Charleville Show rides shut to highlight insurance premiums

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated May 17 2022 - 8:36am, first published May 16 2022 - 5:00am
Sideshow ride operators making a stand at the Charleville Show on Saturday. Picture: Sally Gall

Heads were turning at the Charleville Showgrounds on Saturday as the dodgem cars ground to a halt and Billy Ray Cyrus's 'Achy Breaky Heart' fell silent at noon, all part of a push by the the Showmen's Guilds of Australia to raise awareness of the enormous insurance premium rises they are facing.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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