Since my last article, the issue of electricity has dominated the conversation both locally and Federally. It is fast becoming one of the leading election issues, a focal point for the Federal Government and a hot topic for the State Government.

GLADSTONE has been under intense scrutiny in recent times as a town in a bust cycle, but this is not an accurate portrayal of what is actually occurring.

The Gladstone Industry Leadership Group (GILG) is urging all Central Queenslanders to take care this Christmas as they prepare for the 2016 summer break.

Read what GILG's CEO, Patrick Hastings had to say to the Gladstone Observer in the article titled, "Gladstone FIFO exodus as local workers leave. Click here to read the article. Full copy below.