Derek Barry
By Derek Barry
Updated May 10 2022 - 3:32am, first published April 28 2022 - 10:03pm
The Western Qld mayors have asked candidates about their policies for the region.

I'm pleased to see the Western Queensland Assembly of Councils have thrown down the gauntlet to candidates to support their demands. Councils and mayors are usually in the best position to know exactly what their community needs as the level of government closest to the people.


Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.