One more big reason why Bob had to win:
Your comments indicated a perception that the Sunshine Coast community would feel marginalised and intimidated by the prospect of a strong Gay community here and I think THAT is where you missed the boat. The very characteristics of openness and acceptance that make the people in our region so wonderful were completely disregarded - you misread your audience and it backfired on you.
Let this be a lesson to all you politicians out there - insult our intelligence and reap the rewards!
Just came across this:
Abbot calls for high-speed public transport
I've been going on about this for a while. So I will keep a keen eye on it. Currently it's more pleasant for me to go to Melbourne for work than into Brisbane. That can't be right.