Media Releases

2021 Christmas message

Christmas time is brimming with anticipation and excitement, with expectations and festivities. It offers us the opportunity not only for celebration but also for reflecting on the past and looking ahead to the year to come. We are told that Christmas is about...

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...

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...