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Caboolture Region Wednesday Forum – 18/03/2015

Transcripts and other bits and pieces from the show:

Good morning and welcome to the Morning Magazine here on Moreton Bay’s Own Station – 101.5FM. It is Wednesday the 18 March, 2015 and this is another Wednesday Forum.

Today, we hit the streets in the Caboolture region – and find out what you have on your mind when it comes to your backyard. There are some interesting thoughts indeed and you’ll have to stay tuned to find out what the people in this community had to say.

You may wish to add to this, you can do so by giving us a telephone call on 5495 1015 or snapping together and email and posting it to radio@1015fm.com.au or head to the website – 1015fm.com.au.

Also, later in this Wednesday’s Forum, we will chat with the Profit. Some say he sweeps the political corridors without anyone seeing him. All we know, is that he has the inside story. Nope, that’s the Stig. The Profit will be on this show to give some insight into what may eventuate with the Palmer United Party in relation to Glenn Lazarus departing the party as an Australian Senator.

Let’s take a look at the news headlines:

news.com.au is reporting – The Abbott Government has pledged to crack down on dodgy foreign visas to ensure that Australian workers are not undercut.
Integrity checks on the 457 skilled visa program will be enhanced and a penalty will be added to stop businesses from accepting payments in return for sponsoring foreign workers, The Australian reports.

Assistant Immigration Minister Michaelia Cash says, “We will proactively name and shame offenders exploiting overseas workers and misusing the program.”

Also on news.com.au – Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reportedly promised his Coalition colleagues that the federal Budget will be back in the black within five years — but it will take deep cuts to get there.

Fairfax reports that Mr Abbott made the prediction during yesterday’s joint meeting of the Liberal and National parties.

He reportedly said deep cuts would be needed to replace the measures that had been blocked by the Senate.

The couriermail.com.au has a story saying – NORTH Queenslanders were warned last night to prepare for evacuations as Cyclone Nathan bore down on them.

Its Friday landfall near the tourist centre of Cape Tribulation is expected to coincide with one of the biggest tides of the year, producing a storm surge that will threaten Douglas Shire infrastructure.

With the cyclone building to category 3, community leaders have urged people to prepare early.

As fishing boats scattered, Douglas Mayor Julia Leu said residents had to prepare for winds of more than 200km/h.

The Sunshine Coast Daily has a sad story today – THE last song Julianne Dunkinson danced to was called Goodbye.

It is the word she was never able to say to her sons before she was taken by a killer disease.

Dancing was Julianne’s passion, but her two teenage boys were her world.

The Pomona community is mourning the sudden loss of the bubbly 37-year-old Noosa Council employee who died from meningococcal on Sunday.

Her symptoms did not appear until it was too late as the disease rapidly took hold within just three days.

The Caboolture News is reporting that – A DRAMATIC police chase unfolded in the Bribie Island suburb of Bongaree on Tuesday afternoon, with one man allegedly jumping into the water to evade officers.

At least two men were arrested, however police are yet to release full details from the scene.

A police media spokesman said officers were called to Welsby Parade following reports of a resident disturbing someone allegedly breaking into their home about 12.40pm.

The spokesman said an amount of items and cash were allegedly stolen from the property.

One man was seen in handcuffs inside a Welsby Parade motel, while the other was arrested on the sand near Quota Park.

A witness, who did not want to be identified, said the man in the water was yelling at police while attempting to swim away.

And the Northern Territory News has the headline – Darwin fishermen in a tinny battled lightning while surrounded by monster crocs.

ENGINE failure caused two amateur fisherman in a tinny to battle freak lightning while surrounded by “monster crocs” bigger than their boat in a ­terrifying eight-hour ordeal on the East Alligator River.

That’s a look at the news headlines Remember, you can get involved in this show, give us a call on 5495 1015, slip an email to radio@1015fm.com.au and make sure you drop by the website – 1015fm.com.au.

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