A NOTE FROM THE BLOGGERS
The regular readership of this blog has almost tripled just since the last Queensland state elections - we had expected community interest to wane after the elections. But clearly the community is concerned about the issues that WE'RE concerned about too. This is a positive step forward.
However the blog has been under attack by those who don't hold the same regard for transparency and openness that we do. Comments are being sent to the blog that Blind Freddie can see are designed only to enable the aggrieved to seek recriminations against the publishers. These posts are cloaked in statements that agree with the blog, but then make statements that are likely defamatory because while we may agree, we only publish what we reasonably believe is true.
These kinds of statements have included things like
- "Cairns has a Member of ------ fixing government contracts"
- "----- is clearly a fraudster"
And other things like this. Obviously we don't publish such comments. And several of the comments have been traced back to IP addresses that tend to confirm our view that attempts are being made to set us up.
The regular readers and commenters need to ensure that they're not over the line. It's better for all of us.