4BC - Fairfax Radio Network

What we're talking about

  • Rita on Calls for Island bridge Join our fight to bridge Russell Island. Looking for all land, investment owners/ rate payers of Russell Island. We have a ... more
  • Welcome to Australia on G20 Brisbane Blog Dignitaries, honoured guests, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Australia. Some of the finest minds in the world have ... more
  • Terry on Calls for Island bridge It's fairly obvious why the council and State Government have not proceeded with the bridge. It would mean that they would ... more
  • Rita on Calls for Island bridge Barge/ ferry fees are continuously climbing (barges now $100 return), leaving residents unable to afford to continue to ... more
  • Jeff Deslandes on Jeff Deslandes For those interested in my story...It's now October 2014, still have regular booster injections of my vaccine, remain free ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge RITA the Bridge Majority all know you are for the Bridge. The bridge to Bribie has made it the most unique pristine life ... more
  • Rita on Calls for Island bridge Reg, I am all for a bridge to Russell Island... It is well over due/ the only solution to fix the ongoing parking & ... more
  • Reg Southern on Calls for Island bridge I'm with Rita too. The bridge to Bribie Island is destroying Bribie Island. The whole reason for moving here and living ... more
  • From Ebola to military on our streets on Ebola tests return negative First and foremost is the potential threat. Every time the virus infects a new host it mutates and becomes stronger. At the ... more
  • Dirty Harry on Terror suspect planned to behead police The Victorian police are nationally renowned for firing the warning shot into the chest of the alleged criminal. Not once ... more
  • Justin on Terror suspect planned to behead police If a bikie did this there'd be no holding back. But a Muslim, oh no, "Islam is peaceful, he acted alone." But then again, ... more
  • Its decision time on Terror suspect planned to behead police Consider these issues. The Ukraine, Malaysian Airlines, Ebola, ISIS and Syria. Considered in isolation they all assist the ... more
  • CRY FREEDOM on Terror raids in Australia Thanks labor for letting them in by the boat loads. more
  • Gutless Wonders on Terror raids in Australia How do you sleep at night. How can you look into your childrens eyes and not accept the fact that your actions are ... more
  • All stand in applause for WA on Terror raids in Australia How clever is WA. We should all take of our hats to their extraordinary contribution. The WA division of Fairfax radio is ... more
  • Australia is a nation under siege on Terror raids in Australia When foreign or domestic enemies attack or seek to undermine Australia, government is the first line of defence. When ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge Phillip ISLAND, Bribie ISLAND ask any of there locals, they still say mainlanders, what a rediculous arguement if you build ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I'm with you Rita, Two words for me , Bribie Island still pristine where locals enjoy living and touries can't get enough ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I'm with you Rita, Two words for me , Bribie Island still pristine where locals enjoy living and touries can't get enough ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I agree totally with Walter. A bridge will destroy the uniqueness of Russell Island. It appears that the almighty dollar is ... more

Premier rolls dice

Posted by: Staff writers | 14 October, 2013 - 3:22 PM
Casino gamble roulette gambling

4BC Online: Queensland could get as many as seven new casinos as the state government tries to woo high-rolling Asian tourists.

Premier Campbell Newman announced on Monday that he would invite expressions of interest for a casino license to granted with plans for the redevelopment of the government precinct in Brisbane.

Impressed by his recent tour of Asia, including Macau and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Mr Newman says there's huge global competition for tourists.

He believes mega-casino resorts are the answer for Queensland if it wants to rake in the tourist dollars.

"Our offering has been run-down and eroded," Mr Newman told reporters.

"We're not just looking for a hotel and some shops. It's a world-class iconic precinct.

Mr Newman said his government believes Queensland can support three new integrated resort casinos and that there is also strong interest from other parts of the state.

"In the end, there could be up to seven new casinos in Queensland," he said.

Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney said the government would release a new draft casino policy when the EOI for the government precinct was released.

The policy would consider issues such as a market capacity, implications of additional licences on existing and future operations, financial implications for the state, community interests and social implications.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Re Casinos and comments lady made re accomodation on the beach holiday becoming too expensive for local people, in some parts of Asia and the US, there are local prices, and tourist prices, and the local prices are less. Would our resorts do that off their own back, or would the Govt have to mandate a 'discount'?

    Sue Tuesday 15 October, 2013 - 9:16 AM

Post a comment * Mandatory fields