“People are more aware of significant weather events because of social media, but in reality we are getting more severe weather events. The continual warming of not just the atmosphere, but more importantly the oceans, is a trend that has been going pretty strongly for the 40-odd years that I've been with the bureau."
I'm calling on opposition leader Bill Shorten to commit to scrapping the cashless debit card if Labor forms government, while he is in Bundaberg today.
The ineffective and punitive CDC is set to start in the region next week. Instead of wasting money on income management, the major parties should be directing funds to improving employment services, raising Newstart and drug, alcohol and mental health services. I’ve spent the last week in north and central Queensland and it’s been very apparent that all our regional areas need urgent improvements to these services and that’s where the Government’s focus should be