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13 January 2014

ON OR OFF? DELAYED OR NOT? GAVIN KING WADES IN TO THE DISCUSSION WITH EVEN MORE NONSENSICAL DOUBLETALK


Just December 20, Gavin King told the Cairns Post:

"Member for Cairns Gavin King said he hoped the licences would be granted by July".

'Aquis believes the process provides the clarity and speed required to ensure Queensland stays ahead of international competition in this market. . . '

The stories clearly aren't adding up. . .we look forward to the next episode of. . 

AS THE CASINO TURNS


74 comments:

TAS said...

The great Aquis con is easy to perpetrate upon the gullible and greedy half-witted leadership of Cairns, but it's not so easy to con investors - especially those so-called Chinese freaks and weirdos that the paperboy speaks of.
Simple truth is: the Fungs can't flog the project to investors. There is no money, the project is dead. Go back to sleep Yorkeys, nothing going on here..

Anonymous said...


No, the stories are not lining up. AQUIS have not made any protest with the Post article, probably the source, so will go with Cairns Post being right.

Anonymous said...

King on Macca this morning: This bloke really is dull and unimaginative when he speaks. The flat cynicism of a back country tabloid journo still visible through the chipped veneer of a tacky spruiker for the desperate and wealthy. He has well and truly become the politician he so despised and ridiculed in his previous existence. A man with no vision other than private foreign investment and cutting red tape, and he cant even get that right. With nothing left to hang his hat on, watch Gavin lay claim and take credit in the coming weeks for the blessed miracle of "City Centre Alive" A council project he has shat on in ten different kind of ways, not least the diversion of most of its funding out of the city. Gavin will make the speech and cut the ribbon for a job that only Council or State Labor could ever achieve. And then hope that's gonna be enough to get re-elected...

Tony Hillier said...

The Fungs have put their cards on the table — no casino, no deal. So, what will be the next bluff in the poker game that is Aquis. Who is the real joker in the pack?

LoveWarrior said...

Seems like there's more chance of finding unicorn shit than seeing this project come to fruition. Nonetheless, my opinion is that the majority of patronage for Aquis will be ethnic Chinese. Can someone explain why Chinese punters would hop on a plane and fly over the top of Macau on a 9 hour flight to stay in a Cairns hotel? I doubt they will have more than a passing interest in reef activities or be traipsing through the Daintree? Pulleease!

Anonymous said...

That's right love warrior. They can visit the Reef and the Daintree right now and satisfy their lust for gambling at the Reef Casino, Cazaaaly's or Brothers..At the clubs they will even get a courtesy bus and a cheap meal thrown in and also get a first hand experience of suburban Australia at play. No glitzty show at Aquis can beat that for originality and a true bogan experience.

Peter Senior said...

The Cairns Post asks the question in its poll today: 'Should the State Government fast-track a casino licence for Aquis?'
This is completely the wrong question.
The right question is, why is a State Government licence needed at all?
Surely simple national rules relating to criminal actions and sound governance should be adequate. This is just the Queensland State Government interfering yet again in what should be purely a local matter.
Perhaps the State Government really does want North Queensland to resurrect the drive to become a separate state. Or better still, remove this middle tier of government in favour of a minimum national government and enhanced local government.
John, there's a good question to put to Gavin next time you talk with him!

ruby said...

Meanwhile we are still waiting for our new performing arts theatre, waiting waiting waiting now since 1996. So come on Manning, give us some more bullshit.

Anonymous said...



I listened to 4CA for the first time. He sits there reading the paper to people like they are in their sick beds. Then Newman came on and reported how people were stopping him in the street in NSW to tell him they had heard about all the amazing things he was doing for QLD. They really wished they had someone like him. I got some vomit in the back of my mouth but was comforted that Gavin went all the way back to 1992 to blame Labor.

How can people with intelligence vote for this rabble? Seriously?

Anonymous said...

I find it rather funny that if Aquis falls over the Manning (some say led) council will have to go back to the drawing board and ask for another 100 million of free money again to build a civic centre as Aquis was going to build one for the ratepayers to hire out. After we turned down the last free offer the pollies will be laughing so hard we will be lucky to get funding for a used prefab toilet minus toilet seats and door handle.

Tony Hillier said...

The great unwashed don't exercise intelligence when they vote, Anon y Mouse 10:35. They vote for the party that Murdoch and his minions (aka editors) want!

Anonymous said...

Today's appearance by Newman and King was totally pathetic. I think that licence might be going somewhere else. That's probably why Fung wants to buy the Reef Casino. He'll use that licence for Aquis if it ever goes ahead. So what will happen to the Reef Casino ? Even Gav's loyal fans, apart from the odd brain dead groupie, were stunned by the announcement. He's been shooting his big mouth off and now he has egg all over his face and his fancy new suit.

Anonymous said...

anon 10;35 -we don't/didn't.

Anonymous said...

This project is a mirage. It is a financial fantasy and will never happen as anyone familiar with the economics of casinos will tell you. It is embarrassing that so many in Cairns seem to think there is substance to it. Anyone who knows even the basics of assembling a project of this size would also well know the procedures and timing involved including the vetting of any potential casino licensee. One wonders if the Fungs, by promising this Yorkey’s fiction, were simply trying to steamroll this screening process to get their hands on the Reef Casino with as few questions asked as possible? Why can’t the draft, supposed 500 pg, EIS be released to the public now so they can have more time to consider? It was originally planned to be released about now anyway

shanghai said...

wow the Indonesians want to value add their minerals why cant we ? we should be able to make the cheapest steel and have the cheapest power in the world but na cant wont happen ? why ? just another prolonged period of head shaking again by shanghai

Anonymous said...

Anon 14/1/14 16:37

Well it was a fantasy it would start July 2014. The hype was here, the hype was there, in fact the hype was everywhere. Now it is exposed as just that, hype, the government back away saying they never engaged in such speculation.

All of a sudden the process timetable gets an airing. It was not the case in the link HBW provides when July was "speculated" by King as being possible.???

So many other aspects are equally questionable, even more so, and those more expert than me suggest much is pipe dreaming. We are not allowed debate so those negatives will have to be aired if they arise. No wonder ALP stay silent, good chance of self destruct for King as we see happening Federally.

Anonymous said...

Newman rubbished and dismissed those who have raised genuine concerns about more gambling facilities in the community, just stopping short of calling them wowsers. McKenzie and King obediently sniggered in the background. King can snigger all he wants. Looks like he is the mushroom, being kept in the dark. Or should that be a FUNGus !!! He wouldn't have been happy with today's Cairns Post editorial which had another go at him.

Observer said...

ROFL Newman obviously doesn't understand that self-praise is no guarantee of popularity. But I have no doubts that Mackenzie was slobberingly deferential to Newman to the point of causing acute stomach acidity and nausea in the listeners. Have you ever taken note of how Mackenzie's voice changes when he is fawning up to someone? It gives me a good chuckle when I hear his inflexion change.
As for AQUIS, I don't think we have heard the last of this. It is too huge a political carrot to dangle before the gullible voter to let go of.

Anonymous said...

As a general observer of life in Australia this is what I have seen recently. James Packer appears to have money and has built casino hotels (Macau)and recently won approval for a casino license in Sydney.

On the other hand Fungus appears to be a developer, may not have the money to do what AQUIS is and does not have approval for a casino license.

So as the general observer, can one presume that with actual money to invest and money spent on the EIS and actually engaging the community in the process that dreams become reality?

I am interested in the views of others why Packer is going forward and Fungus is stagnant.



Anonymous said...

HBW

A picture of a clown is better than profiling the paperboy, unless of course your intent is too profile the paperboy.

Name recognition is everything in politics, therefore, why not refer to him as the paperboy from now on

Anonymous said...

Wpnder why The Cairns Post is taking shots at King for? Trout is the Member for Barron River and should be the one taken to task.

Anonymous said...

Well King has been claiming credit for it as he usually does. So now he's got to take the blame instead of ducking for cover, as he usually does. Trout has been very quiet….next thing Freebody will start flogging his water park again...

Anonymous said...

Anon 15/1/14 13:22,

What has the post said about King, is it in the paper version?

He took a shot at them so fair is fair I guess. It was AQUIS promoting pie in the sky dates and he rode that hype for all it was worth. He was saying LNP were the ones that cut red tape, that fast tracked the process etc so lent credibility to the date AQUIS quoted. He did have a role in promoting that date but does not want responsibility.

Would be interested in what they said if anyone can provide a link or quick summary.

KitchenSlut said...

Forbes updated their Hong Kong Rich 50 list for 2014just last week. Still no Tony Fung?

http://www.forbes.com/hong-kong-billionaires/#page:1_sort:0_direction:asc_search:

Anonymous said...

This is a leaked email from a Liberal Party member
...............................
Gavin King, Member for Cairns, has asked that we distribute as widely as possible, the information below.

Can I please ask that you support Gavin, Michael, David, et al in this by ensuring that anyone who is casting aspersions is quickly corrected so that our Members of parliament can get on with their priority, which is having this very significant project materialise, for the good of all.

Kind regards

Densig

-----Original Message-----
From: Cairns Electorate Office [mailto:CAIRNS@parliament.qld.gov.au]
Sent: Monday, 13 January 2014 2:29 PM
To: Dennis Quick; Dennis Quick; Trent Twomey
Subject: Gavin King statement on Aquis
Importance: High

From Member for Cairns Gavin King

Dear LNP member,

The recent articles by The Cairns Post about Aquis "delays" and "red tape" are false and highly damaging to the project and the process. The articles have also gutted the recent economic confidence gradually building up in Cairns since the LNP was elected to office in March 2012.

The claims of delays and red tape are false speculation, aimed at selling newspapers.

The speculation about "18 month" delays is based on thin air, and is completely untrue.

The state government is extremely disappointed that we were not contacted for comment or a response to these claims before the Cairns Post went to print with its inaccurate story on Saturday.

Let me be loud and clear - as your local members, Michael Trout, David Kempton and I are working hard every single day to make this project happen. We want it to happen as soon as possible, but we also want due process and probity to be followed.

No project in the history of Queensland has been treated with such swiftness and efficiency as the Aquis proposal, particularly in terms of the EIS process by the Coordinator General's office.

In contrast and comparison, James Packer's bid to build a second casino in Sydney is still being assessed more than two years after Mr Packer first publicly announced his intention to build the project in February 2012.

It is timely to remember that Aquis was only publicly announced in August - six months ago!

The only milestone and timeframe that matters now is March 31. This is when the Expressions of Interest for casino licenses closes, and that is when we will all know which proponents are serious about building a world class integrated tourism resort project.

Then, and only then, will we have an idea of how long the process could take.

If, for example, there are 10 projects/proponents still standing as at March 31, it will obviously take government longer to assess the proposals then it would if there are only 1 or 2 projects/proponents left standing as at March 31.

To that end, I am incredibly pleased to inform you of a media statement the Aquis Resort has just released (2pm, Monday January 13) confirmed they will participate in the EOI process through to March 31.

I urge you to outline the above facts to your colleagues and friends to counter the negativity and damage caused by the Cairns Post's recent articles.

Kind regards, Gavin

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM AQUIS RESORT - ISSUED JANUARY 13, 2014 “Aquis Resort at the Great Barrier Reef wishes to confirm that after discussions with the Queensland Government it intends to lodge appropriate documentation to pursue a new regional casino licence to allow the development of the Aquis Resort at Yorkeys Knob as soon as proper probity and processes have been followed.

Aquis looks forward to working with all levels of government and community to bring Aquis to fruition as soon as possible.”

JOHN MACKENZIE'S HILLBILLY WATCH said...

Bloomberg's updates the world's billionaires list DAILY.

No Fung here either. Not even close.

http://www.bloomberg.com/billionaires/2014-01-14/cya

Anonymous said...

Hahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahaaaaaaa cough cough. Paper boy has tongued the arse of Major Cant do (I will leave the army now sir coz I don't want to be posted overseas) that he is now parroting him........Let me be loud an clear......Fuckwit Turn your hearing aid up paperboy the electorate are looking forward to voting you out you are finished. Possibly you should be nicer to your past employer or all the things that you enjoyed about holidaying in Cairns will actually require an aeroplane flight and wont be called home as you seek employment in Newmans buttsville wanker.

Anonymous said...

Gets more and more curious all the time doesn't it?

Tony Hillier said...

Stop Press:

EX COMPOST HACK AND BIG NOTER BITES THE ORGAN THAT MADE HIM WOT HE IS TODAY

In a classic tail [sic] of dog eats dog, the Kens Member For Subservience today savaged our fearless daily organ for having the temerity to cast mild aspersions on the veracity of his pronouncements, aka PR work, on behalf of the family Fung and the humungous Acquire resort project .....

Anonymous said...


Gavin King does not seem to understand how it works going by that email. If their EOI is successful they will still need to make full submission and they will be given the same amount of time to do that even if they are the only one left standing. So time saved by only a few applications would not be that significant. After the license is approved, DA submitted to council, tenders submitted it would not be much earlier than July next year.

Cairns Post back to what it does best I see, spruiking real estate. Oh dear, I was hopeful for a second.

Anonymous said...

Gavin's letter says: "No project in the history of Queensland has been treated with such swiftness and efficiency as the Aquis proposal, particularly in terms of the EIS process by the Coordinator General's office."

Has Gavin not been following this at all? The draft EIS which went to the Coordinator General's office (i.e. various govt departments for analysis) on 1 November - and we were repeatedly told by all the mighty powers would be out for public review for a six week consultation well before Xmas - is STILL not out and we now hear is not coming out at all in its present incarnation. For shame. Release the EIS to let the public see what's up or poor Flanagans might not get paid by the Fungs!!

I ain't joking. Them Hong Kongers pay COD.

ruby said...

Anonymous 21.25, I know who you are now, LOL. Well thank you Hillbilly Watch and all you people who have posted here. It gives us a bit more information behind the delays. As someone else pointed out, the LNP propaganda machine went into hyperdrive way too fast.

Anonymous said...

Love it - "tongued the arse of Major Cant do".
Makes me wanna be tongued as well.
Give it to me Gav.

Bazza said...

Spot on Ruby, the sleeze bags are all trying to squirm their way out of this, wank McKenzie states why didn't we realise what the process is and the disgusting piece of excrement KING was behind the whole misleading rip off.
The stupid money hungry investors in real estate have been sold a whole lot of crap and the estate agents are just as guilty, will be interesting to see who starts class action against these parasites for misleading propaganda to recover their losses.

Anonymous said...

Even "Pearl" was rubbishing the project today....And McKenzie had to cut off the vile Bill from Brinsmead in the middle of a racist rant...Why the hell he gives that lunatic any airtime at all is beyond me..

Anonymous said...

I was told by a senior LNP party official today that Canned Do-Do detests the Paperboy with a passion and has told people in Brissy that he will not allow LNP party office to bankroll Gavvy's Cairns campaign as even he wants him gone!

They also told me the Paperboy has been looking for jobs interstate! Perhaps that ulcer might suddenly become more serious and we will see a by-election in Cairns!

TAS said...

From the Guardian on-line. This is the fickleness of tourism and the reason Fung will not find investors for the big Aquis con. Just apply this test to yourself: would you bet the house on this project?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/16/sharp-drop-in-number-of-chinese-tourists-visiting-australia

KitchenSlut said...

A bid for a casino licence in the Whitsundays! However I cant find any evidence that "Zepong Group" have six casino licences in Macau as reported? The Macau regulator is actually not that bad have I missed something?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-17/asian-business-group-to-bid-for-whitsunday-casino/5204916?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Queensland_Online&utm_content=news&utm_source=RoamMedia

Anonymous said...


From todays paper regarding license approval process.

"To proceed to the next step, these parties will now need to clearly demonstrate that they have experience in design, development and operation of large scale integrated resort and entertainment projects, or will be part of a bona-fide bidding team," Mr Walker said in a statement.

This is interesting, do they have experience? Maybe why the shares are so much lower than his bid price, some may wonder the same thing.?

Anonymous said...

Gavin King said the Reef Casino license took 4 years but that does not appear accurate. It was listed on the stock exchange as Reef Casino Trust 2 years after the Queensland called for submissions. So not sure what date they did apply but it would have been approved within 2 years. It opened January 2006 so then the license becomes operational so perhaps that what confuses him. He should just shut up.

Anonymous said...

Latest news is the Whitsunday region is also proposing a Chinese funded casino and entertainment development. That makes three up and down the Queensland Coast as the Gold Coast has received a proposal as well.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else get the feeling that Trouty is hedging his bets by telling us that "millions of dollars are needed for the upgrading of all local roads in the vicinity of Yorkeys if the Aquis is to go ahead" he goes on to say that he doesn't know where the money will come from. The perfect get-out when Aquis totally folds due to "unforseen funding problems"?

Anonymous said...

In Redcliffe today street talk is newmand and his lnp are in trouble but king is well and truly gone

Anonymous said...

In Redcliffe today street talk is newmand and his lnp are in trouble but king is well and truly gone

Anonymous said...

Trouty and his concerns for the 'Smiffield rounderbout'' Surely there are voters with more than half a brain that will vote this idiot out next election.What a twat!

Anonymous said...

Anon at 14.52. Trout is testing the water to get us sucked in rate payers primed and greased to foot a lot of the bill for headworks for this eyesore.I can't see QLD gov paying for it all.What a con job.

Bob R. said...

Dunno how you can be so bloody confident there Anonymous 20.12. Those of us old enough to remember old Joh Bjelke can recall when we believed his government would be voted out for certain, yet election after election it didn't happen. Never take anything for granted chum, that's my advice.

Anonymous said...


Cannot help but wonder if by chasing the "impossible dream" we may have deterred more realistic developers.

Anonymous said...

great day in redcliffe yesterday i hear , on the campaign trail" our assets are not for sale" littleman well and truly on the nose

ruby said...

I agree with Bob R. It is sheer stupidity to write the LNP off or even to hedge that King will be done like a dog's dinner. This is Queensland, not any other State. It was Queenslanders who gave Pauline Hanson the greatest political power across Australia when they elected 10 State MPs for the One Nation Party. They elected 10 State Members despite One Nation only having a few policies on their platform. It was Queenslanders who elected a man as Premier who had no parliamentary experience whatsoever and who gave him nonetheless the greatest majority ever in Australian history. Looking at the history of the Queensland voter, I would never be prepared to make any confident predictions.

shanghai said...

14,000 chinese coming in the next two weeks how many are going to see the pagoda in grafton street bugger all I guess but good to see aussie dollar falling as it should be good for cns but reflective for cactus island Asia's quarry get in more debt whilst the sun shines ay...

Anonymous said...

There aren't any delays you tools. It was announced in aug 13, subject to approvals. They are still on track, but with 8 applicants for 2 licenses there are no guarantees. You lot are carrying on like it is approved! There MAY be delays down the track who knows?
Most of the above is just nonsense from spoilers who are either jealous or just bitter. Get a life and stop listening to Macca....

Anonymous said...

Anon 21:02 - Well we were told since last year by local politicians and media that it was all fast tracked and ready to go by mid 2014.

The EIS was submitted to the Coordinator General on 1 November, with an announcement that it would be released to the public before Christmas. Now, according to the CP, it won't be released till May 2014. Clearly, the Qld Government has had a look at it, declared it as shite and sent it back for a major re-write. That it has failed a first run at the Newman Government's already lax environmental standards is very concerning.

Lillian at Yorkeys said...

Curioser and curiouser . . .

I think it's a cause for pause when the EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) for the 'resort' - which should have been issued by now - is now being 'held over' until 2015. It was lodged with the Qld Govt months ago, & surely it's been completed by now, & why not issue it now, so we can see what potential impact this project has on the Barron River Delta.

For in fact, if this nuttiness goes ahead, that's what they will be trying to do - build the whole thing in the Delta.

If you were looking for somewhere to build a house, why would you build it in the middle of a river, one would ask.

Surely there is 300 acres of cane land elsewhere that would be way easier to build on? Surely.

Interesting comments above that Fung is not registering on millionaires lists...

Lastly - isn't this more of the same that Cairns has suffered with for so long - ie. putting all our eggs in the tourism basket?

Why aren't any of the powers that be pushing ahead for infrastructure, government departments moving up here, supporting and improving agriculturre, new industries, & so on, that might benefit us, rather than just banging on about more tourism. A silence from all concerned, I would think.

It seems none of those in power have any ideas other than to promote more tourism, now allied with gambling, & with no environmental or ethical concerns.

Jannie said...

Our current government does not want to regionalise. They want the power to be in Bris Vegas. Sacking 14,000 public servants two years, most of which came from regional areas like Cairns and Townsville.

Bit by bit they are clawing back the functions currently done by public servants in Cairns to Brisbane. They are also clawing back access to data so that we can no longer access it or report on it at a regional level. Only those gods in Brisbane have the power now.

This state is going backwards in so many ways...

With a premier who believes that the 3am lock out of alcohol-serving venues is not going to work, when it has been proven to significantly reduce the violence on our streets, in other states and other countries throughout the world, it is plain that he is protecting the alcohol industry. For what reason? Perhaps they were significant contributors to his being elected.

Hamish Krint said...

All is solved! From now on Newboy will be sending all and sundry refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to regional QLD, and they build, staff and bet in the Casino. What a bonanza!!!

Anonymous said...

Much better Clown Suits available from Cairns Costume Hire, Mulgrave Road near the Showgrounds!

Bob R. said...

Yeah, well maybe you lot should be watching the escalating tension with Indonesia right now more than anything else. Another war, folks?

Anonymous said...

Heard Mckenzie and some of his regular hillbillies moan about the ABC's perceived bias against the coalition. That's absolutely hilarious coming from the shock jock's one sided LNP propaganda station. They're that dense they didn't even realise the irony of that statement. Yes, and John and his hillbillies are now also whipping up anti Indonesia hysteria and are spoiling for a fight. Tossers..bats, crocs, refugees, itinerants and anti green, anti alp propaganda , endlessly repeated day after day after day...

Anonymous said...

Dunno Anonymous 19.58 how you can bear to listen to the deranged old hate mongerer, Mackenzie.

FNQer2 said...

I agree, Bob R, more focus should be turned to escalating tension with Indonesia. I am there at the moment and today's Jakarta Post carries 2 large articles - front page headline "Tension with Oz escalates as RI deploys warships". "A number of Indonesian Navy warships have been deployed and four Air Force defence radars have been programmed to closely monitor the southern border.......We are watching 4 radars in ......which all face Australa" Air Force chief spokesman Air Commodore Hafi Tjahjanto said. "If we notice any border violations, our air base in Makassar will be ready. Australia is reachable from there" and on it goes about Navy warships being deployed closer to the southern border etc. So let me get this right - we give them HOW much monetary and other aid; are first there when they are in trouble, and yet they carry on like this? And our useless ABC inflames things by beating up unsubstantiated reports from illegals about how our Navy mistreated them -
more likely they suffered minor burns to their hands whilst trying to disable their own engine". God give me strength!





Bob R. said...

Yeah FNQer2, we do give Indonesia aid, as we give PNG aid, as we give aid to the Solomons as we give aid to many other countries. We give them aid because they are, compared to us, poorer countries. So what are we doing with the asylum seeker boats since Abbott took over the shop? We're towing the boats back out of either international or Australian waters and leaving them in Indonesian waters. Australia is a signatory to the conventions on asylum seekers and refugees NOT Indonesia. Indonesia never signed that convention. We did. You're throwing up a red herring mate. Indonesia has a right to be pissed off and Abbott through his fucken arrogance and incompetence is leading us straight as a die into conflict.

ruby said...

Anonymous 13.08, regrettably I fear you are correct. When Val Schier went and lobbied for all those funds for Cairns for the Entertainment Precinct, which contained:-
*a new state of the art regional performing arts theatre
*a public plaza
*a new multi-storey car park
*extensions to the Convention Centre linking it up with the performing arts theatre
*a regional museum
- the money wasn't given across to her easily. She had to fight for it. That amount of money is given across for a REGION, not just a city. The kids across the region of Far North Qld. would have used the new performing arts theatre for their yearly Eisteddfods, for example. (Now over 3,000 kids attending yearly).

We experienced the worst example of political bastardry ever witnessed here in the far North when Manning handed the lot back after promising electors when he campaigned for Mayor that his Unity Team would build a new performing arts theatre a lot cheaper.

We are still waiting for it, while watching Manning continue to bullshit. Meanwhile our Civic Theatre continues to become more and more obsolete because of its outdated design.

There isn't any money in the kitty now to build a new theatre OR to build a new multi-storey car park OR to extend the Convention Centre. There aren't any investors out there either to go into a "public/private" parternship either.

I doubt Fung ever had any intention either of building a theatre to be "hired out by the community". This was nothing more than a sweetener to appeal to the bogans and yobbos.

Bazza said...

@ FNQer, The ABC report on injured non illegals is a piss in the ocean compared to what this mob of fools we have in gov are doing to our relations with Indo, and there is a lot of graziers who share this concern. How about you give us your opinion on the bias of news ltd.

Anonymous said...


The next Macua is touted to be Japan. Casino is still illegal in Japan but that is expected to change soon, very soon. Already big names are lining up like MGM, Las Vegas Sands and Wynn and a lot of support for a new industry to be born before the 2020 Olympics. It will over take Manilla as the next Macua as Manilla is too far for high rollers. So if Manilla is too far? This maybe a game changer if the Fungs feel the market will become saturated by the time they open, they need to be open next year really, not 2019.

Observer said...

Its "THE PROGRAM" the LNP talk about. Jailing people who oppose them, killing off undesirable migrants, killing off welfare recipients, turning the government into a big corporation with no responsibilities towards the public since all public institutions will be sold to corporations, with the Prime Minister as CEO and the LNP as shareholders earning huge profits. The neo-conservative program which will see us end up like the USA is today with most of Australia's wealth in the hands of a few individuals while the 99% struggle to live.

Anonymous said...


Abbott is like George Bush, everyone hated the US when Bush was the POTUS. Arrogant warmonger types.

Hamish Krint said...

BUT, Rabbit is flinging $200 for newlyweds (and others) to get some counselling to improve their relationship i.e. keep working, keep the kids off the street, don't bust up and look for welfare housing, or the dole, or extra medical. At the cheapest rate of $75/hour (some practitioners charge $150/hour) this will get you a couple of hours of wisdom! Never let it be said that we don't do anything for bogans!!!

Anonymous said...

Of course the minister responsible for introducing this idea Hamish will benefit as his wife operates at marriage counselling service.

Anonymous said...

Another Catholic initiative from this Vatican-led Govt -has anyone counted them lately? I suspect the proposed new GG genuflects too.

Anonymous said...

I reckon the LNP are using Aquis as a political carrot and will announce all sorts of stuff during the election campaign this year. Wait and see. Of course it doesn't matter if it all goes pear shaped and goes up in a puff of smoke, Entsch was successful in attracting the bogan vote when he put out the carrot of a rectangular stadium during his campaign in the last 2010 Federal Election. As Bob R, put it, the bogans out there sucked it up like a bottle of piss.

Anonymous said...

I was right -not only does the new GG genuflect he has just been awarded a gong by his friend Pell obo the Pope. Catholics rule this country.

Hamish Krint said...

new GG is a good catholic.....some background - The Catholicism he was raised with was, he says, a ‘robust’ faith, rather than a ‘finely-tuned, passive faith’. In the 1950s, during Peter’s childhood, being Catholic was as much a cultural designation as it was about belief. In the suburbs of his youth, religious brothers and sisters taught in schools and ministered to communities, and politics and faith intermingled even in the pews of the church. Wonder if he was a S.A. victim at any stage?

Anonymous said...

Wonder if, as a good Cstholic, he has ever heard the words, "Thou shalt not kill!"