Too much Katter coverage
I refer to the massive article in the North West Star highlighting that Young Bob has taken over from Old Bob as leader of the Katter Party.
With all due respects. Who really cares?
Recently we had a full, front page story and photo and Mr and Mrs Katter Junior announcing that Mrs Katter was pregnant.
That's lovely and congratulations to the happy couple but a full front page and story?
And now when the world is suffering the virus from China; when the Middle East is in turmoil; when our country cousins have lost everything as a result of the fires and floods; when our government has been caught out giving massive financial grants to sporting bodies not on merit but on the impact it would have on the chance of the Coalition winning a seat or not; when Federal Ministers are resigning from Cabinet and there is turmoil in the Federal Coalition Government; does this Katter Party really warrant this massive coverage in our Local paper, in other words Mr Katter Sen passing over to Mr Katter Junior.
They have one seat in the Federal Parliament and three seats in the State Parliament.
The resignation of Mr Katter Senior and replacement by Mr Katter Junior is not going to change the political landscape.
Please let's have a little less political bias in our North West Star I believe that the intelligent readers deserve better.
Kendall Santillan, Mount Isa
Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Each year in Queensland, 280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
February marks Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Council Queensland are calling upon Queensland women to familiarise themselves with the symptoms and risk factors of the disease.
The three most common forms of ovarian cancer are epithelial, germ cell and stromal cell. The cause of ovarian cancer is unknown, however risk factors of ovarian cancer include age, genetic factors, family history reproductive history, lifestyle and hormonal factors.
There are no tests effective enough for a population-based screening program for ovarian cancer, and no proven way to prevent the disease. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is difficult to diagnose at an early stage, because symptoms can be vague or like other common illnesses.
These symptoms may include increased abdominal size or bloating, unexplained abdominal or pelvic pain, feeling full and/or having difficulty eating, unexplained weight gain or loss, back pain, indigestion, diarrhea, changes in menstrual pattern, bleeding after menopause, pain during sex, nausea or excessive fatigue.
As these symptoms may occur with other conditions, see your doctor if they are new, cause discomfort, persist over a period of time or if you are concerned.
To find out more about ovarian cancer, please visit cancerqld.org.au and visit the cancer information section.
If you or a loved one needs support following a cancer diagnosis, please call 13 11 20 or visit cancerqld.org.au.
Ms Chris McMillan
CEO, Cancer Council Queensland
Combining the subtlety of both Bob Jelly and Tony Abbott, Scott Morrison has just announced the establishment of a long-sought permanent national commission regarding suicide in the defence forces. Any diverting of attention from the sports rorts and the leadership squabble in the National Party was just a co-incidence, of course.
But this is one co-incidence we could do with more of. The next time the Nats plot the assassination of their leader there will be a bigger schemozzle, so more attention will be diverted by something with more bells, whistles and public attractiveness.
Next time, we could well finally get the establishment of a Federal Independent Commission Against Corruption.
Grant Agnew, Coopers Plains