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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...

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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