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23 October 2012

GAVIN KING CONVENES "LEADERSHIP FORUM" - ARE THERE NO FEMALE LEADERS IN CAIRNS?

Member for MacKenzie Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King convened a meeting yesterday of what he called "The Cairns Leadership Forum".  This was said to be as a result of the harsh criticism from the Cairns Chamber of Commerce, who called out Mayor Sleepy and the disUnity narcolepsy council for their complete inaction since their election.  

Two shortcomings in the meeting were clear to anyone who saw the report on TV news.  The first is the known misogynistic feelings of King and others that results in a "Leadership Forum" that only represents half of the community, or less.  This group is more like the Flaccid Forum.  The Geriatric Gang.  The Dumbarse Dozen.  

Anthony Mirotsos on 4CA this morning called the group "all the community stakeholders".  All?  Women now have zero influence, because they've now been systematically excluded from local decision-making.    

Secondly, King continued the juvenile petty politics, excluding other elected community leaders including Jan McLucas and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt.  King spit venom when he said "I can't trust the Labor party as far as I can throw them, and there were a lot of confidential, commercial-in-confidence issues discussed at the forum".  It's King that's the source of the juvenile bullying and baiting of Pitt and McLucas, not them. Calling the other elected leaders dishonest liars is hardly the work of a real community leader.  It's the work of a loudmouth, self-promoting, jackass.

And noting that the useless Warren Entsch wasn't included in this group of leaders, an outreach to an effective member of the federal government would have seemed to be a no-brainer.  But apparently this boy's club is having trouble working for all the citizens of Cairns. 

And we all know "commercial-in-confidence" means "secret, backdoor deals" which will be done without consultation and already look to have seen "critical waterfront land" given away to the Chinese.  And with the "Leadership Forum" being a non-elected boy's club, notes and action items are being hidden from the public.  

Fortunately, the "freaks and weirdos" will soon be here to divert King's attention.




56 comments:

Anonymous said...


I heard they have a female CEO?Women make 90% of the spending decisions so if they had some brains they would have more than 50% women representing the business community. This outdated culture of white male with IQ of 75knows best is what holds back the town. Diversity is the always the first priority for growth yet here we have one gender making decisions on one trick pony town.

Gavin King is very immature. Pathetic.

Still hopefully some good will come out of it. Not sure how much we pay the councillors and the Kings but so far WASTE of our money. Useless bludgers.

Second Anonymous said...

I wouldn't trust King as far as I could kick him - and I'd kick him bloody hard.

Anonymous said...

Of course they wouldn't invite any Labor politicians. For a start Jan McLucas is female and secondly, imagine the embarrassment of being told how much federal and state money the two Mayors King and Sleepy Manning have lost for Cairns so far this year!

Ms Elly-May said...

Rest assured, as soon as the LNP know that people are talking about the lack of female representation, they will find a token female, some silly, dim flossy, hungry for a bit of easy dosh and publicity, to sit at the table, ear permanently split from side to side and showing 68 teeth between plumped up lipsticked lips. Floss won't be allowed to talk except to pass on rehearsed and scripted statements to the media enthusing on the greatness and wisdom of the males leading the city. Seen it all before.

Smithfield Sam said...

The lack of women, and especially our labor Senator who's clearly got the capability of finding us funding, is a travesty. I remember all the years when Tom Pyne and those on the right worked hand in hand for the good of Cairns. If Manning and his team had more than pea-brains, they would have continued with the EP contracts. Instead they tie us to another 8-10 years of indecision. These Gen X know-it-all's are bagging all the good work done by their elders. SHame!

John said...

The most important thing about this meeting isn't the lack of females, it is the acknowledgement by Gavin King, the Member for Cairns of "...there were a lot of confidential, commercial-in-confidence issues discussed at the forum."
Unquestionably, some shady backroom dealing are going on and King as the elected Member has now publicly given it the nod. His own words condemn him as a political representative who does not believe in open and transparent governance.
This quote should be used by all his political opponents in the next election.

ruby said...

Well said, John above. This is the crux of the meeting. It is a boys club only where secret deals can be made. King is complicit with his own words, which is extraordinary for an elected Member of Parliament to openly support such covert, secretive wheeling and dealing. Added to this of course are the 'secret" emails between King and Manning, of which King was enraged, not at being discovered breaching all etiquettes relating to open, transparent governance, but incensed at being exposed engaging in such furtive behaviour.
We are seeing not personal characteristics of a politician being exposed, but political behaviour befitting that of a crooked politician, unable to distinguish right from wrong, in a banana republic. King is very similar, in this regard to a politician in Haiti.

Dean said...

This was Gavin King's desperate attempt at 1)selling himself to business interests for their support prior to his next election and 2)trying to appear like he knows what he's doing and being involved in leadership.

The main problem is that the major projects in Cairns are federally funded and nobody from the federal govt was there. Commercial-in-confidence means he was selling influence. Shameless.

Anonymous said...

FFS, if these so-called community leaders are protecting confidential, commercial-in-confidence issues, how the hell do they expect the Feds to stump up $$$ for Cairns if the Feds are not to be trusted. King is a joke. This meeting was nothing more than King trying to find some relevance, not about patching up a relationship between Chamber and Council. Manning wasn't even there!!!! I hope King's life is going backwards, in the same direction he is taking Cairns.

Anonymous said...

Why was Linda Cooper not included in this meeting? She has business experience, knows the workings of the Council after sitting on the Finance Committee and as far as I know is from the LNP. This gets murkier and murkier. King knows that Cando doesn't care as long as he stays here in Cairns and keeps his mouth shut on important issues like Uranium mining.

Anon No. 4 said...

Commercial in Confidence?

$1 for me, $1 for you, $1 for him ....

That's what these carpetbaggers really mean.

And of course the cairns post will stand up for its men.

Anonymous said...

I posted a comment early this morning about this item, but The Cairns Post seems once again to have omitted publishing it.

Seth said...

Well said ruby, above. My thoughts exactly. Gavin King's political hero was probably Papa Doc Duvalier of Haiti.

Anonymous said...

The LNP have the smallest proportion of female members of parliament in any parliament. As has been said, they have fewer female members than does Afghanistan. Wasn't it Jeff Seeney who explained that was because women in parliament were more "interested in the shoes other women were wearing, rather than the issues." ?? This is yet another characteristic of neo-conservatism, being anti-women.

T.Asquith said...

This incestuous little group of wannabes will have no more impact than a Rotary Club meeting.

Macca said...

Lack of women eh....what a shock, considering the treatment handed out to the former CRC CEO by Manning and his band of merry man this should be taken as par from the course, it's what happens when you are stuck in another time (thinking 1952 for Bobby), Gavin King's veiw's on the female form are well known, what else would you expect from a 3rd grade politician, a 2nd grade journo and a 1st grade a%#hole.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice that one of the main reasons for the meeting was to smooth the waters between Manning and the Chamber of Commerce. Manning didn't attend.Sent his boy.Take your pick which boy.King or Manning's deputy,either way Manning was getting his hair done I believe and getting fitted for a new brown suit so didn't have the time.

k.nevill said...

I also posted a comment on this news article and surprise, surprise it wasn't published. probably because i did not exactly suck up to poor old Gav and captain Mannering. By the way, where the hell was he! Mirotsos was not backward in saying that the reason for the councils lack of action was clearly Mannerings fault and yet he does not front. Can you imagine the front page headlines if that was Val!?! And Mckenzie would have feasted on it for weeks. This whole forum is a joke anyway. The problem was Mannerings incompetence and could have been fixed by him and his Unity mates getting off their arses and doing something. Something other than wasting $17000 on removing the bike path.
An unbiased Cairns Post would take King to task for sticking his nose into local council business and remind him he was elected to serve the people of Cairns in the State arena. His time should be spent fighting for funding for Cairns. Can someone tell him as he does not seem to know that is his role.

Anonymous said...


Article in crikey on this subject
www.crikey.com.au/2012/10/23/where-are-the-women-in-the-liberal-party-2/

Anonymous said...

Article in crikey on this subject, not Cairns but in politics. Cairns would be even lower than QLD average which is the lowest of all states for female participation in politics. www.crikey.com.au/2012/10/23/where-are-the-women-in-the-liberal-party-2/

Anonymous said...

if only king could be honest with the Cairns people but that will not happen and mackenzie still has the shits with the female who gave him the flick from the carols by candlelight compere gig cause he was bloodly hopeless so the wonderful women of Cairns are on the outer so sad

Anonymous said...

McKenzie partly regained his voice today and had King back in there as quick as a flash for some more dim-witted LNP propaganda. Lake St. is all sorted apparently. We'll just put a road through and worry about "the bells and whistles" later. In other words: we have no clue and no plan.

There will be a demonstration in front of council chambers 8 am on 31 October. The demo is about the bike path on the Esplanade, but I think anyone who is unhappy with this sad excuse of a council should join in.

Jenny McLucas said...

Jan McLucas is so wise. For decades now, whenever powerful effective action has been required, Jan McLucas has been the go-to gal. That's why we have a powerful economy that recognises the dignity of all Australians, why Cairns rings out as the centre of peace and justice, and why labor has a political culture we can trust. You go hard Jan, even from Canberra where you live.

jim-bob snr. said...

Ii did hear a rumour once that there was friction between Manning and King. As I said "rumour" not a fact which I was able to confirm.
This could explain why Manning did a "no show".

Bob R. said...

jim-bob, I have heard the same thing from a staffer within the Cairns Regional Council that relations between Manning and King have deteriorated. This was inevitable because King doesn't seem to understand what his job is and is increasingly taking over Manning's role. I can only predict that sooner or later it will come to a big showdown.

Liz said...

The Cairns Post also did not publish my online comments about the lack of female representation at the meeting, nor the absence of Bob Manning. In fact I note they have only published two comments. Proof is in the pudding alright, The Cairns Post is giving Gavin King a cushy, easy ride, and also as a newspaper demonstrating it is complicit in the undermining of female representation in this city. For shame, CAIRNS POST!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jenny McLucas is a liar, like the rest of his LNP dinosaur mates. Senator McLucas lives in Cairns.

Anonymous said...

The "no show" explanation on Ch9 was that the Capt Bob was attending a Local Govt meeting in Brisbane -not mentioned anywhere else though.

Jethro said...

Well Anonymous above, 07.34 , the meeting was initially called because of the highly critical comments made by Mirotsis concerning Manning and his lack of leadership. So Bob really should have been at that meeting. If he had the Local Govt meeting in Brisbane on the same day, then he should have re-scheduled this Cairns meeting. The fact that he couldn't even arrange this simple thing, doesn't inspire confidence in his capacity to lead, does it?

Tony Hillier said...

k.nevill: How can the Compost take King to task and keep face? After all, it is they who created this self-serving egomaniac by giving him carte blanche!

The many HBW commentators rightly concerned about "this sad excuse of a council" should stand up and be counted at the demo set down for Wed, Oct 31 (8am) in front of Council Chambers. It might ostensibly be about the bike path debacle, but it has broader connotations.

Dean said...

King turned up to the first meeting with Manning and tried to dictate terms to him, particularly with regard to Lake Street. Manning wouldn't listen to him and flat out refused everything King proposed. They've butted heads at private meetings a few times since and never resolved their differences. Manning's living in the 60's, King in the 70's. They just can't see eye to eye. Both think they're the King of Cairns, neither has a clue.

You're being ultra-generous calling King a 2nd rate journo. 2nd rate journos get jobs at Metro Murdoch news. 3rd rate journos get stuck in Cairns.

Bob R. said...

The Cairns Post has published more online comments, Liz. Don't know why they were slow, a big "news" day perhaps? Thanks Dean for explaining and confirming the friction between King and Manning. Manning should stand up to King more and tell him to just FUCK OFF and leave the running of the city to the Mayor. He would be as weak as piss if he can't do this.

Anonymous said...


Read about the new CEO who is female in town. The fact she is female should not even rate a mention and needing to do so just shows how backward we have gone. Few years ago her gender would not have been of interest. Wish her luck. Sounds promising.

Anonymous said...


My comment was not published. Maybe way too many negatives about the childish antics of Gavin. Notice Bryan, the one that cries like a friggin 2 year old when Labor even hint at a personal attack does not care that it is the only thing his sweety pie Gavin does these days. Pathetic dribbling hypocrit.

Dean said...

Bryan Law behaves like Gavin's crazy uncle. I don't know at all what he stands for, it seems to change week to week.

Well done to the Far Northern Region on having the equal highest rise in crime as reported in the Courier Mail. Equal with the Gold Coast, we've had an 11% increase. The statewide increase is 6%.

Who would've guessed that removing back-room police admin staff, closing support and treatment clinics and putting thousands of people out of a job would lead to an increase in crime?!?! Newman will probably now show 'decisive action' and re-fill the position of all the staff that took big packages.

Anonymous said...

Bit like this shit blog site, won't publish my fucken rants about you pack of whingers and labor thugs, ahhh fuck it. hahaha

Mick said...

Bryan Law has really shot himself in the foot by supporting a party that wants to dredge the inlet. Judging by today's compost article, it means we will be able to have bigger and nastier naval warships coming into port. Get those dicktogs out Bry!

Anonymous said...

Soon we will have a congaline of juveniles and felons waiting in cattle trucks waiting to go before the Courts which will be well and truly bottlenecked because of the rise in arrests. After sentencing the juvenoles and felons can then go back to their cattle trucks because there won't be any staff in the prisons.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 12:37: *yawn*

Anonymous said...

Its 'fucking' not 'fucken'. What is it about right wing retards and their spelling?

Anonymous said...

The only thing that matters to Lying Bore is getting his name in the paper. If he has to grovel to Gavvie and the Cairns Post, then so be it.

Second Anonymous said...

The Leaders Forum was merely a meeting of LNP aligned groups brought together to get them singing from the same hymn book.

To have members of the ALP present would have been a total embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

trout was claiming that Cairns crime has fallen under his and minister kings watch, his words not mine on 846 lnp this morning, what aload of cockspank

Anonymous said...

Apart from the obvious snub to Bob Manning, Gavin King has again indicated he is in clear breach of his Oath of Office which all MPs swear on becoming a Member of Parliament, and that is to represent their electorate "WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR". Does King understand this? Moreover, the Mayor should have been at that meeting and facilitated it, not the local Member of Parliament. Does King understand what his job is?

Frank said...

It seems you are right, Ms Elly-May (23/10, 12:04). Did you see today’s Compost story about Ms Hancock and the Chamber of Commerce?

Anonymous said...


Spoke to a worker today who will be affected by pay cuts, had not heard that before. He only earns about 35,000 a year as casual hours so he reckons may as well have been sacked as even with both him and wife working the combined income is the same a full time income elsewhere for one person. I would like more transparency from King about job cuts. The anger is a bit scary, there is real and very raw anger out there. I have voted L-NP for the very last time.

Anonymous said...

Lying Bore's words about Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King from February this year confirm what ignoramus duplicitous fools they both are:

"What I need to know about any man or woman is the integrity, authenticity, and credibility that lies behind what they say. I know Gavin is highly principled, and he puts those principles into practice.

He is a talented and principled young man willing to take a personal risk for what he believes in .... he will make decisions and advocate for Cairns in the state parliament. Gavin King is committed to social justice and community engagement."

Brian Law (18 Feb 2012)

Lying Bore has the credibility of gnat.

Ms Elly-May said...

Barely had the words been written, Frank, when up popped Barbie.

Anonymous said...

Saw King at a function today. He looked very uncomfortable and seems to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown, clearly out of his depth!

Anonymous said...

Saw King and James outside a Chinese restaurant yesterday. A funny little man was lurking nearby, carrying a brown paper bag.

Anonymous said...

Look at this pack of sad dribblers! They wouldn't know an economic or tourism policy if one rammed them up the arse and rang a bell!

jim-bob jnr. said...

Yeah, right Anonymous 09.55. But we sure as fucks sake know what a Mayor SHOULD DO and what a Member of Parliament IS SUPPOSED to do. The point is, do you know?
King "committed to social justice?" Like throwing old and sick people out of high level nursing homes, booting pensioners out of caravan parks, sacking tens of thousands of workers, taking the taxi subsidy off the disabled people? This is "social justice"???

Mark Davis said...

Speaking of promoting economic activity, has anyone seen any reports from advance cairns on their numerous trips north, or from the State Government's special envoy, Jeremy Blockey, on activities designed to help cairns and FNQ cash in on the economic book in PNG?

These activities were wholly taxpayer-funded in the case of Mr Blockey and partly taxpayer-funded in the case of Advance Cairns.

Dean said...

Uh-oh, people are getting their hands on facts! Poor Campbell, he's going to have to start watching his back for the knives.

http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4316162.html

Might be good news for Cairns, it's obvious Newman has no time for King and the town will get nothing while he's in charge.

Anonymous said...

Nary a word Mark Davis. But its like all the taxpayer paid junkets overseas, no-one ever hears of any outcomes.

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