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.