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The "published dress code" for the Ball - which required "Black Tie, with a lounge suit as a minimum for men", brought a laugh of derision from a table full of Melbournites who flew up for a holiday - who were appalled at the number of locals who adhered to the dress code but still were traipsing around without footwear!
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Andrigyne MP and Minister for Blogging Warren Entsch has zero plans for growing employment in his electorate, instead focusing on personal issues like gay marriage. Entsch was a director and chairman of the Roy Lavis company CEC Group in the lead-up to its collapse in a mountain of bad debt. In April, prior to the federal election, Entsch was prepared to cross the floor to vote in favour of the Labor-sponsored Royal Commission on Banking. However Roy Lavis confirmed this week that he has apparently managed to "strong-arm" the flaccid Entsch into another (sigh) flip-flop, with Entsch clearly still taking orders from the big end of town at the expense of Cairns residents.
The Cairns Post, which faithfully reported as "fact" the flood of misleading and dishonest press releases coming from CEC (written by self-appointed "business guru" Andrew Griffiths) continues to spout the long-since-proven nonsense that a bank caused the collapse of the Lavis companies. At one point close to the collapse, Griffiths wrote in a CEC Press Release that "the banks are fully supportive". . . Anyone taking advice from Griffiths needs to have their head examined.
Then we get the report that Sleepy Bob Manning is (sigh)
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Cairns Central along with the CBD is seeing continued business failures and empty shopfronts. While Cairns Central still remains the ONLY Lend Lease-owned facility without free (or ANY) wifi service for their guests, they've upgraded to a large screen display board over their centre meeting area. But instead of supporting the local tourism industry, they've decided instead that news about American rap music artists is more vital then our local community.
The lack of coordinated marketing to our visiting tourists has been a major failure by Advance Cairns and TTNQ for decades.
Meanwhile, do-nothing Barron River MP Craig Crawford (along with the carpetbagging Brett Moller, who's already looking for a step up the political ladder) rushed to the Cairns Port this week to take "credit" for the new home-porting of the P&O Ship Pacific Eden. The Pacific Eden was called "Worse than a one-star motel" by the Sydney Morning Herald just a few months ago. However it represents the future of the Cairns Boutique Port experience - a midsize ship that fits into our port just fine WITHOUT $300m in reef-wrecking dredging. Crawford's electorate does NOT include the Cairns CBD nor the port, but he rushed to take credit for this service just to ensure the Cairns MP, Rob Pyne, didn't.
Meanwhile, who's doing anything to solve our chronic problems of low employment, the exodus of the young and educated, the lack of public and private infrastructure investment, and the shortfall in public services from places like the Cairns Hospital?
We await some news. . . . .