A Little Bit About Bundaberg

The annual pilgrimage to Bundaberg for Christmas celebrations with the family has begun. I now find myself in the suburbs of Bundy, a bustling town, readying my stomach for an early Christmas feast.

Because I just could not last more than a day without writing- yes, let’s call it an addiction, a passion, I’ve decided to share some information about the place.

Bundaberg is of a decent size. There are over 70,000 residents in the town which is about 4 hours from Brisbane.

The town is famous for two things: sugar and Bundaberg Rum. And the latter is not made without copious amounts of the former.

Though Bundaberg is really famous for the teeth-rotting stuff and ‘cane-cutter’s cordial’, a significant amount of fruit and vegetables are grown in the area.

In terms of politics, the town is the main centre of the the Bundaberg Regional Council area.

At the state level, Bundaberg has two MP’s. They are MLA for Bundaberg, Jack Dempsey, the Police Minister and the MLA for Burnett, Stephen Bennett who won the seat from former LNP member, Rob Messenger. Both representatives are from the LNP.

When it comes to federal politics, the MP is Paul Neville, the Member for Hinkler. Mr Neville is also from the LNP, a National Party MP before the merger of the Liberal and National Parties in Queensland.

Now that you’re all schooled up on Bundaberg I must get ready for some overindulgence.

About Tom Bridge

A perennial student of politics, providing commentary for money and for free. Email me at tbridgey@gmail.com or contact me on 0435 035 095 for engagements.

Posted on December 22, 2012, in Federal Politics, Queensland Politics and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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