover the proper reduction in their allowances. Where is the empathy?

What is to be done? Professional regional economic development presents the only real opportunity to improve the situation. And the organization best placed to implement regional economic development is the regional Council.

But what are they doing? The Council’s economic development efforts are directed only to major projects and tourism. And the last few months have proved how fickle the tourism market can be. Why are we pouring millions of dollars into it at the expense of all other forms of business development?

Economic wellbeing is based upon a solid foundation of small to medium size businesses producing goods and services for local and external markets. Building this base can only be accomplished by following the well proven steps that have been successful in the past.

Where are our small business incubators? Where is our business retention scheme? What has Council done to improve the regulatory environment for small business investment on the Fraser Coast?

Are our present Councillors seriously interested in improving the desperate degree of socioeconomic disadvantage on the Fraser Coast or are they more focused on the preparation of their fancy reports and strategies to create the impression they are doing something?

‘Words, its only words’, may very well be the theme song of this Council but the people of our region need more, much more.

Jim MacKellar

Fraser Coast

Received & published by Henry Sapiecha