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05 April 2012

DIVISION 6 CONTEST - A CLEAR CHOICE FOR THE VOTERS IN THIS DIVISION GETS ONE OF THE BEST CANDIDATES IN THE CITY

Division 6 is an important growth area of Cairns.  Encompassing the Redlynch Valley and Brinsmead, these are important growth areas of the city as well as a centre for primary school education.  Candidates for this division include the current councillor and Finance Committee chair Linda Cooper, former councillor Annette Sheppard, Susan Rees from the Unity Team, and unsuccessful artist and tour guide Jenny Glaze.


Division 6 roundly rejected the long-serving Annette Sheppard at the 2008 election mostly due to her inattention to the myriad of details that a better councillor would have managed.  Some of these failures of Sheppard include the traffic issues around the schools, especially along the Redlynch Connector road.  Properties along the Redlynch Connector did not have land resumed by council for future road needs.  So these schools have long queues for entry twice a day, and the connector out to Redlynch Valley cannot be widened to four lanes - EVER.  Sheppard instead used her council position to lobby for personal interests, including the provision of fluoride in the water (a state matter).  She claims to be an independent - despite rumours she tried to get on both the Unity and Community Alliance teams, and was rejected by both - even though it has left the Cochrane Community Alliance with NO Division 6 candidate.  Even Margie decided NO ONE is better than Annette!  It's unlikely the young voters of Redlynch are going to consider this woman appropriate for this young people centric division, especially with her long history of failures to the community.  And no one wants to revisit fluoride and other obscure hippie issues while having the big issues ignored.  Nope.


Susan Rees is the Unity (Manning/Byrne) Team preselection for Division 6.  Despite the community being told that the Unity Team would be "business savvy", she has little business or community experience - nothing on the level of the current councillor.  She also failed to front the community in organised forums, and hasn't been seen door knocking anywhere.  Has anyone spoken with Susan Rees?  We're thinking of sending out a search party - she has refused to answer emails from the blog as well as others.  No thanks. 


Jenny Glaze is a last-minute entry into the division 6 race, apparently buoyed by the results of her deliberately dishonest petition "Stop the Beating of Young Children" that she organised  - which was in fact a no-Entertainment Precinct petition.  A failed artist, her website says she's "honest" which she's adequately demonstrated to be false - she claims to represent "democracy" but refuses to acknowledge the open, democratic process that engaged large numbers of the community in the now-approved CEP project.  


Glaze is also said to be culturally insensitive and demeaning to our local indigenous population.  During an exhibition in the CBD many years ago, she refused to remove aboriginal-themed paintings which many in the ATSIC community regard as cartoonish and immoral.  Some of this filth can be seen here.  You be the judge.


So this leaves us with the last candidate and incumbent, Linda Cooper.  Cooper has a long history of community engagement, from her time as a journalist and broadcaster in the city, and her extensive business experience running the City Life magazine, as well as financial management skills that have served her well as Finance Chair at council (a position she assumed when it became clear the previous chair Alan Blake had demonstrated difficulties working with fellow councillors).


She hasn't been a rubber stamp for the mayor or others, and while the only member of the Unity Team to have been elected in 2008, she quickly resigned Unity and has represented her constituents as an honest independent.  Her vote in support of the final plans for the Entertainment Precinct was taken "with all the facts on the table", including the vital need for this project among the primary and secondary school children of her electorate.  


As a mother with school age children in local schools, the majority of the community in Redlynch have had an experienced and effective councillor, always available to listen, and a personality able to work well with others on the council.  Linda Cooper is proof positive that a council of independents can work - a treat! 


The Hillbilly Watch is pleased to support the reelection of LInda Cooper in Division Six.




49 comments:

Neil at work said...

I am still waiting for the lovely Linda to come a knock knock knocking on my door, after tap tap tapping daintily and prettily all the way up my driveway. How I look forward to seeing her pretty glowing face at my doorstep while I pledge my allegiance.

bogan said...

Yair mate youll be waiting a long time I reckon. I put a sticker on your letterbox out at the front of your house with VOTE FOR ANNETTE SHEPHERD on it.

Anonymous said...

Linda only option.

Next.

Anonymous said...

If I was in her Division she'd get my Vote. Easily the best person to represent this Division and a proven track record as an Independent Councillor. Charlie..

Curly Joe said...

What lucky bastards Division 6 people are. I mean who have I got to look at in Div. 5? Yeah I know, I know I KNOW Im being sexist all you women who post in here. Im just saying Id rather look at Linda than bloody ugly Alan Blake, Richie Bates or Mike O'Loughlin ANY DAY. I mean christ all mighty, where are the WOMEN candidates for our Division? So Im voting for Locco anyway. I reckon he might just have some peacemaker skills there which would help the Council along.

Dina said...

Well at least you're not a misognyist Curly Joe.

Destiny Prophet said...

Every single person I've spoken to from Division 6 sings the praises of Linda Cooper - she has been a very effective representative for her division, which I honestly didn't expect when she was first elected. Happy to be proven wrong though. I suspect we are looking at a future Mayor when Val tires of the BS.

Sick of Elections said...

Sheppard and Glaze just want a job
They will be both useless and ineffective. Keep Linda keep she works hard and has a fresh view.
Glaze went on McKenzie and said the economy was stuffed and used the fact that her truck driver mates were picking up less rubbish and delivering less Coke as her indicators.Now there's a real economist.
The biggest laugh of all is Ross Parisi now there's a real loser.

Anonymous said...

You sexist low lifes on this crappy blog. You have the audacity to bag Gavin King about his remarks, you bloody hypocrites.Linda make sure you have abody gaurd with you when door knocking, Redlynch must be full of perverts. HaaaaHa

Anonymous said...

Thrillbilly you are so predictable. We all know who your picks will be. Div 1 you will choose murphy, 2 will be Dallosto, 3 Pyne, 4 Thompson, 5 Locco, 7 Forsyth, 8 Brookscooper, 9 Ohallahan, 10 Lieu.

Jordan said...

I dont mind Coops, but Im in 5, so I expect my councillor to live here too. Locco left back in 2009, Blake or Bates who cares as long as they live here. Arogant radio jock just like cuey.

Anonymous said...

Anon 18:59

I almost agree with that list, the Independants are far way the best by massive margin. like 300% better, maybe 500% better, well at least we have heard of them. Would not surpirise if HB picks those, good taste dictates it.:)

Curly Joe said...

Anonymous aka Colin the dugong, I am a feminist supporter mate, a liberated male, who doesn't feel threatened with women bosses or women in high places. But then you don't understand this do you? You're as dumb as a dogs turd mate.

Curly Joe said...

I wouldnt say Locco is arrogant mate. Do you know him?? He's not a bad bloke actually.

ECKERS said...

Locco had damn good reasons to move out to Bayview, Jordan above. If you asked him why, he would tell you. The fact is he has lived and worked in Division 5 for yonks. Frankly, I don't see that he just lives down the road a little, any impediment to doing his job. Blake lives within the Division and no bastard ever sees him. Im voting for Locco because I just can't bear the thought of Ritche Bates sayiing "Yessir yessir yessir three bags full sir" to everything Manning wants.

athena said...

I agree with Hillbilly that Linda C. has proven herself. I'm backing Mike O'Loughlin aka "Locco" in Division 5, as an Independent. I have spoken with him and he has some excellent ideas to represent the Division more effectively than has been done in the past. No other candidate has these ideas.

Neil said...

A pox on your house, bogan, you reprobate low life maggot. How long was that sticker sitting on my letter box hey? No bloody wonder Linda didn't come calling.

Liz said...

Locco has demonstrated to me he is an ethical man. He has not used his radio program to promote himself or to diss other candidates. He moved to Bayview because of compelling family reasons. I'm in Division 5 and I, too, will be voting for Locco.

Jordan said...

I live in the CBD & see Blake all the time, don't personally know Locco, don't want to, just want my councillor to come from here that's all.

Anonymous said...

So Leigh Dall'Osto claims she' independent,what a load of bullshit gee these labor stalwarts just can't help but lie and do it with passion.

Anonymous said...

Locco in Bayview? I thought he lives in Division 3 where Rob Pyne is.... didn't he say this at the community forum?

Kay said...

Anonymous, if you want to start on about candidates political affiliations, then mention Bob Manning who ran as an LNP Candidate in the State Elections some years back, also Steve Grasso who doesn't bother to hide his LNP affiliations, ditto Marg Cochrane who has affiliations with the LNP, and so on. Leigh Dall'Osto has always been open and honest about her political preference.

Anonymous said...

I was at a meeting with Mrs.Cooper a few months ago where she advised another resident to ignore what the council had officially told them and do what they like.
"What they don't see doesn't hurt them" were the words.
I don't think a councillor should be encouraging people to break laws.
If they disagree with laws they should work to change them. Such a person will not receive my vote.

Brett HItchens said...

What we need are effective councillors for all of Cairns. I wish I could vote for my top ten from all who wish to represent us. This suburb-centric division thing seems very limiting to me. Good grass roots community representatives will still get their parochial supporters' votes and probably a good few more from supporters outside their divisions. Let the cream rise I reckon.

Anonymous said...

Kay if you wanna go down that road Rob Pyne = labor, nick thompson = labor, forsyth = labor, brookscooper = labor aligned.

Dina said...

Rob Pyne is not Labor, you dickhead. Bob Manning is LNP, Margie Cochrane is an old Joh Bjelke-[Petersen supporter and over from way back (Joh had his aerial spray business spraying 245T all over Queensland which is why Margie loves, cherishes, worships and adores Joh as a God on earth!) No, no, no, Margie isnt interested in the people who got cancer or who had babies with deformites. Margie loves, cherishes, worships and ADORES Joh Bjelke Petersen. Listen to her...she cherishes him.

Terry Vance said...

Good report Hillbilly. Interesting to note how you have increased your readership over that languishing and highly compromised blog "cairnsblog". Yes, I've heard how Liz, a professional woman, was physically threatened by Bryan Law and also athena who posts on this blog. Mike Moore didn't waste any time in backing Bryan up against both Liz and athena. I would hope you keep those two out of this blog entirely.

athena said...

Nnnnn, a bit over the top there Dina. I wouldn't know if Margie does "cherish" Joh Bjelke Petersen or not, however many people in Cairns do. You are right though about his aerial spraying of 245T. He had a fleet of small planes spraying 245T all over large areas of Queensland. To be fair, at the time, no-one did know the dangers of this chemical. Joh was a despot, who treated his own members of Parliament, particularly those who disagreed with him, much worse than he did the ALP. What LNP voters always omit to say about Joh is that his own Parliamentary colleagues tried to topple him as Premier many times. One of the first attepted coups was led by Russ Hinze, later by Bob Sparkes, and then Mike Ahern who actually succeeded in replacing him as Premier.

Anonymous said...

and do not forget the petersen lap dog mr tenni who says the cairns ratepayers will be burdened by the cep while he sits back on a queensland tax payer funded pension for the rest of his life what a joke

Anonymous said...

since Joh has gone QLD has gone to shit, and all you Labor thugs are to blame, are you all happy now ya labor WANKERs. Haaaaha

Bob R, said...

I reckon Colin the dyslexic dugong must have received a good spray of 245T from one of Joh's planes while sitting outside in his pram, hence the fuckwit he has become. Haaaaaaaaahaaaaaa.

Anonymous said...

Tenni seems to be going "gaga" with age. Whether he has hearing problems I dont know, but he just shouts all the time now and is often incoherent.

thank Christ Johs gone said...

Yeah Anonymous aka Colin the dugong, did you know that Joh didn't have any Department or portfolio for conservation and environment? Hey, did you know that he abolished the conservation portfolio as soon as he was elected Premier? What the hell do you think happened to your previous dugongs and turtles during his era? Did you know it was the Goss Labor Government which re-introduced the portfolio of Environment into Queensland? You stupid ignoramus.

Anonymous said...

Don't know where you guys have been but Susan Rees has been and talked to me at my house while she was doorknocking and I also have seen her at Smithfield Shopping Centre and Redlynch Central. She has more business savvy than you idiots give her credit, and is a nice, intelligent person to talk to. But I wonder if you will post this as I have said something nice and not trashy or nasty.??? Jennifer eckles

Anonymous said...

Good ol JOH he was the best, and pissed all you Labor thugs off, and thats the reason i kiss his photo every nite, wish he could still piss you dick heads off, manly you "thank christ joh's gone, as i can tell that you are a tugging ignor'anus. Haaaaha

nice bogan said...

Jennifer eckles, being a nice kind of bloke, I say nice things nicely about the nicest Linda and nicest Val all the time, but being a bird do you notice how nice I am? Obviously not. But no matter, Im sure you are a nice nice person so I forgive you for overlooking my niceness and niceties. Its nice to know you think Susan Rees is real nice. Real nice. We all feel nice and warm about that and want a nice drink of juice and a nice biscuit. Now wouldnt that be nice?
I always think it so nice when people are nice and observe the simple niceties of life. I do.

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Anonymous said...

Nice Bogun, you have proved just what an idiot you really are!!!! I stated once only that Susan Rees was a nice person, not many times over and as for Val and Linda, well Val can be some what rude, opionionated and unable to see anothers point of view and the Luverly Linda tends to swing wherever she gets the best result! Go figure Bogan!!! Do you live in her area???? Jennifer eckles!

Anonymous said...

Nice Bogun, you have proved just what an idiot you really are!!!! I stated once only that Susan Rees was a nice person, not many times over and as for Val and Linda, well Val can be some what rude, opionionated and unable to see anothers point of view and the Luverly Linda tends to swing wherever she gets the best result! Go figure Bogan!!! Do you live in her area???? Jennifer eckles!

Anonymous said...

I have lived in Brinsmead for three years and have never even heard of Linda Cooper...how so? I am a bit concerned that there is no strong candidate for Mayor, and the Division 6 candidates are a bit bodgy too. Not looking forward to the next Cairns council - mind you, after Mr Bullyman Byrne, and Lying Val, it can't get much worse can it?

A Nonny Moos said...

Colin the phocine dugong definitely copped a few lungfuls of John's 245T as one of his crop dusting small planes sprayed out its load over his pram when he was a baby. Hence the baboon like intelligence. Haaaaaaahaa

Curly Joe said...

Joh's own party pissed him off, Colin you ignorant baboon of a dugong. There were several attempts when he was Premier to knock him off. Hinze tried it, Bob Sparkes tried it and then Mike Ahern succeeded, thank Christ.

Neil said...

Jennifer eccles, don't listen to that incorrigible scoundrel and retrobate, bogan. He's as "nice" as a puddle of cats vomit on your pillow.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous above from Brinsmead, If you do not like the Candidates, and most had been out there well befor the Nomination cutoff date, Why did you not put your money where your very big, opinionated mouth is and run yourself??? Maybe you are all BS and Wind and have no policies to back up your diatribe!!! I would like to see Linda's policies, Annette's Policies as I have been able to see the Unity2012 and Alliance ones, Where are theirs????
Before putting your mouth into gear, put your money forward!
Jennifer eckles.

Anonymous said...

My neighbour asked Cooper how she would vote on the CEP and was told she hadn't made her mind up yet.
Next morning the Cairns Post ran her headline piece so clearly it had already been decided and she chose to lie to her public.
I wonder if she trained Lesina as they both act in the same immoral way. Only interested in the gravy train.

Destiny Prophet said...

Two anonymous comments in less than a week alleging Linda Cooper said this and Linda Cooper said that - sounds like someone with an agenda.

athena said...

This is off topic, I know, but all this talk about that old scoundrel Joh Bjelke has me wondering if Newman will be as officious and despotic with his own party as Joh was. Sir Robert Sparkes, Hinze, Gunn and various others tried to get rid of Joh more than just a few times, however the cunning old despot would wise up to the moves and get in and threaten the living BEJESUS out of some of the shakier National Party MPs. While the Labor Party whinged about Joh putting them all up on the 13th floor of the Parliamentary Annexe along with one Liberal MP (Dr Scott-Young) whom Joh despised, Joh had a ruthless tyrant's grip on his own party. When Ivan Gibbs was given the task of telling Joh that he had been knifed and that Mike Ahern had been voted in as Premier by National Party MPs, Gibbs was so scared he cried. FACT.
People today seem to revere Joh, but he was a ruthless, conniving despot, hated and feared by much of his own political party. I cannot help but wonder, if Newman will be cut in the same cloth.

Destiny Prophet said...

Athena,

There are Russians who wish Stalin was still in charge - and he very nearly is - Stalin Lite anyway, and certainly those in Italy who think things were better when Mussolini ran things - no doubt in a few years there'll be people in Harare saying 'At least you knew where you stood with Mugabe'.

The fairytale Joh is very different to the vicious nasty ruthless old dictator who persecuted ordinary Queenslanders while stealing our money and resources for his cronies.

It's certainly going to be interesting how the backroom dynamics play out between the Liberal Newman and the ruthless National powerbrokers as witnessed in the Freebody hidden tape.

phyllis johnson said...

the people who have lived in Redlynch a long time, no what she did for Redlynch,she is a quiet achiever, I have nothing against Linda Cooper, but I have never met her, I hacve lived in Redlynch for 22 years, the roundabouts and lights at Michaelangelo drive were allready in the planning, Annette was one of the people resposible for the skate park, people should put a name instead of slagging people anonamously,you can have a say without being nasty