1) a stronger service economy,
2) a stronger education and information economy,
3) a stronger agricultural industry,
4) a stronger mining industry,
5) stronger manufacturing industries.
The Coalition made an election commitment to invest $100 million to improve mobile phone coverage, starting from communities with the least mobile phone coverage. This discussion paper is an opportunity for the Maranoa to provide input and to help make sure the electorate gets our fair share of the funding. Submissions need to be lodged by 5pm on February 28, 2014. Check out www.communications.gov.au/mobile_services/mobile_coverage_programme for more details.
The Maranoa Electorate is an area of 731,297 square kilometres, making it the largest federal electorate in Queensland. It abounds in natural resources, primary industries and pioneering icons which reflect the heart and heritage of Australia.
The spirit and innovative nature of the people of this electorate make me very proud to represent Maranoa in the capacity of Federal Member and I encourage those who either live or are visiting here to experience and take advantage of all that this electorate has to offer.