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

20 May 2014

LNP LEADERSHIP AGAIN HANGS ENTSCH OUT TO DRY - INSURANCE COMPANIES GET GREEN LIGHT TO CONTINUE THEIR PILLAGE OF FNQ WITH ENTSCH NOW BEING SEEN AS TOTAL JERKOFF

What's the difference between Warren Entsch and Halley's Comet?  One's a giant ball of hot flaming gas, the other's just a comet.

Warren Entsch, who's done bugger all during his previous Howard Government term, took on as his benchmark issue this term the massive insurance price hikes that have been dished out by an unregulated insurance industry on Far North Queensland.  Unfairly.  And Massively.

Well we've now seen the results of his election as Member for Leichhardt, and Minister of Blogs.  Nothing.  Well, nothing is too kind.  Really, less than nothing.

In the just announced budget, this "life or death" issue for Far North Queenslanders was given the mighty Tony Abbott LNP "FLICK".  The issue received:

•  $4M grant for a price comparison website (which other, non-governmental websites, already do)
•  $12.5M for insurance "engineering assessment grants".  

What are these engineering assessment grants?  They're corporate welfare to the insurance companies!  Instead of the companies incurring the cost of evaluating a home or unit complex for insurance, they're now doing it and getting paid for this work by the government!

So our lazy, drink driving MP Entsch has not only failed to do ANYTHING about our high property insurance rates, he's managed to get the insurance companies MORE OF OUR TAX MONEY to do their jobs!

Entsch has pulled any mention of the "insurance crisis" that he and John "Cueball" MacKenzie ginned up, replacing it with "news on the crown of thorns starfish" or some other bullshit.

The roots of Entsch's problems go back to his lies told to his party leaders when he was Liberal Party Whip during the last Gillard Government during the Michelle Rowland "pairing" incident.  Tony Abbott will stand next to Entsch in a photo op, but Entsch is in the political wilderness.  Most of the MP's in Canberra rarely say two words to Entsch.  He's a pariah.   

God help us if we really need the Federal Government's help someday.  Warren Entsch is persona non grata #1.  He should be persona non grata on the streets of Cairns, too.

  

23 comments:

Anonymous said...


I tried to get online quotes to compare a few times and each said for my postcode I had to call to get a personalised quote. So think that will be wasteful spending.

Also why does it cost 4m for such a website?

Bob R. said...

Yeah the age of entitlement isn't over for the corporations. The corporations are getting big handouts from Abbott. Its the little people who are being asked to do all the fucken heavy lifting. That's fucken Tories for you. what's this shit about a new Medical research centre hey? What the fuck is wrong with the existing research labs around Australia hey? The wife tells me it was in one of our Australian labs that they developed the vaccine to prevent this cervical cancer which kills women. Now Abbott is going to allow in this American pharmaceutical company and give them all this money, while he closes down our research labs and sacks our existing scientists, the bastard. What's Entsch doing about it hey?

Anonymous said...

Anyone who believed Warren could actually do anything regarding insurance in the realm of globalization and free market economics(liberals main working tool)not only believed in tooth faires but also believe Abbott the rabbits nose has actually shrunk in the last month.the end.

Anonymous said...

He has also been a stench and now he is a sack of shit. the real blame for difficult times for tropical north queenslanders lies with the voters who gave him the job

Anonymous said...

I did what Mr Newman told me to do and rang Mr Entsch's office to say how unhappy I was with the budget and the nasty chap on the other end of the line basically hung up on me. Last time I vote for that lot of ungrateful so and sos.

Anonymous said...

All Entsch has to do is to get on cueball's crap show and bullshit away, blah blah yadda yadda. All anyone wants to hear is palaver and they got it. Hes on his last term in parliament anyway so it will be left to whichever poor sucker takes his place.

Anonymous said...

more boot camp fiasco hill billy. first it was king and his lnp mate david McLeod/Jackson and now its trout and his mate scully the cowboy. the lnp cowboys

how did a cowboy with no experience get a 2 mil government contract hill billy, who wrote his tender? can you work it out hbw with all you investigative skills?

KitchenSlut said...

Let me be contrarian here and suggest that current insurance premiums are actually not as far removed from an appropriate risk level as some would want to believe to fit their ideological preference. The Cairns Post continues to put up property identities who can barely add up despite apparent business success in real estate!

Anonymous said...

Enstch has achieved what he wanted. He's topped up his superannuation and MP privileges, had quite a few free dinners and wine, travelled about free and I think will be happy to be gone at the next election with the rest of the LNP. Operation over and the voters got nothing.

Anonymous said...

19:32 KitchenSlut said...

I came from Sydney where you insure your house for a fraction of its value because most value is land.

Here you have to pay insurance on a value massively more than you would ever sell both house and land.

eg I think I could sell my place for about $340,000 but I have to insure it for $600,000.

In Sydney my house was worth about $800,000 but I insured it for $250,000.

I was told the difference is that rebuild after a cyclone here is expensive at 3 times normal construction costs,, So that is perhaps where the issue is. They entrench disaster ripoffs.

Anonymous said...

Who is Kitchenslut kidding? Have a look at the profits. Anyone whop has some shares with a large insurer?

disgusted said...

It's what voters want though. Lots of bullshitting, wanking, blah blah blah, yabbering away on Mackenzies shit show, gunna do this, gunna do that. Then just abuse the shit out of any opposition and voters think wow, gee whizz hey, this person is really working. Its all it boils down to, is just having your voice heard you don't have to do anything.

disgusted said...

It's what voters want though. Lots of bullshitting, wanking, blah blah blah, yabbering away on Mackenzies shit show, gunna do this, gunna do that. Then just abuse the shit out of any opposition and voters think wow, gee whizz hey, this person is really working. Its all it boils down to, is just having your voice heard you don't have to do anything.

Anonymous said...

next wednesday council meeting 10am all you HBW ppl might want to be at the council chambers we are calling out Rob Pyne as the leader of this site. and we are going to shut him and you all down.

Anonymous said...

ABC reported on toosday that an org in Townsville was rated one for the boot camp and despite departments warning about billabong company they gave them the super boot contract. maybe something to do with donations to lnp party from billabong people

Alison Alloway said...

There is probably no doubt that Entsch has used a lot of palaver over the years. I well recall his election ruse of throwing the idea of a 20,000 rectangular football stadium into the political ring, during the last Federal election, which of course enticed a lot of voters. However the actions of Tony Abbott in going to the electorate with a platform of deceit and lies, viz: "There will be no cuts to health, education, welfare, the ABC or SBS" etc. is much more worrying. Abbott and his party have completely trashed the credibility of political parties, and destroyed that unique contract of trust between government and the constituency, as never before in our history. Gillard was accused of breaking one single promise, the carbon tax. Abbott wouldn't let us forget it either in the three years he was Leader of the Opposition. Yet, Abbotts Government have broken an entire political platform, without any embarrassment or guilt. They seem proud they achieved office through deliberately deceiving the Australian people. The demonstrations and anger seen in Australia are unprecedented. I don't know what the outcome of this will be, however I do know that our democracy has further weakened.

KitchenSlut said...

Anonymous 20/5/14 22:11 Building v Land is probably a contributing component to some extent and a reason why you would be paying more in FNQ relative to the total market value of your property even if the risk was (falsely) rated equivalent anyway. Insurance stamp duty is always regarded as among the most inefficient taxes. Land taxes are regarded as among the most efficient taxes across the ideological spectrum even from Milton Friedman to Karl Marx. Currently a house in FNQ of the same market value would be paying maybe double the insurance stamp duty of a house in Brisbane. Swap the duty for land taxes and that would reverse with an FNQ house paying less based on current land valuations from the Valuer-general. Don't try telling our pollies of either side though as they have already been told so by every recent study including the Henry tax review for Rudd and even the draft Costello audit for Newman.

Anonymous said...

A bit unfair on Stench, it's not his fault we didn't take up on his swag of grandiose project suggestions. By now, we could of had a four-lane bridge over Trinity Inlet, a huge housing precinct at East Trinity built on the silt from a massive dredging of the inlet allowing US aircraft carriers to dock and enjoy R&R and all the benefits that brings to any community. Duel runways at Cairns Airport allowing simultaneous landings and takeoffs. I think a four-lane tunnel from Smithfield to Mareeba was in there somewhere (the spoil to be used for a tourist walkway to Green Island). He is a giant among pygmies. What major achievement can you attribute to his predecessor? just a bloody university dental campus. Boring.

Anonymous said...

So what will the insurance companies do to us once crime rises and break ins, burglaries etc are more prevalent once the under 30s all have to wait for six months to get the dole? You can bet your bottom dollar our household contents insurance will increase as well unless we have vicious guard dogs and security guards around our homes.

Anonymous said...

Labour gave us the southern road corridor upgrade, the virtually new hospital on the esplanade and so on. I am still trying to figure out what Warren has achieved in the three terms of office besides nothing. We know King got a non smoking sign installed at Cairns Base Hospital and Trout is trying to get Aquis next to his horse riding venture but what exactly has Warren achieved?

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha anon 23:48! Do you really think any of these people hiding behind their keyboards would actually satnd up in the open? Haven't seen 'Bob R' for a bit...is he busy beefing up his IP address shroud? pmsl

Observer said...

Anonymous 12.30, Jim Turnour achieved the Federal funding necessary for the Liz Plummer Radiotherapy Centre to go ahead. Prior to Jim's intervention, cancer patients ALL had to travel to Townsville or Brisbane to receive radiotherapy. Jim also obtained funding for the Dental School at James Cook, the Federal funding necessary for the Southern corridors Mulgrave Road upgrade, and for the Maritime Training College.

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