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Cueball has said Cairns is suffering from "hundreds of car thefts" (or maybe this is hundreds of crocodiles, I can't keep track of the bullshit). In fact Cairns had 64 car thefts the first three months of 2013. A horrible figure to be sure, but a long way from hundreds. Cueball has previously made statements like "dozens of bicycles go missing from Cairns Central every day", and "hundreds of teens are terrorising the CBD", also bullshit. With the new statistical openness by the QPS (a welcome move), this kind of hysteria is now being defused with FACTS.
And then the facts made MacKenzie look like a damned fool when they were revealed. Townsville? 312 car thefts in the same period! And an overall crime rate DOUBLE that of Cairns!
And from MacKenzie, no mention of a real Queensland Police issue, with the QPS already looking to be in the cost-cut buzzsaw of Joh Bjelke Newman's government. Police are looking to be demoralised and angry with the changes implemented by the LNP and now their pay is under attack.
On Friday, Cairns Non-regional Council Mayor for Vice Terry James came under attack by Martin "Psycho" Tenni and a regular Smithfield clown who demanded that Council stop the
And a later caller pointed out the obvious - IT'S THE LAW.
Councillors and yes even our local LNP hacks all took an oath that says they will do their jobs "to the best of my ability and according to law". We all know this was an alien concept to the Queensland government when Tenni was a minister.
Cynics however suggest that the whole Rex Theater fiasco was a product of the then development department manager Peter Tabulo, who was subsequently knighted as City Manager with no competitive process by Mayor Bob "Sleepy" Manning. During last week's Council meeting this same development department pushed thru an approval of a medical centre project (with one negative vote, Cr. Pyne) on Sheridan Street adjacent to Florence - with only SEVEN car parks. This despite Main Roads insisting that this was grossly inadequate, and in VIOLATION OF LOCAL LAW. So much for law enforcement.
Merchants in the Civic Shopping Centre can look forward to more of their carpark being using by clients of this medical centre, thanks to their councillor Richie Bates and the out-of-control CCC development department.
And later in the day we were told that a medical office project was approved for the Rex Theater site - with 60 CARPARKS! Obviously from a developer who has more concern about his customers and the community than jamming a few more bucks in his pocket.
Terry James may not like continuing the Rex Theater prosecution, but the "old boy's club" rules of protecting the incompetent may be the guiding philosophy.
We have local LNP MP's and a mostly new Cairns Council who all mouthed the phrases "zero tolerance" and "common sense government" as the panacea for everything. But as they continue to exhibit their own lack of common sense the community is getting very cranky with the lack of action and grossly stupid decision-making (like the Kuranda Un-Boot Un-Camp).