Take it easy in the rain
SOME heavy rain, and months of oil and gunk build up on the roads – our interesting roads with lots of bends and fascinating views – it’s a recipe for disaster. Be careful out there. Watching RACQ service man Jeff Anderson from Mossman tackle the upside down, immersed car near Yule Point, as he assessed the situation before he began to retrieve the wreck, was a reminder of how good so many of our locals are when called upon.
He cheerfully went about the business of salvaging the wreck, clambering about it in the water and on the vehicle itself, expertly knowing where and how to attach the tackle.
Within a few minutes it was on the back of the truck and being driven away.
He made it look rather easy.
MP BILLY GORDON was cleared of the allegations that he misled state parliament over his statements to do with his tax affairs. The trouble-prone parliamentarian would have been mightily relieved, no doubt, and some in the government too, as it was pretty much a hanging offence if the decision not to refer him to the Ethics Committee had gone the other way. Misleading parliament is enough to get you kicked out if proven. It would have left the Premier without the numbers to govern.
Anyway, Mr Gordon let us know yesterday that he been as good as his word to tackle the Department of natural Resources and Mines over the now dire situation out at Yule Point, where a proposed site for Paws and Claws has been knocked back.
Good on him for showing up, and may it continue.
The deadline for council’s rebuttal of the decision is December 20, which seems too soon. But in any case there is quite a way to run in this whole saga.