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12 March 2012

RICHIE BATES UNITY TEAM IDIOCY CONTINUES

We've emailed Richie Bates and the Unity Team a "Please Explain", with no answer.


Maybe someone here can answer:


How is this a Cairns Regional Council issue?



Many in town are expressing surprise and dismay that the Richie Bates campaign has been so profoundly dishonest, misleading, and misguided - especially on behalf of a group (Unity Team) many feel are bent on returning to destructive open-slather development.
  

15 comments:

Bus. Op. said...

What does the CRC have to do with this? Shouldn't it be a matter for the JCU?

Bus. Op. said...

What does the CRC have to do with this? Shouldn't it be a matter for the JCU?

Curly Joe said...

Isn't Richie Bates running for Division 5? James Cook University isn't in his Division so why is he bringing up this issue? Why isn't he bringing up the issues in Division 5 for chrissakes?

Anonymous said...

Master Bates is at it again. Careful Richie you'll go blind.......

Bob R. said...

Division 5 includes the CBD and so far Bates has not said a word about any of the pressing issues there. However, let's not bag Bates. None of the other Division 5 Candidates have either. What a bunch of piss-poor candidates!!

Anon No. 4 said...

What do you expect - Unity is the White Shoe Brigade.

Buzz said...

Wouldn't surprise me Anon No 4.

Anonymous said...

I dont understand any of this! Is it not too late to get quality candidates for all divisions?

Second Anonymous said...

Richie seems to have done a good job for his union members and within the union has respect.

He does not seem a good fit with Unity and what it represents.

I'm not surprised at his JCU nonsense - every council election has been fought on bizarre issues and claims - and there will be more to come.

Thank God the State election has take oxygen from council candidates on mainstream media. God help us when the Local Govt elections get prime time coverage and they are at it hammer and tong.

Miss Conduct. said...

I saw this wonderfull man today driving a car with his picture on the side.
I'm voting for him because he looks so dashing and cool.
<3

2 min noodle. said...

Without outside preasure NOTHING would get fixed out here, so while you all bury your heads in the sand & fail to consider the shit JCU tries on us. I wish I lived in Div 5, thanks for caring for us Ritchie

Anonymous said...

Well, if you haven't already realised you and your bloggers have just given him lots of attention!!! If you go to the CRC Think Tank you will see that both Local and State issues are being discussed by everyone, Richie has people talking, hasn't he!!??!!
Jennifer Eckles!

Anon No. 4 said...

This: Richie Bates for Div5 (Unity2012) asked: Do you support the Unity2012 promise to install a WiFi hotspot in the Esplanade Lagoon area? shows exactly where he stands.

He could have suggested wifi hot spots for his many disadvantaged constituents, say in community halls for the use of community groups, but no, he chooses to put them where big business tourism operators benefit the most.

What a sell-out.

Anonymous said...

I;m with noodles, as a jcu staffer, the current parking situation is a fucking disgrace. And it's obviously worse for the students. Paying a $75 yearly fee for a carpark sucks, especially when it doesn't even guarantee you a carpark.

To further add to the kick in the balls to the students and workers - the clowns in upper management who made the decision that the major carpark is now permit-only are on massive salaries and that salary includes their parking permit for free.

Also, re the quote in the press that "it's only busy for the first few weeks then it gets better" is absolute bullshit. I've been out here 3 years and the only time it's easy to find a carpark is when the students are on holidays.

Nanna Kay said...

It seems to me as if this issue is one for the JCU and the Students Union to resolve.