No more excuses for lack of action?

Editorial

No more excuses for lack of action?

Whilst I am sure most people are over elections, I think it important to keep all politicians on notice that we expect better things and improvements in our local area. For years the excuse for lack of action, particularly in the Moggill electorate was that a Labor government would not invest in an area where the local MP was from a different party. If there was any truth to this, it is no longer the case. So lets hope Dr Bruce Flegg MP does something about the High School, Public transport, Colleges Crossing and other issues he himself raised when he was in opposition.

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About

The Western Informer is an online Community Newsletter and business directory for the Mount Crosby, Karana Downs, Kholo, Chuwar, Karalee and Barellan Pt suburbs of Brisbane and Ipswich.

The Western Informer began its life in 2010 to fill a gap that was created by the absence of the local Kronicle newsletter. For more than a decade, the Kronicle was published by the Karana Downs & District Progress Association. It ceased production towards the end of 2007. Whilst being informative about local issues the Kronicle was also an essential advertising vehicle for a large number of local businesses. The disappearance of the Kronicle had a direct effect on these businesses.

During the next couple of years and after various attempts to resurrect the Kronicle had failed, I decided to produce the Western Informer. This is the result.

The Western Informer is not affiliated with any group or political party. Our aim is to be informative about issues that effect the local community as well as supporting local clubs, businesses and non-profit organisations.

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