One of the enduring complaints during New Year's Eve celebrations is the lack of public transport for revelers and families in Cairns.
Four years of the Manning Do-Nothing Council has made 2015's CBD Celebrations no better. With an honorary mention to the Member for Cairns, Do-Nothing Pyne, who's also failed to grasp that every other area of Queensland is getting OUR share of public transport money.
Victoria has made public transport free and accessible across the entire state.
Adelaide? Extra Services, all FREE.
A little closer to home, Brisbane - (where all our tax money goes). Sure, All Free.
The darling of John MacKenzie, Ipswich - Free Public Transport for ALL!
In fact, the Minister for Transport (who happens to be our Premiere, Anastasia Palaszczuk), boasted she was "listening to the people" and as a result extended the FREE period until 6AM. She also said "I believe public transport to be the preferred option". EXCEPT FOR CAIRNS of course!
GOLD COAST? OF COURSE!
EVEN DARWIN! CITING THE "SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC"
TOWNSVILLE? OF COURSE THEY CARE ABOUT
THEIR RATEPAYERS, TOO!
AND THE SAME SUNBUS COMPANY IN CAIRNS? THEY'VE ADDED A COUPLE MORE SERVICES (OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE YOU MONEY). AND DON'T FORGET, AFTER MIDNIGHT THE FARES GO UP TO THE 2015 RATES!
CAIRNS POLICE HAVE ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WILL SURROUND THE CBD WITH SPEED CAMERAS AND OTHER REVENUE-RAISING VENTURES BECAUSE THEY KNOW WE'RE NOT TAKING PUBLIC TRANSIT HOME!
This is the kind of insensitive, stone-deaf ignorant bullshit that's going to get Bob Manning and his band of elitist misfits ousted from their jobs in 2016.