Showgirl finalists show the right stuff
Cop facing claim of lying to protect colleague
COMPETING to become Cairns Miss Show Girl means more than just going to the Cairns Show and wearing rhinestone cowboy boots for Georgia Hunter and Rachael Davis.
The two finalists will go head-to-head this Friday to see who will be named this year’s Miss Show Girl.
Ms Davis said it was her first showgirl competition and she was hoping to use the position to benefit the city.
“I’ve found as I’ve progressed through the stages that it’s a really fantastic opportunity to advocate for Cairns,” she said.
Competitor Ms Hunter said she also had visions for rural advocacy.
“I’m studying earth science at JCU and my goal in life is to preserve soil and water quality,” she said.
“It’ll be good to use this platform to speak with farmers about their soil and their views on preservation.
“When you’re at this part of the competition you can meet these people and talk about their ideas.”
Ms Hunter and Ms Davis will both compete for the honour this Friday at the Cairns Showgrounds.
Spectators can attend the event and enjoy an evening of fashion, canapés and the crowning of the 2018 Miss Show Girl Cairns. Tickets are available online from trybooking.com DISCIPLINARY action against a Cairns policeman who was found not guilty in court last September of assaulting a British backpacker is expected to be finalised by mid-2018.
After a jury cleared him of using excess force in the arrest of Englishman Leigh Baker, 24, in April 2016, Matt McKinnar, 42, had expressed a desire to return to work.
But Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said Constable McKinnar would be subject to disciplinary proceedings, which have a “lower level of proof” than a criminal court.
Sen-Constable Bret Chadwick is also expected to be subject to disciplinary action after it emerged in court he had lied to investigators to try and protect Constable McKinnar.
A Queensland Police Service spokesman said a decision on the status of the officer’s employment was yet to be made.
“Both matters remain subject of the Queensland Police Service disciplinary process,” he said.
“It is anticipated these matters may be finalised by mid-2018.”
POSITIVE VISIONS: Friends Georgia Hunter and Rachael Davis are both competing for the title of Miss Show Girl Cairns 2018.