OUR local member of parliament has hailed the start of the Ingham Daily Press.
MP for Hinchinbrook Nick Dametto has welcomed the arrival of ‘another voice’ in the district.
Today marks the launch of our locally owned and independent community news site, which is free to access online.
In a letter to the editor, which has been published in full in today’s edition, the Katter Australia Party member wrote: ‘On behalf of Hinchinbrook, I would like to extend a hearty congratulations to Ingham Daily Press on the publication of the first edition of their online newspaper.
‘As someone who supports a free and flourishing media, it is wonderful to see another voice establish itself within the Herbert River District that will allow our community to share their stories’.
Managing director Ben Barbi said: ‘We are this town’s first locally owned and independent online media body.
‘Where can you read about local news, local sport and local events? The Ingham Daily Press.
‘The Press will be at the heart of all things local – and give back a voice to the Shire’.
MP Dametto is up for re-election in October and will stand against Liberal National Party (LNP) candidate Scott Piper.
According to the LNP website, Scott is a small business owner who has called Hinchinbrook home for over 27 years.
Both candidates will be profiled by the Ingham Daily Press in the build-up to the election on 31 October.