Rural and urban firefighters joined forces to control a grass fire at a property at The Dawn on Wednesday afternoon.
Rural and urban firefighters joined forces to control a grass fire at a property at The Dawn on Wednesday afternoon. Frances Klein

10 best things I have read this week in The Gympie Times

WHAT a week! As I write this this it's still 30 minutes until the leadership spill in Canberra and who knows who will be Prime Minister after that.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton on the Coast with MP Ted OBrien.
Peter Dutton Patrick Woods

READ: 3 battle to lead our nation

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, August 21, 2018. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING
Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday/ MICK TSIKAS

I am personally barracking for Julie Bishop - putting a woman in the top job certainly seems to be working out for New Zealand.

New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, center, and deputy leader Kelvin Davis, left, answer questions from reporters on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, in Wellington, New Zealand. Former leader Andrew Little announced he was quitting earlier in the day, as the party tries to overcome recent dismal polling seven weeks before the general election. Some believe Ardern will bring more charisma to the role and forge a stronger connection with younger voters. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
SHOULD WE MOVE TO NZ? New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, centre, and deputy leader Kelvin Davis, left, answer questions from reporters on Tuesday. Nick Perry

The Liberal Party lads are not doing the reputation of their sex any favours with their carryings on, that's for sure.

We have have some interesting comments in tomorrow's Gympie Times from National Party MP, and our very own Federal Member, Llew O'Brien on the Liberal leadership circus.

Llew doesn't mince his words, believe me.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Lucy Turnbull and Federal Member Wide Bay Llew O'Brien attend the official opening of the Gallipoli to Armistice memorial in Maryborough.
Malcolm Turnbull, Lucy Turnbull and Federal Member Wide Bay Llew O'Brien. Jocelyn Watts

Understandably perhaps, the National Party is not too impressed with the Liberals at the moment. Who would be?

Gympie Muster 2018 Thereasa, Kristi, Paula Daly and Tanya Hansen.
Thereasa, Kristi, Paula Daly and Tanya Hansen. Renee Albrecht

Perhaps in the spirit of the Canberra shenanigans, the fun and games out at the Muster site have been building to this weekend's main event, with thousands pouring through the gates today and the awesome Lee Kernaghan singing up a storm on Main Stage tonight.

Lee Kernaghan and wife Robbie on the 2018 CMC Music Awards red carpet at The Star, Gold Coast.
Lee Kernaghan and wife Robbie on the 2018 CMC Music Awards red carpet at The Star, Gold Coast. Seanna Cronin

GALLERY: Our photographers have been and will be everywhere at the Muster this year

Ambassador Troy Cassar-Daly met his wife at the Muster 20 years ago and reckons the younger generation need to ditch their dating apps and just get themselves to the Muster if they want to meet some great down to earth people.

Bushfires have wreaked havoc throughout parts of the region this week and we are lucky to have so far not suffered any injuries or destroyed homes.

CLICK HERE: Farmers report from bushfire at Woolooga

In tomorrow's paper we will be running a response from Cr Mark McDonald on Joe McLeod's criticism of the Tin Can Bay jetty to be built at Norman Point.