A shock document has been unearthed this morning, proving that LNP Member for MacKenzie Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King is in backroom discussions with Mayor Bob "Screwdriver" Manning and Mayor for Vice Terry James to sell-out the CBD traders and Cairns community.
In the unconfirmed document, King outlines his failure to retain any of the $38M previously estimated and promised to Cairns to overhaul the CBD. He's confirmed that the best he can do is now only $3M, and then goes on to describe how he and Manning are going to ram some minimal changes thru without any public consultation.
The most concerning issue however is that the new Mayor and Vice Mayor are apparently conducting Cairns Regional Council business using personal, unarchived hidden email addressees. One reason for this being done is to ensure that their emails are not "discovered" if court orders are served on the council for information in a civil or criminal court case. We have advice that elected officials circumventing official email systems to conduct council business is likely a violation of state and federal criminal laws.
A phone call to the Crime and Misconduct Commission has confirmed that councils are advised that all employees including councillors should use Council-provided email systems to ensure tracking and archiving of council business. They've also advised that failure to include these private emails in the Council-required electronic Document and Records Management system is a violation of the law (Public Records Act of 2002).
More soon. . . .