Look what hap­pened

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - LETTERS -

MEMO to: Peter Beat­tie. You told us our rates would de­crease by 3 per cent af­ter amal­ga­ma­tion. You were very wrong. Anna Bligh. You met with us at Moss­man Town Hall to see what all the fuss was about. You had your staff record our con­cerns and promised to get back to us. We are still wait­ing. Ja­son O’Brien. Do you still think we are ‘‘just like Cairns’’? War­ren Pitt. Do you still think we are ‘‘delu­sional’’? Bruce Gar­diner. When we get our mi­cro­fil­tra­tion sys­tem work­ing again, would you please col­lect your poi­sonous chlo­rine can­is­ters? We never wanted them in the first place. Peo­ple of Dou­glas fi­nan­cial back­ers. Thank you. Your re­lent­less cam­paign that con­cen­trated on the sup­posed fi­nan­cial cost made peo­ple re­alise that the cost had lit­tle to do with our de­ci­sion. It was really about in­de­pen­dence and free­dom. What price free­dom. The ma­jor­ity are pre­pared to pay the cost, if there is one. Your very well-funded cam­paign ac­tu­ally helped the yes vote. Politi­cians of all colours. Never force un­pop­u­lar de­ci­sions on vot­ers. You do so at your peril.

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