Katter's party to support firies

BOB Katter's Australian Party has proposed a boost in funding and assistance for the state's firefighters.

The party's proposal includes government funding for fuel, insurance and other running costs; funding for all first aid and safety equipment and training for a range of emergency and disaster events; exemption from registration, and; construction, maintenance and rates for stations to be funded by government.

Keppel KAP candidate Luke Hargreaves said the initiative was to support the Rural Fire Service with costs.

"After years of being mismanaged from Brisbane, this service can now look forward to getting on with the job of fighting fires and carrying out vital rescue and emergency services instead of having to focus on raising money to just keep the doors open," he said.

"This ethos is being repeated with health, policing and all other services and the people of Queensland need to focus on the fundamentals of this party rather than the personality contest between Campbell Newman and Anna Bligh."

Queensland leader of the party, Aidan McLindon, will be in Yeppoon and Rockhampton tomorrow, while the buzz is its federal leader Bob Katter could be in town next week.



High speed, lots of cheers and even a few tears

High speed, lots of cheers and even a few tears

All of the emotion and hard work behind the Goldrush Hillsprint

Car well engulfed in fire outside CQ town, driver fled scene

Car well engulfed in fire outside CQ town, driver fled scene

The incident occurred around 5am this morning

Bushfire warning issued for blaze near Rockhampton

Bushfire warning issued for blaze near Rockhampton

UPDATE 10.30am: Nearby areas may be affected by a smoke haze

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