Stick to golden rules
IN my experience the strength of your advocacy comes from the quality of your submission, the consistency of your message, the persistency to ensure your message is heard and understood and having an apolitical approach to pressure both the government and opposition of the day to deliver on what you are advocating for your city and region.
I was disappointed to read Advance Cairns CEO Nick Trompf’s comments, in the ‘PM Tour De Farce’ story (CP, 7/11/18), that he wasn’t concerned about Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s bus trip not coming north to Cairns, but stopping only at Townsville.
Mr Trompf’s reasoning was that Advance Cairns had delivered the message to Canberra with its recent entourage and Townsville was a marginal seat and Leichhardt isn’t considered one.
To suggest this validates the reason for the PM to disregard our regional city of Cairns and all our communities north of Townsville and the opportunity to again hear our message seems to me to break the three golden rules of advocacy of consistency, persistency and being apolitical. Cr Brett Moller - Division 1, Cairns Regional Council 1888: Tamworth, NSW, becomes first town in Southern Hemisphere to be lit by electricity. 2008: Bali bombers Amrozi, his brother Mukhlas and Imam Samudra are executed by firing squad on an Indonesian prison island. 2014: As Prime Minister Tony Abbott (above) sets off for the APEC summit in Beijing, his government is preparing to seal a free trade deal with China that has been 10 years in the making. 2015: Riot police enter the Christmas Island detention facility during a tense stand-off between detainees and authorities. 2016: Dreamworld announces it will demolish the Thunder River Rapids ride that caused the death of four Australians when it flipped a couple of weeks earlier.