Ep. 18 - Special Guest: Shaun Jackson - Farm Manager, Daintree Fresh

• August 12th, 2020

Listen in to Agricultural Entrepreneur Shaun Jackson as we discuss land and water management in the Lakeland area, his dealings with the existing State bureaucracy and how the sky is the limit in NQ Agriculture.


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Ep. 17 - Special Guest Clynton Hawks NQ First Candidate for Townsville

• August 5th, 2020

Clynton Hawks has traversed this vast State many times and understands the uniqueness of Central and North QLD communities. The lack of logical 'common sense' investment in Central and North QLD wealth creating projects helped lead him to stand up with NQ First. Clynton is an avid supporter for a new state, and hopes he and other possible NQ First members can push for the State we all deserve in a hung parliament this October.

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Ep. 16 - Special Guest: Gene Tunny

• July 29th, 2020

Gene Tunny is the Director of Adept Economics, a Brisbane-based economic consulting firm. He is a former Australian Treasury official who has managed teams in Treasury’s Industry and Budget Policy divisions. Gene has internationally recognised expertise in economic policy analysis and advice. For instance, Gene has led or participated as an expert presenter in three University of Queensland International Development courses delivered to Indonesian Government officials, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the World Bank. Gene is a regular economics commentator in Australian and international media.  In late 2018, his book Beautiful One Day, Broke the Next: Queensland’s Public Finances Since Sir Joh and Sir Leo was published by Connor Court. Gene has a first class honours degree in Economics from the University of Queensland, where he was a University Medallist.

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Ep. 15 - Special Guest: Max Tomlinson

• July 22nd, 2020

Max Tomlinson joined the Townsville Bulletin in 1973 as a journalist, chief of staff and night editor. His career led him to edit and manage newspapers all over Central and North QLD. He was a media and political adviser to LNP Senator Ian MacDonald. He has been a director and chairman of many organisations including Townsville Enterprise, Whitsunday TAFE and the North QLD Cowboys.

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Ep. 14 - Special Guest: John Mickel

• July 16th, 2020

The Hon John Mickel is a former Speaker of the QLD Parliament, is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at QUT and strategic advisor with the Rowland Group.

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Ep. 13 - Special Guest: Ewen Jones

• July 8th, 2020

Ewen Jones shares his experience as the representative of Herbert from 2010 - 2016, his opinions of regional QLD politics locally and at the Federal level as well as on the future of the Central and North QLD regions.

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Ep. 12 - Special Guest: David Caracciolo - Mackay Fish Market

• July 1st, 2020

David is a born and bred Mackay man and has been fishing the waters all his life. He is the owner of the Mackay Fish Market, Mackay Reef Fishing Supplies, Mackay Reef Export and NT fish. He is also a board member of the QLD Seafood Industry.

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Ep 11 - Special guest: Phil Cassell

• June 24th, 2020

Phil Cassell is self employed civil engineer with 40 years experience. Education in Civil Engineering & Construction, accounting, environmental management and currently law.

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Ep. 10 - Past visions collide with today’s reality.

• June 19th, 2020

A follow up on last week's discussion and how their fears are now our reality.

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Ep. 9 - Special Guest: Jim Belshaw

• June 11th, 2020

In this podcast economist and historian Jim Belshaw will take you through the struggle for self-government in Northern NSW from its origins  in the period before separation of the Moreton Bay colony in 1859 to the present time.

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