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4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News Led by John "Cueball" Mackenzie

11 October 2013

MORE PIECES OF AQUIS PUZZLE START TO MATERIALISE LEAVING QUESTIONS ABOUT REALITY OF LOCAL JOBS

A local engineering company hired on for the Aquis Great Barrier Reef project has been given, as their first task, design and documentation for the "building across the road".  This building was labeled "1800 staff accommodation" on the website, and in the original Queensland State Development website.  The presence of blatant onsite worker accommodation has triggered questions about the jobs that were said to be available.

Now take a look at the cuts being made by Joh Bjelke Newman in job skilling across Queensland.  Big cuts at Cairns TAFE (at least two construction-related courses, electrician and carpenter, are losing staff).  Skilling Queensland is being gutted.  We should be ramping up TAFE and related construction training.

Where are the thousands (9000-16,000) of skilled construction workers going to come from?

The James Packer Barangaroo Casino project ("only" $1B) is said to need over a thousand "guest workers".  Aquis will require thousands more for timely construction.  The cost of finance forces big projects like this to build 24/7 so that costs can be recouped more quickly, and Australia clearly doesn't have thousands of idle workers available to build this project.

Local engineering firms like Arup have thousands of workers worldwide, and they've already begun offloading Aquis work into other Arup offices.

Campbell Newman cleverly announced the final piece of this puzzle yesterday.  In a press conference at the end of the Queensland Plan meetings, he's announced that he wants "an immigration deal for Queensland to take migrants if they agree to settle in regional Queensland".


The Tony Fung Aquis Employment Act.


With James Cook University increasing its outreach for Chinese students (the visas for which generally result in few real students but lots of prostitutes to service the town), the only question remaining is:  how many jobs will actually go to locals?

It won't be a big number. . . . .

The headline on the Aquis website says "Creating a Global City".  Reminds me of the episode of Twilight Zone, "To Serve Man".



22 comments:

NYM said...

Well done Hillbilly! However very few of the local yokels have picked up on the 1800 "staff accommodation" units to be included in the complex. They are too busy with their heads thrown back, eyes closed, regurgitating over and over, "Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs". This entire deal between Fung, the Cairns Regional Council and the Queensland Government has all been largely secretive and obviously nutted out at closed meetings. I see where Manning is now saying that he won't go ahead and build a community performing arts theatre, but will wait and see what Fung will offer. MANNING didn't get any mandate from us, the public on this! I cant help but wonder whether this was the plan all the time.

Anonymous said...

I think it was the plan all along and it explains the vicious campaign against Val. The claims about the waterfront site being required for port expansion was just a clever distraction. Follow the money. See who's bought property out there before the project was announced. Closely scrutinise those who are awarded fat contracts and see if they have any political connections.

Ginger TheRedHeeler said...

I can't wait to see all the kick-backs and pay-offs come to fruition. I not much of a gambler but I'm betting that several local pollies will end up profitting nicely in either property sales or positions in Fung-owned companies.

Anonymous said...


The Facebook page had a few hundred likes then all of a sudden a new page with thousands of likes, near 9000??? I wanted this to be good but so many questions to be answered and yet no response. Missing logic packets. We have Sheraton Mirage, 1.2 bn Ella Bay integrated resort and then all the construction workers do what? All one type of industry, all one market. Needs clearer heads that what we have. Could be good but really, really needs clearer heads.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever stopped to think why people are so excited about the jobs? Would this have anything to do with the great job Wanking and wet fish are doing to get our communities economy going again? How funny will it be when they all lose their seats at the next election and Palmers party/ALP take the credit for this. Actually that would be true of the ALP as this project has been around for 8 years and received preliminary approval that long ago. King and Trout are scammers. Trout denies no knowledge of his families significant drug and other criminal activity empire and is such a stupid fuck he expects everyone to believe he is innocent. Tell us about your land purchase at the knob wet fish, did Stench the real estate agent tell you about this?

Anonymous said...

I don't know why everyone is so surprised with this. The resort is mainly for Chinese tourists who arrive on Chinese planes, go out to the reef on Chinese vessels. Hell, our supermarkets are full of Chinese fruit and vegies so work it out for yourself where the food will come from.. The place will be built by Chinese workers on $5.50 aus and hour and the staff who speak manderine, like the Shangri-La today(Oct 2013) will have Chinese staff working on miniumum wages getting language and work experience and accomadated in the above. Thats all the LNP Australia wide are ever good for, selling Australia. the end

Anonymous said...

Sad to think that many ignorant locals think their kids will get jobs at this resort. If they are lucky, cleaning toilets and gardening may be about it, but all other jobs wil be for Chinese workers.

Shanghai 2 said...

Anonymous said...
"Sad to think that many ignorant locals think their kids will get jobs at this resort. If they are lucky, cleaning toilets and gardening may be about it, but all other jobs wil be for Chinese workers."

That's how it's going to be ...
In the 21st century
Asians rule !!!
Get used to white trash.

Anonymous said...

This will not go ahead FFS think about it 4k million that is a lot of money ,where is the return, the freaks and weirdoes, gav wanking member for cairns words not mine demand a return so do not put your house on it as it will not fucking happen

Anonymous said...

The fight will be just who will pay for the infrastructure. The state government won't help because they say they need the money for their pay rises. Rate payers? By the time the developer coughs up for a new road, sewage plant, water, etc etc etc there will have to be enough for the actual development itself. I can see rate payers having some kind of levi for all of this.

Anonymous said...

I already have a job for you Shanghai2. You can clean my shitter and keep my property tidy. I'll pay you more than you would get in china, lets say $5 P/H. You can start tomorrow. Billy Bob

NYM said...

RATEPAYERS will have to cough up. You reckon Fung is just going to allow open slather community access to his performing arts theatres, his sporting stadiums, his swimming pools, for NOTHING??? You can be your last rates monies, we will be asked to cough up the lolly.

Anonymous said...

I had a conversation about the so called employment prospects with some people one night while out at a club. Funny thing, everyone there said that the "global village
concept of Tony Fung's would act like an open crack allowing Asians to bypass our immigration procedures to pour into Australia. Give it say 10 years of operation and what's the betting that Cairns and district has a population of over 2 million. Are these the hundreds of thousands of extra people that King spoke of on Mackenzie's program???

Shanghai 2 said...

Suck it up White Trash !!!

We are coming to take over.

A new era of Colonialism is dawning.

No more little Asian boys and girls to be the pleasure things of you, you white trash!

Anonymous said...

Whatever, AQUIS will change this region forever. If you thought the population increased in the 1980s following the opening of the international airport, you ain't seen nothing yet! I predict the region from the Marlin Coast to the Cassowary Coast will explode to two million within ten years. I also predict FNQ will not be a pretty sight and we will lose our attractiveness forever.

Ginger TheRedHeeler said...

NYM, this time I'm with you 100%. Who else is going to pay for the new roads to access Yorkeys? It has to be the rate/tax-payers. The politicians are already well on the bandwagon about how fabulous this new resort will be - what's a few billion dollars to actually fit it into Cairns? They won't have to cough up for a 'cultural precinct' of any sort once we are all forced to attend the privately owned, privately profit-making one at Aquis.

Anonymous said...


The truth of the matter is....

"The billionaire developers and politicians behind these ventures all believe they can lure Chinese high-rollers away from the territory. A Chinese businessman who has often entertained wealthy clients in Macau’s casinos adds that the new Chinese leadership’s crackdown on official corruption and flaunting of wealth are leading clients to consider new venues far from its reach: “Beijing has too many cameras watching us in Macau.”

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21584995-although-it-has-growing-number-rivals-macau-worlds-casino-capital-set-new


Mass tourism not the aim it seems. I read that Crown Casino has most customers local but it is the few high rollers that pay the bills. .

Observer said...

Yes things are getting hot in Macau and the Chinese Government is cracking down on corruption. It could well be that AQUIS is a front for something nefarious. Ive been wondering a lot about all the units and employees accommodation units. Is the purpose of AQUIS to be a safe haven for people on the run from the Chinese Government? I don't know for sure, I am only speculating. However one thing I do damned well know is that Cairns is full of naïve bogans, its Council is incompetent, its Federal Member a lazy boozer, and its State Member, a dickhead. We are a sitting duck for whatever organised crime from Asia to pour into.

shanghai said...

hey shanghai 2 fuck off u imposter your not sarcastic as me i have have cult following hey hbw stop this rubbish ill get kev brown unto uos

Bob R. said...

Just found out yesterday that the Councillor for Yorkeys Knob - yeah the one that nobody knows, Jessie Richardson has run away from people in Yorkeys Knob who want to talk with her about their concerns regarding Aquis. ANOTHER Unity Councillor like Funnell or whazisname Brain who nobody ever hears anything from and who does nothing. What a cushy great bludge those people are having, well paid, just to kark their arses around the Council table, raise their right hand to Bob and say "AYE", then piss off and lay around their house all day long.

Maurice said...

The Labor-liberal-National Party ... That's right folks ... the two major parties are really the same
party ... have been selling our jobs overseas to multi-national companies for years. They have also been allowing multi-nationals to gut the profit out of our small and medium sized businesses. but still you buy the propaganda that you have to vote for one of the "two" major parties. Look at the corruption within them, travel reimbursement rorts, using union credit cards to by sex and then brazing it out AND being allowed to by other party members ... This level of corruption only happens in single party despotisms.

Bob R. said...

Yeah Maurice, they are EXACTLY the same hey? EXACTLY. Newman says during an election campaign, "No public servant need fear me," then goes and sacks up to 20,000 public servants. Now come on, when did Labor ever do this? Out with it. You have stated both parties are EXACTLY the same.
Rudd raised pensions as soon as he was elected in 2007. Howard has pensions frozen for 6 years. Now, according to you, not raising pensions and raising pensions is exactly the same. How do you explain that?
Labor introduced Disability Care, the greatest welfare reform since they introduced Medicare. Now the LNP have never introduced any welfare measures, but you say they are EXACTLY the same as Labor. So explain yourself.
Come on, we are all waiting.
Oh the LNP are going to lower the tax threshold so that people on lower incomes will have to pay tax. Labor had it set at a much higher rate, but you also say this is EXACTLY the same. Labor introduced a mining tax so that all Australians could share in the mining wealth. The LNP are going to abolish it and give Palmer and Gina millions and millions of dollars. Now explain how this is EXACTLY the same?
We are all waiting.