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21 April 2012

DIVISION 1 POSES CHALLENGES FOR COUNCILLOR AND DEPTH OF LOCAL KNOWLEDGE IN A BIG GEOGRAPHIC AREA

As we move thru the candidates across the city, Division 1 has been a difficult evaluation process.


The early entry of former military officer Steve Brain was said by some to be a "fait accompli", with Brain having the support of popular retiring councillor Paul Gregory.  On paper, a military officer would seem to have some analytical and leadership skills that would make for a good councillor.  However as the campaign has progressed, residents have been stunned at how little Brain has to say to the public - with Gregory leading him around to the community functions like his show pony.  His few public statements have been along the lines of "I'm here to listen to what you want".  A long-time resident familiar with the division would have a sense already of what public opinion is on these issues!  And as one Gordonvale resident noted recently, "soldiers are trained to follow - maybe that isn't such a good trait for a councillor".


Harry Tenni?  With uncle Martin's strong support, people should run for their lives.  Tenni brags he's trained North Queenslanders to drive "for 28 years".  Anyone driving on the Bruce Highway, watching Gen X & Gen Y drivers, would vote against Tenni just for this travesty!  Tenni's apparently well-bankrolled with heavy radio advertising claims of "lowered rates".  Anyone who believes a candidate is going to lower rates might as well believe in the tooth fairy.


Sue Burtuch is the Unity Candidate, a retired schoolteacher who is said to have joined the Unity Team after several other community leaders rejected the idea.  This was early in the campaign when many thought Gregory's support of Steve Brain would make him a shoe-in, which is now proving to be unlikely.  However Bertuch would seem to have no views of her own, with her giving the "appropriately costed and sighted" (sic) response to any asking her views.  That's the position of a parrot, not a councillor.


Zac Murphy is the other independent running in Division 1, and the candidate we're supporting.  Many of Murphy's positions are centered around the differences, and remoteness of Division 1 and the rest of Cairns City.  This is appropriate and useful for the residents there.  They need someone with a long history in the Division (unlike Steve Brain, a blow-in), and don't need a "team" rubber stamp.  Local representation is vital here, just as it is in Port Douglas.


Division 1 is fortunate to have a local candidate with the desire to represent them at the Cairns Regional Council.




36 comments:

Kay said...

Just a comment on the "poll" conducted by Compass in todays issue of The Cairns Post. Bill Cummings is tied up with Compass somehow. I was a participant in a Compass research project some time ago and we were called in and interviewed in one of the rooms in Bill Cummings office and I recognised the interviewer as someone who worked in the same building as Cummings office. (The old QATB building in Aplin Street.)
The poll therefore is skewed!!

Whale oil beef hooked! said...

Val and any one with Labor connections is going to get smacked down at the forthcoming elections.

I see the Labor Party is nowhere to be seen on any candidates flutes.

I guess these candidates, (Brain, Murphy, Dall'osto, Martinuzzi, Pyne, Thompson, O'Louglin, Forsyth, Brooks-Cooper, Parisi and Leu) are either,

1. Ashamed of the "brand"
2. Don't support the Fabian left wing ideology anymore
3. Just dishonest hypocrites

Mark my words ...

Curly Joe said...

Murphy is a good choice. I agree Hillbilly.

Anonymous said...

I always thought Fabian was a 60's folk singer. I'm obviously not as ancient as you WOBH. One thing they can't do is make 150 million dollars that was earmarked for Cairns disappear within the space of a couple of weeks of taking over government like your mates have done.

Mark my words....

Matt Heirink said...

Whale oil beef hooked... Maybe it is because these candidates (some at least) are independents that prefer to support their community interest rather than party interests. To me, the "dishonest hypocrites" are the ones that are blatant right wing LNP party politicians that go under the code name of "Unity Team".

Miss Chief said...

Whale Oil beef head - are you nuts?

There should be NO, I repeat NO political parties in council. Zero Zip Zilch. The last thing we need on council is a bunch of dullards who vote according to what the boofheads in Brisvegas tell them.

The last thing we need is wall to wall LNP up here. Weezel Wazza has done a big fat nothing for the people in his electorate. King is nothing but a misogynist prick who should only speak when someone's hand is fairly up his backside.

I agree with HB's choice. We have ex military as Premier - we don't need want in Division 1.

Tony Hillier said...

Bill Cummings, the self-appointed economics guru [sic] of far north Queensland, has long had a Rasputin like hold over the local meedya. For Cairns' sake let's hope that his Compass is awry.

athena said...

Whale oil boof head...you have named one long time National Party Member there, as well as an upfront LNP supporter. You don't know those people as well as you think. FOOL.

Anonymous said...

Typical Labor thug site, anyone that dosn't where a red shirt need not write on this shitty blog, good on you WOBH, stick it up the commo's.

A psychiatric goldmine said...

Fabians,red shirts, Labor thugs, Commo's, how many more labels can these paranoid psychotics think up?? Obviously they are not capable of any intelligent conversation. I'd love to know who these people are so I could stand and laugh at them.

Anonymous said...

The Australian Fabians (also known as the Australian Fabian Society) was established in 1947. Inspired by the Fabian Society in the United Kingdom, it is dedicated to Fabianism, the focus on the advancement of socialist ideas through gradual influence and patiently promoting socialist ideals to intellectual circles and groups with power.

The Australian Fabians have historically had close ties with the Australian Labor Party, also known as the ALP. This is evidenced by the number of past ALP prime ministers, federal ministers and state premiers who were active members of the Australian Fabians while in office. The current patron of the Australian Fabians is former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam.

The Australian Fabians have had a significant influence on public policy development in Australia since the Second World War, with many of its members having held influential political offices in Australian governments.

Anonymous said...

20 years of thuggery and sending Queensland broke thats what you Labor freaks have done, and you still want to spend money on crap that only you over paid WANKERS can aford to go to,and us LNP are now having to correct what you mob have done to this State, so we are the ones that are laughing at you. APG

JOHN MACKENZIE'S HILLBILLY WATCH said...

I'm bent over with laughter at all the discussion about Fabians, Labor thugs, commies, pinkos, Masons, Mormons, Scientologists, and anything else that comes up.

What in the world does any of this have to do with a local council election? Are you people insane? A local councillor has limited and proscribed responsibilities - the traditional "rates, rubbish, and roads" as well as some forward thinking for sport, cultural, planning, and other infrastructure.

How does "commie Fabianism" make a whit (or a whitlam) of difference to these job tasks?

We've allowed all this junk thru because it makes radicals on both sides of the issue look like fools. Keep it up, fools.

Dean said...

A true conservative/libertarian would be calling for the abolition of the local Council, not wanting to be at the head of it. This whole Fabian thing is a bit like the Freemasons isn't it? A big old Straw Man to take discussion away from actual issues which they are unable to discuss with any depth of understanding beyond what the media has indoctrinated them with. Manning looks like he'll win and if he can get the rest of Council on board, nothing will change except there won't be a CEP.

Anonymous said...

Check out Val's past for Fabianism Ms Hillbilly.
You will be surprised.
It's all about control.
"You vill have zis Kultural Precinct"

athena said...

From the little I have heard of Zac Murphy, I agree with your pick here Hillbilly. It is possible that here we have a true rising star on the local scene. Best wishes to Zac for next Saturday and I look forward to seeing him take his seat in the new Council.

Terry Peters said...

These individuals are only trying to desperately disrupt any intelligent comment on this blog. I applaud HB for posting all comments and I just skim over comments written by obvious fuckwits and read the interesting ones. Sadly it is a sign of the times that having a keyboard and anonymity makes some people think their mindless unintelligent rants are going to change public opinion. The online comments at the Compost has the same problem with the daily repetitive rant from the same knobheads.

athena said...

Well said Terry above. I enjoy "Hillbilly" and most of the comments posted, even the at times smutty repartee between "bogan" and "Neil".

Terry Vance said...

Just endorsing athena's comments. From the blogosphere to the traditional "bush telegraph" the sounds are that Zac Murphy is definitely one who should win Division 1. However when I look at the exchange of preferences in that Division, it is likely to fall to a Unity ("Yessir, yessir, how how do I jump Sir Manning?) subservient. What cheers me is this minion will quickly learn what it is like to work with old Masthead whose control freak personality still reverberates in the community memory bank.

Bob R. said...

Masthead has already done some damage if he is behind the Cummings Report which was presented to Newman. He has lost us the entire Entertainment Precinct monies and got an offer of $40 million from Newman for "dredging". There's nothing left in the Council kitty to build another performing arts theatre, but no matter Manning says he and his wife "fly South" to see shows. The fucked in the head old dickhead and his wife couldn't give a shit that most of us can't afford to "fly South" to see a good show. So, as Mayor, he's gonna "dredge, and dredge and dredge." Old fool thinks he is gunna be CEO of the Ports Authority.

Anonymous said...

Any fool who puts stars all over his signage and cor-flutes is delusional about going anywhere..Hill billy watch is the old ALP trying to renew itself through you supporting these fullish people, you instil hope. Maybe this week you should attend on Thursday the Gordonvale RSL and get a real insight into local politics. Maybe we can hang you from a local bridge and wash off the incessant ALP rants you now push..

Anonymous said...

Anon 22/4/12 18:06 So who will Gordonvale vote for? Manning wants all future development to be in the CBD with population growth halted on the southern corridor Will save money on roads, rubbish..Better to have high rise, cheaper than looking after outlying areas. Woolworths may have to reconsider, school projects downgraded. All population growth to be in the CBD. Keeps the business mates happy, fewer roads to service,smaller area to worry about. Stuff Gordonvale. Hope they are happy about LNP plans in the Gordonvale RSL. LOL What a bunch of bogan tools.

Dean said...

I'd love to see an economic impact assessment of $40 million worth of dredging. Even the Chamber of Commerce would prefer the CEP. If it's not for commerce, what's the dredging for??

Curly Joe said...

Dunno what weed you've been on Anonymous above. If you call Hillbilly a Laborite, you must be frankly, fucked in the head. Big time.

Anonymous said...

The LNP are right wing scaredy cats. The ALP are right wing intellectuals. The split it not socialism versus capitalism. Fabian nonsense, all right wing. Bogans versus Brains. The demarcation line is IQ of 111, 110 and under LNP supporter and 111 and higher ALP supporter. Studies prove it.

athena said...

Dean, one of Capital Globe's subsidiary companies is called GC Marine Investments LLC. (Capital Globe is the Hong Kong based corporation which Kev Byrne is/was Director of. Capital Globe owned land in the CBD, notably a block in Kenny Street, which now appears to be on the market and which old Masthead Manning is talking about as a site for a "theatre". While many of Capital Globe's businesses are going into receivership, not all of them are.)
GC Marine Investments is offering Series A Investment Membership Shares with a price per unit of $250,000 each. The close of the offering period is 31 December 2013. LIKE MOST OF CAPITAL GLOBE ENTERPRISES, IT IS WHOLLY OWNED BY ITS DIRECTORS. GC Marine Investments is active in the dry bulk shipping sector, transporting a range of major and minor dry bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, cement, fertilisers, dynamite etc. It has a wholly owned member CG Shipping Limited which had an operating fleet of up to 19 vessels at one time.
If you read Bill Cummings February Report to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (I hope Hillbilly publishes the entire report for people to read), Ref: J2517 and which was called "Some Issues Relating to the Location of the Proposed Cairns Entertainment Precinct", you will see that Cummings argues for Cairns Port to be re-established as a "supply base for more mines and centres to the Far North." (Now wouldnt that benefit GC Marine Investments??) Cummings also talks about establishing a "regular shipping service to Papua New Guinea". (Now wouldnt that benefit the shipping company CG Shipping Limited, which is wholly owned by GC Marine Investments which is course is wholly owned by its DIRECTORS??)
Someone has worked out a nice little plan......

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to Zac in Division One - sounds like a breath of fresh air. As for the swipe at his signs - it's so much better seeing some sign of a heartbeat and individuality than the real-estate-esque pretentions to dignity and corporate image of most candidates. but what can those signs tell us anyway? Word on the street says that Brain can't even keep his own wipper-snappers in line. Ex army drink buddies is all ... why a decent bloke like Paul G would tout this kind of candidate as a goer is beyond me.

Dean said...

Athena,

I'm glad somebody has the background on this. They don't come any more dodgy than that do they?

Pretty straightforward stuff. If only there was a Paper in Cairns that employed journalists.

Anonymous said...

Unity will take this Division and Sue Bertuch who doesnt have much history in the region and who would know FUCK ALL about the swindlers, carpetbaggers and outright conniving crooks who have left their marks behind, will win the Division on preferences. She will be a "Yes" person behind Masthead, making herself as small as possible in the Council Chamber, causing no rucktions agreeing with and not understanding the real issues behind Mannings plans. She won't stall anything he wants by questioning and probing and digging up the history, nor ask herself "CUI BONO?" Masthead has already lost us the biggest sum of money bestowed upon the region in the past decade or so and he will do a hell of a lot more damage before his one term is over such as putting all of Byrne's private plans in place and to hell with the residents.

Anonymous said...

what a load of rubbish, Labor was voted out, and the LNP went to the polls with a mandate and that was scrap the CEP and $40 mill to dredge the inlet, get over it losers.

Anonymous said...

athena, you're definitely onto something. There's some cunning underhand manoeuvering going on behind closed doors. I wonder how much has Byrne lost in Capital Globe's demise already? Is he trying to recoup his losses? What's the bet that Byrne ends up CEO of Cairns Port Authority? What has happened with the Smithfield Town Centre development that one of Capital Globe's subsidiary companies LHL Investments was going to build? Is it still on? I dare say Masthead Manning will resurrect it once he gets in.

Mick Mighell said...

I will probably support Zac Murphy for Division 1 but there's no need to demonise Harry Tenni. Stupid, hateful Martin may be his uncle but so what? Peter Costello's childrens' uncle is the fabulous Tim Costello. Richard III was a terrible uncle for some nice lads. As far as I can see Harry Tenni -educator, trainer, contributor - doesn't share his uncle's mean traits and he is entitled to be treated on his merits.

Anonymous said...

Once again too scared to put up my comments hey Hillbilly. You are just a weak pric
Lui Mt Peter

Ron said...

Mick, I agree with you about Harry Tenni. There is a saying in life, "You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your work mates or your relatives."

Anonymous said...

Harry Tenni is a f#kn hard worker that would be great and would get things done. Give him a chance!

Anonymous said...

Well Hillbilly you predictions were so far wrong about saturday, Zac did not win and did not even come close! Brain and Bertuch have come up close, too close to call, so where do you stand now? Lui, Mt Peter.