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Caboolture Region Wednesday Forum – 11/03/2015

Bits and pieces from the show including transcripts and discussions.

Good morning and welcome to the Morning Magazine here on Moreton Bay’s Own Radio Station – 4OUR – 101.5FM. This is the Wednesday Forum where we discuss the issues that affect you and discuss the future of the Caboolture and greater region.

There is a lot to get through this morning – My name is Andrew McCarthy-Wood and I’ll be with you through till midday.

It is certainly my pleasure to be back here behind the microphone after about two years. And it is a privileged to work alongside such a driven and visionary team.

With this team and you, the listener, we will investigate the issues of the day and discuss at length the future of our region. This region essentially includes the Moreton Bay region and up into the Sunshine Coast.

So, let us know what is on your mind, what topics you would like covered on this show or share your vision for the best place in Queensland within the best country in the world. Call us now on 07 5495 1015, express post us an email to *insert email address* or publish a thoughtful comment on one of the social networks by searching for 101.5FM – Moreton Bay’s Own Radio Station or myself.

We will be back right after this break.

It is time to take a look at the news headlines.

Aussies are known for identifying a need or problem and approaching such issues with innovation or out-of-the-box ideas, right?

Well, one in fact took a rather in-the-box approach…

News Ltd is reporting that a man posted himself from London to Perth in a wooden box.

IT WAS 1964 when Aussie javelin thrower Reg Spiers found himself penniless in London.

Desperate to return home for his daughter’s birthday but without a cent to his name, he decided to post himself to Australia — in a wooden box.

Spiers, from Adelaide, told the BBC: “I just got in the thing and went. What was there to be frightened of? I’m not frightened of the dark so I just sat there.”

“It’s like when I travel now if I go overseas. There’s the seat. Sit in it, and go.”

Spiers was just 22 when he hatched the hairbrained scheme with his friend John McSorley, an English javelin thrower.

What followed was an amazing 63-hour journey from London to Perth: stowed upside down on a tarmac in the scorching sun, dropped by a forklift and on the brink of dehydration.

In other news…

The Courier Mail is reporting that a Cyclone is building but may duck the Queensland coast.

The Australian is reporting that THE UN’s recent conclusion that Australia exposes asylum-seekers to torture or inhumane treatment was reached without independent investigation. It has also been widely reported that this topic is being hotly debated with the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott claiming that the Government’s border protection policies have in fact been more humane than historically.

You may have a view on this…

The NT News has a story saying a Wolf pack study will help the dingo.

CHARLES Darwin University dingo expert Arian Wallach has journeyed through heavy snow to a minefield in Israel’s Golan Heights in search of an elusive wolf pack.

Stay with us for more Morning Magazine on Moreton Bay’s Own Radio Station – 4OUR – 101.5FM. And let us know what is on your mind by giving us a call on 07 5495 1015, transmitting data-bits using the email address *insert email address* or by being social – search for 101.5FM – Moreton Bays Own Radio Station or myself – I’m Andrew McCarthy-Wood.

About Andrew McCarthy-Wood

Radio Announcer, Freelance News Video/Photographer/Journalist and Media/Marketing Consultant.

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