Today I announced the Palaszczuk Labor Government is investing to keep the Junction Clubhouse in Cairns operating, despite the expiry of Commonwealth funding: http://www.robpyne.com.au/2015/07/01/pyne-and-palaszczuk-save-cairns-mental-health-clubhouse/
It was a joy for Jenny Pyne and I to attend the Friends of Himalayan Children Inc. fundraiser tonight. Well done the Som Tamang, Susan Devitt and all the wonderful people who volunteered to make this wonderfully inspirational night happen.
The decision of the Newman Government to sell land in Edmonton allocated for Cairns second hospital is bitterly disappointing! One reason I am moving from Council to State is the people in Cairns deserve better health care. I opposed the cuts of the Newman Government and individual contracts for doctors. Government MUST deliver better health services now and plan better services for the future.
PYNE-O-CLEAN PARLIAMENT was the request from a local while I was at Rusty’s markets today. People sense the ALP and LNP are arrogant, out of touch, and not representing us. I can see in Parliament that they don’t work for the people that vote for them (they work for the corporations that donate to them). I am fighting hard for workers and small business and against policies that are leaving people behind. We need respect for all our people, including our deaf community. #PuttingCairnsFirst…
CQU ARE GREAT FOR CAIRNS and their vision to educate more local people and to export education services has my unreserved support. This sits well with my vision for our future and the fact CQU are such a great corporate citizen is a bonus. I am looking forward to staying in touch with Scott Bowman and Jodie Duignan-George and like a lot of people I am excited about seeing the renovated CQU home at Cairns Square later this year.
Today I met Prof Stephen Cornelissen, the CEO of Mercy Health. Mercy have taken over Mary Potter and Coral Sea Gardens Retirement Village. They are very progressive and community minded, so I welcome their investment in our City.
THE BUSINESS LIAISON ASSOCIATION (BLA) does a fantastic job helping young people to reach their potential and tonight I had the opportunity to acknowledge those Cairns businesses that so generously support the BLA. #Cairns #BLA
SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is just good sense. When Chamber members are growing their businesses, they are creating badly needed jobs for the people of Cairns. They will be creating the jobs of tomorrow for the people we are training today