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16 April 2012

DIANE FORSYTH - A TOUGH COOKIE WITH VITALLY NEEDED HEALTH EXPERIENCE DESERVES A RE-UP FROM DIVISION 7

Diane Forsyth, Division 7 councillor, has been a fixture in health management in Cairns for over 20 years prior to her election to council in 2008.  She brought this wealth of experience and knowledge to her work at council, and has not only served Division 7 well but many of the city's residents.  This despite an unprecedented and unfounded personal attack organised by Federal MP Warren Entsch, Gavin King, and Cueball John MacKenzie.  


Forsyth, understandably angered by the nonsense ginned up by Entsch quickly sought adjudication of the charges by the CMC, who just as quickly ruled conclusively she had no case to answer - the charges were Entsch nonsense, for which he's sadly becoming known.  Instead of really doing his job, at which he's failed during this term.


The attack has well and truly backfired, with many Division 7 residents angered at the right-wing attacks and unlikely to support either of the right-proffered candidates.


Faced with this formidable opposition, the Unity Manning-Byrne team put up Max O'Halloran.  Let O'Halloran try and string two sentences together and while a "nice bloke", he's ill equipped or motivated to represent anyone.  It's a toss-up between him and Manning as to who will be needing a nap first.  O'Halloran has been little seen by the residents in this division.  Yikes.


Then there's the Community Alliance's Steve Grasso.  Grasso was one of the quick starters in his campaign, and taking a page from his political "daddy" Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King, he's on twitter, he's on Facebook, he's using all the 21st century tools.  And it's these tools that have exposed him as immature, thin-skinned, loudmouth, and intellectually empty.  He's breathlessly jumped on the radio to spruik their "big plans" for Lake Street (plans already in progress by the council), and issue press releases that undercut Marge Cochrane as well as expose his meagre grasp of the english language.  Compared to even most of the team candidates, Grasso's out of his depth, and is referred to derisively by other candidates as "the kid".  Reports of him door knocking voters in the wrong division haven't helped, either.  Grasso showed up at the Community Forum and, scared to be swimming with the big fish, disappeared as his time to take the podium arrived-with only a wet spot where he had been seen!  A car rental clerk with minimal military experience, he's shown zero community involvement until he decided to have a go at politics. A fundamental error in local politics.


Diane Forsyth has earned her place at the council table, and should be returned handily by Division 7.





24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you've picked the right one here HBW. She is by far the most outstanding candidate in this Division. Wasn't O'Halloran the guy who wanted to sell the Cairns Jockey Club race track to developers and have us drive to the other side of Edmonton to attend a local race meeting. It would be interesting to know why Grass left the Navy after such a short deployment. Charlie.

Anonymous said...

10 years is a short stint?

Anonymous said...

If everyone saw Grasso online, his childish and schoolyard bully ways, then he would get 5 votes max. My main gripe is that Margaret Cochrane DOES KNOW and yet still retains him as a team member.

athena said...

I cannot agree more with your choice here Hillbilly. Di works hard, makes herself available, and, one thing I admire about her, she "rolls with the punches" and doesn't dwell on or seek sympathy from people from the shit she has had to endure. A strong woman, and absolutely right as a Councillor!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm as a Div 7 resident, I know not many people here want Di Forsyth back again....she's in denial about the crime problem in the division and this is a major issue for the people I know in the area. Steve Grasso has doorknocked my street and as far as I understand has taken on the concerns of residents about this problem.

Anonymous said...

Forsyth is a doer and not in it for the perks if any. She is out and about everywhere, a good listener, supporter of all interest groups and has proven herself in our area. She will get our family vote for sure, the rest of them are all self promoting and as for Cochrane time to get off the gravy train Margaret.

Anonymous said...

Grasso is young and still has maturity issues, that is for sure. However, the community does give young people "a go", such as Lesina in the last Council Election.

JOHN MACKENZIE'S HILLBILLY WATCH said...

We agree that it would nice if more young people were engaged in local representation. However Grasso's juvenile antics can't be explained as "being young", for he's north of 30. Lesina was like 21 or 22. By 30, with a family, you don't expect him to be acting like his 12 year old daughter.

Anonymous said...

Nobody interested in why or how Grasso has been "parachuted" into this division....or interested in his service history?

Dina said...

Yes, but "Hillbilly" young women mature faster than young men. :) :)

Anonymous said...

Can anyone show examples of this immaturity? All I hear about is his work ethic, he's door knocked nearly the whole division ffs. Forsyth will win however, and probably rightly so since if we have ten new councillors the city will go to the dogs. Despite her faults forsyth has valuable experience.

Anonymous said...

The only experience Forsyth has is to nod her head when Val says so.
And she still nods, even though Val dumped all over her regarding the Cairns Yacht Club.
She's gotta go!

Anonymous said...

Grasso parachuted? He is a born & raised local lol...

Destiny Prophet said...

Pleased to get the chance to vote for this wonderful strong woman with the courage of her convictions again. Totally immersed in Cairns and her division and she is there for everyone, not a select group - we need more people like Di in politics.

Anonymous said...

Grasso may well be a born 'n bred local but he was still parachuted in for this contest because the conservative powers calling the shots want to be rid of all Labor influence in council.

Wendy Wu said...

Cr Di Forsyth is an incredible woman she is passionate, hardworking and HONEST. I don't think any of the above could be said of the other candidates for Division 7. Cr Di Forsyth is an astute business woman and the only choice for Division 7.

Anonymous said...

lol you guys are making grasso out to be some sort of star candidate by claiming he's been parachuted in...

Anonymous said...

Grasso. A star candidate? Are you kidding! We'll be interested to see if the parachute actually opens lol.

Anonymous said...

He is just weird

Anonymous said...

Forsyth will struggle to get a quarter of the vote, getting arrested for sitting on a roof, scandals, being known as the 'social' councilor and the tales from taxi drivers will all cost her.

Destiny Prophet said...

Di hauled her arse up that ladder and proved to be a woman with the courage of her convictions - even people who didn't give a shit about the building recognised that we had a councillor who didn't just talk the talk. The 'scandals' Anonymous so coyly refers to were proven to be manufactured BS - and getting out and about in her community as the 'social' councillor has her knowing what her constituents want of her as opposed to the wannabe 'antisocial' candidates. And taxi drivers tell great stories - about the people you want to hear stories about - anything to fill in the day and make the journey go a bit quicker - especially when they've got to put up with an anonymous passenger moaning about Di Forsyth all during the trip. And psychic predictions don't have any power when they're self-serving BTW.

Don said...

Cr Di Forsyth has been active in her community for over 20 years and states in her re-election leaflet that she has lived in her Division for 19 years, unlike the other two wannabe's, one who doesn't even live in the division and the other one flown in from who knows where and only been in town less than 6 months. It would not be unreasonable to think that in the 19 years Cr Di has lived in Edge Hill that she would have taken over 500 taxi rides and probably had many conversations with taxi drivers whilst contributing to the economy of Cairns another good reason to vote her in.

Anonymous said...

As a resident of div 7 I am sick of being mispresented by a Val cronie for the past 4 years. Steve has door knocked my whole street and is a very passionate man and full of energy and will get things down. He was born and raised here, his daughter his born here, div 7 is his heartland. Most people I have spoken to in Div 7 are voting for him, at least he is doing something constructive for the community unlike the person who runs this site.

Destiny Prophet said...

Anonymous 25/4/12 11:51

I suspect Steve couldn't have argued his case better himself.