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21 September 2013

LNP DOMINATION MEANS RETURN TO "GOOD 'OLE BOY" CLUB AND ANTAGONISM TOWARDS WOMEN AND OTHERS

Other media outlets have already noted the low numbers of women being appointed to ministerial positions in the new Tony Abbott government - with only one cabinet-level woman being named, even the Afghan government has more women in positions of power.


Callers to the Cueball show this week included two men who both made virtually the same observation - that 'we got rid of Val (Schier), Anna (Bligh), and Julia (Gillard), and now have returned to proper governance with men in power".  While this return to neanderthal days is unfortunate, there is evidence that this neanderthal thinking is now being extended to others who "aren't normal".

Much to the chagrin of Cueball MacKenzie, an increasing volume of complaints on the performance (and lack thereof) of state MP's are gaining traction in the community.  The pathetic performance of Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King has been evident from day one.  But the other two FNQ MP's are now being called out for non-performance.  Member for Barron River Michael Trout has been little more than a whipping boy for his dark master Campbell Newman.  He was unable to stop location of Boot Camp Version #1 at Kuranda, and was thrown under the bus after that failed.  His contributions to the Aquis proposals have been virtually non-existent and questions have been raised about financial benefits to his "Blazing Saddles" venture.  And even David Kempton is taking a flogging from the Daintree area residents - he's apparently become Mr. Invisible as the government abandons their commitment to mains power north of the Daintree River. 

It is in this growing environment of dissatisfaction that preselections are being contemplated for the next
Queensland election.  With much of Queensland ALP in disarray, Cairns looks fortunate to have an ALP candidate that's demonstrated the temperament and public service dedication, and he likely would return Cairns to the Labor side of the ledger.  Cairns nonRegional Councillor Rob Pyne.  Then again, with so much hostility towards Gavin King apparent even among hard-core LNP members, a trained chimp might beat him.

With the growing indications that Pyne is going to throw his hat into the ring for this seat, attacks on him under the guise of "empathy" are circulating in the community - and in some cases from the Green side of politics.  On social media, well-known Mr. Sheridan lefty Ivor Morgan has made the comment that 'while he'd love Rob (Pyne) to be a candidate for the Cairns seat, he might not be able to handle it, you know, being 'like he is'".  Certainly a despicable description of Rob's need for, and use of a wheelchair.

Coming on the heels of Campbell Newman's discontinuation of two programs for those with disabilities (taxi wheelchair subsidy, and the federal NDIS legislation), Ivor Morgan has stupidly supported the LNP rollback on equal protections of those that aren't "able" white men.  His knowledge of history needs a little tune-up - the most productive American President in history, Franklin Roosevelt, steered America out of a depression and thru a world war all from his wheelchair, as a polio survivor.  

Anyone that's seen Rob Pyne in action knows that his chair is no impediment to his performance either.  His wife Jenny corrected Morgan for his ignorance, pointing out the extensive travel they've done since the accident that put him in a wheelchair.  Travel that's included Japan, China, New Zealand, as well as across Australia - more travel than most able-bodied Australians have done.

Cairns and FNQ are looking increasingly like a pariah at all levels of government as we struggle to get our needs met.  We can't succumb to ignorant attacks on viable candidates for ignorant reasons.  Experienced local candidates need to be encouraged from all quarters to replace the nodding yes-men we've mistakenly put into office.

34 comments:

NYM said...

Queenslanders rooted themselves well and good when they gave an inexperienced Premier Newman the biggest majority ever with no opposition to speak of to keep the bastards honest. Im not a big fan of Gavin Kings but anyone with even a smidgeon of political understanding would realise Newman doesn't give a shit if the LNP keeps the seat of Cairns or not because he doesn't need the seat to stay in government. He doesn't need Barron River or Cook either. They are excess to his needs to govern with a comfortable majority. Hence Newman has arsewiped Cairns. If Queenslanders want fair, equitable and accountable government, there has to be a reasonable sized opposition. If King had been elected along with a decent sized ALP opposition, one just a few short of the government numbers, he would have had bargaining power. Newman could not have afforded to arsewipe him.

Anonymous said...

The lack of women In LNP ranks is because very few intelligent and capable women would join that party. You only have to read the comments on pro LNP FB pages if you need evidence of that. The Cairns Post made it frontline news that Cairns received some health funding and the Hillbillies are euphoric about how our local members are " delivering" for Cairns. The LNP's tactics are obviously working , as people already seem to have forgotten how many jobs and how much funding has been lost to Cairns in the first place. Now we are supposed to be grateful for a few crumbs coming our way ? Bring it on Rob Pyne !

baeabb said...

Now that we have fallen into the stupid situation where the LNP have total monopoly over our lives in FNQ it is surely time to wake up to the inherent danger there is in this before it becomes entrenched. The scare that Entsch received indicates that there is discontent so not all is lost as people acknowledge that there is an imbalance through the way they polled. Perhaps the high number of informal votes is indicative of this as well... though that would need informed comment from scrutineers to determine whether they were deliberately informal or as a result of confusion between the state and federal system. Re Rob Pyne .. proven track record, physical incapacity acknowledged but this certainly hasn't held him back so far and also shows that he has the guts to overcome challenges. As the present member for Cairns hasn't the guts to stand up to Newman surely the obvious thing is to elect someone who has this capability. And besides that quality add the other major requirement for a Representative of our region ; someone who knows and understands the needs of the peoples of FNQ. Something else the present member for Cairns has failed to comprehend.

Ivor said...

You should get your facts right before foaming at the mouth illbilly,the gist of my comments was that he would be a good Mayor for Cairns rather than entering the cess pit of QLD politics, no where in my comments did I mention,disability.I have a son about the same age as Rob and would show the same concern,OK?alright?.Now lets see your mugshot.

Ivor said...

And you didn't show the printed words on my Tshirt clearly

Anonymous said...

Has anybody noticed how the imminent invasion by crazed muslim asylum seekers from PNG into Cairns has suddenly become a non-issue? Yet nothing has changed. People are still being sent to PNG. Why aren't Warren, King and McKenzie concerned anymore ? How about the budget crisis ? All sorted by Hockey in 2 days apparently. All the Murdoch press can report on is some perceived leadership battle in the ALP. Who cares? Let's see the same scrutiny applied to the Abbot government as to the Rudd/Gillard governments.

Anonymous said...

What a joke pyne was the biggest leaker and white anter of val sheeruseless. And good. To see ivor exposed a real pommy gutless whiner.

Bazza said...

the compost has not released any comments since last Tuesday, cant afford the real truth to be out there.

Anonymous said...

Let's all get over this lack of women in Cabinet thing too. Those women are well off, they have bloody good jobs and are well paid enough. The real issue facing Australian women is that women are bearing the brunt of the LNP's austerity measures in that tens of thousands of women are losing their jobs. It was mostly women in aged care, childrens services, health and the public services who lost their jobs thanks to Newmans axe. It will be women who will suffer the most job losses when Abbott starts taking the axe to public services. So who gives a shit if Abbott only has one woman in cabinet when tens of thousands of women around Australia will be tossed out of work?

KitchenSlut said...

King v Pyne?

All my worst political nightmares have now come true!

*sob*

ruby said...

Yes, bring it on, Rob Pyne. We want a candidate who has earned respect through working for the community, not a toxic arsehole who endlessly praised himself and shit on others while writing his own column for The Cairns Post. We want a candidate who puts the needs of others before his own bloated ego. We want a candidate who goes out to humble community events like feeding the homeless instead of blabbing endlessly about himself on Mackenzie's crap one-sided radio program. We want someone who is going to unite the community not polarise it. I reckon Rob Pyne is the man for Cairns. Toss the King out on his right royal arse and bring in a real Champion for Cairns.

Anonymous said...

Bring back Kirsten Lesina.
We need more women, real women like Kirsten.
Kirsten was not afraid to tell it like it was.
She will stand up for Cairns.
Go girl !!!

Anonymous said...

Agreed, ruby. Pyne is a true blue representative of the people who has earned respect the right way, through working for the community. He has my vote.

Hamish Krint said...

Rob Pyne certainly works hard for his money. My concern is that if he enters state politics, he might still be a minnow, particularly so if Labor are still in opposition (methinks it might take at least another term to get the numbers to defeat Newman), so wouldn't he be better off going for the CRC mayoral position instead? I would think that is attainable for a man of his talents, and he could do a lot of good work leading a Cairns-focused team from there???

Emerald said...

Rob Pyne is a populist politician who can't make a hard decision and cannot be trusted with sensitive information. Irrespective of what party you support,elected members have to make hard decisions from time to time that are unpopular and this bloke just won't do it.Rob is well know to be anti Tourism and anti development.You only need to look at the way he votes at every Council meeting.He votes no for the sake of saying no and not because it is in the best interests of the community.His fakebook page is full of like minded dreamers and distorters of the facts.
Our area will stagnate under a member such as Pyne. LNP will win the next State election by a lessor majority and to have a socialist mentality representative as our rep will mean we get nothing at all and will be in the wilderness. We are better off we a member who is aligned with the Gov of the day.
That is what is best for our area but i do accept that this fact would be hard to accept from the ALP and LNP super loyalists.

Anonymous said...

Kirsten Lesina is one of the reasons King was elected. Nothing wrong with her motivations and ideals, but I believe she was too young and inexperienced, especially when she had to make amends for her predecessor's dwindling interest in the job.She also lost a lot of support in her council division prior to the election. I hope that whoever gets preselected will start asking the hard questions. King has had a dream run so far, with absolute minimal scrutiny. I noticed he has also stopped the scare mongering about the imminent invasion from PNG. Funny that...

Anonymous said...

I find it really ironic that before the election Mackenzie's crisis was that the boat people placed in PNG would head south and overwhelm our resources. Today,Sept 23,the new abbott government is not only going to continue to use PNG he is going to expand Manus Is.Poor old Mackenzie will be having a major meltdown.Pearl and the two bills will be on double their medications.The end.

Anonymous said...

McKenzie won't give a shit and neither will King. They both know it was just scare mongering to get Entsch re-elected. It was a well coordinated campaign launched simultaneously across a variety of media. It worked. Never mind that it was ablatant lie.

Bob R. said...

"Emerald", is that you Kingy in drag? Make "tough" decisions do you now? Yeah like handing back the $32 million given to Cairns by the Bligh Government for upgrading the CBD to Newman as a means of ingratiating yourself and getting a portfolio for your own little precious self? That isn't "tough" but self serving selfish deceit. "Tough decisions" like telling Manning to hand back the $45 million to Newman allocated for the Entertainment Precinct, because you knew bloody well that Tony Fung had his AQUIS proposal on the drawing boards. That wasn't "tough", that was cunning and deceit. "Tough" as in tossing hundreds of people out of jobs in Cairns. Yeah you can call that "tough", others would call it bloody heartless. Can't wait to see the day you get tossed out.

Anonymous said...

A populist leader is what we want in Cairns. We all recall the way people rallied behind Cairns Mayor Goodwin on the East Trinity development. Pyne has the popularity and respect to rally the electors of Cairns into one fighting unit to put pressure on the Newman Government. He is exactly the right man for the right job at the right time. As for the old socialist bogey, well people remember the old socialist SGIO and what happened to house insurance premiums once insurance in this state was given over to private enterprise. Corporatisation is pretty much on the nose these days.

Anonymous said...

Emerald is probably King or Russo. I reckoned the news about Rob Pyne would scare the shit out of them, and too right, here they are on HBW spruiking shit.

Night Owl said...

Pyne is right in switching to State politics. He is a populist and that is what the city needs to have clout with the Newman Government. Pyne has worked hard to gain respect and support within the wider community. He got out in his wheelchair and met people, talked with them, listened to them at just about every community event in Cairns. By comparison King sat on his arse in an air-conditioned office and wrote smart fart articles bagging everyone and praising himself to the roof tops. Then he sat in Mackenzie's 4CA rathole and took over the talk-back show for months, talking about himself. What a difference between the two of them. I'll be supporting the one who gets out in the community and listens to people. In fact Im going to volunteer to help Pyney. I reckon if we get a landslide win, that will send an instantly clear message to Newman that he cannot continue to treat Cairns with contempt.

Anonymous said...

Cairns definitely needs a populist politician to finally stand up for the area. We have gotten shafted for way too long by lazy local members from both sides (of the same coin).

If environmentally sensitive development is anti-development then I am a three legged dog. Go pyney!

Emerald said...

Not a Pollie,not even close but a person who has our town at heart. Something that most of the dipshits that comment on this blog would have no concept of understanding.
My point was not about ALP or LNP and the past but about my concerns for future representation. Qld has an $81 billion debt-fact. Bob R do you know what that means or what the ramificiations are for us today?
I'm not happy with the LNP either but the LNP didn't do it or do you just think because it's just nmubers it means nothing. Someone at sometime needs to make some hard decisions.The ALP have never had to pay off a massive debt.
Sure Pyne will support measures to do it- bullshit he will.
Pyne is a constant contributor to this blog and others in the past and leaks Council info.Council knows it and so does a large majority of the business community. As a representative, he lacks guts, professionalism, balance,and an understanding of our local economy. That is my opinion.

Anonymous said...

I reckon Robs the man for the people and for Cairns. I dunno though how the people versus the media and all the money the LNP have will end up. The LNP is rolling in the dough But I reckon we'll all put up a bloody good fight in trying to get Cairns put back on the map again thats for bloody sure. Too right Ill be out there helping Rob. King can piss off and write his poison stories for the courier mail and all the other Murdoch rags selling himself as a senator for the LNP.

mickwow said...

Emerald,apart from being concerned about
our town,which last time i looked is
actually a CITY,what have you actually
contributed in the public arena?People
like you shit me.Pyne comes from a
family who have always contributed for
the right reasons, what has that punce
King done for Cairns since he blew into
the city,except be a polarising prick.Jus
t one thing that he has achieved,the
bootcamp fuck up,the city place fuck up,
the dredging of the inlet fuck up,the
culturalprecinct fuck up...come on
EMERALD just one achievment you wanker.























































































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Bob R. said...

Emerald old china plate, when you write about someone who lacks guts, professionalism, balance and an understanding of our local economy, you're describing King to a T. King can't even front the crowds at public forums that's how gutless he is. As for "balance", do you reckon he ever wrote impartial, fair columns? Lastly, understanding our local economy. Frankly, Pyne would have far gained better insights there from his lengthy experience in the Council. As for the Queensland debt, it seems you've swallowed the "kool aid" as the Yanks say. Its the same ole same ole scaremongering the right wing in the USA did in order to sell off all of their public institutions to corporations. Queenslands debt is not large by other country standards and we still have a AA rating. Australia still maintains a AAA rating, and the investors are still coming in big time. You Tories are nothing but scaremongerers using fear and smear to win government.

Anonymous said...

To true Bob R .Didn't QLD and Australia under Labour keep their double and triple A rating and recently WA under the libs loose theirs!.

Anonymous said...

A populist politician will have the people on side. That gives him a bloody lot of clout and muscle in Parliament. Pyne is the right man at the right time for Cairns.

Anonymous said...

Im all for Pyney as well, good man. I reckon he's gunna shit it in next election. Wish people would get over this lack of women in Abbott's ministry bizzo but. I mean what decent woman would want to hang out with a sleaze like Abott I reckon. Thats my take on it anyway.

Anonymous said...

Pyne, if preselected, has a good chance of winning Cairns back for Labor. King's performance has been absysmal for what is historically a safe Labor seat. The ALP needs a strong candidate for Barron River to claw back Trouty's margin.

Robbo said...

I saw on the news that Joel Thomas is having a go at the election. This bloke represented me in court. He's a top bloke, a real bulldog lawyer that smashed them for me when I was in some strife. I reckon he would go great against that idiot Newman.

Anonymous said...

I hear the ALP have some good people throwing their hats into the ring for State pre-selection. There isn't any doubt that some seats will be reclaimed by Labor in the next election, however the Newman government can't possibly be defeated. I wouldn't write King off however. He's got the local media all stitched up which does count a lot.

Observer said...

King is a master of using misinformation and sophistry. I wouldn't write him off either. He's got the survival instincts of a shit house rat with its back to the wall. Wait and see, he will have plenty of tactics up his sleeve.