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13 June 2017

CASSOWARY COUNCIL TURMOIL JUST ONE INCIDENT OF COUNCILLOR MISCONDUCT THAT GOES UNADDRESSED WITH WEAK STATE SUPERVISION RULES

CR. RICK TAYLOR AND WIFE TRACEY
IN HAPPIER TIMES
Recent turmoil in the Cassowary Coast Regional Council has highlighted the ineffectiveness of rules designed to ensure the ratepayers are being appropriately represented.

For almost a year, the Council there has been aware of immoral acts being conducted by Deputy Mayor and  Division 2 councilor Rick Taylor, a resident of Mission Beach.  Taylor, married to Tracey Taylor with four children, was revealed to have been using the dating application “Grindr”, the gay-sex equivalent of the sex-hookup app Tinder.  Complaints to the Council CEO included photos of an apparently naked Cr. Taylor, along with emails documenting the torment and “dark place” quite often inhabited by closeted gay men, apparently penned by Taylor. 

Council CEO John Gott rejected the complaint against the councillor claiming only that it was “outside policy” for council to investigate.

When Campbell Newman and his LNP thugs were elected to run Queensland, they gutted all the ethics rules that previously had been in place, and the current Premier Palaszczuk has refused to restore them.  It was these basically ineffectual councillor rules that ultimately caused the break from the ALP by current Member for Cairns Pyne.  And with these now ineffectual rules, the Cairns (un)Regional Council has run amok with ratepayer money - up to $7Millions squandered on computer systems that STILL don’t work, with the principal culprit, former CEO Peter Tabulo, allowed to resign without any investigation.  Documents held by Council have been systematically withheld from investigators including Hillbilly Watch as well as the ComPost.  

There has also been a complaint made to the Cairns Council’s CEO about “improprieties” by a councillor and current development projects, where services contracted have not been declared as a Conflict of Interest.

WHICH CAIRNS COUNCILLOR HAS A SECRET
 "WINK AND NOD" 
DEAL TO PROVIDE DESIGN SERVICES
TO GA GROUP PROJECTS IN CAIRNS?


We sympathise with Cr. Taylor.  We’re aware of the family problems created when closeted gays marry - and have second thoughts later.  Areas of Far North Queensland and Leichhardt are filled with such stories, even in these more-open times we live in.  “Acting out” by trolling for other young men, transexuals, and others by our elected officials can’t be condoned by the public.  When personal issues cross over into the public domain, these elected officials need to go.

Cr. Taylor, who resigned as Deputy Mayor but still retains his councillor seat, has stripped all his social media profiles of virtually everything.  It would be best for the ratepayers in Mission Beach for him to resign.  

It is our view that under the current "anything goes" rules regulating Queensland local councillors, nothing is likely to be done by the way of investigation about the misdeeds at Cairns Council, either.  This includes the bankruptcy and "trading while insolvent" actions of the Mayor.  

Pity.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

After looking at the picture of him and his wife I can now understand why he found young men attractive!!!!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if while attending LGMA meetings Mr Taylor 'hooked up' with Sleepy and Wazza for a game of nude leapfrog?? Just wondering.....

Anonymous said...

Funny how Manning was Mayor while his business went bankrupt and he traded while insolvent, a direct breach of local government legislation, yet nothing was done even though it is well known throughout the region?? Untouchables mate. As for the Cassowary Councillor picking up casual gay roots on Grindr that is the norm in FNQ as it is one of the gayest regions apart from Sydney. Even the new Cairns airport CEO is a dung-puncher. Poofterism in FNQ is all the rage!

Anonymous said...

This is pretty sleazy "journalism".

Not sure exactly what the guy has done wrong. Would the citizens of Mission Beach really be better off with no representation or another election. Let the fella see out his term then worry about his behaviour.

Anonymous said...

What a fucking childish and stupid comment Anon 21:56.
You're a pathetic dickshit !!!

Ken svay said...

Cairns council has not been treating donations by consultants as not public information. And blaming the previous CEO for not knowing the rules. Incredible really.

Anonymous said...

wonderful intellectual comments above. Is this really the level this site is happy to foster. Homophobic gutter nastiness doesn't cut it anymore in civilised progressive society.

Anonymous said...

Taylor represents Tully area, not Mission Beach which is in a separate division. Although he does live in Mission Beach.

Ken svay said...

Under Tabulo consultants gave undeclared donations. This from council meeting minutes of 2 months ago. How was this allowed?

Anonymous said...

Agreed. There are lot of homophobes hanging around this site. What happened to the previous good debate and contributions?

Anonymous said...

Go and save the world you useless fuckhead.

Anonymous said...

Aargh yes, out come all the queer supporters. Sticking ones old fella in another mans poo filled bum is not civilised or progressive you Muppet.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how 'Mr Ipswich' has now been arrested on some pretty serious charges. At this point in time the alleged list of crimes is simply unbelievable for just one individual. And to think he has been in the game for 26 years and only now getting busted is a real worry don't you think? Imagine how many other crooked local government con-artists are still serving as we speak, all paid for by we the taxpayer. Dodgy Pollies, crooked high ranking tax officials, James Ashby concentrating on making money from the electorate and Andrew Robb taking an $880k part time job with a Chinese business company that donated to election campaigns! My take on this - you politicians are worthless, crooked, greedy shitbags who are proving over and over that you are all in it for yourselves and can't be trusted.

Anonymous said...

The story sounds to me like just another week in local government don't you think? Married Councillors (male) trolling for young men, other Councillors on the take and getting caught with their hands in the cookie jar, ineffective and lazy Councillors making poor decisions or being eternally lazy, or other ones bullying and coercing businesses to provide 'freebies'. Yep, welcome to politics folks where greed, dishonesty and shameless self serving grubs take control of your tax money and rates money and live the dream!!!

Anonymous said...

Does Cr Taylor listen to 'Boys to Men' and 'Backstreet Boys'? I bet no budget expense was spared on public toilet maintenance! I reckon this whole saga is hilarious! He must love living and working at Missionary position beach!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, is his wife a bloke?

Anonymous said...

You're a fucking idiot mate. Might as well allow ISIS or the Mongrel Mob run Council if that is the case. A married man rooting other blokes while frequenting Grindr is not what the voters vote for. It's not sleazy journalism it is real journalism. CR Taylor must own the responsibility inherited from ones own actions. He sure was frequenting a 'dark place' alright!! Ha ha

Anonymous said...

Hillbilly your blog articles add to a good debate about the goings on in FNQ. However when you allow some educated illiterates to post comments that detract from your good work and add nothing I think it besmirches your good work. I enjoy your blog.

Anonymous said...

Any updates on the 'man lover'? Has he had his social media privledges reinstated yet, except of course for Grindr?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if George Pell has had anything to do with the Cassowary Council?

Tony Hillier said...

I fully concur with Anonymous 11:34's comment. The gutter sniping stuff prevents Hillbilly's blog from being taken more seriously, which is a great shame because this is the only outlet for much-needed serious analysis and disclosure of important local issues.

Anonymous said...

Maybe so, but pathetic is a Councillor trolling Grindr and rooting other men behind his wife's back. Arent these people meant to be honourable, respected leaders in the community? Nothing honourable or respected about Rick. Obviously Annon 19:52 you are a Government employee who attends the farcical LGMA conferences which are themselves a total waste of taxpayer money and nothing short of a money making business (gimmick). Go serve your community you fuckwit.

Anonymous said...

The CCRC Council is rotten to the core and the mayor and CEO have sacked 34 of their Directors, managers, coordinators and supervisors, basically everybody who had a keyposition. The aim was to stack every single position of importance with a 'Yes' man or woman but the outrageous thing is that the people do not even know this has happened. From the Chiefengineer to the manager of library, parks and garden, fleet, community services,regulatory services and manager of Rates: everybody got sacked or in their words ' the job got dis-established', there is nobody left who knows how to run a Council and the people do not know this