This morning he again was invited by Rugnut MacKenzie to launch into another diatribe against Cairns councillor Diane Forsyth. Forsyth has been for over 20 years a stalwart in the fight against alcohol and drug addiction in the community, and ran the Lyons House program for almost 11 years prior to being elected councillor with the CairnsFirst team at the last election. Forsyth is a seasoned professional in this vital health care field - vital especially for Cairns when you consider our alcohol addiction rates are double the rest of Queensland, drink driving lawbreakers triple the Australian average, and drug addiction rampant in sectors of our community.
Entsch has however decided to go feral on Diane, for what misogynist reason it's hard to fathom. Lyons House clearly has issues in their operation, having let go two senior staff who were said to be non-compliant with government reporting requirements. However Forsyth, who stepped down as director after 12 trouble-free years, is now only secretary to the management committee. And yet Entsch has let loose on her, referring to the committee as "Di Forsyth and her mob", and defames Forsyth by claiming she leads a group of "unprofessional people with no qualifications".
Warren, are you insane?
Apparently, with the "Stench around Entsch" building for his growing list of misdeeds, he's trying the old political "mis-direction" strategy. And Entsch has a lot to answer for. Let's start with his knowledge of the now bankrupt CEC Group (CEG) and their "trading while insolvent" when he was a director. And his continuing paid role with CEC Group, vaguely listed in his parliamentary disclosure as "Civil Construction Consultancy". Entsch is neck-deep in this Roy Lavis debacle, the stench of which is just beginning to unfold. With CEC clearly in massive trouble for over two years, with Entsch on the management committee as paid director, how much did he know about local tradies being unpaid by this crooked company for all this time?? Far more serious allegations than his Mickey Mouse attack against the secretary of a volunteer mental health organisation now, aren't they?
Then there's Warren's employment of bankrupt Danae Jones, who's bankrupt company used trickery and deception to hide assets from the dozens of media professionals in Cairns who her company dudded. Then there's his continued attacks about "not using local companies" while he's spent thousands in our tax money having his website designed by a Brisbane company - and then telling bald-faced lies about it! All reported in detail on the CairnsBlog.
So Entsch has decided that going after one of the highest integrity woman politicians in the community is a smart play?
Warren, are you insane?
As this scandal unfolds, the only one going down is the member for Leichhardt. The Entsch Stench is now overwhelming and growing everyday.