From the Editor’s Desk: Mirani election debate
As we prepare to cast our votes for the people we want to lead us through the COVID-19 economic recovery and for the longest term in the state's history, the Daily Mercury is tonight bringing you a local debate.
This debate will be live on the Daily Mercury site.
Simply visit www.dailymercury.com.au and click on the election debate story which will dominate our home page from 6pm.
The Mirani debate begins at 6.30pm.
This livestreaming debate will provide Queenslanders with the opportunity to hear each candidate's one-minute pitch and provide a forum where we will ask real questions submitted by our readers, giving candidates the opportunity to share what matters most to them in the lead up to election day.
The Daily Mercury and Courier-Mail will partner with Sky News and News Queensland's extensive network of regional titles to deliver the most comprehensive election coverage across the state.
This ensures that Queenslanders make an informed decision based on facts when they head to the polls on October 31.
The election comes amid a COVID-induced recession, with issues like jobs, infrastructure and community safety expected to be at the top of the agenda across the state.
Readers are invited to submit the questions they want to see tackled.
If they don't make it in to tonight's debate, we are committed to ensuring they are asked of our candidates during our election coverage which will run until decision day on October 31.
Here's some of the most-read local stories on the state election so far:
Mirani voters sent a clear message when they went to the polls at the last state election.
Find out the key issues this time around.
Imagine a world-class network of mountain bike trails weaving through the lush rainforest and mountainous terrain of the Pioneer Valley.
Thanks to your votes, the Daily Mercury will advocate for our politicians and political hopefuls to commit to delivering this project in the lead up to the October state election.
Mirani candidates have had their say on the game-changing Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trail, voted by our readers as they top project they want our pollies to deliver ahead of the state election.
Parents would be held responsible for the crimes of their children and a new Queensland sex offenders public register will be legislated under One Nation's crime policy.
Party leader Pauline Hanson joined Mirani MP Stephen Andrew and Mackay candidate Christine Keys in Mackay to unveil the 10-point plan ahead of the state election.
A majority of residents living in Mackay, Whitsunday, Mirani and Burdekin believe the State Government is not doing enough to support small business.
This is according to the results of News Corp Queensland's Your Say 2020 sentiment survey.
A NEW multi-motorsport venue will help drive illegal hoons off the region's streets, Mirani MP Stephen Andrew says.
Mr Andrew has backed a proposed major upgrade to the Palmyra Dragway and is pushing for State Government funding of $280,000 to deliver a new drift pad.