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GOD save the King!

A very old-fashioned cry, certainly, but stirring nonetheless.

I didn’t watch the whole coverage of the Coronation, on Saturday – just the highlights – but oh my goodness, what a show!

It certainly was history in the making and something a lot of us will never see again in our lifetimes.

Some might say they never want to see it again…

Budget bonanza

As we went to print, on Tuesday, May 9, the Federal Budget was about to be handed down.

The Albanese Government is promising a $4bn surplus, which – if it materialises – sounds like a lot of money.

But it’s what you do with that money that counts and most people are struggling with the spiraling cost of living.

A lot of people are also staring down the barrel of possibly more interest rate hikes, further increasing their household budget woes.

The devil is in the detail, as they say, and it will be interesting to see what, exactly, this ‘extra’ cash goes on, when the budget is rolled out in all its glory.

Looking to the future

The Whitsunday Coast Chamber of Commerce is to be applauded for organising the Whitsundays’ economic future event, on Tuesday, May 16, from 6pm.

The chamber’s overall goal is to lead in articulating a business and industry vision for the Whitsunday region.

The future economic indicators for the region will be discussed by Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Julie Hall, State Member for Whitsundays Amanda Camm MP, and Federal Member for Dawson Andrew Willcox MP.

The forum – at Mantra Club Croc, Cannonvale – will explore the current drivers of change and how they might influence our region, in the next 25 to 40 years.

A very important event, indeed, and it’s open to everyone.

Visit www.whitsundaycoastchamber.com.au for more information and to register.

As always, thanks for reading this newspaper.


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