Deputy Mayor Sarah Isaacs stands for Traeger Mornington Shire Deputy Mayor Sarah Isaacs has thrown her hat into the ring to contest the next state election as an independent for the seat of Traeger. Ms Isaacs made the announcement at the Local Government Association of Queensland Indigenous Leaders Forum in Gladstone on Wednesday. Speaking to the North West Star…read more
I am an Indigenous woman who is of Lardil, Waanyi, Gaangalida, and Turrabal descent. I am a mum of four, a resident of Mornington Island, and the current Deputy Mayor of Mornington Shire.
Traeger region families are the most resilient people in the State – you’d have to be to live out here.
Millions of dollars are allocated to programs (addressing the plethora of issues) in the Traeger region, yet there is no accountability and very little regard to those most affected. This must change.
It is time for an honest hand and a progressive future for our families.
Lifting the alcohol ban on Mornington Island A remote far north Queensland island community struggling with a home-brew epidemic wants its state imposed alcohol ban lifted, saying alcohol abuse has gotten worse since it was brought in. Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria was one of 19 Indigenous Queensland communities which had an Alcohol…read more
Traeger is the state’s second largest electorate covering 428,911 square kilometres in the north of the state. It runs along the Flinders Highway from Charters Towers through Hughenden, Julia Creek, Cloncurry to Mt Isa and on to the Northern Territory border. It also includes Burketown, Normanton, Karumba and the Aboriginal community on Mornington Island in the gulf country, as well as the old mining towns around Georgetown.