|ONE OF THESE IS A WORLD-CLASS PERFORMER. |
BOTH USE THE SAME HAIR COLOURING.
CAN YOU NAME THEM?
|ROBYN HOLMES AT THE PONIES|
The employment of Calderwood marks a return to Cairns for this spotty performer. Formerly employed by Cam Charlton's Kleinhardt Business Consultants, he famously was appointed as CEO to Skyrail's management of the Hong Kong Ngong Ping cable car project. Shortly after capturing the 30 year contract, an operational failure that caused a car to fall 50 metres resulting in criminal negligence charges saw the entire Australian Skyrail management team sacked, including general manager Bill Calderwood. This came after a series of glitches that eroded Chinese confidence in the operation of the line. It would seem that this event, in the eyes of the Chinese, would make Calderwood ineffectual as a competent representative of Cairns business. To the Chinese, the Hong Kong episode makes him, and by extension Cairns, poison. Good move, Manning!
These are all retrograde moves for the new council and state government, confirming Cairns' new status as "regional backwater". The changes at Advance Cairns in particular look to decapitate this organisation from their work to expand the Cairns economy, with the focus now unified on unchecked development and tourism. And with the organisation chaired by the affable but undynamic Cam Charlton, the ejection of progressives and moderates across the city looks to be mostly complete with the right-wing radicals in charge, leading the hillbillies back to the bad old days.
Boganville has well and truly returned.