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Regional Queenslanders say living in the bush enhances their professional careers

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Fleur Anderson wants thousands of Australians opting for a tree change to know they do not have to choose between their professional aspirations and a regional lifestyle.

Ms Anderson is the director of statewide coordination for the Office for Rural and Regional Queensland, and has managed a team remotely from her cotton farm in central Queensland for 12 months.

When Ms Anderson is not speaking with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and State Cabinet about the issues impacting regional and rural Queenslanders, she helps her family plant, maintain and harvest their crop.

Ms Anderson said she loved working within the rural landscape, but worried her location in a town of less than 500 people would rule her out of certain jobs.

“There are…



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