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Inquiry called into
The role of xed speed cameras
in cutting the road toll will be
the subject of a new Queensland
The police union has accused the
government of focusing too much
e ort on speed cameras at the
expense of putting o cers on the
road enforcing tra c regulations.
They say xed cameras are merely
revenue raisers and don't impact
on the road toll.
But Police Commissioner Bob
Atkinson has argued cameras are
e ective and the $50 million a year
raised from them goes back into
road safety programs.
Chair of the Parliamentary
Committee Evan Moorhead said
the inquiry would look into the
placement, e ectiveness and
e ciency of all new and existing
"In 2008, 72,178 xed speed
camera infringements were issued
in Queensland," Mr Moorehead
"This number may dramatically
increase in 2010 with the
introduction of digital technology
and an increase in the total
number of xed speed cameras."
He said the committee was
interested to hear the public's view
on the issue.
Comments are sought by April 30.
Ipswich City Council and the
Department of Defence are
working in partnership to stage a
fun day for all Ipswich families.
The day will provide an
opportunity for Defence families
to network and make new
friends, and for Ipswich families
to better understand the role
of the Defence Force within the
The family fun day will be held
during National Families Week
at Queens Park on 15 May. The
event is also part of the Ipswich
Children's games and rides,
music, information stalls and
displays of Defence equipment
and units will be on o er.
The University of Southern Queensland
(USQ) is looking for industry
professionals to step forward and help
students prepare for their transition
from university to employment by
becoming an Industry Career Mentor.
Potential mentors will be matched to
students studying in similar elds with
similar interests and location.
USQ Career Learning Consultant
Tammy Muckert said mentors had a
great opportunity to invest in the lives
of others and contribute to a student's
"They can provide counsel, insight
and guidance and act as a sounding
board for ideas or plans that may a ect
a student's career.
"One of the best things about
mentoring is that it fosters the
development of relationships which
bene t both the mentor and the
"Many of the business' who participate
in the program use it as a recruitment
tool, although there is no expectation
of employers to provide a job at the end
of the experience."
Senior Partner of McNamara and
Associates Solicitors, Kerian McNamara
said the rm had found the program to
be an excellent recruitment tool in the
"We are always looking for bright
young students to become long term
members of our team," he said.
McNamara and Associates
participated in the 2009 program,
providing Law student Rebecca Za r
with work experience at the rm.
"While Rebecca was with us we aimed
to give her as much Court experience as
"We feel it is important that students
receive a general insight as to what
legal practice is actually like.
"Students are able to get an insight on
the practical legal world and become
better lawyers because of it. We
would recommend other employers,
particularly law rms, become involved
in the Career Mentoring Program as it
helps the profession generally."
Registrations for the USQ Career
Mentoring Program close on March 26,
for further information phone (07) 4631
Below: Rebecca A r is undergoing work
experience with McNamara and Associates.
USQ calls for industry mentors
Register your interest at the
Brookwater Sales and information
centre today, phone 3814 5177.
Homesites start from $295,000
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