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28 February 2011

HILLBILLY LNP ENTSCH WHINGES THAT CEC MATES DIDN'T GET CONTRACTS - AND OTHER SILLINESS

Cairns' current hillbilly member of federal Parliament is Warren Entsch, the closeted LNP version of Jim Turnour. Entsch fancies himself a FNQ "queenmaker", and is currently whinging about anything and everything with little to show for his blubbering.

He was called on Rugnut this AM to whinge about the fact his mates at CEC didn't get any "lucrative roadbuilding contracts" after the recent weather problems. He is quoted as saying he's "disgusted". Entsch neglected to mention his years on the CEC board where he helped drive this company into the ditch they're now in, and somehow believes that this company of ill repute should be "bailed out" by government contracts. It would seem that the Queensland government isn't interested in a company teetering on bankruptcy that's reportedly failed to pay local tradies for long periods of time. Can you imagine the whinging by residents if a collapsed CEC left half-completed road building projects??? What kind of government pumps money into companies that are mismanged and near-death???

He then got bitchy about Cairns Regional Council rejecting the CEC bid for the tennis centre. Despite the fact that CEC had never built a tennis centre before, didn't have the specialised equipment to make the surface flat, had a suspended building licence, and has never been any closer to a tennis centre than a glass of chardonnay!

We all know what happens when "local companies" are given the task of building something. Tom Hedley's legacy is prison-tower looking apartments all over the city, many with massive defect issues. Udo Jattke's contribution is ghettos built with guaranteed-to-flood ground floor units. CEC killed a guy working on the East Trinity abortion known as False Cape.

The reality is that Entsch has never been any good at securing dollar one for FNQ. He's given to grandiose plans (the $1,000,000,000 tunnel from the CBD to east Trinity, for example) and has a history of angry tirades and bullying staff and supporters. Likely the reason he was given the job of "whip" at Parliament. Projects secured for Cairns in the past were the result of local planning and a balanced viewpoint of Cairns by former PM John Howard, who visited Cairns often. Entsch was only around to take credit for them.

As usual Rugnut MacKenzie hangs on every word said by Entsch, shamelessly embarrassing the community with our own hillbilly "Brokeback Mountain".

The Entsch-effect is likely to stick Cairns with Labor state parliamentarians after the next election, with Entsch pushing unelectable "mates" for preselection. Paul Freebody. The peals of laughter have begun! His meddling in private business is unproductive and tiresome to the public. The fact is his mates at both CEC and Glencorp are doomed to liquidation. Government dosh shouldn't be used to "bail them out" from their own greed and stupidity.

8 comments:

Jim McMahon said...

You people are all mad. What size "unit" of humans makes economic sense? I thought we were all Australians, but that's apparently not good enough. I though we were all Queenslanders, but other than the floods that's not good enough, either. is it OK to employ a tradie from Townsville? No? How about Innisfail? Can Port Douglas locals block tradies from the Northern Beaches working in Port? And if we're worried about "our money" going to tradies from Melbourne, shouldn't Melbourne legislate against Victorians having their holidays in Cairns?

What a colossal waste of time and energy, this argument. It's a politicians dream - get the wankers arguing about nonsense while we pass a flood levy, a cyclone levy, an earthquake levy, and a big new carbon tax. You're all fools, being led by the two biggest fools in Cairns - Gavin King and John MacKenzie!

Local Joe Blow said...

The flux of population in Cairns would mean many people wouldn't know of Entsch's connections to CEC. He trades on this lack of knowledge of course. What's the betting if there is a change of Government in Queensland, Entsch bullies the local Cairns Regional Council into giving all its contracts to his mates, as well as any State Government ones of course? It'll be back to the 1990s all over again.

Portia said...

No doubt Entsch envisages the 20,000 football/entertainment stadium he campaigned on would be built by CEC.

KitchenSlut said...

CEC has yet again today failed to lodge half yearly results in time with the ASX and consequently is yet again suspended.

Last years annual result was, i think(?), almost the only time in a few years that CEC managed to get the prelim unaudited accounts in on time and then they were suspended again after the auditor failed to ratify and suggested maybe the equity was almost zip?

Previous times the delay has been because of a "critical accounting issue". This time it's "Recent events such as cyclone Yasi and flooding have disrupted completion of the accounts and audit".

Cyclone Yasi stopped their accounts? Ummm .... these are the prelim accounts due end Feb so they are not required to be audited anyway!

KitchenSlut said...

CEC has yet again today failed to lodge half yearly results in time with the ASX and consequently is yet again suspended.

Last years annual result was, i think(?), almost the only time in a few years that CEC managed to get the prelim unaudited accounts in on time and then they were suspended again after the auditor failed to ratify and suggested maybe the equity was almost zip?

Previous times the delay has been because of a "critical accounting issue". This time it's "Recent events such as cyclone Yasi and flooding have disrupted completion of the accounts and audit".

Cyclone Yasi stopped their accounts? Ummm .... these are the prelim accounts due end Feb so they are not required to be audited anyway!

Joh Blow said...

Entsch is only in for one term before he retires. He doesn't have to be accountable to the electorate and he has demonstrated by abandoning Charlie McMillop during the 2007 Federal Election, that he doesn't give a rats about his successor or the LNP. He has the easiest position of all local members and he is taking full advantage of it. His modus operandi is to attack, attack and attack. That is all we will see for three years.

Anonymous said...

Whens the next edition comming out?

Gavin Gobshite said...

you employees and subbies had better stop ringing the Cairns Post to bitch about not being paid by CEC and Stenchy Entschy. Compost is passing on your details to their good buddies there. Go to the back of the cue, don't pass go, don't collect $200.