With a long family history that goes back many generations in this area it pains me to see the impact that government neglect is having on our area. The two major parties are simply not up to the job anymore. I can no longer sit back and watch this happen and have decided to run for the state seat of Cairns.

It is time we had a voice in parliament again, not puppets of faceless party machines from Canberra. By posting media releases on this blog the people of Cairns can determine if we have policies and concepts that they agree with.

I ask you to join me in ensuring that Cairns and Far North Queensland gets a fair go.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Who's accountable for the failure resulting in $16m QldHealth fraud

It would appear no one at all. Imagine what that money could have done for services at Cairns Base Hospital.
Given how much the DG of Queensland Health is paid, why aren't they being held accountable for this?
As the Auditor-General missed this ENORMOUS fraud why aren't they being held acountable for this?
The internal investigation found the initial part of the alleged fraud could not be substantiated. Why aren't those investigators being held accountable for this?
As the Health Minister who is totally oblivious to what is going on in his own department, the person responsible at the end of the day for the effective use of tax payer funds why isn't he being held accountable for this?
The buck stops with the head of our state. The Premier needs to take action against those that stuffed up then as the Premier she should be held accountable for this monumental fail. In any private company in the world all of the above people would be asked to resign or be sacked for incompetence. Yes this was a criminal act committed by a person that needs to face these allegations, but this demonstrates gaping holes in the accountability of a major government department, lack of safety procedures and back ups to protect taxpayers funds and a government that can no longer govern this state.
I think Queenslanders also deserve to know, given the hobknobbing by the individual alleged to have committed these offences, has there been any political donations made by this person, attendance at cash for access political dinners etc given it would have been on tax payer money.


Monday, December 5, 2011


Have no doubts about this. The proposed marine park will force the closure of the fishing industry in Far North Queensland. This is going to devstate our local economy. It is not just the fisherman themselves that lose jobs here. It is the support services and companies that rely on them too. It will further reduce the diversity of the economy we have. Tourism is a vital part of our economy, but so is the fishing industry. We can not afford to lose this industry or we will forfeit 1000's of jobs that we can not afford to lose.
It is time to take action and stand up against this stupidity.



Can this party be trusted with anything? I mean really how much longer must this obscene waste of tax payers money go on? What a disgrace!!Traveston dam, Tugun De-sal plant, zerogen, health payroll the list goes on and now an IT e-mail system white elephant.
No wonder we can't fund our hospitals. no wonder we can't employ doctors and nurses. No wonder we can't fund law and order and more police on the streets. No wonder we can't fund teachers and university placements. No wodner we can't fund apprenticeships.
Enough is enough.
It is time to bring some honesty and accountability back into government and the only way that will be achieved is through Katter's Australia Party representatives who will put their electorates first and demanding better.

 Here's the link-


With the possibilities in airline industry for bio-fuels it is time we got in the box seat with Qld ethanol. There is a real opportunity given the amount of fuels required for airline operations and the fact the US is awarding these grants to adapt engines and fuels for use shows there is going to be a high demand for the product and we need to take advantage now.
It diversifies our local economy, it creates jobs, decreases our own reliance on imported fuels, is a renewable source and protects current and future jobs and tradesman in the sugar industry.


Sunday, December 4, 2011


It has now been shown that if committed fuel companies can deiver 85% ethanol blended fuels in Australia. It is considerably cheaper than regular fuel, WITHOUT a major ethanol industry in this state. If we take up this challenge and establish an ethanol industry up here the economies of scale would significnatly reduce production costs and therefore make the fuel even cheaper.
Car producers are finally coming to the party and developing engines that can run the 85% blend. It is time we seized this opportunity and diversified our economy and created new jobs, using a product we already grow and supporting the jobs of an industry we already have.



Premier Bligh yesterday voted in favour of Uranium mining and exports to India. Yet she then turns around and says the Qld ban on uranium mining will not be lifted.
Contradiction? Hypocrisy? NIMBY time?All of the above?

This of course follows on from the mother of all contradicitons and hypocrisy last week where the LNP wring their hands about how they support same sex marriage in the media and to the LGBTI community, but then their leader turns around and ORDERS them to vote against it. No spine, no principals and no guts to stand up for what you say you believe in. Didn't even have the courage to stand up and explain to Queensland why they were voting that way. Is this who we really want in charge of our state?

Here's the link


Lessons for Australia here. If the Artesian Basin Water gets contaminated will the company simply claim bankruptcy and leave Australian tax payers with a multi billion dollar clean up bill, the loss of vital water supplies for 1000's of years and the devastation of our food industry? Good chance. Time to stop this.