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27 February 2015

CAIRNS unREGIONAL COUNCIL PLAN TO FILL DIVISION 3 VACANCY REVEALS CONTINUED FLAWS IN THE QUEENSLAND ELECTORAL SYSTEM

As reported in the lame stream media today, over 40 "hopefuls" have tossed their wallets into the Cairns unRegional Council blender, wondering what combination of words and hand jobs will secure them a cushy councillor position.


BOB MANNING CONSULATION BUCKS - PROVEN
TO BE AS WORTHLESS AS THEY LOOK
Bob "Sleepy" Manning, who insensitively attacked those who choose to walk to the airport (they were tourists when they arrived) and who may not have the financial resources of a business bankrupt like himself, has insisted the entire process for the new councillor is akin to a personnel matter.  He refuses to even disclose who among us is eager for this $100K/year gravy train, nor who might be involved in the selection process.

Turning what's supposed to be the most open of public processes - selection of the people's representatives - into a chapter of the Bizarro World.  No taxation without representation is alive and well in Cairns.

Many of the hopefuls have already taken to social media to spruik their qualifications.  Among these hopefuls are many who don't even live in Division 3!  Thus exposing another key un-democratic provision of Australian politics - the parachute job.

When Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt was gifted his position by his daddy, he was a resident of Brisbane.  But at least he had some bona fides in Mulgrave.  We've seen a previous Labor member for Cook who not only had no connections to this electorate, but kept living outside of the electorate even after elected!  To his credit the recently deposed LNP member for Cook, David Kempton, had long ties into the Cape.  A fact we pointed out three years ago when we supported him for this seat.

Bob Manning is proving to be the consummate "non-consultative" Mayor.  He rammed thru the upgrade to City Place in such a hurry that the job took double the time, screwing over the businesses in this area.  He then sent underling Terry James out to quell the mobs - a few weeks of free parking on Lake Street should be enough.  Let them eat cake.  Recent changes to the "General Policy" on Council-owned parks has seen neighbours in Aeroglen angry that unwanted and expensive changes to their park began to be implemented while a "consultation survey" was still making the rounds - with the area leaders clearly upset at this Manning sham.

Whoever the new Division 3 Councillor will be, they will have a big task to prove their worth to the residents. Divison 3 was previously serviced by the hardest working man in Council, and now Member for Cairns, Rob Pyne.  And by participating in this "secret committee process" the new councillor will be saddled with a kavorka of epic proportions - the only sitting councillor without any kind of mandate from the people.  Made even worse if they don't even live in the division.

People ask how could poor old Bob Manning have taken such a hugely successful business like Events NQ (the website still is up and taking orders) and run it into the ground, and finally bankruptcy.  Clearly it's because when presented with a decision point, Manning embraces the wrong action.  That's clearly how he ran the Cairns Port Authority, and clearly what's going on in this Division 3 replacement scenario.  

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Newman, Abbott, Maning, Entzch, they all smell like arrogants. Which group of imbeciles thought these people could lead city, state and nation?

Anonymous said...



They must live in the electorate and have proven voluntary community service. I would like to see a female appointed so that we have a better representation.

I would really prefer a new election though,perhaps about August, so that this town can get a move on.

Anonymous said...

What does Manning have to hide? Why not reveal the names of the selection panel?
Perhaps they are some of the "good old boys" of Cairns?

Second Anonymous said...

Anonymous 20:16. Simple answer - the LNP.

Oh, and the people who voted for them.

Anonymous said...

Events NQ is not in bankruptcy. It is in voluntary receivership. The web site and Facebook page should announce the receivership status but do not. I hope that customers are told about it, and that all the brides who have arranged hire equipment and furniture find substitutes.

Anonymous said...

Second Anonymous 13.29

Your right, the people, our neighbours, colleagues and friends all voted for the good old boys to steer the town state and nation

problem is town state and nation are full of young people

Tony Hillier said...

At the risk of sounding preachy, if residents want proper representation they really have to give their votes to worthy councillor and mayoral candidates at the next council election — i.e. people with a proven track record in the community and not palpable self-servers.

Anonymous said...

Bob could have saved all this crap and just asked Jeff Pezzuti to be the rep for the next 18 month.

The folks down here would have been ecstatic ...

Anonymous said...

Re 18:32

why should the mayor choose mr pezzuti, maybe mr pezzuti should have been asked to be a panel member and assist the decision making. was mr pezzuti a former councillor I cannot remember back that long ago

Hamish Krint said...

In fact Jeff Pezzutti and Fran Lindsay, former councillors, will assist Bob Manning in the short-listing of the candidates, and the final choice will be made by full council.

Anonymous said...

Events NQ was halved when it was sold and Manning took this venture on with the hope of turning it around. Anyone involved in this industry knows that 'party hire' is a declining revenue and especially in the current economic climate. When was the last time anyone saw a marquee being erected for a private function?

Anonymous said...

the Blog author/s focus on who will be the person elected by the councillors to represent div three? why aren't authors focused on the dysfunction of the current councillors, they were actually elected by the constituents, what have they done who are they

NYM said...

Most of the current Councillors have had an easy doze of it with no media attacking them on a daily basis unlike the previous Mayor, Val Schier. I haven't a clue who the Councillor is out there at Yorkeys Knob who should have been organising ratepayers meetings etc over the AQUIS proposal and taking their concerns to Council. Instead they have been silent on the issue.

mickwow said...

Manning is a shit Mayor and obviously a shit business person.Where is all that great business acumen that he was supposed to bring to Council.

Anonymous said...

reported in the local newspaper the mayor had not put aside the leave entitlements or superannuation for 10 staff. how can any constituent or business person have any faith in this mayor if he is unable to factor these costs into his balance sheet.

it is very concerning that this man is in fact in charge of a very large budget

Anonymous said...

previous liberal nation party qld governments handling of the boot camp to be investigated by the new attorney general office

Anonymous said...

I'm in need of a good laugh, hope Raj Patel gets the nod,better a short one term idiot than a long term one

shanghai said...

can anyone tell me why gavin king is still interviewed on WIN ?????

Hamish Krint said...

Announced today - Cathy Zeiger - even lives in Division 3! Well done!

Anonymous said...

WTF Shanghia, its because the man in the wheel Chair is a sleep.

Anonymous said...

Whose friend is she Hamish? Not well done on the process

Hamish Krint said...

I believe her husband is best mates with Councillor Schilling, who helped her to get appointed. More help for the Manning team!