Exploring the implications for the Toowoomba region of current pandemic developments will be the aim of an open community discussion this Sunday.
Non-partisan issues group, Voices of Groom, will hold the session as part of its Politics in the Pub series, which is aimed at opening up discussion on issues of concern in the electorate of Groom.
Voices health spokesman, Dr Miles Brodie, said the health session on Sunday would focus on what the different health scenarios presented by many different sides of politics could mean for the region’s health services and community.
“We have run a series of Kitchen Table Conversations and a survey, and found that health services is a big issue for people in our region.
“Health, including aged care, is also the biggest employer in our electorate, so we think it’s important that we have conversations about the big issues of the day for this sector, which, at the moment, is mostly about the pandemic and its consequences for wider health care,” Dr Brodie said.
“This session is all about taking the politics out of these discussions and having friendly conversations about what is best for our region.”
The health Politics in the Pub session will be held at Fitzy’s in Margaret Street on Sunday, September 12 from 3-5pm. Everyone is welcome.
“It’s a free event, but because of COVID we are asking people to register by going to the Activities section of our website.
Voices of Groom plans to hold a series of conversation-generating community events on the key issues that have emerged from its research, including aged care, the power of independent representation in parliament, opportunities for the electorate in renewable energy, integrity in politics and the impact of climate change on both agriculture and the Garden City.