On other mat­ters

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

Green ac­tivists like Ge­off Hol­land and his CAFNEC fol­low­ers should move to Townsville where they are about to dredge 11 times the vol­ume from their ship­ping chan­nel com­pared to Cairns’ down­scaled vol­ume. No one in Townsville is com­plain­ing. Hol­land’s scare­mon­ger­ing is not needed in Cairns. Small busi­ness owner Can’t be­lieve Kat­ter party MP’s still play­ing croc­o­dile pol­i­tics. Bob Kat­ter was vir­tu­ally run out of a town hall meet­ing with his scare cam­paign and croc­o­dile shoot­ing sa­faris. Coun­cil­lor Olds tak­ing the bait adding his tire­some po­lit­i­cal spin on the same is­sue. Lo­cal, Cairns Thanks 2 the In­dian taxi driver who gave me a free ride home from the Woree tav­ern on Sat­ur­day night so there r sum nice peo­ple in this world. Janelle, Woree Dear Com­mer­cial FM ra­dio sta­tions. Please stop play­ing To Her Door, Cherry Bop, or any­thing by Nick­el­back. I can only get a cou­ple of sta­tions on my work ra­dio out the back of Port Dou­glas. It’s start­ing (to have) me ques­tion my san­ity. Dar­ren, Palm Cove When will they pull out the other po­lit­i­cal smoke screen, the flag is­sue. Pol­lies need to face the real is­sue of mak­ing Aus­tralia prof­itable. Kevin, Ather­ton Re­ally. This coun­try is be­ing led by in­com­pe­tents! We have non-cit­i­zens on the tax­payer funded gravy train! We have a Deputy PM who didn’t re­alise ... wait for it! ... that he’d been to Eng­land a few weeks ago af­ter stat­ing he had never been there! The peo­ple of this coun­try play sec­ond fid­dle to per­son­al­ity clashes! That wouldn’t hap­pen in a kinder­garten! And have the sheer au­dac­ity to give them­selves a pay rise whilst goug­ing the poor­est mem­bers of so­ci­ety as per usual! When is enough enough? Icarus, Ather­ton Mitchell, a sim­ple bridge you say. I say the peo­ple of Cairns are sim­ple, most driv­ers still rac­ing through the site try­ing to be first. I for one use that road to get to and from work and have had no ex­tra dis­rup­tion or added time to my trip ... stop whinge­ing it’s a lot quicker than that Car­avon­ica school carpark that was sup­posed to be ready for this year. Maybe you should ask them why the dis­rup­tion to traf­fic flow. Car­rie, Ma­nunda Re: Grey No­mads. When I have tried camp­ing at var­i­ous ratepayer funded camp­ing ar­eas there’s “no room at the inn”. Spots are taken year af­ter year for months at a time by the same peo­ple, crowd­ing out lo­cals who also want to en­joy our area’s won­der­ful sites. DB, Bun­ga­low Hey Frank, Red­lynch, yes wind and sun­light as a fuel do just drop out of the sky. Just need to build the smart tech­nol­ogy that col­lects and stores this gift and the then the fuel is free and clean. I do mean “smart” and only fear and pol­i­tics slow the tran­si­tion to bet­ter power. Rob, Machans Beach

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