Author: Kerrod Trott

Simon Quinn, LNP Candidate – #qldvotes

As we have not yet received a candidate profile from Simon Quinn, LNP Candidate, we publish below the material published on the LNP Queensland website. LOCAL FAMILY My family and I live in South Brisbane – we love the local community and I’ve lived on the southside of Brisbane for most of my life. I’m a landscape gardener and horticulturalist – I actually understand the environment and conservation. We’ve built our business here and understand the pressure being put on small business through higher electricity prices and unfriendly Labor policy decisions. AN ACTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBER I’m a big believer...

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Some questions for Karagh-Mae Kelly – #qldvotes

As part of the Westender’s election coverage, we have sent each candidate a list of questions regarding their policies, philosophy and voting intentions. Here is the response of Karagh-Mae Kelly, Independent candidate for Animal Justice Party. What do you think makes you personally qualified to represent the residents of the South Brisbane electorate? I am running as an independent for the Animal Justice Party. I am an active member of my community here in West End and work in the city as an investigator. I sit on the board for a women’s refuge where I have implemented a successful...

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Some questions for Amy MacMahon – #qldvotes

As part of the Westender’s election coverage, we have sent each candidate a list of questions regarding their policies, philosophy and voting intentions. Here is the response of Amy MacMahon, candidate for The Greens. What do you think makes you personally qualified to represent the residents of the South Brisbane electorate? I don’t have the background of a career politician, but I think that’s a good thing. I’ve just finished my PhD looking at climate change in Bangladesh. I’ve worked as a social researcher, teacher, carer, and community worker. Like many people in our area, I’m a renter. I...

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Some questions for Frank Jordan – #qldvotes

As part of the Westender’s election coverage, we have sent each candidate a list of questions regarding their policies, philosophy and voting intentions. Here is the response of Independent Candidate Frank Jordan. What do you think makes you personally qualified to represent the residents of the South Brisbane electorate? I have spent most of my adult life involved in community and environmental groups. For example I was briefly the organiser of the FOE campaign in Brisbane in the seventies to remove lead from petrol. I helped start what is now the Subtropical Fruit Club. My focus has been on...

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Solar and pumped hydro to power the north

The world’s first integrated solar and pumped hydro hybrid project in Kidston is one step closer to being built as the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced up to $5 million in funding to Genex Power Limited (Genex) to help bring the landmark project to financial close in 2018. This morning, Genex Power Limited made an ASX announcement that ARENA, on behalf of the Australian Government, would provide up to $5 million to support pre-financial close activities. The Kidston Stage Two is a hybrid solar and hydro project is expected to comprise a hybrid 250MW pumped hydro electricity...

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