Minister for Environment Andrew Powell released the LNP policy on crocodile management in Cairns to the community last December. Fair to say MacKenzie has been livid with rage about the issue since then. How dare "his" ministers defy "his" wisdom?
MacKenzie then dragged a crocodile farmer from Gordonvale into the argument, one Keith Cook. MacKenzie has been spruiking a plan they hatched up to bag all the local crocodiles for $70K per year - a small fraction of what the Queensland Government cost would be to catch and relocate. Australian Croc Traders of course is happy to kill them for fun and profit.
Cueball even promoted this $70K solution to Joh Bjelke Newman during a phone call on Tuesday. Clearly cautious of getting embroiled in any of MacKenzie's schemes, Newman demurred to Minister Powell.
But Minister Powell is the enemy now, you see?? Because
|THIS "AMERICAN WOMAN" IS NOW THE SUBJECT|
OF JOHN MACKENZIE ATTACKS AS THE
REASON WE STILL HAVE CROCODILES
Because as MacKenzie and Cook demonstrated yesterday, the battle lines are drawn: save the crocs by moving them, or kill the crocs for profit. So vociferous is the support by MacKenzie for Keith Cook's business it smells more like "cash for comment" - a complaint made more than once to the ACMA regulators.
Cook and MacKenzie then went on to charge Minister Andrew Powell with corruption as his electorate of Glass House is the home of the Australia Zoo and this wicked foreign woman who wants croc management instead of fat profits for Keith Cook's Australian Crocodile Traders.
MacKenzie is clearly becoming disillusioned with his LNP mates as he sees all of his ideas ignored or gutted. But his charge of corruption against Minister Powell is a new low even for this broadcaster.