BOB KATTER SPEAKS OUT ON IMMIGRATION & ASSIMILATION

BOB KATTERS ‘KREED’ ON  IMMIGRATION

& ASSIMILATION

Whether you love him or hate him, he hits a raw nerve!

Bob Katter …. Saying it as it is:

THE KATTER ‘KREED’

My great, great, great grandfather watched as his friends died in the Boer War. My grandfather watched and bled as his friends died in World Wars 1&2. My grandfather watched as his friends & brothers died in the Depression of 32. My….more

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JIM MacKELLAR TO STAND FOR DIVISION 4 IN FRASER COAST COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Media Release

Candidate Withdraws From Mayoral Race


Jim MacKellar today announced that he would not be contesting the upcoming Mayoral election on the Fraser Coast but would however be seeking a Councillor position.

“My goal has always been to contribute to achieving better outcomes for the people of the Fraser Coast and I cannot do this by running an underfunded Mayoral campaign’, Jim explained.

“As I live in Howard I will be a Councillor candidate in Division 4 of the Fraser Coast Region. If elected as a Councillor I will still be able to work for the people to improve the performance of our Council.”

“I have had to accept the reality that I do not have sufficient funds to conduct an effective Mayoral campaign. It is much better to aim for a more achievable outcome and have a greater chance of being able to participate directly in Council decision making processes during the next four years.”

“I would like to thank all those who have supported my campaign and express my sincere hope of their continued support in my endeavours to give all a true voice on the Fraser Coast Regional Council”, Jim concluded.

More Information

Jim MacKellar,

Howard

Mobile: 0418 732 506

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HOWARD GIVES TO HERVEY BAY MUSEUM

GEORGE FROM THE HERVEY BAY MUSEUM WAS STUCK FOR A NEW MOTOR REQUIRED FOR A LATHE IN THE MUSEUM AFTER THE ONE IN THE MUSEUM BURNT OUT.

HENRY SAPIECHA FROM THE NEW FRASER COAST TRADES & SERVICES CENTRE @ HOWARD
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& WIDE BAY DISTRICT DEVELOPMENTS PTY.LTD
HEARD OF HIS PLIGHT AND DONATED A NEW 1.5HP ELECTRIC MOTOR TO THE MUSEUM.
HERE WE HAVE GEORGE ACCEPTING THE DONATED MOTOR ON BEHALF OF THE HERVEY BAY MUSEUM.

ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION @ HOWARD PICS HERE

FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD THESE PICS BELOW

LEST WE FORGET


My very small contribution to those gallant men and women who have served or are serving our country.These photos which I had taken on the morning of the 25th April 2010 @ Howard Queensland Australia are available to download for any persons who wish to avail themselves of memories of this event and what it represents.

Distinguished guests mingled with the community and we were all as one humbled by a common thread to honour the fallen

Regards
Henry Sapiecha

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Wide Bay District Developments Pty Ltd
Mearcon Developments Pty Ltd
QHL Queensland House and Land

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FRASER COAST TRADES & SERVICES CENTRE & THE MINING INDUSTRY @ HOWARD

Mining boom boosts Howard

Fraser Coast Chronicle

Stephen O’Grady | 9th March 2010

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Henry Sapiecha on his land at Howard.

Photo by Alistair Brightman

A RESURGENT mining boom on the Fraser Coast may be in its infancy but that is not stopping Henry Sapiecha from plotting a Burrum revolution.

Howard is close to Henry’s heart and as the publicity officer of the Burrum and District Chamber of Commerce, he believes that striking before the coal is out of the ground – let alone hot – is paramount for the little town.

“I’m working out a way to reinvent Howard,” Mr Sapiecha said.

“This is an area that should be going ahead. This is the start of a new beginning.

“This can be an important location for the industry during the upcoming decade.”

The Burrum chamber’s economic advisory committee hosted a meeting last week where a Mackay-based mining expert presented an idea of what would be required if mining corporations Santos and Northern Energy get the go-ahead in this region.

“He was talking about thousands of jobs,” Mr Sapiecha said.

“He is into training people for the mines so as not to suck the talent out of the community.

“He spoke about feeling out the community, getting the mining people what they want without disrupting the local community.

“This is about getting apprentices trained and knowing about the mining industry.”

Mr Sapiecha is determined for his town to reap the benefits and is proposing to develop a parcel of land near the Howard railway line into a custom-built trade centre.

His company, Wide Bay District Developments, and Semfield, owned by John Turnbull, own the adjoining sites.

“All areas of the Fraser Coast will benefit. All areas will get work and will interact with the industry in some way.

“But I’m biased; I want this area to be its base.

“This industry will need to be serviced and supported.”

He has set up Fraser Coast Trades and Service Centre at Howard which – aligned with nearby rail and highway infrastructure – can make Howard the hub of a mining boom.

“I want this area to interact with them as quickly as possible.

“They will still utilise services in the whole region but will need a more immediate back-up to service their requirements.

“We want to make it harder for these people not to use this place as a centre.”

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We would like to thank Steve and the Chronicle for giving us the coverage for the project and for the area generally especially in the light of the existing mining interests and the positive impact it would have on our local economy.

Hopefully more of the same in the near future.

Be aware that lots are available now for purchase as are sheds to be constructed for rent.  VIEW HERE.Rcyan www.fctsc.com.au

CASH IN NOW ON YOUR BUSINESS BY LOCATING HERE – OR MISS OUT

Published by Henry Sapiecha 10th March 2010

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IPSWICH MAYOR SPEAKS OUT ON DEVELOPMENT IN FRASER COAST

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Dear Members and Guests,

DUE TO PAUL PISASALE SPEAKING AT THE MARYBOROUGH CHAMBER LUNCHEON EARLY IN FEBRUARY, THE HERVEY BAY JANUARY BREAKFAST HAS BEEN CANCELLED

HERVEY BAY CHAMBER’S NEXT FUNCTION IS A LUNCHEON ON
19 FEBRUARY
DETAILS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY

Please join the Maryborough Chamber on:

Date: Tuesday, 9 February
Time: 11.30am for a 12noon start
Speaker: Paul Pisasale, Mayor of Ipswich
Where: Brolga Theatre, Lennox St, Maryborough
Cost: Members $50; Non Member $60

Hear the State’s most successful Mayor who has transformed Ipswich into one of Queensland’s top addressses by facilitating selective development.

RSVP must be accompanied by payment.

Cheque Payments: Secretary, Maryborough Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 282, Maryborough  QLD  4650
EFT Payments: BSB 014 655  A/C 3873 20497

Email Payment details and RSVP to Shona at [email protected].
Any queries, please call 0407 872 876

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KEEP AUSTRALIA WORKING INITIATIVE – COMMITTEE

KEEP AUSTRALIA WORKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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MINUTES KAW Advisory Committee Formation Meeting

10.00am 16 December 2009

Police Citizens Youth Club – Bundaberg

Jason introduced himself as the Local Employment Coordinator appointed to the Bundaberg – Hervey Bay Priority Employment area.  He then provided background statistical information in support of the need for assistance to be offered in the identified priority areas.

Attachment 1:-  Attendees and Apologies.

1.         Jason provided a brief review of the Keep Australia Working Forum conducted in Hervey Bay on 13 October 2009.  Highlighted areas of interest that may need to be concentrated on locally for the priority area.

2.         Discussed the need for PPP consideration for the Maryborough employment area.

3.         Also discussed that there needs to be a concentration on the Construction industry especially around the BER opportunities and the need to focus on Local Employers.

4.         Reduction of Red Tape was also discussed but acknowledged that there is a need for it but shouldn’t be at the expense of projects.

5.         Need to look to the Talent Program and what can still be done there.

6.         Transport was a major issu

7.         The issue of boundaries was raised especially with respect the North Burnett and whether it would be included in the role??

8.         Need to look to New Development Opportunities; areas of influence; focus on Existing plans;

9.         Kerry Blackman asked for focus on Indigenous opportunities

10.       Re the Terms of Reference – asked for the issue of Timing to be included and for the UNI to be added.

11.       Brain Stormed the interest / alert areas including Sustainability/Green, Business Development, Education and Trade Training.

12.       There was then a call for people interested in being members of the working groups identified and after discussion people offered to approach after the meeting rather than immediate offers.  The following individuals have offered to be involved for specific programs in the key themes to explore & develop strategies:-

Education:

Lance Stone

Tracey Mason             

Dominic Tape

Business Development:

Peter Gregory

Tony Weaver

Tracey Mason

Cheryl Graffunder

Employment

Cheryl Graffunder – Treasurer of the Bundaberg & District Chamber so could represent that way as well.

Training & Trade

Julia Mijic

Training

Peter Gregory

Geoff Kelly

Sustainability/Green

Peter Gregory

Transport

Julia Mijic

ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS are:-

Neil McPhillips Lance Stone – TESS

Julia Mijic – CRS Aust

Ron Bishop – CQU

Cheryl Graffunder – NEATO Donna Norman – TaFE

Peter Gregory – AIMNet

Naomi Searle – Bundaberg RC

Kerry Blackman – Gidargil

Andrew Jackson – Fraser Coast RC

People are currently being approached to confirm their interest in being part of the Committee, and you will be advised of the final committee members..

First Meeting of the Advisory Committee will be at 9.00am 29 January 2009 at the Council Chambers Reception Room in Maryborough – cnr Kent & Lennox Streets.

Attachment 1

ATTENDEES:-

Ron Bishop & Phillip Clift – CQU; Ian Bent – CAMit Pty Ltd; Frank Trendelkamp – Bombardier; Greg Weir – B’berg Fruit & Vegetable Growers; Neil McPhillips – Starfire Solutions; Grant Maclean – RDA Wide Bay Burnett; David Rees Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce; Peter Gregory – AIMNet; Geoff Kelly – Construction Skills Qld (CSQ);Kerry Blackman – Gidarjil Development Corp; Betty Lappin – CQID Ltd; Ara Harathunian – B’berg & Burnett Region Community Development Aboriginal Corp. Tony Weaver – Better Development & Training; Tracey Mason & Anne Wendt – Community Solutions; Cheryl Graffunder – NEATO; Andrew Bainbridge – Employment Services Qld; Judy Heard – Impact Make Your Mark; Lance Stone – Fraser Coast TESS; Garry Bannister & Joe Harrold – Jobfind B’berg; Julia Mijic – CRS Aust; Michael Whiting, Julie Gee, Michelle Davies &  Zona Hussey-Smith DEEDI; Donna McMah – Skilling Solutions Qld; Donna Norman – Wide Bay Tafe; Cory Pignatelli – Centrelink; Lee Sunderland, Alicia Weiderman, Mark Rowland – DEEWR; and Jason Millward

Not sure if there – Maxine Brushe – Gladstone Regional Council; Vicky Wilson Discovery Coast Tourism

APOLOGIES:-

Phil Ainsworth – Microavionics; John Maclean –Bundaberg Brewed Drinks; Allan Meiring – Downer EDI – Rail Maryborough; Max Voigt – CQMS Castings Geoff Nocher – Maranta Hervey Bay; Jason Pascoe – Port of Bundaberg; Graham Richers – Richers Transport; Garth Robinson – Retravision Childers;  Rory McDonald – Master Builders; Cameron Bisley – former Wide Bay ACC; Yvonne Brams – Manager Rockhampton ICC; Andrew Jackson – Economic Development, Andrew O’Brien CEO &  Cr Gerard O’Connell – Fraser Coast Reg Council; Cr Greg Barnes – Coral Coast Chamber of Commerce; James Corvan – Bundy North Burnett Tourism Ltd; Glen Churchill – Gladstone Area Promotional & Develop; Cale Dendle – Gladstone Regional Council – Mark Powell – Woodgate Tourism; Christine Malone – Buderoo Emp & Training; Peter Shirres – Centrelink Hervey Bay; Ken Collier – Exec. Regl Director -Education Qld; Donna Constable  – Skilling Solutions Qld; Steve Dixon – Qld Commercial Properties; Phil Dowling – Global Manufacturing Group; Jane Harrison – Tri Care Pt Vernon; Seath  Holswich – Aust’n Employment Covenant; Bob Hockey – DEEDI M’boro; Trevor Schwenke – TAFE Hervey Bay; Lorraine Pyefinch Bundaberg Regional Council; Alana Sinnamon & Paul Clifford – Employment Services Qld.

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FRASER COAST YOUNG PROFESSIONALS EVENT

Come and celebrate the 1st Birthday of FCYP

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DATE Friday, 6 November, 2009
TIME 7:00 PM – 10.00 PM
COST $25.00pp (Includes cocktails, tapas and dessert)
LOCATION The Red Room, Bayswater Hotel and Restaurant
569-571 The Esplanade – Urangan
RSVP Click Here by Wednesday, 4 November
DRESS Cocktail / Evening

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Enjoy the Night;
Catch the Free Bayswater Bus!

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by Henry Sapiecha 29th October 2009

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