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- Analog TV switch-off will not affect 4BC
- New schools for Queensland
- Party precinct: failed
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- IR changes opposed
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- Bob Lord on Ford a "kick in the guts" Oh dear RichardJust watching our very own fiscal twit Nicholls stating that a raft of taxes will be rising in Queensland in ... more
- bespectacled on New schools for Queensland How about using the fv school for a library and buy the adjacent commercial buildings to add to the school oval for leisure ... more
- ArtG on New flood tax planned I knowwwww, mick, I knoowwww... more
- Bob Lord on Ford a "kick in the guts" OK Richard, fair enough.The bloke who wants to run the country doesn't need to have a vision or plans for when he gets ... more
- jaycee on Ford a "kick in the guts" my vishion 20/20,roberto earldomo, is maybe a bit on the blue side but overall I'm sitting pretty here on a north shore ... more
- mick on New flood tax planned Artg she certainly did not want them to die of thirst so she opened up Wivenhoe and flooded Brisbane trying to drown them. more
- Richard on Ford a "kick in the guts" Bob, you seem to be changing canoes mid stream and now paddling the other way.BTW Tony Abbott is not running the country.A ... more
- mick on Ford a "kick in the guts" The majority of Australians do know that they do have good plans and visions for all Australians, you are just too stupid to ... more
- Bob Lord on Ford a "kick in the guts" TSK TSKThose silly Ford people not having a good business plan hey Tony. Fabulous hindsight once again from you.Ya got a ... more
- David T. on Analog TV switch-off will not affect 4BC Anyone with an analogue TV can buy a Digital set-top box. If you're on a full Govt. pension, you might get a box for free ... more
- David T. on Lord Wedgwood on antiques Adam, Google them under Rick Milne Collectables and Shields Stamps and Coins. Both are in Victoria. I'm sure you'll find the ... more
- Adam on Lord Wedgwood on antiques Can someone please provide me Rick Milne and Tony Shields email address so we can contact them.Thanks more
- kernel fudpucker on IR changes opposed All smoke and mirrors. They all lie in the same BED !! more
- kernel fudpucker on New schools for Queensland Private companies?? There's only one, SERCO!!!. Do your research, SHEEPLE !!!! more
- kernel fudpucker on New flood tax planned How about a (POLITCAL FAILURE TAX) Payed back to the people, set at 200% more
- Kattie on $5 to browse Coorparoo store Perhaps, we've been now excited to have the actual dad's or mom's early morning hours ingest. Listed here is a lack of yet ... more
- single slot toasters review on Amalfi Coast Recpies I don't know whether it's just me or if everyone else experiencing problems with your website. It appears as if some of the ... more
- Richard on Party precinct: failed Can not think of a time in the entire history of mankind where alcohol consumption has not led to etiquette hell.Let it ... more
- hospitality is dead or rather never was on Party precinct: failed Get rid of hositality and its segeregation /and age groupdiscrimination practices and it might just bring back boomers and ... more
- Gayle on New schools for Queensland Now this is called good Government and forward planning, the demographics have changed and there are more families with ... more
Flood assistance available
4BC News: Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan says it's too early to put a dollar figure on the cost of the floods sweeping Queensland but warns it will be substantial.
The federal government on Monday announced a further five communities left reeling in the aftermath of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald would be eligible for Commonwealth assistance.
The local government areas of Fraser Coast, Gympie, Moreton Bay, North Burnett, and Sunshine Coast will be offered assistance under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
There are now 34 councils eligible for assistance across Queensland, with NDRRA funding to be extended as the crisis unfolds, Mr Swan said.
But it was too early to tell whether the damage bill would top the $6 billion mark from the devastating floods of 2011.
"The most important thing now is to be out there assisting people who are currently in crisis," Mr Swan said on Monday.
"As the storm passes, we then move into recovery mode ... and we start making all those assessments.
"It's not a time to be talking about the dollar cost, although it will be substantial."
He praised the resilience of Queenslanders, particularly those who are dealing with their second or third flood crisis in as many years.
Two years ago, the Queensland spirit shone through as the "mud army" rebuilt the state piece by piece.
"Times are tough, people pull together. That's what Queenslanders do, that's what Australians do," he said.
He said Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who on Monday was visiting bushfire-affected communities in Victoria, would most likely visit Queensland soon.
"Do what needs to be done"??
He won't even alter the regulations allowing early access to super for those whose family home (like ours) is wiped out through no fault of their owm.
Doesn't cost the taxpayer a cent - it's our own savings.
You can access it for weight loss surgery but not if the family home is destroyed.
Thousands could benefit by helping them selves saving taxpayer relief for those who have nothing. No , too much trouble for the federal government.Jim Toohey Wednesday 30 January, 2013 - 12:35 PM
Thanks for being part of the mud army and helping residents. The flood levy was spent on infrastructure throughout Qld. Broken roads, bridges and so forth. Bringing the State back to normal after 70% of it was flooded.
Hopefully this time the State hasn't chosen to self insure and we are insured.Bob Lord Monday 28 January, 2013 - 1:55 PM
During the last Brisbane flood I volunteered my time to help clean up as part of the "mud army", only to find out later I had to also pay a flood levy with my tax. This time I'll just watch it all on TV.Mr Jay Monday 28 January, 2013 - 12:48 PM
It's already started CRY.
Scott Morrison is worrying about the bottom line now and ruminating how much the 2011 flood and Yasi affected the State's finances. Already saying that the Feds should put their hand up.
Swannee did.Bob Lord Monday 28 January, 2013 - 12:39 PM
Now is not the time to play politics.CRY FREEDOM Monday 28 January, 2013 - 11:06 AM
Agree with Bob Lord's comment! I just can't help thinking that the Premier is out of his depth (pardon the pun). The LNP will somehow find a way to blame the ALP for the devastation, both in regards to rebuilding and funding in the days to come!Michelle Rafter Monday 28 January, 2013 - 10:47 AM