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CREAM OF THE COMMENTARY / Your Say

A selection of this week’s most thought-provoking comments. We encourage you to share your views, and to have your say!


In Response to “NEW DOUGLAS SHIRE CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT OUR PARADISE”

A concerned group of Douglas Shire locals is banding together to bring awareness to a seven level resort complex earmarked for FlagStaff Hill. A development application has been lodged with Douglas Shire Council but the developer needs to purchase public land from the Qld State government before they can proceed with the application.

Please please do not let this happen once you allow 7 storeys we lose our uniqueness even the 4 storeys in Grant street for the Reef Building goes against Building Laws. We need to lobby our 2 new Councillors Deputy Mayor Lisa Scomazzon and Peter McKeon to make our feelings known and to lobby State Government about selling off land to development which is not suitable for this type of development. I have been fighting to keep our height limits for over 30 years. It’s not just the locals; overseas visitors have told me a hundred times it’s one of our many attractions-No High Rise, the Great Barrier Reef, and of course, the Daintree Rainforest.

FREDA WILLS

COMMUNITY / A campaign to Protect Our Paradise launches this week.

A concerned group of Douglas Shire locals is banding…

Posted by Douglas News Network on Sunday, January 31, 2021

In Response to / TWITTER, TRUMP, FREEDOMS & FAILURES

What does Twitter’s banning of Trump’s account teach us about censorship and freedom of speech? Why did acting Prime Minister’s Michael McCormack refuse to acknowledge the Capitol attack as an act of sedition?

And why has Morrison failed to call out some of his recent MP’s blatant falsehoods?

It is very serious because they only see their tribe as having a legitimate right to free speech.

Craig Kelly censors replies but that is a non-issue because those that don’t vote for him have no legitimate right to free speech. Same thought process with the US election. Those that did not vote for Trump had no legitimate right to vote for Biden.

BLM no doubt a reaction to the same attitude. Too many see them as not having a legitimate right to live in the US. It is not cancel culture, it is reverse cancel culture.

We already have laws against inciting violence. If anyone else incited violence that led people to text things like shooting Scott Morrison in the head live on TV and dragging the gallows to the lawn of parliament house they would be censored and jailed. Rightfully so.

The issue here is they only see some as having human rights. Making Trump out to be the victim of censorship when he is trying to deny the will of the people truly dies out the fascists.

JANE LINTHICUM

In Response To / DOES AGRICULTURE HAVE A FUTURE IN THE DOUGLAS SHIRE?

Will the cane industry survive? If so, what can be done to make it more sustainable, secure and prosperous? If the cane industry will not survive, what other opportunities are there?

Rates are wayyyyy too high in the Douglas Shire for farmers. They need reduced rates as an incentive to keep cane. Whole rates reform is needed state wide. I believe in New Zealand rates are based on the value of the entire property, not the land. Far more equitable.

LYDS AYR

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Ian Locke
10 months ago

I do hope that everybody gets behind to have these unwanted developments like Grant Street as well as the new resort propose for Flagstaff Hill totally not in the town plan regulations is our new mayor in bed with the developers or what ? It is totally ridiculous .also we have to protect our agricultural land from future urban sprawl to keep our cane land and our workers at the mill which employs a lot of local workers as well as apprenticeships let’s hope all the counsellors get on top of this and have these ridiculous propose stopped And thrown out the window forever and protect our Shire for future generations and Tourist alike . Ian locke

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