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THE RESULTS ARE IN FOR THE 2022 ELECTION. THE ELECTORS HAVE SPOKEN. BUT WHAT DID THEY SAY? There has been a never-ending stream of analyses being said and/or written on this subject on TV, on radio, in the newspapers, and in internet postings and discussions. It’s...

READERS ASK WHO IS STANDING FOR ELECTION IN LONGMAN AND WHO IS MBI SUPPORTING?  IN RESPONSE TO THOSE QUERIES, HERE IS MBI’S ANALYSIS OF THE CLAIMS OF ALL PARTIES AND MBI’S RECOMMENDATIONS.

Party A advises that for this election, it has selected a slate of candidates who are beyond reproach.  Party A advises that unlike candidates from Party B, Party A candidates are stalwarts of their local community and only have the interests of their local...

IT’S ELECTION TIME. SO WHERE’S WALLY AND WILHELMINA AND ALL THE REST OF THE FAMILY? THEY ARE CERTAINLY NOT ON BRIBIE

Bribie Island decided the outcome of the 2019 Federal election in Longman when it turned on ALP member Susan Lamb largely because of the ALP’s position on franking credits. Bribie also decided the outcome of the 2016 Longman election when it turned on LNP member Wyatt...

GOVERNMENT SAYS THE 2032 OLYMPICS WILL BRING “WINDS OF CHANGE” IN THE WAY ENVIRONMENT AND LIFESTYLE ARE PROTECTED. BUT ONE MBI READER SAYS THE ONLY WIND SEEMS TO BE FROM PASSING WIND

The following letter was sent to MBI in response to a Letter-to-the-Editor in The Bribie Islander.  MBI felt it warranted being shared with all readers. There is no question that the lifestyle Bribie Islanders thought they bought into when they moved to Bribie is...

IT’S HAPPENED AGAIN. ANOTHER NON-CONFORMING DA FROM SANDSTONE POINT TAVERN SUBMITTED TO MBRC. ANOTHER APPROVAL BY MBRC WITHOUT DEBATE. ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL AND SAFETY ISSUES RAISED BY OVER 700 OBJECTORS IGNORED. WHO DOES MBRC LISTEN TO? DEVELOPERS OR RATEPAYERS?

Last year, MBI made some predictions about Development Applications (DA’s) to be submitted by the Sandstone Point Tavern to enable material changes to its operations. MBI predicted:   DA’s would continue to be submitted by Sandstone Point Tavern in order to make...

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND SCIENCE HAS LAUNCHED A “STUDY” TO DETERMINE “SUSTAINABLE VISITOR CAPACITY” FOR BEACH DRIVING ON BRIBIE’S BEACHES. WILL THE “STUDY” INCLUDE ANYTHING OTHER THAN JUST GATHERING OPINIONS? WILL IT ACTUALLY MEASURE ANYTHING? HAVE THE CONCLUSIONS ALREADY BEEN REACHED?

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) recently announced a “study” to be undertaken by international consultants EarthCheck (https://earthcheck.org/) to determine “sustainable visitor capacity” for the beaches in the Bribie and Cooloola National Park areas. ...

HAZARD REDUCTION BURNS ARE BEING UNDERTAKEN TO REDUCE THE FIRE RISKS. THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS. BUT WHY ARE THEY BEING CONDUCTED SO LATE IN THE SEASON WHEN THE RISKS OF SECONDARY DAMAGE ARE GREATEST?

In August, one of the nightly newscasters commented on the smokey air around Brisbane that day.  He advised that we should expect this for another month or so while hazard reduction burns were being undertaken to reduce the fire risks.  While it is comforting to know...

THE RECENT COVID LOCKDOWN WAS A PAIN FOR ALL. BUT IT DID HAVE SOME POSITIVE OUTCOMES

The Good Samaritans who pick up rubbish on our roads and along our foreshore, report that during the lockdown the amount of litter thrown out reduced to just a trickle.   The wildlife carers who respond to injured animal calls, report that during the Lockdown there...

AUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS DISCOVER NEW ELEMENTS

The attached news was sent to MyBribieIsland and we felt it just had to be shared.  It explains a lot about puzzling decisions made by all levels of government. What is the experience of MBI readers?  Have readers have any experience with the impact of Gevernmentium...

YET ANOTHER APPLICATION HAS BEEN LODGED WITH MBRC FOR A MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE OF THE SANDSTONE POINT HOTEL SITE. HOW MANY MORE ARE GOING TO COME? WILL THEY EVER STOP? WILL COUNCIL CONTINUE TO APPROVE THEM REGARDLESS?

Following the 2020 Council elections, a contributor to the June/July editions of The Bribie Islander made the following comments on the challenges facing the new Council: Development Application Approval: Rightly or wrongly, MBRC has developed the reputation of...

IT’S HAPPENED AGAIN. ANOTHER NON-CONFORMING DA FROM SANDSTONE POINT TAVERN SUBMITTED TO MBRC. ANOTHER APPROVAL BY MBRC WITHOUT DEBATE. ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL AND SAFETY ISSUES RAISED BY OVER 700 OBJECTORS IGNORED. WHO DOES MBRC LISTEN TO? DEVELOPERS OR RATEPAYERS?

Last year, MBI made some predictions about Development Applications (DA’s) to be submitted by the Sandstone Point Tavern to enable material changes to its operations. MBI predicted:   DA’s would continue to be submitted by Sandstone Point Tavern in order to make...

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND SCIENCE HAS LAUNCHED A “STUDY” TO DETERMINE “SUSTAINABLE VISITOR CAPACITY” FOR BEACH DRIVING ON BRIBIE’S BEACHES. WILL THE “STUDY” INCLUDE ANYTHING OTHER THAN JUST GATHERING OPINIONS? WILL IT ACTUALLY MEASURE ANYTHING? HAVE THE CONCLUSIONS ALREADY BEEN REACHED?

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) recently announced a “study” to be undertaken by international consultants EarthCheck (https://earthcheck.org/) to determine “sustainable visitor capacity” for the beaches in the Bribie and Cooloola National Park areas. ...

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