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16 August 2013

TRINITY LUNCHEON USED AS A "MEET THE LOCALS" FOR NEW MESSIAH TONY FUNG - DID HE RECOGNISE THE FRAUD HE WAS PRESENTED BY OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS??

The second-annual Trinity Luncheon (sponsored by Audi Centre Cairns) was held today in a fenced and guarded compound under a huge white marquee on the waterfront.  The exact purpose of the event isn't very clear - there's some fund raising (for COUCH), a fashion show of clothes no one in Cairns would wear here, and a wonderful six course lunch (an entrĂ©e, a main, a dessert, each preceded by a liquor course).

Where else can you go to see a middle-aged city councillor in a "fuck-me" chiffon dress?

And after the obligatory thanks to our Aboriginal brothers and sisters for allowing us to lunch on their land for absolutely NO money, the talk around the tables was all about Cairns' new messiah, Tony Fung, who was invited to speak to this gathering of political and business leaders.  

Mr. Fung sat with family members, watching this display of North Queensland extravagance (such as it is).  And he couldn't but help notice the contrast between the Cairns being touted INSIDE this marquee, and the Cairns that was barely excluded behind the metal barriers and hired security guards.

Between courses the audience was treated to a spring
fashion show - "Fascination with Fascinators".  And as the vacuous looking Cairns teens paraded up and down the runway trying to balance on the world's most ridiculous shoes, the distant and growing louder sound of music began to distract the audience.

At one table, an elderly woman said to no one in particular, "what is that horrible music"?   One of the organisers was heard complaining to a councillor, who just shrugged. 

A marquee full of Cairns' whitest white people, watching a
parade of Cairns' whitest young models, while 100 metres away at Fogarty Park the opening event of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, the "Big Talk One Fire" was tuning up.

That horrible music.

We've all been told that zillionaire Tony Fung is a "long time investor" and has had a home in Queensland "for years".  Do you think he may have noticed we have black people living here?

The Fung family children are largely Canadian/American educated.  Where as Asians, as Chinese, they were part of the multi-ethinc fabric that is a feature of those countries.  In the Manning Council's pandering attempt to woo more Chinese investment to our city, they decided to put up some Chinese-looking gate on Grafton (formerly Sachs) Street.  Which, whenever mentioned by John MacKenzie, is coupled with his sniggering memory that it was "all opium dens and whorehouses".  

You've got to wonder about the leadership in Cairns who decided that a gathering of Cairns leaders and thinkers wouldn't at least have a few token members of our aboriginal community.  Or a Chinese fashion model or two.  But they're oblivious. 

The Fung Family learned a great deal about Cairns and FNQ today.  We wonder if they stopped and had a chat with the OTHER North Queenslanders on the way back to their five-star port apartment.  Those people weren't cowering behind a fence.





25 comments:

CBD Warrior said...

Kudos, HBW! I was at this event today, and I knew if felt somehow odd but couldn't put my finger on the problem. You absolutely identified the shortcoming, which should have been obvious to all.

Maybe it should have been titled "Fascination with Fascists".

CBD Tarzan said...

Kudos my arse .I reckon your in the sack with Hillbilly CBD scumbag. Your type would go to the opening of a shithouse door ya failed retailer,councilor,furry puppet and sucessfull jerk. I bet you were sucking up to get as close to the trough as possible

Emma Chisit said...

We had dinner in town last night and wandered along the Esplanade enjoying the weather and the holiday atmosphere -we also followed the music. It was wonderful with dozens of Indigenous musicians and many families enjoying the music. This was a happy family friendly place and we were outnumbered by so many Indigenous adults and children -what a great way to see Cairns as it really is -not the sanitized version at the "Lunch". What a sad reflection on Cairns. Mr Fung, if you are reading this, the crowd at the concert is more like the real Cairns, not the "whites only" function you attended.

Ed in Edge Hill said...

I too was at the luncheon. Your description of one un-named female councillor made me roar with laughter this morning when I read it - spot on!

Several residents at our table, including one that was chatting with Entschy. They were all talking about how much their property values were going to soar in Yorkey's. I guess they don't get out much - you go to any casino town in the world, and property values around the casino go DOWN. Who would want to live next to something like this?

Anonymous said...

Looks like one little troll mustn't have got an invitation and has a case of the envies.

Anonymous said...

What an idiotic comment, whoever wanted to purchase tickets for the event which was widely advertised could have attended. To cast racial & personal slurs over an event is just pathetic, you need to get a life rather than being a pessimistic blogger! V.B

John S. said...

You're not wrong there Ed. I'm coming across morons who all think they're going to make their fortunes or that if they can stand on two legs they are guaranteed a cushy job for life out at Aquis. Then there are the self employed contractors who all think that because they are LOCAL they will be guaranteed work on AQUIS. Sad how people delude themselves. No wonder ColorRun chose Cairns to scam.

NYM said...

I wonder if the hoi polloi mentioned tidal surges or cyclones with Mr Fung? We can all recall how certain people were most concerned with the impact of natural disasters when Val Schier put her plans up for the Entertainment Precinct. Where will all the 10,000 guests and 2,000 staff flee to in the event of a Cyclone moving in? That's one hell of a lot of people to transport away in a hell of a hurry.
Yes, Cairns residents are agog at the thought of rising property values. Doubtless the carpet baggers and speculators will get in on the act, but in the long term property values will deteriorate.
A mini city is being built in a relatively small area, people crowded, vehicle crowded, with helicopters, seaplanes, seacraft from hydrafoils to water taxis and jet skis and endless motor vehicles will be travelling to and fro. There will be light shows, fireworks, noise, more helicopters and seaplanes. The beaches will always be crowded with people. Not the stuff which would enhance property values. Yorkeys will no longer be a laidback idyllic beach suburb but a sardine like can of people and noise.

Tony Hillier said...

It was wonderful to see so many indigenous families enjoying themselves on the Esplanade last night at CIAF'S drug-free 'Big Talk' concert, while only metres away the political weasels and business bods were complaining about the "horrible music" emanating from Fogarty Park and engaging in 'Small Talk' while fawning over Mr Fung and getting pissed!

Surely HBW and Ed in Edge Hill were not alluding to the former DJ and publisher of 'City Life' Cr Coops in such disrespectful terms?

ruby said...

I think you will find that the Fungs noticed the bakgwei didn't invite any blacks to the shindig, Hillbilly Watch. Chinese, especially those who have lived in the West, do notice when a society isn't inclusive.

KitchenSlut said...

"Where else can you go to see a middle-aged city councillor in a "fuck-me" chiffon dress?" Oh dear Ritchie what were you thinking? Oh wait! It wasn't the same councillor who was somewhat circumspect over her attendance at a function hosted by that assassinated Pakistani mate of Kevin Byrne? What was his name again?

Smithfield Sam said...

Say there VB, I don't think the complaint was so much about the "all white" audience as the lack of inclusion by the promoters of indigenous performers and models as part of the entertainment. We all know white people will always find a place and a method to exclude the off-colour members of our society.

Anonymous said...

masterbates yesterday seen chowing down on a steak sandwich at the RSL. keeping company with the former publican of the cape york, WTF?

Anonymous said...

also said they were told to talk up the project and how Fungs son lives in cairns and how they had our best interests at heart just like the lying wanking and his groupies

ruby said...

I agree with your point there Smithfield Sam. The bakgwei boys club running this city are going to have to learn to involve the non-whites more if they want Chinese tourism to be successful. After all if the Chinese just want to see bakgwei only there are plenty of other countries they can go to. We have an exciting range of aboriginal and torres strait artists and performers in FNQ. I'm not impressed that a fashion parade was put on for the entertainment instead of some of our indigenous performers.

Anonymous said...

Paul twit Freebody was seen at villa romana after washing 10 cars at his thriving Carwash cafe business before walking across the road to meet his fat over weight hippo wife. Carwash forsale Freebody house forsale Freebody land forsale.. Everything is up for sale as Freebody thought under water world was a sure bet!

Anonymous said...

Did all those councillers pay to be there - or did mr manning pay for them all to be there for 'bums on seats" as it was organised by Events Nq - which is also owned by??? looking around the room i noticed a lot of the sponsors on seats, where were the general public - surely anyone could have paid to be there - hey even i got a free seat...

ruby said...

Oh alright people, let's just stop the personal abuse. There are some very very serious issues associated with the AQUIS proposal and I'd rather we concentrated on discussing those.

Anonymous said...

It sure looks like an Events NQ do! Is that Claire I see in the background?

Anonymous said...

Ruby, as you say negativity towards doesn't achieve much, if anything, than the personal feeling of venting, however, talk is cheap.

Short sighted voters left this city with a useless and dysfunctional council, paperboy, a smell and not much else, so whilst we can talk about the very very serious issues around Aquis, what really needs to happen is a change in the mindset of local people to accept we have all been left short changed by the local, state and federal government politicians who have been voted in.

Ruby, can anything we say hear about Aquis make any difference to what the others have already planned? I would like to know your thoughts

Tony Hillier said...

Ruby, you're absolutely right. The environmental impacts are obviously a huge concern. One issue about AQUIS that has hitherto not been properly aired is the huge traffic increase, which would make the northern access to Cairns as congested as the city's southern approach, and no doubt mean extra lanes. What happens when Yorkeys gets cut off, as it frequently does during cyclonic flooding, when the roundabout goes under water?

Hamish Krint said...

When it all goes under water, what a great opportunity to bring out the dragon boats!!!

ruby said...

Anonymous 11.52, you asked if any of us have any sway with the hoi polloi running this city, and therefore the AQUIS project? Well I do know that certain peoples do read HBW, and I know for a fact that the local Cairns Post has picked up on a few distinctive phrases (they were mine, so that is how I know they were found in here) from here and used them, but overall I think we would have little sway. However, HBW is an excellent conduit for sharing ideas.
I don't know how genuine Tony Fung is in listening to the public. The fact that he has only given us ONE MONTH in which to put all our concerns out is a fairly good indication he isn't very interested, wouldn't you say?
There is still apparently an environmental and economic report to come from James Cook University. In the meantime, I would like to see AQUIS conduct a public forum whereby people can put forward their concerns. I recall the Japanese developer DAIKYO did this back in the 1980s when they moved into Cairns. It would be an idea to raise that with AQUIS, that the Japanese did not hesitate in meeting the public head on at widely publicised public gatherings. We expect the same courtesies from the Hong Kong and Chinese.

Anonymous said...

The 1800 staff accommodation has me worried. You cant say this is for local people. Is Fung going to use this AQUIS resort as a cover to get Chinese to bypass the immigration regulations, ie get on a temporary work visa, then have that extended, then work on getting people permanent residency? That's just my thoughts. I am suspicious I know, but 1800 staff accommodation units have immediately roused my suspicions. Yeah I read where the PR people hired by Fung are saying that locals will be employed to work at the resort, but I smell a rat, a big one. Theres something more to this than meets the eye.

John S. said...

The simple minded of Cairns are easy to fool. Dead easy. What AQUIS will do, I predict, is to employ a handful of indigenous staff plus a few whites initially and The Cairns Post and Mackenzie will joyfully tout this as being "proof" that AQUIS are employing locally. After the goodwill publicity, the indigenous and local staff will disappear and all be replaced by imported staff. Oh a couple may be left for PR purposes only. But the 1800 staff accommodation units speaks volumes that Fung intends to import his workers. The fucktards in Cairns will be completely and forever fooled so why worry?