After over a year of "rolling strikes" by Cairns bus drivers, the weekend saw Deputy Prime Minister Jackie Trad hailing "wage parity" for transport workers, starting in Cairns.
Drivers hailed the "wage parity" agreement for Cairns. Proving again that you don't need much in the way of brains to drive a bus.
The cost of living in Cairns is much higher than most areas of Queensland. Why should we be paid the same wage?
Example: We pay Warren Entsch, the most worthless member of Parliament in Australia, the same outrageous salary as (insert name of ANY other MP here). Parity never does Cairns any favours. And despite an "opening" for Entsch to do his job for FNQ while the Minister for Northern Australia sorts out his citizenship issues, Entsch says "sorry, not interested. Too much work".
Oddly, you don't see anyone in government advocating "price parity" for petrol, nor home insurances, nor electricity. Shit, we're even paying a lot more for Ikea products!
Cairns, Rolled Again! We have met the enemy - he is us!