Transcripts and bits-and-pieces from the radio show:
Good morning and welcome back to another Morning Magazine, this is the Wednesday Community Forum for the 8 April, 2015 on Moreton Bay’s Own Radio Station – 101.5FM.
Since doing this show over the past month or so, I have caught up with many community leaders throughout the region.
And it strikes me that while they may have indifferences with each other, with some being very minor, that by-and-large they want the same thing for the area.
That is, a thriving and conducive community that is clearly on the map. Thriving in business and prosperity with a small town feel in the respective areas of Pine Rivers, Redcliffe, Caboolture and the Glass House Mountains.
These areas have strong cultural differences, but have the ability to make up a vibrant region.
On one of the many road-trips I’ve done, I did a little experiment. When we pulled into a little country town like Mitchell, where we soaked in the hot springs, we were asked in natural conversation: “Where are you from?”
When the answer was the Moreton Bay Region, we were asked: “Where is that?” or “Is that near Cleveland or something?”
But if our response was, “just north of Brisbane,” or “just south of the Sunshine Coast,” people immediately registered.
What can we do to overcome this?
This region has a great story to tell and so much to offer! It has a rich history and the potential for a robust future that leads the country in things like tourism, economics and innovation.
This region can offer beaches and mountains within minutes of each other.
It can offer a place to do business and provide a location for the next Google or Facebook; or whatever the next big technology thing is that needs a headquarters, while enjoying a location with easy access to the world.
The Intergenerational report, which we’ll be looking at throughout the morning, suggests that not only this region, but the country needs to roll up its sleeves and figure out our future.
The report points out that the mining recourses boom is behind us and, indications are, that innovation is the key to replacing this.
Especially, if we wish to maintain or even improve our way of life.
This innovation could be in the areas of tourism, information, services, engineering and many more.
You might have a view on this, or maybe, the very idea that might smash this region onto the trajectory of leading success. An idea that puts this region squarely on the map.
Pick up the phone and call 07 5495 1015, construct a regional prospectus and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or do it the sociable way at facebook.com/101.5FM.
And don’t forget to drop by 1015fm.com.au where you can get into all the information pertaining to this region.
Let’s take a look at the news headline around the different news organisations.
News.com.au is carrying the headline: China’s other big business: Harvesting organs from prisoners when they’re still alive.
It’s a story straight out of a horror movie, but it’s been common practice in China for more than a decade.
State-run hospitals have secretly harvested body parts from tens of thousands of prisoners, removing their vital organs while they are still alive.
Filmmaker Leon Lee has been following the researchers trying to bring down this inhumane and illegal industry. He says what they found was a form of evil we have not yet seen on this planet.
The film about this aired on SBS last night. You may have seen this, what are your thoughts?
Couriermail.com.au is reporting: Barrister Tony Morris to fight speed-camera fine in landmark challenge.
ONE of the state’s top barristers has launched a landmark legal challenge against speed-camera fines in Queensland, refusing to pay a $146 speeding ticket and relying on case law from nearly 200 years ago.
Ntnews.com.au carries this: Alice Springs daredevils find a new way to surf.
These daredevils have no waves, but have figured out how to surf by being towed by a ute and there is video of this.
CABOOLTURE NEWS Piece.
MyTown Magazine interview.