A community cannot run on enthusiasm, commitment and action alone.

Social and economic changes are transforming rural and regional Australia. How we deal with these changes depends on access to services, economic development and infrastructure.

The Southern Downs, a safe seat for too long, is losing services such as affordable, quality education and health services, and suffered a high rate of business closure and unemployment.

This election has already highlighted the inequity rural communities have been left to deal with for decades.

“Congratulations Ashgrove, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Murrumba, Mt Ommaney, Gold Coast and Cairns – you’ve made the LNP’s sandbagging list.

The government has rolled out more than $900 million in promises since Sunday – including the statewide $91 million Jobs of Tomorrow package – of which it will cough up about $790 million.”  – Brisbane Times, 13th Jan 2015

The Greens are committed to rural and regional communities in providing a range of services.

For a full description of policies, please see their website.

I’ve focused on 5 key issues that I believe to be key election issues in our electorate.

These are my top 5. What are yours?

Vote on the home page or let us know.