It was revealed that the Cairns Police "infiltrated" the Green protest organised around saving one tree in Munro Martin Park.
There are a lot of things wrong with what's going on at Munro Martin - no consultation, handpicking a landscape architect with no competition or competitive bidding, and the bullyboy tactics that have become standard at the Cairns (non)Regional Council.
Cairns Police managed to sneak one past the goalie, and took back the "occupied" tree from the protestors in one fell swoop. The goalie is the brain-addled, non-productive, and self-appointed "green leader" for Cairns, Geoff Holland. So as protest leader, Holland gets chatted up by some guy he's never seen before that's rocked-up unknown and unvetted. Geoff gleefully then steps out of the tree to get a coffee and schmooze with the press. Turns out the new guy is a copper.
The police are billing this as a "skillful" actions on their part, but anyone that knows Holland is aware that he's an incompetent self-promoter. All Cairns can hear the guffaws from the Green community. An elected leader summed it up best - "What a moron!"
Say Geoff, having a core of trusted associates you've vetted is Protesting 101. Handing off the whole protest to a stranger is a colossal strategic blunder by a leftie jackarse.
Good Job, Geoff! Our Leftie Jackarse of the Year!