Former Senator Margaret Reynolds has written to the TJRyan Foundation suggesting that Mr Billy Gordon is entitled to a ‘fair go’. She writes:
‘The electorate of Cook is vast and remote and its people the most disadvantaged in Queensland. Many challenging issues of distance, isolation and poverty face the residents. They need a vocal and active member of parliament who will speak out and demand reform that offers improved standards of living.’
- Statement by Mr Billy Gordon MP on his decision to remain in Parliament » – Full text of the announcement on 8 April 2015 by Mr Billy Gordon that he would remain in the Queensland Parliament.
- Margaret Reynolds Billy Gordon MP » – Margaret Reynolds, Senator for Queensland from 1983-1999 writes that Billy Gordon is entitled to a ‘fair go’ and the people of Cook certainly need to have their chosen representative in Parliament
- The people of Cook need to have their chosen representative heard in the Parliamen » – Ann Scott suggests that perhaps people should consider what Mr Billy Gordon MP has to offer the Queensland Parliament and, in particular, first hand experience of the hardships and challenges faced by Indigenous Queenslanders (28% of the state’s population), and those living in the Far North of the state.
- Uncle Joe Kirk – Opening of Queensland Parliament » – The text of Uncle Joe Kirk’s Welcome to Country speech at the opening of Parliament on 25 March 2015.