Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Mass Debate

WEDNESDAY 20th FEBRUARY
"Planing and Infrustructure for a growing Cairns" is the theme at a luncheon debate organised by Engineers Australia. This member's event will be held at the Cairns Coloinial Club. Contact Margie on 4031 3199


FRIDAY 22nd FEBRUARY
The Cairns Chamber of Commerce and the Cairns Business Women's Club have joined forces for the Mayoral debate. This will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Cairns International, next Friday. It is a 12 midday to 2pm luncheon. Tickets are $44/$55 members & guests/non-members. You can book via the CBWC or with the Chamber.

As in 2004, this was an important function in the election race, and may well be the only one where you will see both mayoral candidates on the same stage. This makes it difficult for the general population to engage and meet those that are proposing to run our city.


MONDAY 25th FEBRUARY
Meet the candidates: Innisfail and Tully candidates of Cassowary Coast Regional Council. Organised by the Johnstone and Cardwell Chambers of Commerece.
Tully Country Club, 6pm


TUESDAY 26th FEBRUARY
The Yorkeys Knob Residents' Association will host their candidate's debate forum at the Community Centre in Wattle Street. This will start at 7:30pm. BYO toilet paper. This will be an interesting evening, and all new Division 8 candidates are expected to participate. Sitting Councillor Margaret Cochrane is running against Cairns 1st Dr Paul Mathews and Unity's Denis Keeffe.


WEDNESDAY 27th FEBRUARY
Meet the candidates: Innisfail and Tully candidates of Cassowary Coast Regional Council. Organised by the Johnstone and Cardwell Chambers of Commerece.
Innisfail's Brother's Leagues Club, 5:30pm


SATURDAY 1st MARCH
There will be a Division 10 candidate forum at Clifton Beach, 10 a.m at the Clifton Beach Tennis Club.


MONDAY 3rd MARCH
CairnsBlog are joining resources with CAFNEC and sponsoring at city-wide election debate from 12-2pm. It will be free to attend and will be held at the Courthouse Hotel, Abbott Street.
So far Val Schier has confirmed to participate, however the Mayor has not. The debate theme will be "sustainability" and it is expected that ABC's Pat Morrish will chair the event. A similar debate will be held in Innisfail and on the Tablelands.


TUESDAY 4th MARCH
CAFNEC's Tablelands Regional Council Forum
6-8pm
Merrylands Cafeteria
Atherton Showgrounds
Facilitated by Jason Hagen


TUESDAY 11th MARCH
Port Douglas Chamber of commerce are hosting a mayoral and candidate luncheon.


BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB
It is planned that a second debate will be held at Brothers Leagues Club in Anderson Street, and this event may be free to the public. We'll keep you posted.


OTHER?
If you know of a community election forum, and would like to publicise it here on CairnsBlog, drop us an email.

3 comments:

captain cairns said...

It was the Brothers Leagues Club Mayoral Debate in 2000 where Byrne infamously did not commit to staying in Cairns if he were to not win the election. This showed his true colours, in that he is in it for the prestige and the power, not for a deep love for this area.

He can be exposed at these debates, as most/all mainstream media should also be there.

Get your questions ready and make him squirm.

Anonymous said...

$55 a ticket. Yeah, right, and most of us can afford that too, especially when we have our RATES notices to pay.

Anonymous said...

I shall be at the CourtHouse Hotel on Monday, 3rd March!!!