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18 February 2016

CAIRNS LNP INSIDERS TOLD BY TURNBULL - ENTSCH IS DONE, HOLD YOUR NOSE AND GIVE HIM A PARTY

Most in Cairns know that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited Cairns with great fanfare last Sunday.  A huge reception at St. Augustine's College was "invitation only", and it was followed with a dozen or so local leaders - a meeting organised not by the Minister for Blogging Warren Entsch, but by Turnbull's office in an outreach to those THEY considered leadership.


This meeting we are now told was followed by a smaller group of LNP party leaders who had planned to ask Turnbull to support a new candidate.  They spoke all of 30 seconds, when Turnbull told them we reported previously -  that Entsch was told during the last parliamentary sitting that he was done.

One of the LNP leaders was prepared to gut Entsch like a dugong, with the photo of his ill-conceived "tunnel under the inlet" said to be Exhibit "A".  None was necessary.

We can also report that old Entsch mate Charlie Woodward was asked to host a "20 Years and Out" party for Entschy, which will be announced publicly soon.

The irony of Woodward honouring Entsch wasn't lost on the LNP leadership, who recall that in 1996, Professor Peter Baume MD, (former Liberal Senator from NSW), published a report about rural residents in Australia being unable to access vital radiotherapy treatment for cancer.  The report, expanded into the Baume Report in 2002, further exposed the shortcomings of cancer treatment in Cairns.  Nothing that residents in Cairns hadn't been complaining about for decades.  

With zero action by Warren Entsch in the Howard government, Charlie Woodward finally got action from one-term Labor MP Jim Turnour, who put together the plans that gave us the Liz Plummer Centre along with Woodward's strong community leadership.

Now Woodward has to hold his nose and honour the sack-o-dung that failed Cairns for years.  

You can't make this shit up.

LNP insiders say the inside track to the preselection is now highly respected local businessman Sam Marino, and unsuccessful candidate for Cairns Council in the last election.  Marino is the newly-elected chair of the Cairns Chamber of Commerce, which has seem him already begin to overhaul this non-functional organisation on the basis of extensive consultation with all the members and solid consensus-building skills.  

Marino will be a formidable choice, and could be a breath of fresh air in a younger and reinvigorated Federal Liberal Party.

ENTSCH HAS DRAWN COMPLAINTS FOR YEARS WHEN HE CONTINUALLY
TURNS UP AT DIPLOMATIC FUNCTIONS DRESSED LIKE A HILLBILLY




28 comments:

Anonymous said...

So Captain Turnbull of the whale hunting ship S.S Migaloo has loaded his harpoon gun and nailed Wazza firmly in the ass! About fucking time. The blog writing bloated buffoon is well past his use by date, nobody's wants the leftovers, especially Turnbull. It's great that Malcolm is ditching all these geriatrics like Truss, Wazza, Ruddock and so it goes. It can't happen quick enough, I just hope somebody has taken his corporate credit card from him already because Migaloo will be diving head first into the taxpayer trough for one last hoorah before he takes his white, crusty, spotted ass off into the horizon. Now all we need is a revamped Chamber c/o Marino and a half decent Mayor and we are on our way to becoming, potentially, a desirable wel managed an adequately funded regional center. No more hillbilly dickheads at the helm.

sir cus said...

My guess is he won't stand,well and truly past it,just saying.

Ken svay said...

I am presently going to the cancer centre every day and it is a fantastic setup. So Entsch didn't help with this, what an arsehole. I am not a Lib voter but if they have a good candidate I am happy. The ALP have been missing in action all the time that I have been here. Entsch was so open to attack but nothing from the ALP in response. They are a lazy bunch of bastards who pretend to represent the poor and the workers. I would vote for any local member with new ideas and the ability to represent us in Canberra.

Anonymous said...



Marino just another slogan churner. I read his FB page and on one poorly informed post about ALP debt he was outshone in comments by a James V (full name withheld for privacy). He is more the type of person we need for Cairns. Having a good brain for business is often a handicap for economic understanding. James V demonstrated good understanding in just a few lines.

Anonymous said...

Entsch has been in for how many years and achieved nothing, a one term ALP member got finance and built the stupendious road upgrade from the south into the city in one term (remember how bad it was before)but there is a saying that the libs always talk about doing stuff but never quiet do it and the ALP actually does it.the end.

Alison Alloway said...

Well Ken svay, when you say "Entsch was so open to attack but nothing from the ALP in response" bear in mind that The Cairns Post has active vetting procedures in place to protect the LNP. I know this because I have been a regular contributor to "Letters to the Editor" columns since I was around 18 years of age. Around 2007, in the last weeks of the Federal Election campaign which saw Rudd swept into office, I suddenly found my well researched letters not being published. Oh, they do "allow" the odd one or two from other people to be published, but very few and far between! Mackenzie also has a person vetting phone ins to his crappy program, permitting all the effusive, gushing, slobbery, sucky sucky sucky pro LNP ones and disallowing anything critical or any containing hard questions.

Jim Turnour was an excellent representative for Leichhardt during the one term he was in office. Yes, he secured the wonderful Liz Plummer Radiotherapy Centre for us. I was an initial member of COUCH and I invited Jim to attend one of our meetings which was held in the Pacific Hotel. Jim announced at that meeting that if he was elected he would do all he could to get the facility built and he did. I actually did have a letter published in The Cairns Post following my own cancer treatment IN TOWNSVILLE demanding that Entsch get off his backside and get us funding for a radiotherapy centre. Entsch replied that it was "the responsibility of the State Government." This infuriated me, as I have been a Member of Parliament's Electorate Secretary and I knew damn well that the initial funding for such a facility had to come from the Federal Government. However, this is typical of Entsch's modus operandi. Do as little as possible and blame any shortfall on someone else.

There is often little information available to people on the legacy of individual ALP members of parliament here in the Far North. This has always been a source of great dismay, anger and frustration to me as the LNP take advantage of it for their own purposes and claim ownership of Labor Members achievements. The black hole of knowledge is largely a result of former Labor MPs just fading lazily away and not bothering to defend their legacy, and their electorate staff also not bothering to speak up and defend the reputation and legacy of their Member. In many cases the electorate staff who would know exactly what their Member fought for and achieved, simply leave the area and take their knowledge with them. We are then left with the black hole of knowledge which makes it more difficult for future ALP candidates when faced with "What has Labor done for the area?"

As I said, it has been a great source of frustration and anger to me. However, it is extremely difficult to make that point to Labor Members of Parliament that by not ensuring someone is left who is dedicated to their reputation and the Labor Party, they are deliberately creating extra difficulties for future ALP candidates. This area has a high transient population who need to be regularly informed of Labor's high achievements in the region.



Ernie said...

What Sam marino, you have to be kidding, Marinos Mollers etc are the suck holes of this region, redlynch shopping center given ratepayers dollars to finish on time and it wasn't, had a opening party before anyone could have access so manning then handed over your dollars, wake up folks they just keep lining up.

Anonymous said...

Alison, there are two things that irk me when we talk about the fractured state of what goes for politics in this country. The first is talk back radio(10%news.90%gossip and rumour)foreign owned media, commercial tv and the liberals will never admit that for all the mistakes during blind panic, for all the short commings, the federal ALP kept our triple A rating during the GFC. Imagine waking up one morning and see the worlds economy heading in rapid movements into a great depression. What would you do as a government. I know what I would do. Pour money into the economy, DUR. The second point is the economic miracle that is talked about of the Costello/Howard years. Our economy is in a mess today because the "Howard Battlers' were paid so much social welfare to keep them on side that today that cost is so damaging to the budget we have to find ways to fund it after the mining boom finished. Costello never had fiscal brainwaves, he sipped hot coffee and read the paper while the money poured in from taxes in the mining sector. The world looked at Australia during the GFC and said WOW but today anyone would think the Federal ALP at that time turned us into a Greece the way the rednecks and talkback uneducated swill pillage that legacy. Finally. Imagine if Costello hadn't sold our gold reserves to make his piggy bank look good. Today gold is worth $2000 an ounce and rising.the end

Anonymous said...

Different Marino family mate

Alison Alloway said...

Yes, Anonymous 04.46, "talk back" radio in which hosts like Mackenzie sit there masquerading as experts on foreign policy, economic policy, local government, health etc etc. In other words as sources of all the worlds knowledge. Mackenzie has made many errors, given out mis-information and told outright lies, yet nobody is allowed to get on air to correct him. I did try when he was fixated on Saddam Hussein's mythical "weapons of mass destruction" but I didn't get very far. His ego is such he cannot tolerate being corrected and his arrogance is such that he cannot bear another opinion. Then again he is a willing participant in political propaganda. He would go down very well as a radio host in places like North Korea or Iran should he lose his job at 4CA.

The Cairns Post is also outrageously propagandist. I looked at yesterdays' front page headlines with disgust. "PARTY POOPERS" those headlines screamed, raging at the two Katters Party members who voted to support the Lock Out legislation.

The very same Cairns Post which ranted on and on, year after year about alcohol fuelled violence in the CBD and its effect on tourism!

As Hillbilly Watch says, you just can't make this shit up.


Yes, I am aware the Rudd/Swan Government were sound economic managers and steered us safely through the Global Financial Crisis and maintained our AAA Credit rating. I made a point of thanking Swan personally when he was in Cairns last, for being such a good economist.
The economic problems of today are a direct result of free market capitalism, or "neo-liberalism" and is nothing more than the laissez-faire capitalism which resulted in the Great Depression of 1929. The LNPs answer to it all is to continue on the same path, continuously reducing government enterprises by either cutting them back or selling them off to foreign interests and slashing through our welfare safety net. "Austerity measures" are not new. Governments had them in place right through until John Maynard Keynes introduced his economic models of mixed economies stating greater role for governments in regulating the economy and maintaining a standard of living for all. It is interesting to note that in the USA and the UK, as the economies of those countries continue to tank, that people such as Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbin are gaining popularity with talk of re-introducing Keynesian economics. I am personally doubtful that there will be any major change in those countries through the ballot box and predict that change will only occur when great pain and suffering amongst the general population has been experienced. The British Independent newspaper recently reported that there has been a spike in deaths in the UK since austerity measures were hardened by the current government, and this will continue.

Anonymous said...


True Alison. To a neoliberal Cairns has no problems. If kids cannot find work they should move to where there is. If big business headquarters in Sydney stealing our income then buy shares in those companies. Want health and education, then user pays. I saw an apt comment recently, maybe here. " Voting Liberal in Cairns is like a struggling small town butcher buying their meat from Coles" Competition is at the core of capitalism and the small difference between Libs and ALP is that the latter do try and keep a few more players competing by levelling the playing field. But as we see small rural towns stopped competing long ago replaced by small cities who now cannot compete against monster cities. Same with industry where we see Woolworths and Coles force out smaller players. Neoliberal will say now the lower FX rate creates that level playing field so if no investment in Cairns then there is no demand so even less reason for any government spending.

The right in Cairns has also been extremely reactionery and for that we can blame McKenzie and the Cairns Post.easiest way to scare off investors is political instability and sky is falling hysteria. What sets humans apart from animals is the ability to reason and be rational. Base instincts are poor judges of human constructs like capitalism.

Anonymous said...

You're spot on , Alison. Shock jocks have an opinion on everything, but very little understanding of the issues. And of course they pander to their local audience and sponsors. In Cairns that means a hard-core of extremely parochial, small-minded, right wing hillbillies who will fight tooth and nail against any sensible development like a new hospital or cultural centre and will embrace any hare brained fantasy like Aquis and dredging the inlet with fanatical enthusiasm. Sad, but true.

Anonymous said...

Where are the women in the LNP up here? looks like a sausage fest to me.

Smithfield Sam said...

I would guess the candidate for Division 9, Bronwyn Thomas, would be considered an LNP woman. Husband Howie throws his weight around the LNP chapter here.

Alison Alloway said...

One of the features of neo-liberalism is to kick women back into the kitchen, back to the 1950s, so it isn't any great surprise that LNP women are silenced. Once we would have seen Deidre Ford hotly denouncing the cutbacks to domestic violence shelters undertaken by the Abbott Government. Instead there was dead silence from LNP women as the Fairfax and Guardian media reported the increasing numbers of women being killed through partner violence.

I am privy to a certain amount of gossip through women's groups and word has it that there are women who receive the odd belt across the chops in the local LNP. Whatever are the full circumstances of these wretches, I don't know, however I do see some sitting back in those "beauty salons" having their toenails painted by slim, underpaid young Asian women most of whom are likely to be here on 457 Visas. I can't help but wonder whenever I see them if their old man is also enjoying the "services" of young underpaid Asian women in another part of town..... No, it isn't funny or even remotely funny. In my lifetime I can recall people using aboriginal people as "servants" and white men laughing about abusing aboriginal women here in the Far North. The same types of people are now using Asians.

Anonymous said...

Howie and Bronwyn Thomas have lived in Cairns for ten years and are still renters.....so who is paying for her independent campaign? Is it some mavericks from Barron River branch who hate Greg Fennell?Surely Libs can't be that stupid to put such a weak candidate up in Barron River in 2018?

Anonymous said...

AA if Jim Turner was so great why was he booted out after 1 term, what you lefties on here need to realize is not all Australians are into Welfare handouts and blowing our Tax money on stupid pink bats and over priced school halls and a NBN that has sent our country broke. On ya Lefties. HAHAHA

Anonymous said...

Your got to joking - Turnour was the biggest idiot ever elected to Parliament in the country.

Alison Alloway said...

Anonymous 17.35, it certainly helped when the media machine gave Entsch and the LNP much more coverage and more fluff pieces than was allocated to the ALP. There are different types of "hand outs" other than money and Entsch availed himself of them. In all the years I have observed politics, he has had the easiest, cushiest tenure of all, with the media totally refraining from making him accountable for anything. Why didn't he lobby for the radiotherapy and oncology unit when Professor Baume's report clearly indicated that country people were more at risk of dying unnecessarily? To make it worse, he even had a family member with cancer. Instead, he yawns and lazily points the blame at the State Government, leaving it up to Jim Turnour to do the work in getting our critically needed facility. I wonder how many people died before they should have because of this man's laziness. As for Australia's debt problems, we wouldn't be in so much debt if all the corporations paid their due taxes and if Howard hadn't flogged off revenue earning government institutions like Telstra.

Anonymous said...



NBN is self funded - next.

Lefty said...

Gee thanks meathead

Anonymous said...

Anoymous 20:20 Your disdain for the only federal representative who managed to obtain funding for major and much needed infrastructure projects in Cairns in one term (as opposed to our recent specimen who, after two runs at the public money trough has still done little for Cairns) says a lot about your sparkling personality too.

Anonymous said...

It's just been reported in the past 24 hours that Bill Heffernan won't re-contest his seat and will be bowing out of politics. Interesting considering an insider in Canberra told me that over a week ago, well before mainstream media has found out. I was also told Ruddock would go and Entsch would go. So officially it looks like my intel was correct, and so I also believe that it is correct that Warren has been given his marching orders as reported by HBW. I believe Warren is still hanging on (typical of his pride and arrogance) but Malcolm would have told him last week that he is 'done and dusted'. I imagine that he is desperate to squeeze out another 4 years in Cairns sitting on his arse doing nothing and swilling from the taxpayer trough, hence his being quiet about the matter as he is desperately searching out a strategy and lifeline. It will be to no avail.

So come on Warren, you are finished mate. Your out. Nobody wants you. Hurry up and announce it. The. You can get on with what you do best - sitting in front of your computer blogging bullshit all day.

Ken svay said...

Good to see lively debate here, it must be the only forum in Cairns where this happens.Why is the ABC radio so non political, in other cities the ABC promote debate especially on local issues.
All we have is the awful Cairns Post and terrible commercial radio whose host must have the worst voice in Australian radio.

Anonymous said...

It's refreshing coming here for lovely debate. That is something that Capitalism and corruption under a democratic Westminster system has destroyed. Today it is trash like the Murdoch's who manipulate the news. Footstools to the Rothschilds and other puppet masters. Little websites like HBW are where the real issues are discussed with clarity. I know, it's strange, but the rest of the world is too busy with its head up its ass and too lazy to try and make a difference to our failing society. Disgraceful rags like the Murdoch owned businesses, the CNBC's of this world, they are all corrupt manipulators of the truth. But don't worry, the powers at large have tried to squish blog sites like HBW before, and succeeded for a short while, but HBW made it back. Why do you think world Governments are constantly trying to change freedom of speech and internet laws? It's because the corrupt spineless maggots don't want us to speak the truth and expose them for what they are.

Keep up the good work HBW, to hell with two-bit shit rags like the pathetic Compost. Only use their newspaper for the bottom of your bird cage or for wiping your ass.

Anonymous said...

What will Migaloo do if he is pushed? Start up a concrete company perhaps? Take up cleaning of the esplanade shitters? I know, perhaps we can remove that stupid Hyslop shark mouth and Wazza can bend over instead? Both of the orifice would be the same dimension! Or maybe he will start his own official blog site 'Beer belly Watch'? Who knows? Who cares? Not I said spider to the fly! As a local taxpayer and long suffering resident who has put up with the buffoons lack of action on anything I would suggest we gift him a block of dirt at Cow Bay and let him live out his days with all the other two-headed, camouflage wearing, goon drinking, weed smoking misfits of society. I will shout him the barge trip off the mainland!

justin dabner said...

HBW has it right. Why does Cairns continue to tolerate Warren? His performance on ABC 24 yesterday was embarrasing. His ignorance of the topic was clear.
Marino would be a top choice. Energised, middle of the road and smart.

Anonymous said...

Marino would be a breathe of fresh air.