It's now Michael Trout's turn to "roll back" Joh Bjelke Newman promises to Cairns, and FNQ. Prior to the election, Campbell Newman made as a "firm commitment" to Cairns a policy of "zero tolerance" for crocodiles in the city. In his policy statement, trumpeted on 4CA to the glee of John MacKenzie, Newman promised North Queensland $1.5M to implement an exclusion policy, along with removal of all animals in urban areas.
Cairns Regional Council, asked to produce a "crocodile management plan" under this promise, created a plan which included exclusion areas (Lake Placid and Freshwater Creek), which will require barriers to be constructed with this shared $1.5M fund. However in the last few weeks, the word was handed down to council staff - no, there isn't $1.5M, it's really only $500K. And actually, both the $1.5M Newman election commitment and the sneaky, revised $500K commitment are lies. The real commitment is even much less - only $380K, according to Newman's own budget summary (page 18).
LNP fuckers cut a $1.1M out of their "firm commitment" to Cairns, with "Backhoe" Trouty being told to man up, get out the KY, and explain it to Cairns. When it comes to Cairns you see, everything is being done at discount prices. Wait 'till you see what the Bruce Highway upgrade looks like after these cheap ruthless LNP fuckers finish stripping money out of it. Curtis Pitt has got his work cut out for him keeping the bastards honest.
So today "Backhoe" Trouty is charged with explaining his lies to the community. Even more difficult then explaining how that other guy's backhoe got from Smithfield to Daddy's Kalinga farm.
Trout now claims that "he doesn't believe exclusion zones are possible", instead wanting councils to endorse "zero-tolerence zones" that conveniently require council-paid patrols. As we warned just a few days ago, Trout, like his other Cairns mate Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King is now being hung out to dry by their Brisvegas LNP masters. Used and discarded in Newman's quest for a premiership.
All the Member for Reptiles is proving is that he's no better at deception than his two brothers. But the ratepayers are already proving to be wise to this LNP bullshit and even our sleepytime council isn't going to have the dosh to pay for LNP promises.
Get used to the crocs, Cairns. They're here to stay. But the real reptiles are the ones you foolishly elected.