So far, money stripped from Cairns by LNP includes:
- $97.3 Million for the Entertainment Precinct
- $3.2 Million for the Surgical Theater at the Cairns Base
- $38.0 Million for revitalisation of the Cairns CBD
The LNP moved swiftly to promise 100 new Police for the Gold Coast. Cairns got dissed with a DIY, "talk to Trouty, he's organising neighbourhood watch groups". Tea time with Trouty. And the usual one-time "blitz" that the crims use as a holiday weekend off. So much for the LNP pronouncements on crime. Cairns dudded again.
Newman announced a $2 BILLION dollar project to enhance the Brisbane waterfront, move government workers into new posh buildings, boardwalks, restaurants, and bridges for the river, a project he's pushed so quickly they didn't even have a drawing to show reporters! While tourists stumble around on broken footpaths in Cairns. Talk about "unfunded promises", this one is so big Newman hid it from the public before the election!
In all of this, Member for MacKenzie Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King has responded: "The project is off the cards and won't be considered for funding until at least next year".
Gavin King. Fucking apologist for Campbell Newman. What happened to "fighting for Cairns future", Mr. Big Mouth? What happened to "People (of Cairns) need action, they need to be listened to".
All words from King's maiden speech to Parliament. All more goddamned lies. Gavin King. The Member for Bootlick.
And another secret already reported by Gavin King to some in town - forget the $40 Million for dredging the inlet. After the Gladstone dredging screwups, Cairns won't be dredged by Newman and the LNP any time soon. "If the feds want more space for HMAS Cairns, they can pay for it".
So who's the only one in Cairns with the cajones to step up and call them on it? Richie Bates, Unity Team member for Division 5. Bates has called on King and the LNP to fund the CBD master plan as promised. Bates refused to lay down for the gutting of the Entertainment Precinct. Even Screwdriver Manning has kept quiet on the LNP Rape of Cairns, apparently believing the old-boy's adage "if rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it".
Thanks Bob, and the Unity Team, for all your support of Cairns. Wankers.