THIS IS AS IT SHOULD BE.
No one could be expected to live in this residence after the evil that unfolded there.
Thinking that Joh Bjelke Newman and the Member for MacKenzie Gavin King would replace this lost public housing however is absurd, as they've systematically reduced public housing across the state since taking office.
However the idea that the site should be used as a memorial is unsupported by this blog, and much of the community.
First of all, building a memorial before the end of what will likely be a lengthy court process isn't wise. A memorial might be appropriate five or ten years from now, but not immediately.
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They need to give this some serious, reflective thought which can't be done while emotions are raw. And the fact that this memorial was announced by Gavin King makes it seem more like political electioneering. It's the wrong thing to do. We also note that Gavin King hasn't dragged his children down to the murder scene. A few flowers don't change what it is - the scene of a horrible and brutal crime in a residential neighbourhood.
The bigger issue today is the collection of money by various entities around the city - for what we have yet to be made clear to us. It's said that it's "for the family". Yesterday, Yodie Batzke told reporters that the "immediate family numbers well over 100", and many live in the Brisbane area as well as in the Torres Straits. So all these "immediate family members" have their hands up for public donations? It begs incredulity.
And apparently the "cultural protocols", who no one has yet been able to define, are at risk with the children's DNA donors (we refuse to call them fathers) being from all sorts of indigenous tribes unconnected to the Torres Strait - each with their own concept of "cultural protocols".
Apparently none of these "cultural protocols" involved any of these men actually being a father and taking responsibility for raising these children - financially, and even more importantly by actually serving as a positive role model for the next generation. And with reports that the now-jailed mother was "dating" two more men it's clear that these children were pawns in a broken welfare scheme that rewards single mums and immoral behaviour. One of the outcomes from this tragedy needs to be an overhaul of financial rewards for breeding.
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Like most major events, the scammers come out of the woodwork as well. A hastily thrown-up Facebook page was the work of Howie Thomas and an ex "social media manager" for the Cairns Airport, Emily Rossi. The two of them have been attached to various dodgy-looking schemes including money for Ugandan children, NZ Home party plans, the design and sale of company logos, and the biggest scam - the sale of phony "likes" to people trying to prop up their failing projects. One of "The Social Guy's" biggest clients? Our friends spruiking the Aquis project, who's 40k "likes" are absurd in the extreme. There aren't even 40k active Facebook users in FNQ!
And the Ugandan children scheme, run on a website spruiked by Rossi, is registered to an Australian company called Smarp Pty. Ltd. A company deregistered by ASIC almost two years ago. And yet still collecting money from unsuspecting rubes. Hey Emily, you're known by the company you keep!
Emily Rossi immorally threw 10,000 phony "likes" at her "Official" Murray Street Memorial Site immediately after she set it up. But when the heat from the public about the money collections became to intense (along with what we understand was a friendly phone call from the QPS), the money-raising aspect quickly lost its lustre for Ms. Rossi and Howie Thomas. These and other bottom feeders will be exposed wherever we find them.
With only one of these money-raising activities by Howie Thomas actually registered with an ABN, you can guess what this is all really about.