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27 January 2015

PEDESTRIAN KILLED ON AIRPORT ROAD - THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN STATE ASSETS ARE SOLD WITH NO RULES, NO REGULATIONS AND ARSEHOLE BANKERS CARE ONLY FOR MAXIMUM PROFITS


WE TOLD YOU SO!


CAIRNS AIRPORT HAS PLENTY OF MONEY TO STOP
US FROM DOING WHAT IS DONE IN OTHER
MAJOR AIRPORTS
This blog has been on record since June of 2011 about the dangerous and anti-passenger operation of the Cairns Airport.  The Cairns Airport has ignored these conditions, and now has blood on their hands.

Cairns Airport Pty. Ltd. is what you get when you sell off public assets to profit-only banker arseholes without any performance standards or public oversight of the asset.  This isn't just an LNP problem, it's an ALP problem, too.  It's no wonder the public doesn't believe a word anyone says about the selling of public assets.  We know the truth.  Selling public assets kills people.



IT'S CRAZY.


WONDERFUL TROPICAL DESIGN!
Now we've got Campbell Newman wanting to sell huge chunks of the public asset base off and we all know there is NO plan for any control over the purchasers.



IT'S CRAZY.

In almost all advanced countries, public utility assets (electricity, telephone, internet, airport, water, etc) operate under strict controls by the government in order to prevent the public from being gouged.  In California, America for example, there exists a "Public Utilities Commission" who's job is regulation of these utilities - including maximum profit.  All rate increases MUST be approved by the PUC.  It's the same across most of the world.


Except in Australia you see, we flog off the assets to banker arseholes and then lay back to get raped by them.  Sydney has the highest fees for aircraft and parking IN THE WORLD.


Even locally, we lay back and let the owners of petrol stations get rich off us as they clearly are colluding on fuel prices and strategy.  It was the owner of a Cairns servo that paid $900k for a "limited edition" Holden Monaro.  Where do you think he got this money??? 



IT'S CRAZY!

So Cairns Airport Pty. Ltd. is being run for the banker arseholes by Kevin Brown, who's now got the blood of Dinah Boughton on his hands.  He might as well have run her over himself.  The deficiencies with the airport road have been known by him for YEARS.  Too narrow.  No guardrails.  No footpath.  Bad lighting.  He's been the tool of the corporate owners that has STOPPED any money being spent on needed upgrades.  Kevin Brown's actions, along with the Member for Cairns Gavin King, have finally killed someone. 


After years of complaints the airport "fixed' the lighting last year - by putting in a different kind of bulb to save energy.  Fuck that, the lighting should have been trebled.  Instead they invest big money in overhead signage advertising Chinese oil companies.  WTF!

The airport has consistently sided with Cairns Taxis to block any low-cost transport to/from the airport.  No regular bus service.  No shuttle service.  Why?  To line the pockets of taxi companies - who provide a very marginal service to begin with.  All tourists can't afford the $30 fare to the airport, and the only option is walking.  Cairns Airport made these decisions!



Kevin Brown is running the only international airport in Australia that doesn't have some kind of free passenger wifi system.  No, we view everyone as a sucker to be milked.  We even screw the outbound passengers on Tim Tams - $4 for a "mini" package that sells for $1.40 at Coles!

Now we'll see self-appointed experts hired by the airport come out and make minimal changes, just like the nonsense built at the substandard roundabouts for the bicyclists.  All because we have no political leadership with any balls. 




Gavin King has known about these problems and has done
nothing.  He even posted about in on Facebook until he realized that this was a horrible look for Cairns and Cairns tourism.  This, from the Ass. Tourism Minister!

Read HBW reports on the airport going back YEARS. Kevin Brown needs to be sacked. Gavin King needs to be sacked.  Period.




Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Dinah Boughton

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a rant HBW !!!

Don't forget it was Anna Bligh and Desley Boyle who sold the airport!

jim cavill said...

spot on HBW nailed yet again

Steven Nowakowski said...

Remember it was the ALP who sold the Airport to a consortium of bankers for well over a billion dollar's. The public wad told at the time these funds would be used to build a second hospital on the south side near Edmonton or Gordonvale. I believe land was purchased and the rest went into consolidated revenue.

Anonymous said...

steven , bligh promised an upgrade to the cairns base hospital and the purchase of land in the southern corridor for a future hospital. that was all. king and mckenzie started the lie about the money being promised for a southern hospital and the murdoch press and mckenzie refused airtime to bligh to correct the lie. Interestingly the lnp and our lnp council want to sell this land despite plans for cairns expansion into mt peter area. The council and lnp state govt both say there will be an extra 50000 residents in that southern corridor so why would you sell this land. Crazy, dumb or corrupt. take your pick!

Alison Alloway said...

Steven Nowakoski, I have posted before many times over, references to the press statements by Anna Bligh and Desley Boyle stating that the proceeds of the sale of the airport would go to "upgrade the existing Cairns Base Hospital, PLUS purchase land at Edmonton for a new hospital. It was our good old friend Nanny Mackenzie who changed it to...."selling the airport to build a new hospital." That was never the case. CAIRNS people rejected the offer of a brand new state of the art hospital from State ALP Treasurer, Keith deLacey back in 1995 with Mackenzie leading the opposition with cries of "we'll lose the beautiful views". The opposition to a new hospital which Mackenzie stoked up was so hysterical, it made the opposition to the Entertainment Precinct, (also fired up by Mackenzie) look like a butterfly fart by direct comparison.

Bob R. said...

Very true there Allison. Fucken Cairns people let themselves be screwed out of a brand new hospital and screwed out of a brand new theatre a brand new multi storey carpark and a brand new museum. We had the money offered to us even the money for a brand new hospital and the Cairns rednecks all went balistic with fucken old rugnut leading them on. Christ or mighty I hate the Cairns redneck at times. Then they whinge and moan that they get nothing while Townsville gets everything. I means Jesus H fucken Christ what morons live here.

NYM said...

Cairns has a simple, unsophisticated community plus a large proportion of transients, Bob R. That is why the LNP find it all too easy to manipulate and get away with lies the way they do. The transient population is not going to have any knowledge of local history so just won't know if a lie is being told or not.