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This is a Crisis

This is a crisis. That’s 17 staff you can no longer rely on. It must be impacting services at the Gympie Hospital. The problems with the paediatric ward were the result of staffing issues, so to lose 17 staff will strain an overloaded system. I am hearing anecdotally...

Report Proves Gympie Needs a New Hospital

The Government must commit to a process to deliver a new hospital for Gympie. The Master Clinical Services Plan clearly identifies that the Gympie hospital cannot provide the level of service this community deserves. We need to start planning for a new one. The...

Queensland Veterans’ Council Bill

Mr PERRETT (Gympie—LNP) (6.43 pm): I rise to speak on the Queensland Veterans’ Council Bill 2021. The title of the bill is a misnomer. It is misleading. It implies that it will deal with veterans issues. In reality, the government is proposing a bill which is really...

Stifling Free Speech and Thought Erodes Trust in Local Government

I’ve always strongly supported transparency and accountability in local government. Mismanagement, corruption, misconduct, and complaints should always be rigorously and quickly addressed. Above all the decisions and actions of councils and councillors should be...