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20 April 2012

DIVISION 2 - TWO GOOD CANDIDATES MAKE VOTER CHOICE IN THIS DIVISION A DIFFICULT TASK - U' PICK 'EM

Division 2 is one of the fastest-growing areas of Cairns with the need for a councillor nimble at negotiating with the other councillors, adept at the detail found in development applications, and showing foresight in the area planning process.  A difficult task, one that obviously was too much for the rarely visible one-term councillor Nancy Lanskey.  Because of the diversity necessary in this division, more time has been devoted to the analysis of these four candidates than for any other division.


The Unity Manning-Byrne Team has put forward John Schilling, whom some will recognise as the public TV face of Mac Homes.  Schilling has in fact a sales history for most of the low-end builders in Cairns.  Those in business would recognise his CV as one of a troubled job-hopper.  With children grown and gone, Schilling has little to connect him with this young family area.  And little profile as a community activist.    


The Cochrane team has put forward the owner of Annabel's bakery, Greg Hutton.  Hutton is one of the Cochran team's "business centric" candidates, although it's hard to see how managing a council with income 1000% greater than a pie shop is particularly relevant.  A candidate who shunned the City Place candidate's forum, few in the division have seen Hutton and it's no wonder, since his bakery is in North Cairns.


You've got to wonder what barrel bottom Cochran and Manning-Byrne scraped in some of these divisions, but that's the subject of another day. . . .  


Division 2 has two independents running.  The first is Jeff Martinuzzi, who only barely (30 votes) lost election four years ago to what became dud councillor Nancy Lanskey.  Martinuzzi is a fixture in the community - as a third generation FNQ resident he has an obvious love of the region as well as a desire to move the community forward.  HIs policy summary is well written and while reaching far beyond what a councillor should be concerned with, he shows his ability at critical thinking. He's also known to be personable and would work well with other councillors it would seem.  


The second independent is "blogger after our heart" Leigh Dall'Osto. Dall'Osto's self-description even prior to running for council takes our breath away.  She's a woman that talks the talk and walks the walk.  While mothering is front and centre, she's been active in Bentley Park at various levels for years, and is like Martinuzzi also well-known and well-liked.  And because of her years as a south Cairns blogger, her views on a wide variety of subjects is public record - and in most cases pragmatic and sensible.  


Our choice for Division 2?  Sorry, we're not able to make one in this case.  Our best analysis is to suggest you use your judgment and perhaps personal experience with either Jeff Martinuzzi or Leigh Dall'Osto.  We're hoping they've ensured via preferences that one of them will take the prize.  No division wants to be saddled with one of the Unity or Cochrane team neanderthals.

22 comments:

Kay said...

I wholly agree Mr Hillbilly. A difficult choice between two quality candidates. However, I would go for Martinuzzi for his experience. Dall'Osto can then have a crack next time around.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you HBW. If I was in that division Dall'Osto would get my vote. Leigh has worked hard and is across every issue in this Division. Charlie.

Anonymous said...

Dallosto is very good at fooling dopes into thinking she is intelligent. She can certainly talk the talk but there is no substance to any of it. Basically just another labor hack who needs a job.

nomooremike said...

Anonymous 19:06

Why don't you fuck off and get a life.

You even give hillbillies a bad name, and that takes some doing!

Anonymous said...

Leigh DallÓsto is very good, very intelligent and has very strong community committment. Not like the child above who sounds a lot like Steve Grasso, the LNP peanut brain.

Anonymous said...

How true anonymous above, she talks the talk but bet she can't walk it when her helper Mr Pitt is not holding onto her hand. The poor people have been misled in this Division as bot Martinuzzi and Dall'Osto are Labor through and through, do we really need a Labor stooge in there who is so one eyed?

Anonymous said...

yep just another Labor cum commo.

Anonymous said...

There is one independent in Div 2 and a latent ALP supporter (just look at the lovely face shot on the back of Curtis Pitts how to vote cards for the state election). I for one take great offense to someone thinking the constituents of Div 2 don't know how much of a Labor supporter she is - she had Pitts' sign in her front yard before the election!!

Anonymous said...

Like many uneducated LNP hacks who are now set up for life eh?

Miss Chief said...

Hillbilly - I am looking forward to your summation on Division 1 (which has to be the dullest of dull divisions). Big Red (Bumtoosh)is scary...not sure about the fellas. Help!!

Anonymous said...

I saw and spoke with Martinuzzi at the show grounds. He was buggered and complaining about his bad leg and limped off away from me. He just doesn't seem to have the energy that a councillor needs. This city needs young ideas and energetic people to keep up with the happenings around the place. Sorry Jeff - call it a day. Leigh Dall'Osto looks good, fit and ready to work I think me and my family will vote for her.

Tony Hillier said...

What is it with this puerile reds-under-the-beds witch hunt? You'd be forgiven for thinking that we're back living in the 1950s!

Kay said...

A Labor Party witch-hunt, yet nothing said about Manning being an LNP State Candidate back in the 1990s standing against Desley Boyle. Nothing about Steve Grasso, Linda Cooper working on Gavin Kings election campaign. Nothing about Alan Blake's open admittance to being a member of the LNP. Yes, some people are VERY selective.

Anonymous said...

NOmooremike, why don't you fuck off, ya Labor thug we are sick of your thuggery, piss off and let others voice their concerns without you trying to bully as you Labor thugs do best.

Anonymous said...

Kay, I don't think it is a Labor witch hunt just the fact that they have completely gone away from the labor ideals, ideas and Labor way which is getting up peoples noses, as for Manning and him being a Lib he has not denied the fact but he is not being backed by the LNP, just ask some of his team who have been turned away when asking for Polling day help. Cocorane has their support, not the unity team!
As for Dall'Osto, she is blatantly Labor, but will not let the people of Division 2 know this as is the case with Murphy in Div 1 and Martinuzzi in Div 2.
Jennifer eckles

athena said...

Jennifer eckles, if you have a gander at Leigh Dall'Ostos blog, you can clearly see she has never hidden her Labor sympathies. As for Murphy, his name is just not familiar in Labor Party circles. Have you ever considered that there are people who just don't have any ideology, who don't have loyalties to any particular political party, and who are the genuine, true to God, "swinging voter", or are you too narrow minded and obsessive to admit that?
Looking at the Independents, there are a few who fall into the category of genuinely non-aligned.

Anonymous said...

Ahtena, if as you say Murphy is a true independent then why were his large signs put onto Curtis Pitt's signs, why was he featured on Pitt's TV ads? can you explain all this. No I am not narrowminded at all, just don't like the lies that are being fed to the people to get the Labor people back in!
Jennifer eckles

Anonymous said...

miss chief, so you feel that the only female irunning in Division 1 is scary, why please explain, but make sure you can explain by stating firstly that you have in fact met the lady, spoken to her and heard what she has to say like I did the other day. iasked her opinion on a matter out our way, she listened and we discussed what she thought could be achieved, I feel she will listen to us. She has been the ONLY candidate to amke her way out to our part of the Division, take the time to talk and have some of her own thoughts on various issues, not as has been qouted by this blog, she is a parrot. IF you took the time to listen you would find this out.
Lui Mt Peter.

athena said...

Have you considered the possibility that Murphy and Pitt could be just friends, Jennifer eckles? Or are you such a natural fascist that you believe Labor people are ENEMIES? As for appearing in political ads, I have a relative who appeared in one of Joh Bjelke Petersens campaign advertisements, just because he happened to wander over to a group of people listening to him, and the cameras rolled.

Anonymous said...

Leigh Dall'Osto has been involved in Division 2 for a long time prior to the election campaign. She didn't just suddenly turn up and make herself known in time to nominate. Leave the politics out of it. She's always been open about being a Labor supporter, but she's running as an Independent. Division 2 will be extremely lucky to have such an active, intelligent, community minded person representing them. Quit attacking her purely because she supports the LNP and listen to what she has to say and offer. Thankfully, unlike many of those who have commented here, she's an open minded individual who actually weighs things up and puts forth well thought out responses. Best of wishes for Saturday Leigh! And CONGRATULATIONS to Division 2 for gaining an outstanding representative who will actually give you a voice in the community!

Anonymous said...

Just remember the Unity Team are running long standing Labor Members and Union Members, and then remember we are Australian and it is not a crime to belong to a recognised Political Party, Religion or Race and as long as this freedom is enshrined within our constitution it is blatently UNAUSTRALIAN to discriminate because of beliefs.

Anonymous said...

Good grief! No wonder we are in such a bad way with the disgusting language and nastiness in these postings! Surely as adults we can have a little self respect and respect for others opinions with tolerance! You may not agree and by all means voice your opinion but show at lease some intelligence or crawl back under your rock!
Susie Whitfield