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

28 December 2014

AS CAIRNS JOB MARKET COLLAPSES, MP WARREN ENTSCH CONSULTS WITH MOTHER GOOSE IN SEARCH OF MORE PIE-IN-THE-SKY FAIRY TAILS WHILE REAL JOBS GO UNSUPPORTED

One of the few success stories in the Cairns economy has been the Cairns Aviation Skills Centre, which celebrated its tenth year of operation earlier this year.

The Centre has received a boost recently with the announcement by the United States Air Force that Australia has been selected as a heavy maintenance base for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Stealth Fighter.

The JSF has been a mismanaged programme where a dozen governments including Australia have tried to settle on one airframe that can be adapted to differing uses, including aboard aircraft carriers. Australia was told by our US allies that we'd be purchasing 100 - with the cost per copy having risen from $50M each to $115M each - and still climbing.  With spare parts $115 Billion to the Aussie taxpayers, in a time where the LNP is trying to cut costs everywhere.  And
I AGREE MR. PRIME MINISTER, WE JUST FILLED
IT WITH PETROL, AND IT'S A RIPOFF.  BUT
PETROL IS STILL $1.35/litre IN FNQ UNLIKE THE
REST OF AUSTRALIA.  AND ENTSCH
HAS DONE BUGGER-ALL TO FIX IT!
the now displaced Defence Minister David Johnston was sacked in part because of his spruiking additional F-35B models for VTOL use on the new Canberra-class ships.  LNP back benchers including the hapless Minister for Blogs Warren Entsch have been unhappy at the prospect of more of the expensive fighters.  But Johnston was just a fall guy; the real push for more F-35B purchases comes from Tony Abbott.  Johnston's sacking means nothing.


The F-35's being provided Australia are "degraded" designs less stealthy than those being provided to the UK, Holland, Canada, & Italy.  This was agreed by the Kevin Rudd Circus II.

Just before the Christmas holiday, Australia was awarded a heavy maintenance facility contract by Lockheed Martin, with the other regional contract going to Japan.  And in a stunning rebuke of the Japanese, the South Koreans have snubbed the maintenance facility in Japan for their F-35's, instead telling the US government that their 40 fighters would be serviced in Australia.

The Cairns Aviation Skills Centre could be at the forefront of
training our next generation of highly-paid aviation mechanics - with the opening of the JSF Australian Maintenance Facility scheduled for 2018.  This will require additional funding from the Federal LNP Government.  However Member for Leichhardt Entsch, who was formerly the fuckup shadow whip, has seen increased alienation from all his parliamentary mates as he's been relegated to the last row and told to STFU.  So close is he to the shithouse the DPS stores extra rolls of toilet paper under his desk.  With Entsch just this week advocating a Queensland Insurance Office at the same time the rest of his LNP mates are busy selling off LEASING everything not nailed down, he clearly can't even buy a clue now.

So while Entsch keeps telling the hillbilly voter in Cairns that he'll get us a rectangular stadium, a tunnel to Weipa, a secret billionaire to replace Tony Fung, and free liquor deliveries for everyone, a project poised to deliver REAL jobs to the young people in Cairns is ignored by this dipshit member.




5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah well he can play with multi million dollar war planes much as he likes. And it aint gonna stop us being attacked one little bit. But we know the big beergut is the main priority. Wonder what the next payrise will bring?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of AQUIS -did anyone catch the TV program on the Macau "AQUIS"? it is called the "Venetian" and is enough to make us very afraid if the big A ever comes to Cairns. BTW the big V attracted one million visitors in its first few months of operation. This alone makes spending the reported $8b on a gambling den/resort here in Cairns totally non-viable. The other figures quoted in the program were mind boggling!

Observer said...

What's this? Entsch advocating for a "Queensland Insurance" Office? A State owned, State run insurance company? Like the old Labor initiated socialist State Government Insurance Office?? Nooo. Entsch is against socialism. Yep his father worked for Queensland Railways, a state owned and run socialist enterprise. He grew up in a Queensland Housing Commission home, a home provided by a State owned, State run socialist enterprise. But Entsch has declared he is against socialism. He even joined the people of Blue Water during his last election campaign to protest against the building of a government housing unit at Blue Water. Entsch doesn't believe in socialism. Oh wait - but if he thinks he can garner some votes from people who now wish they had kept the old socialist S.G.I.O. of course he is going to say anything. Anything for a few votes. Not of course that he believes in it.

Anonymous said...



Federal governments do not do State Insurance Offices. Unless he is putting money down for the state it is just a thought bubble. What Cairns only ever gets...thought bubbles.

Anonymous said...

Just more bullshit from Entsch. He gets away with it because the media won't take him to task and because a hell of a lot of people here were not around when we had a socialist State Government Insurance Office which kept premiums the same throughout the State and there was no CEO running around with multi million dollar salaries. People will suck it up and be led up the garden path by this bullshitter once again. Entsch is full of piss wind and bullshit.