Action still required for RSRT

ON Tuesday, March 15 the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal heard AIG and other peak bodies’ applications to delay the commencement date of the Payments Order, which applies to independent contractor drivers across Australia. Ministers Michaelia Cash and Darren Chester intervened in the proceeding in support of the application, informing the Tribunal that the commencement date…

NBN roll-out bolsters community

BUSINESS operators struggling with slow internet expect the local roll-out of National Broadband Network technology will boost efficiency and productivity. Work is under way to connect 6500 premises at Cedar Grove, Cedar Vale, Jimboomba, Mundoolun and South Maclean through NBN fibre to the node technology. The NBN Co expects to start offering services to the region by…

Last chance to nominate for Safer Streets round 2 funding

WRIGHT MP Scott Buchholz has issued a reminder to councils and community groups that applications for federal government CCTV funding close at 2pm Wednesday, March 2. The government's Safer Streets program delivers on the Coalition Government’s $50 million election commitment to address crime hot-spots through grants focused on crime prevention. More than $19 million was awarded under round one…

$220m investment for Kokoda Barracks

THE Kokoda Barracks at Canungra is set for a $220 million investment through the federal government’s 2016 Defence White Paper released on Thursday. Wright MP Scott Buchholz announced government plans to invest $20 million in the barracks in the next decade and a further $200 million between 2025-26 and 2035-36. The money will be used…

Vale Mayor Steve Jones AM

Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (19:45): I rise to regretfully advise the House of the tragic and sudden passing of a mayor whose shire is completely engulfed within my electorate of Wright. I speak of the tragic and sudden passing of Mayor Steve Jones AM. Steve's time in this place has been cut short by many years.…