News

LNP officially begins search for Wide Bay candidate

NOMINATIONS have officially opened to replace Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss as candidate the next federal election.

The seat was left vacant after Mr Truss announced his retirement from federal politics earlier this month.

The seat already has seen some interest, with state Member for Callide and former Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney suggesting he may put his hand up for a jersey.

"The LNP is seeking candidates who share our party's values and will provide strong representation for their electorates in the Turnbull Government that is committed to securing Australia's future prosperity," a statement about nominations reads.

The Labor Party has already pre-selected Noosa-based Lucy Stanton for the seat.

Ms Stanton took on Mr Truss in the 2013 election winning 36.84% of the two-party preferred vote.

Nominations for the LNP pre-selection will close on March 7.

Topics:  jeff seeney lnp member for wide bay politics warren truss



Crowd cheers as punches thrown in public carpark

Joshua David Jebbink.

Witnesses filmed the events unfold on their phones.

Family trapped in home after rain floods driveway

Takura resident Maggie Francic at the entrance to her property.

Maggie Francic was unable to leave her home due to flood waters.

Maryborough woman taken to hospital after lightning strike

Queensland Ambulance Service Paramedics.

A woman called paramedics on Tuesday night.

Local Partners