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CR. ALAN BLAKE
This departure as restauranteur corresponded with her surfacing as "head censor" hired for the John MacKenzie talkshow. We've fielded numerous complaints in the last few weeks about her refusal to put anyone on the air with opinions contrary to the "script" Cueball's been given by Gavin King and Kevin Byrne (state and local elections, respectively). We've heard recordings of Junelle's disgusting actions in this regard, which finish with her abruptly hanging-up on the caller wishing to voice an alternative viewpoint. Others are asked to leave their names and numbers, and never get the callback. While we understand MacKenzie's jackboot is firmly up her backside as employer, this is never a defence for thuggery nor an invitation to leave your morals at the doorstep.
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It is especially distressing that Junelle is blocking discussion of women's issues, while having in the past held herself up as a "role model" for women in business. This has included callers who take issue with the flippant dismissal of Gavin King's published commentaries - which are defended by MacKenzie as "all being taken out of context". Apparently the truth is that Cairns' women in business can survive only by their subservient grovelling to the men who think they're running this town.
Should Junelle think she has a future in Cairns' food or retail business community, she should realise that the voters in Cairns will have a very long memory for her disgusting actions in support of censorship and blocking free discussion in Cairns, and allowing unfettered attacks by her LNP cronies on women in leadership in the community.