Friday, 17 August 2007

Cairns Post: Douglas to hold merger vote


1 comment:

Peter Bartholomuse said...

Now that Douglas has been practically guaranteed a representative voice, it seems a futile exercise to have a referendum. John Howard's intervention is purely populist, in an attempt to wedge Kevin Rudd and stick it to Beattie, without any regard for the consequences of promoting such a plebescite. Amalgamation is inevitable, even if it is unpalatible for some. The best message the people of Douglas can send is to help get rid of the man most likely to promote the erosion of the unique qualities of their shire: vote 1 Val Schier and bring the values that you hold dear to the entire Cairns Regional area.