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12 July 2016

CAIRNS AIRPORT ENCOURAGES HOI POLLOI TO LEAVE DURING THE CAIRNS SHOW - AND GIVES THEM A DISCOUNT TO BOOT!


The Cairns Airport has today sent an email to Cairns residents, offering an incentive to skip the hillbilly "Cairns Show".  Apparently spurred by Mayor Bob "Sleepy" Manning, the airport is offering incentives to skip the show and get outta town.

Meanwhile if residents go to meet family and friends at the airport, they find a carefully crafted system designed to extract money from the public.  NO place to wait with the entire precinct plastered with "NO PARKING" signs.  NO mobile phone car parking as is STANDARD at virtually every airport around the world.  And a "free" parking period of 10 minutes in the carparks - not enough time to run from your car to the terminal and back.

Cairns Airport management now are encouraging Cairns residents to screw the show and get out of town.    





COMMUNITY SPIRIT BE DAMNED!


53 comments:

shanghai said...

fuck yeah worked a treat but my mate saw me driving down the highway with a fleet of police cars behind me now they call me oj !!!well done hbw were u being sarcastic ?

IVA BIGGIN said...

We're not going to the show either. They want $50 for my family just to walk through the gates. No way I would rather spend my money at St Josephs fete and the kids can have fun there and my money stays in cairns.

Anonymous said...

Well Kevin 'high heels' Brown got out of town didn't he. He pissed off to Perth and left a carcas of an airport behind him. As for their slogan 'fuckthehillbillyshow', isn't that a bit rude and an absolute display of arrogance thumbing their nose at the local event? Isn't the airport meant to act like a partner to the local community and act as a 'team' player? It shows how much they really couldn't give a shit about locals.

Mind you, a number of their management 'team' will be working at the Cairns show - the bearded lady (middle aged with lots of hormonal hair), the midget (wannabe CEO who can't see over the car steering wheel), the laughing clown wearing bad makeup with her mouth wide open looking for balls, there is also a puppet Board member having his strings pulled by Aukland airport, and of course the Eunich from Mackay airport! And that's just for starters. But sadly there will be no haggas eating competitions, Scottish bagpipe playing, money counting or male high heel tap dancing, otherwise Brown would've flown back.

Anonymous said...

Good ol Cairns airport where the wifi is crap, terminals are crap, parking is crap, cheesy advertising is crap, the freaks in the green vests are crap, and the roads and signage in and around the airport facility are crap. Instead of saying fuckthehillbillyshow maybe they should have said weareallfucktards?

Anonymous said...

Good to see that the airport management wankers are still reading HBW. Now even they use the phrase "hillbilly". I hope HBW sues the fuckers. Maybe HBW can pinch the phrase "cairns airport"? How much fun could you have with that!!!

Anonymous said...

WTF, Sleepy going to Sydney? Is he taking Wazza with him, maybe the Mardi Gras is on

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha 10 minutes fee parking what assholes. I heard Scottish tosser has left. Just wish the other trash would go, the Irish, the Brit, the Canadian, all piss back off overseas

Anonymous said...

WTF did you say Shanghai?, WHO GIVES A FUCK. Ha Ha Ha

Anonymous said...

Is this silly campaign the work of that dipshit from Norfolk Island who also put up a free airside tour as a prize? Who is the Cairns airport commercial manager responsible for allowing this poor and tasteless advertisement to be used? Why has the acting CEO/Board Chair Mr Rolfe not taken action over this?? Is he asleep at the wheel like predecessor Kevin Brown, or just like Mr Brown has Mr Rolfe also got absolutely no control over what the Cairns airport staff do?
It seems like some Cairns airport Managers are happy to continuously take the piss out of the local community. I find it distasteful, yet not surprised that this has come from the worst managed airport in Australia.

Anonymous said...

Why don't they offer a different deal, such as; 'For the month of July park your car at Cairns airport for 6 months and receive a free tank full of leaked aviation fuel"? It's one way to dispose of all that leaking fuel, and it's good for the economy!!

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that the airport hasn't started charging us for taking a shit in their toilets.

Anonymous said...

What amuses me is that the GM of Communication is the biggest gossiper and back stabber that the airport has ever bred. Hated by all and respected by none. Then again, if you are allowed to do that year in and year out while successive CEO's turn a blind eye then it's no surprise really is it?

Anonymous said...

Did everyone enjoy the Cairns airport 5 millionth passenger video, available on our website and youtube? A keepsake to remind us of how big a tosser Kevin was. He looked so uncomfortable Poncing about with the selfie stick! Silly colourful gay shirt and dancing like Priscilla queen of the desert. It was nauseating. Even worse than him doing the catwalk in those high heels. Could've been worse though, could've been the GM with the huge ass and short man hair cut. Gross.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the airport. Park offsite with one of our small local businesses (who Cairns airport tried to bully and litigate out of business). Instead of support JP Morgan and the New York bankers you will be supporting the little people in cairns who are trying to earn a living. People need to wake up and take the blinkers off, send the airport a message and hit them in the only place that counts to them - the hip pocket.

Anonymous said...

The fall of Capialism is nigh. The ground swell of every day battlers who are sick of the corporate Elite who drain our pockets is spreading globally. Kick em the balls and their wallets.

Ken svay said...

I was told by the parking nazi the other night that I wasn't allowed to stop for even one second! If I did then he would call the Federal Police.
So now we have the Federal Police enforcing parking laws for New York jewish bankers.
Didn't we fight a war for freedom?

Anonymous said...

Revenge is best served cold. The best thing you can do at an airport like Cairns airport is rort their car park! PARK FOR FREE. It's easy enough to do, but does depend on the type of equipment they have. Rumour has it that some people have done this:

• Bend the magnetic stripe on your parking card — the machine will still suck it in but wont be able to read it. Nine times out of 10, the parking staff will just open the boom gate rather than walk all the way over to your machine. This goes double if there are other vehicles queuing up behind you. This trick works best in complexes with large footprints such as a big airport as the staff are spread pretty thin. FREE PARKING.

• Upon returning from your trip, walk through the long-term parking gate and grab a new ticket from the machine. As you are leaving the lot, hand the attendant the new ticket. FREE PARKING.

• Look at the ground in front of the boom gate as you are about to enter. If it's concrete you will notice a concrete square different to the rest of the concrete. Under that concrete is a magnetic coil that detects metal such as the metal attached to the front of your car. Instead of driving your car up close to the gate, get someone to squat down and wave a Coke can over the concrete square, that will trigger the boom gate to rise and you just drive straight in. Park your car, go away for a few weeks and when you fly back do the same thing, this time you will need to exit via the entry boom gate so wait until it is dark, and quiet, time it properly and off you go into the sunset free of charge. FREE PARKING.

• Tailgaiting. It's a. Oldie but a goodie. Park right near the exit boom. Pick your moment, but don't tailgate an old fart as they dither about. Wait for a young chick in her speedy Hyundai or a young bloke with a rev head car. Pull up behind them, leave a slight gap, then wait for the boom to just start to lift for him (or her) then tailgate them straight out the car park. FREE PARKING.

• A trick that won't bring you a freebie but will totally satisfy you is to glue up the coin/cash slot with superglue, plastibond or some other hardner. Also you could grab a $1 coin and file it a bit, damage it, put nicks in its edges, then shove it in really quickly, this will often fuck the machine completely. Those things cost a fortune to fix. Bye bye car park profits!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anon 18:24.

Will try.

What sort of business discourages parking? But the no stoping at the pick up when it is tollay empty is just evil.

Anonymous said...

The word around the CAPL corridors is that the management mayhem has descended to even lower lows since baldy Brown flew away to Perth. Apparently there are loads of accusations, finger pointing, sniping, panic and emotional outbursts. A source told me that the acting CEO Rolfe is 'off with the fairies' and possibly overwhelmed by the scale of how bad things really are there. Personally I find it hilarious how the outside world is finally starting to see how bad the place is, and how Brown hid lots from the Board. Perth airport has a lot to look forward to...

Anonymous said...

Here's a thought. Can we give free parking to Cairns airport management (oh, sorry, they already get that), and we can fly them away for the weekend in one of those shitty parachute planes (the ones that hires backpacker Stoners to pack the chutes), except we don't put chutes on the managers, we just drop em out of the plane over Edmonton! I'm sure one female manager with bad skin and a huge floppy ass will hit the ground first!! The splat would also improve their looks.

Anonymous said...

Will the airports new CEO (if ever they find someone willing to work in the dump) fix the fuel leak problem, the shitty wifi and the woeful management staff? It's a crime how they have gouged the community with parking costs and driven businesses out of GA, closed GA user runways in Cairns and Mackay, let terminals degrade due to budget costs, suffered endless non compliances. The acting CEO who is the Board chairman looks like a kangaroo caught in the headlights as he manages not only an organisation in tatters but a portfolio he is totally unfamiliar with...too funny too funny. Here is an idea for Mr Rolfe; if you are game, why don't you talk to the frontline staff, the staff who can tell you the truth about the place? Then again, people are afraid they will be bullied out of the place, it's happenned to many others. Staff surveillance, monitoring of phones, computers, and proximity swipe cards by the spineless high pitched voice need in I.T as directed by his puppet masters. Injured staff bullied out of the place, good honest staff bullied out of the place, frontline staff who get their hands dirty get bullied, and inept managers at each other's throats and totally unprofessional. Maybe Mr Rolfe will hear the truth from the good people remaining, as the Board sure didn't hear about it from Kevin Brown. He was very good at playing secret squirrel. Just how deep did Kevin bury everything I wonder? Time will tell......it's good to be a shitkicker though, you see everything, hear everything, especially late at night and early in the morning, you would be surprised at what we find out. Ha ha ha we will be watching you whoever the new CEO is....watching you.

Anonymous said...

I think I know who the floppy ass and bad skin person is and that is hilarious man, she is a local born and bred fnq hillbilly and couldn't even cut it as a cheap waitress in a blood house pub. Hope the new CEO gets rid of the chump

Anonymous said...

Cairns airport will never progress properly until every senior manager has been purged and new capable blood has been brought in. There are some legacy people and managers with 10 and 20 years up their sleeves still working there, and they are the stumbling blocks. Unprofessional protected species (or as we call them 'protected faeces') who have outlived their usefulness and are still living in te 80's. The world has changed and these doorstops need to go. Now!

Look at how QAL and NT Airports have evolved. A similar concept where several airports are bought by one entity. Successful, professional and slick operations managed by a mix of older experienced and young and upcoming managers. They piss all over the bogan NQA franchise with its incompetents and their butchers paper and smiley faces! WTF? Morons. It's a micro managed crèche run by Hillbillys and deadwood. Hopefully QAL and NT will buy more Queensland airports before the retarded NQA get a hold of them. Then again, someone needs to buy Bamaga, Weipa and the Cardwell dirt strip so maybe there is hope for NQA yet?

All I know is that if any internal candidate gets the CEO job (rolling around the floor laughing!!) there will be even more chaos. And if the dopey Board hire a 'mate' with no aviation experience it will be a disaster. What is ended is a youngish modern CEO businessman who won't strut about in poofy shirts looking like a prize goose, but will instead bring his/her business acumen and experience to the table, along with a giant battering stick and the biggest broom you've ever seen! Oh the joy we would feel, the ecstasy of having a normal airport, an airport that gives staff hope and satisfaction, rather than an airport that bullies, badgers and spies on its staff. Viva le revolution.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the airport working on 8 or 9 new routes that they were going to announce? Hello, McFly, anybody home?? Still waiting for the big announcement!!! Is Maltwoman too busy sharpening pencils and kissing Herr Rolfe's shiny shoes? What is Antonson waiting for, an invitation to go do her job and drum up some business? Or maybe she needs to be taught how to do her job. Or have all the shopping excursions worn her out? Maybe she is still mourning her travel partner and moral support Kevin 'queer shirts' Brown now that he is putting his mark (Skidmark) on Perth airport? We are all yawning here as we wait on announcements of new routes and airlines. It's like waiting to lose your virginity - you get all pent up in anticipation and then feel dejected when your would-be cherry taker runs out to be a fat, bearded, elephant woman! (CAPL manager?) What a let down, but then again so is the entire airport.

Anonymous said...

Cairns airport did secure a new service by LCC Korean airlines subsidiary 'Jin Air'! Can you believe that shit, Jin Air! Appropriate name for FNQ! Plenty of Jin's around here!
But go Antonson, you are really attracting the big names to the airport now! Woohoo. Earning your $250k per year salary? Nah, I doubt it. Couldn't work in an iron lung. And I bet Lardarse in Communications and her footstool 'Big Nose' had a chuckle writing the media release? Oh well, a couple of more flights that will create more work for ground crew and bring in bugger all dollars for the economy, not to forget that these Asians stink up the airport dunnies and don't wash their fucking hands. Someone call the airport plumbers (if money is allocated for them) and put them on standby.
I hope the passengers enjoy landing and disembarking through the shitty international terminal which reminds me of one of those dingy 1970's porno theatres in St Kilda! S'pose the airport decor matches the airport GM - old, smelly and in dire need of a facelift!

Anonymous said...

Annon 22:54 pissing myself laughing. The old boiler sure does think she still looks young. Someone better tell her that the plastic surgery and Botox injections ain't working cos she still looks like a middle aged old cow.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy how you are greeted at the domestic terminal by having to do a huge walk in the humidity and rain, only to be greeted at the taxi rank by the waft of raw effluent. Now I don't know if that smell is just the Indian cabbies but I'm pretty sure it is the terminals sewer system also. Seriously, the baggage collection area always smells like shit! To be honest the entire airport is total shit.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha I work for an airline, this airport would have to be one of the worst managed and poorly designed airports in the country. Aerobridges bought second hand from some farmer in New Zealand. They break down often and stay out for weeks "waiting for a part". Bay 19's Aerobridge has been out of action for about a month now with no sign of being fixed. And don't get me started with the ROAR road. What a farce. CAPL sent out to all airlines a list of offences and their relevant demerits point system if you commit an offence, with CAPL safety officers only too glad to pull you up to take your name and check your asic card before issuing you with your fine.

Anonymous said...

Yep, a list of offences alright. That is because they have turned the airport into the gulag and it's managed by Nazi S.S managers. All stemming from the deaf ex RAAF Muppet who obviously thinks that all of us civilians are criminals. The aerobridges are indeed a cheap design and maintenance budgets have been slashed over the past few years thanks to former CEO Kevin Brown and his lanky old Irish airport general manager McCreepy. The ROAR is possibly the most dangerous and high risk piece of airport infrastructure in Australia. You can blame the other idiot Bob Manning for that. Perhaps all the leaking fuel is affecting the aerobridges?

Anonymous said...

It should be an offence for CAPL's female managers to show their faces in public. Gross
It should be an offence to have to work in such an unsafe ramp environment.
It should be an offence to have to attend their boring, time wasting half arsed ramp safety meetings chaired by Ricky poo and Col-onic.
It should be an offence that we get pinged on ramp for minor infractions while at the same time the airport safety officers hide around the airport at night sleeping in their safety cars, and smoking airside near all the ILS equipment. Different set of rules for the CAPL staff to the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

The airport has just issued an open tender for its Terminal 1 duty free concession, currently held by JR/Duty Free. JR have opted not to apply to compete for the new tender. It's no great surprise as JR have been pissed with airport management since day 1. They've had to contend with management arrogance, a terminal that at times is quiet enough to shut the whole place now for a number of hours, and a set of passenger figures that don't stack up. The big issue is that Cairns airports contracts with airlines are predominately based around bogan low cost international airlines. People aren't spending up on duty free because they are flying to Bali to buy $2 drinks and get a $4 rub and tug, so why spend up on expensive duty free? JR spent years dealing with Mr fancy shirts and the arrogant Irishwoman and have had enough. Can't blame them really as they offer good duty free products under a good business model which hasn't been a succes at Cairns airport which mostly caters for Hillbillys and twats rather than high-end business.

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha you assholes that don't like receiving fines should obey the rules then. Kevin was very safety conscious you know and he was only worried about your own well being. Kevin always wore his vest on the ramp and he was a true leader. If you don't all stop whinging Col will have to leave the office (for the first time this year) and come and shove an orange beacon up your ass.

Anonymous said...

So who pissed off JR? The useless Irish loud mouth, Kevin 'I love myself' Brown or the fat sandwich muncher in Commercial? It couldn't be Antonson as she is too busy flying around the world spending lots and delivering nothing.

Anonymous said...

Naughty naughty ramp boys breaking CAPL's precious rules. You shall all be punished at the next ramp safety meeting, there will be beatings with rubber hoses, hangings and as extra punishment you will be forced to listen to Rick, Kate and Col for 5 hours straight dribbling on about complete shite while you are forced to keep your eyelids open with toothpicks. Don't forget lads, it is all about safety first, unless of course you work for the airport authority. Don't light a match at the International!!

Anonymous said...

Seems like the airport authority has some real staff and culture problems. I've heard stories for years about a lack of trust, spying on staff, a HR department who do worse things than the staff do. The Board can only shove their heads up their asses for so long. And to have a culture like this under the oversight of the precious CEO who gave notice he was quitting over 6 months ago and still they haven't replaced him is a joke.

Anonymous said...

But but but everyone still wears their gay 'can I help you' vests. And we are safe because the manager operations doesn't come from an actual operations background (only emergency response) the airport general manager doesnt come from a technical operations background (ex Air Nuguinea checkin agent) and the HR manager who comes from a background of being a HR admin person is also safety manager and the new security manager is an ex terminal manager (coloured seat designs, soft toilet paper and make sure there is rock candy in the urinal). What a joke man, you couldn't get farther away from airport technical expertise if the worlds existence depended on it! Fucktards and hillbillies.

Anonymous said...

Heard they are having problems getting anyone decent to fill the CEO role.

Anonymous said...

Annon 20:59 it can't be that hard. Looking at who was there before, anybody would be an improvement. What about one of Mannings cousins, or John Mackenzie, or some unemployed local bum? All better than Kevin Brown

Anonymous said...

Someone whispered in my ear that there has been quite a percentage rise in regulatory non compliances in safety and security in the past 18 months. Maybe they should bring back the Birdman? Has anybody been made accountable?

Anonymous said...

Latest word in the business sector is that IFM, a corporation that part owns NT Airports, is in the box seat to purchase Sunshine Coast airport. A far cry from Kevin Brown last year privately boasting that NQA, which owns Cairns and Mackay airports, would purchase Sunshine Coast airport. IFM would be a way better choice considering their much better reputation for running airports successfully, rather than Kevin Browns legacy at NQA which includes himself, the former Board Chair Marcela Zeman, and now Ross Rolfe who doesn't have an aviation background.

Anonymous said...

Any updates on the leaking aviation fuel at the airport? I hear it still isn't fixed and they still aren't sure where the leak is coming from. HBW reported this first (followed of course by The Compost and then Win). Why hasn't the international Tarmac area been permanently closed down until the source of the leak is fully identified and has been completely fixed? Why wasn't the fuel leak, which was known by CAPL management, reported publicly earlier and only became known thanks to concerned whistleblowers? Why wasn't the fuel leak ever identified in CAPL's register of "top 10 risks"? Makes you wonder about their safety ability or understanding of risk. What about the Baron and the tidal areas, has any fuel traces been detected?

What about fire fighting foam, ground contamination and the carcinogen PFOS? Has Cairns, like many other large airports, had the poison etch it's way into the sub ground water table? And perhaps even made it to the Baron, the protected mangroves and the ocean? Have environmental concerns been met, has testing be undertaken yet? Will PFOS contamination also affect the proposed development land area west of the airport in and around the current general aviation area? This same chemical has completely polluted Oakeys water supply and is causing havoc at Bankstown, Gold Coast and Newcastle airports and others. Same chemical, same practise, same problem.

Did the former Cairns airport CEO raise this issue with the NQA Board prior to the whistleblowers revelations? If so, what did the Board do, what action did they take? Where are those minutes? These are the sort of issues that have to be addressed before the new CEO warms the seat.

These are serious issues, issues that were t transparent addressed until they became "public". That concerns me greatly, as it is indicative of a very poor executive culture.

Anonymous said...

NQA won't get Sunshine Coast airport. The airport is worth around $500m plus they are seeking a substantial capital injection to keep growing it. That is opposite to NQA's methodology and business plan under Kevin Brown which was spend nothing and extract everything! Look at Browns new venture Perth. All the work has been done over the years. All he will do now is make staff redundant, cut maintenance budgets, pick off the low hanging fruit, put up tenant fees and carparking costs and sit back and enjoy the bonuses! Not rocket science.

Heck, Cairns airport can't even provide the most basic of public services - quality free wifi or an access road that is clearly signed and designed.

Anonymous said...

What sort of business ducks, weaves and obsfucates when it comes to spending money to mitigate the death of a person on a road not serviced by a common practise footpath? CAPL had to be hounded and dragged screaming to the discussion table. And why? Because they didn't want to spend money on a footpath. Despicable creatures with no moral compass or conscience, more concerned about bottom lines and bonuses rather than safety and rectification. This is the sort of organisation we are dealing with in Cairns. And may I add, only the CEO has changed, and that was by his own volition. The Board and relevant executive managers are still there. Again, and as usual, no accountability. A beautiful innocent woman died - someone's partner, a mother, a daughter, a best friend. A tragedy that has never been put to bed.

Anonymous said...

Cairns airport is a joke. By far the worst International airport in Australia, easily. That's what happens when Governments flog their assets cheaply for a quick desperate buck, the JP Morgans and other sharks buy em, strip em, spend nothing on em and raise fees and charges. $$$$$. Kevin brown was truly the poster boy for such a structure.

Anonymous said...

Wow. So it has been 4 months since Mr Stripey Shirts announced he was leaving Cairns airport, and it has been 1 month since he actually departed, yet the Board still has not replaced him????? You can't make this shit up! It shows that either nobody wants the job because it is such a Hillbilly position, or it shows that the Board are imbeciles. I mean seriously, how hard is it to hire a CEO obsessed with not wearing down the tread on his tyres, who wears silly queer shirts, who loves hagas, and enjoys spending company time wearing high heels and strutting around like a prized peacock? This is Cairns after all, I thought they grew on trees?

Anonymous said...

So what ever happenned with the 'internal' managers who thought they were next in line to inherit Kevin's chair if ever he departed? You know, the little fella 'wake up Jeff', that thing from HR, and Baldy from Mackay? All confident they would inherit the CEO title, but 4 months later they are still 'standing on the outside looking in'. No invitation to sit in the big chair, not even for a day! The only ones shocked about this are themselves!!! The rest of us could have told them NO CHANCE! It seems that they aren't quite the ''one team' they thought they were? Oh well, never a dull moment in this place that's for sure, and no little secrets remain hidden for long as those of us who actually get our hands dirty know more than the executives often know. So here is a little secret - some of us already know who the next CEO is, the persons name and start date. It's going to blow the socks of the executives feet and the fun times are about to really begin! I hope everyone's CV's are up to date??

Anonymous said...

So what exactly do the NQA Board do? Not much by the look of it apart from allow ineptitude and incompetence to continue unabated. Oh I forgot, they also draw Directors fees and do little real work. Marcella used to travel business class just to go to an international concert, all paid for by NQA of course. Now that is what Boards do. Oink oink snouts in the trough. As for the Executives, well Antonson is off travelling again this week, at yet another conference. Will she come back with some 'wins', some deals signed, earn her keep this week? Yeah right, I doubt it. Will she write a comprehensive report outlining how NQA money was spent this week on travel and accomodation and sundries and how that has benefitted the organisation in some way? Yeah, I doubt it. Over $250k per year to do SFA. I bet the rest of the staff, those doing the grunt work, wish that they were also one of the golden children, one of the executive untouchables? Give the cow an orange shirt and a whipper snipper and let's see her actually earn a fair ays wage! Muppets

Anonymous said...

I just want to know if the Execs will still pick up lolly papers out of the gardens now that headmaster Kevin has left, and what about monthly meetings to discuss spiders in the sprinkler heads? Such important matters that Kevin and his senior minions obsessed about!!! Fools

Anonymous said...

The EKKA is on in Brisbane at the moment, perhaps the NQA Board will find a CEO candidate who works in sideshow alley? It's the same principles - the CEO skills should include being good at playing in the house of mirrors. Plus Cairns airport is like a show bag - packed full of colourful things, looks expensive, but actually consists of cheap crap underneath. And you could liken a sideshow roller coaster to the emotions of most of the managers - always up and down! Mind you the laughing clowns sitting there with their mouths wide open also reminds me of a few of them, and the same applies to some of the giant prize bovines!

Anonymous said...

I would have thought that Can'tonson would've fled back overseas by now, with her protector now in Perth. New blood is what is needed in Cairns. An aeronautical executive who can actually bring in international tourists, new airlines, real business, not pithy little LCC airlines 'occasionally' or 'seasonally'. What a joke. But then again, with the Compost doing all of her work for her and fluffing up the numbers and applying liberal amounts of spin to its fortnightly bullshit stories (written and produced in Townsville) I'm not surprised she is still there! She usually heads off overseas around December to some international 'conference' and then ducks back to Canada for Xmas with the fam! All paid for by NQA of course.
Cairns is like Groundhog Day. Same Warren Stench in power, same CEO of CCC Tad'below in power, same Sleepy Bob in power, same Cairns airport executives in place.

Anonymous said...

Brownie is already stirring up his new Perth team and their security people. Hilarious! And still no word on the new Cairns CEO, what a joke. But then again, it's pretty good because we can do whatever we want without the Scottish control freak watching of us.

Anonymous said...

NQA's new Hillbilly CEO is Norris Carter who is currently GM Aeronautical, Aukland airport, and he is a NQA Director, the same airport group that Kevin Brown wrecked havoc upon! Is it swap for swap? Another member of the investment banker club to be well paid to extract as much as he can from the airport. Oh how the bald one from Mackay must be gutted, as well as the little fella from Cairns, both who believed they would be the 'chosen ones'. What kind of name is that anyway? Sounds like he belongs in Point Piper Sydney, rather than Hillbilly Manunda!

NQA needs an experienced aviation CEO, not another slick talking salesman. The NQA Board made the same mistake with Brown as he had NEVER been a CEO before the Cairns gig. Now Hillbilly NQA hire yet another silly young CEO, a trough swilling Director. You cant make this shit up?

And in a further twist why did Perth Airport recruit Kevin Brown on the basis that they needed someone who knows about tourism (clearly Kevin is only familiar with trotting of to China with the serial corporate credit card spender Antonson), rather than become immersed in tourism in Queensland. So now, the equally inept NQA Board hire another 'aeronautical clown' that can accompany Antonson on fruitless trips to China, yes another clone of the high heel wearing, spiffy shirt wearing, haggas eating Kevin Brown!!

Big question now is will lapdog Antonson receive a lifeline from Brown and move to Perth on a salary even bigger than $250k? Will Big Fiona move to Perth to be with puppet master Brown on more than her current $230k per year? Probably not a bad thing I guess. However I have the feeling that all the other GM deadwood won't be invited to join Kevin's 'new team' in Perth!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if HBW has been gaffed or what the story is but the only reliable source of truth certainly has been quiet of late? Sadly the Compost has broken some news, the kind of news they usually steer away from, but the kind of news HBW normally breaks - TOXIC chemicals linked to a statewide contamination scandal have been found at Cairns Airport – just hundreds of metres from the Barron River. This should be a big story folks!!
It's actually information that isn't really new at all as it has been mentioned elsewhere on HBW before. But what is interesting is how the airport has kept their dirty little secret very quiet for some time. But now, just like the contamination, it is starting to leak out. And Chairman Ross Rolfe tried to do a Kevin Brown and 'spin' the truth by saying "since 2000 the problem chemicals haven't been used". Nice try mate. Problem is that the chemicals have been used prior to that and they never leave the soil, just ask the residents of Oakey Queensland.
I would like to see the NQA Board's risk strategy regarding this contamination, especially since the privatisation of both airports? I've been told that internal documents that don't have this issue even listed on their internal risk register. Where are those meeting minutes? I bet they are quickly cobbling some past dated papers together as we speak??
Some job that the current managers of environment, safety, compliance and operations have been doing. Of course no heads have rolled as this is the organisation that promotes incompetence. Brown may have left, but Rolfe continues with the charade. And even worse - another member of the boys club has been appointed as CEO. No doubt he too will continue with this farce. And don't forget, they also tried to hide the severe leaking aviation fuel problem, that still exists. Then you had the death due to nil footpaths and there has been consecutive other issues.
Since privatisation, successive senior managers, Board members and the former CEO have done nothing but 'guild the Lilly', shut down whistleblowers or shaft staff who were honest and showed integrity and tried to raise problems and fix them. What a despicable organisation who only get away with this shit because of their location - hillbilly Cairns.
Good luck to the reef and tidal flats with all this toxic shit leaking and etching through the soil, underground water tables, and rivers and oceans.

C'mon HBW where are you bro, everyone is missing you. Even Shanghai is distraught!